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Church Bulletin 03-06-2005
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
March 6th, 2005
Spirits Gospel Singers
Spreading God’s word through song
is truly amazing to watch how God is using and blessing this
group! Someone (who wishes to give God all the glory and keep none
for himself) is paying for the production of the Free Spirits’
second CD! They will be recording their second project in about a
God has added another member to the group. Roger Fisher
(Vickie’s brother) is back with the group. You may remember
Roger as the Free Spirits’ first bass player. Roger will now be
playing an acoustic/electric guitar. I’m sure this addition will
make a great sound even better!
group will be ministering at Greene’s Chapel Baptist Church in
Knoxville tonight at 6pm. Please continue to pray for them. God is
answering your prayers as He blesses them and as He uses them to
a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: sing forth the honor of His
name: Make His praise glorious.” Psalm 66:1-2
God! Are you ready? Have you been praying? We are so thankful to
be coming into the “Big Church" this week. We are very
excited & nervous about this! The reason we wanted to bring
the kids into the Big Church is to let them be a blessing to you
as much as they have been to us. We want everyone to pray that
every one is well (those that have been sick) and is able to be
there. Satan has fought us hard, but he won't win! We want
to thank Shirley Stanton for everything that she has done in
putting this ministry in the bulletins. And thank you Steve
Nichols for putting this ministry on the web-site. There is one
thing that April and I would like to say here; Remember to give
the praise and glory to God for this ministry. This ministry is
just like one of our puppets, without the hand inside, it would be
just a lifeless piece of cloth. Jesus is the hand behind this
ministry. Without Him we could do nothing! Please continue to pray
for this ministry. Special thanks to pastor Tony and family, for
having the loving heart and helping us with this ministry. If you
have prayed for us, supported us with finances, or simply
mentioned us to a neighbor or friend, then you have helped this
ministry. Thank you all.
Just remember the rule: Everyone that is in Junior Church must
don’t forget… we’ll be meeting for our weekly Bible study
this Thursday at 6:30! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come.
If you’ve never participated in the ladies’ group, or if you
just haven’t been in a while, we encourage you to join us this
week. Bring your Bible and be prepared to grow in the Lord and to
get to know Him a bit better!
all of you who helped plan and prepare for April’s party (the
real reason for Saturday’s “fellowship dinner”).
all of you who helped to keep it a surprise!
all of you that came and helped to make this event such a special
all of you who helped to clean up afterwards!
Bonnie Smith in
your prayers. Pray that the Lord will heal her.
the 17 year old grand daughter of Jack & Faye McCarter.
She will be having surgery for a serious heart condition on
Wednesday, March 9th. Please pray for her and her family.
Please pray for her doctors as well.
her children in your prayers. God knows their need.
see the doctor on Monday, the 7th. Pray that he won’t have
to have any further surgery on his eyes.
Lisa’s Sunday school class will be reciting the entire 91st
Psalm in front of the church this morning! Please pray for
them. And let them know that you are proud of them for their
son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
We know that 80% of the town of
Meulaboh in Aceh was destroyed by the Tsunami waves and 80% of the
people also died. This is one of the towns that was hit the
hardest. But there is a fantastic testimony from Meulaboh.
In that town are about 400 Christians. They wanted to celebrate
Christmas on December 25th but were not allowed to do so by the
Muslims of Meulaboh. They were told if they wanted to celebrate
Christmas they needed to go outside the city of Meulaboh on a high
hill and they can celebrate Christmas there. Because the
Christians desired to celebrate Christmas the 400 believers left
the city on December 25th and after they celebrated Christmas they
stayed overnight on the hill. As we all know, in the morning
of Sunday, December 26 -2004, there was the earthquake followed by
the Tsunami waves destroying most of the city of Meulaboh and
thousands were killed. The 400 believers were on the mountain and
were all saved from destruction.
Now the Muslims of Meulaboh are saying that the God of the
Christians punished them for forbidding the Christians to
celebrate Christmas in the city. Others are questioning why so
many Muslims died while not even one of the Christians died
there. Had the Christians insisted on their rights to
celebrate Christmas in the city, they would have all died. But
because they humbled themselves and followed the advice of the
Muslims they all were spared destruction and can now testify of
God's marvelous protection. This is a testimony of the grace of
God and the fact that as believers we have no rights in the world.
Our right is to come before God and commit our lives to Him. Our
right is kneeling down before the Lord Almighty and committing our
ways to Him. He is our Father and is very capable to care for His
children. Praise the Name of the Lord.
Pastor Bill Hekman; Calvary Life Fellowship, Indonesia
the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David, the servant of the LORD,
who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day [that]
the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from
the hand of Saul: And he said,> I will love thee, O LORD, my
strength. The LORD [is] my rock, and my fortress, and my
deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler,
and the horn of my salvation, [and] my high tower. I will call
upon the LORD, [who is worthy] to be praised: so shall I be saved
from mine enemies. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the
floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell
compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my
distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard
my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, [even]
into his ears. Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations
also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his
mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens
also, and came down: and darkness [was] under his feet. And he
rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of
the wind. He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round
about him [were] dark waters [and] thick clouds of the skies. At
the brightness [that was] before him his thick clouds passed, hail
[stones] and coals of fire. The LORD also thundered in the
heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail [stones] and coals
of fire. Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he
shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. Then the channels of
waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered
at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. He
delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me:
for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of
my calamity: but the LORD was my stay. He brought me forth also
into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for
peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.