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Church Bulletin 02/20/2005

2669 Old Newport Hwy * Sevierville, TN 37876 * Phone (865) 774-0210

Service Times

Sunday School 9:30 Sunday Morning 10:30
Sunday Evening 6:00 Wednesday Evening 7:00
Pastor: Tony Sutton

February 20th, 2005


  • Happy Birthday to you!
  • Britney McGaha~ February 7
  • Isaac Stanton~ February 14

“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth...” (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

  • Agnes & Winfred Metcalf~ February 14
  • Violet & Dwight Ogle ~ February 15

“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)

If you have a birthday or anniversary coming up, or if I’ve forgotten your birthday or anniversary (I’m sorry) please let me know.    - Shirley Stanton  


Free Spirits Gospel Singers
Spreading God’s word through song 

The 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.


“Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: sing forth the honor of His name: Make His praise glorious.” Psalm 66:1-2


Junior Church

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 Sutton

Praise Report

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 13:47)

“This 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 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)

Special Prayer Request

  • 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)

Ladies’ Group

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 for you.

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 red hats!


  • Anyone interested in participating in the choir should be here at 4:30 this afternoon for practice.

  • The Ladies 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.

  • If you 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 April Sutton.

  • Are you committed to spreading the gospel? If so, sign the visitation sheet on the bulletin board in the back.


Thought For Today

He 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 immediately.

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 daughter.

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.

ROMANS 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.