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February 11, 2011

“As the deer pants for the water so my soul longs after you; you alone are my heart’s desire and I long to worship you. You alone are my strength and shield; to you alone may my spirit yield. You alone are my heart’s desire, and I long to worship you.” ~ “As the Deer” by Martin Nystrom (Hymn #471)

Come share the love of God!  Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 5:21-26, 43-48.

New members will be received during the 11:00 service.

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The Fellowship Committee will be having their second Soup Sale this Sunday in Madden Hall.  Stop by their table and check out the selection. You’re sure to find something you like!

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Volunteers age 18-up are needed for the nursery during 9:30 worship.  If you can help please contact Jennifer Platt. 

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Don’t forget to sign up in the vestibule for the Lasagna Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  Entertainment will be provided.

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Please remember in prayer ~

Family of Betty Minter

Pat Castle

Essie Newell

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There's the Proof!

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (NKJV)

Everybody wants to know they're loved. Everybody! The insecure high-schooler, the high-powered executive, the barista, the broker, the celebrity, the shut-in… No matter who they are, where they are, or what they are, all people long to know they're loved.

God planted this inherent hunger for love in each of us. Why? Because He wants each of us to seek out the love He has for us—a love that's fully satisfying, perfect, and absolutely unconditional. In theory, this sounds great. But how do we move from theory to reality? How do we really and truly know God loves us? Where's the proof of His love?

It's at the cross that God proved once and for all that He loves us. There could be no greater expression of His devotion to us than to send His own Son to die such an undeserving death on our behalf. Love, and only love, would ever do something like that.

With the cross, God has given us something factual and historical that forever settles the issue of His love. The next time you begin to question if God really loves you, look at the cross. The next time you disappoint yourself and doubt God wants anything to do with you, look at the cross. The next time you hear the condemning whispers of the enemy ("You blew it. He doesn't want you anymore"), look at the cross. God loves you without end. Just look at the cross…there's the proof!

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16 NKJV)

From The Active Word with Pastor Bob Coy

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday            Cents-Ability Offering

              8:45 Breakfast; Soup Sale

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments; Soup Sale

            11:00 Worship & A2J

              1:00 Easter Play Rehearsal

              7:00 Pastors’ Study


              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth      



              7:00 Property Committee             


            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal        

              8:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal


              9:00 Good News Deadline

              6:00 “Back to Mayberry”


Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. - I Corinthians 13:7
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