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January 16, 2009

This Sunday there will be one service at 10:00 a.m.  Pastor will be speaking on John 1:43-51.

Our annual meeting will begin shortly after the end of the worship service.  A lunch will follow for all who attend the meeting.  Come see what we’ve accomplished this past year!

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Our first monthly luncheon will be held following the 11:00 worship service on February 1.  There will be a light meal prepared by Janice Piccirilli and a celebration of birthdays and anniversaries for the month.  Tom Piccirilli will be playing the flute.  The cost is $5 per person. 

Anyone interested in helping or doing a future presentation please contact Janice Piccirilli at 652-2850.

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There’s still time to support our MS Mission Team.  They all have sponsor envelopes and would love to hear from you.  The team will be leaving for Gulfport on Saturday, Jan. 24, and return the following Saturday.

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The church office will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Dawn Duran – hospitalized

Evelyn Cashner – moved to Linwood Convalescent Center

Lester & Flora Hutchinson

Robert Mellon – stitches removed tomorrow

MS Mission Team – leaving Saturday

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Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968)

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction....The chain reaction of evil--hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars--must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. ~ Strength To Love, 1963.

I am aware that there are many who wince at a distinction between property and persons--who hold both sacrosanct. My views are not so rigid. A life is sacred. Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on; it is not man. ~ The Trumpet of Conscience, 1967.

The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority. ~ Strength to Love, 1963.

Man is man because he is free to operate within the framework of his destiny. He is free to deliberate, to make decisions, and to choose between alternatives. He is distinguished from animals by his freedom to do evil or to do good and to walk the high road of beauty or tread the low road of ugly degeneracy. ~ The Measures of Man, 1959.

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday                       

              8:45 Breakfast

            10:00 Sunday School & Worship

            11:15 Annual Meeting of Congregation & Corporation

                       KFC

              7:00 New Members Class

Monday           Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

            Office Closed

              1:15 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth

Tuesday

              7:00 Fellowship Committee

Wednesday    

              7:00 Christian Readers Book Club

                       Sesquicentennial Committee              

Thursday        

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              4:30 Lions & Lambs

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal

              7:45 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday

Saturday          Mission Team leaves for Gulfport, MS

            12:00 Prime-Timers

 

 

 

 

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