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Church Bulletin 02/20/2005
Old Newport Hwy * Sevierville, TN 37876 * Phone (865) 774-0210
9:30 Sunday Morning 10:30
Sunday Evening 6:00 Wednesday Evening 7:00
Pastor: Tony Sutton
February 20th, 2005
Birthday to you!
McGaha~ February 7
Stanton~ February 14
now thy Creator in the days of thy youth...” (Ecclesiastes 12:1)
- Agnes & Winfred Metcalf~
- Violet & Dwight Ogle ~
“Nevertheless let every one of
you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife
[see] that she reverence [her] husband.” (Ephesians 5:33)
you have a birthday or anniversary coming up, or if I’ve
forgotten your birthday or anniversary (I’m sorry) please let me
Spirits Gospel Singers
Spreading God’s word through song
group will be ministering at Faith Baptist Church in Knoxville at
3:00pm today. The church is located just off of Sutherland Avenue.
If you would like to go, see Tim for directions. Your support and
your prayers are greatly appreciated. If you would like to go and
help with the equipment, I know that would be appreciated as well!
If you can’t be there in person, please remember to pray for
them as they give their time and talent in service to our Savior.
a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: sing forth the honor of His
name: Make His praise glorious.” Psalm 66:1-2
We’re back this week, Praise God!
I know the kids have really missed being in Junior Church, but
this week, we are back in session!
This week in Junior Church it’s
craft time! Also, we are learning about what it means to be a new
creature (2Corinthians 5:7). I’m sure the kids will enjoy this
week! Thank you to all who support, pray (and volunteer?) in
Junior Church. We are so blessed!
Have you ever thought, “I
wonder what all the fuss is about in Junior Church! Why are the
kids so excited?” Well keep this date in mind; On March 6, 2005,
the Junior Church will be coming to a “Big Church” near you!
One more thing, our rule in Junior Church is, if you attend, you
must participate! We believe that if you put some effort into
church, then you’ll get something out of church! So, you better
get ready, folks! Because each of you will be in Junior Church on
March the 6th!
God Bless You! Bobby & April
Kingsley Ekpe has been saved!
Kingsley, who is from Nigeria, was
among the recipients of an evangelistic email containing God’s
plan of salvation. The Holy Spirit spoke to him and he wrote to ask
for prayer and for more information about God and His grace. As a
result, Kingsley has now trusted Christ as his personal Savior!
Please remember him when you pray.
“For so hath the Lord commanded
us, [saying], I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that
thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.” (Acts
Ol’ House” Puppet Ministry
The Lord has given Bobby and April
Sutton a gift for youth ministry. He has also given Bobby a unique
talent to write puppet skits. With God’s help, Bobby has written
at least eight skits that are used in youth ministry. These skits
are not only being used at New Center! Bobby is a registered member
of Puppet Resources. Bobby posts his skits on their web site and
they are being used by youth ministries all over the world! Several
the skits written by Bobby are listed in the top 10! Last week on
the Puppet Resources site, Bobby’s skit “Puppet On A String”
was the featured skit! If you haven’t yet, you should visit
PuppetResources.com and read the awesome skits God has inspired
Bobby to write! Though Bobby is the main writer, we recognize that
this is a family ministry. April is an equal partner in this
ministry from beginning to end. She proof reads each skit and offers
insight as the Lord leads. She fills many rolls and does many jobs,
as the lord directs. We are proud to have this ministry and this
family at New Center Baptist Church.
The Puppet Family
Dave Puppet (Played by Connor)
Dianna Puppet (Played by Rachel)
Ben A. Puppet ( Played by Bobby)
Ima Puppet (Played by April)
- Please pray for Melissa &
Shannon Huss. Melissa is pregnant. They have been told that the
baby has no heart beat and a miscarriage is inevitable. When you
pray, please remember this family as they grieve their loss.
- Please pray for Travis McGaha
as he travels.
“I will therefore that men pray
every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.”
(1 Timothy 2:8)
Would a Tuesday meeting be more
convenient for you? In a effort to include more of the ladies in our
Bible study, we are discussing alternative meeting days. If you
would like to meet on Tuesday evenings or if our current Thursday
meeting is better, please see Lisa to let her know which works best
Mrs. Lisa has a new assistant!
Beginning this week, Shirley Stanton will be leading Bible study
every other week. Please remember her when you pray.
We will be going to Cracker Barrel
for our ladies night out, on Thursday March 3rd. Don’t forget your
interested in participating in the choir should be here at
4:30 this afternoon for practice.
Group is organizing a fellowship dinner to be held on
Saturday, March 5th at 6pm. Ladies, please see Shirley Stanton
to find out how you can help.
have an empty seat in your vehicle and would like to volunteer
to give a child a ride to Junior Church, please see Bobby or
committed to spreading the gospel? If so, sign the visitation
sheet on the bulletin board in the back.
Did It Without Regret
United States Senator Jake Garn of
Utah did something most of us admire-and perhaps should consider
doing ourselves. He donated one of his organs to save a life.
A recent survey says 73 percent
of Americans approve organ donation. But only about 20 percent
actually sign donor cards and make arrangements for our corneas,
kidneys, or other organs to be used when we die.
In Senator Garn's case, however,
he did not wait until his death to donate his left kidney. His
27-year-old daughter, Susan Garn Horne, suffered from progressive
kidney failure due to diabetes. Her condition deteriorated, and
doctors determined that she needed a kidney transplant
Jake Garn and his two sons were
all found to be compatible donors. The senator insisted that he
should be the one to give the kidney. "Her mother carried her
for nine months," he said, "and I am honored to give her
part of me."
So, on September 10, 1986, in a
Washington, D.C. hospital, a six-hour surgical procedure was
performed to remove one of his kidneys and to implant it into his
The radio news broadcast a story
on Garns, and in it was a comment from the doctor who put the
donated kidney into Susan's body. At a press briefing at
Georgetown University Hospital, the doctor said, "The senator
is awake, has a bit of a grin on his face. He seems very
self-satisfied, and happy and peaceful."
The senator had to be in pain at
that moment. The incision through which his kidney was removed
goes from his back to his front ribs. There were tubes in him,
needles yet to come, and several weeks of recuperation lying
ahead. But he was smiling!
That grin on Jake Garn's face
could have meant only one thing: no regrets. Love makes it
possible for a person to do the most difficult and dreaded of
things without looking back.
Think for a moment about what
Jesus did to save you. He left the worship of angels to be born in
a stable. He accepted the limitations of human form, suffered
indignities of the greatest magnitude, and shed His lifeblood to
purchase your redemption.
The most astounding thing about
all He did is that there is not a word in the Bible which
indicates that the Son of God regretted doing it. On the day of
His ascension back to the Father, there may have been a bit of a
grin on His face.
His only regret would come if
you refused His gift of life.
14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for
peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.