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Next Singspiration is Sunday Evening, October 30th
Sunday evening, October 30th, at 6 p.m. is our next Singspiration, a special time for praising God with songs, readings, and testimonies. All are welcome to participate, sharing what God has placed in their hearts.

Christmas Baskets
The item to donate for Christmas baskets for the week of 16th is girls' toys. The item for the week of October 23rd will be cleaning supplies.

Church News (as submitted to the Progress Examiner)
Wednesday night Sam Pemberton gave announcements and received prayer requests. Tony George led prayer. Billy Mesarosh led several worship songs. Greg Isom led the Bible study in Acts 20:1-38. Billy led a closing song, “The Steadfast Love of the Lord,” and Bob Bex dismissed in prayer.

Sunday morning Steve Lee gave announcements, led singing, and asked for prayer requests. Bill Luttrell led prayer. Communion was served. Steve and Mendy Lee sang “He Washed My Eyes with Tears.” Time was taken to greet one another as the children dismissed to their classes. Pastor Jerry Allen delivered the message, “Begotten Unto a Lively Hope,” from I Peter 1:1-3. Steve led a song for the altar call, and Denny Kirk dismissed the service with prayer. Attendance was 67.

Sunday evening began with an anointing service. Afterward Sam Pemberton gave announcements, led a hymn, and took prayer requests. Andy Pemberton led prayer. Communion was served for those unable to attend Sunday morning. Billy Mesarosh and Jessy Blackerby led the congregation in several praise songs. Greg Isom brought the message from Revelation 3:14-22, the letter to the church in Laodicea. Billy and Jessy led a closing song, and Tony George dismissed in prayer.

Butter Knives Wanted for Milwaukee Trails Fundraiser Art Project
Loretta Jean Eaton is looking for butter knives. If you have any you are willing to part with, please bring them to her at church. They are being used for an art project for "Howl at the Moon," an arts, crafts and music fundraiser event for the Milwaukee Trail in Bedford.

If you would like to purchase one of these cool guys write your name on the list in the foyer.


Allen Hamilton makes them out of the spikes from the Milwaukee Railroad!

Learn more about the Milwaukee Road Transportation Trailway at http://www.indianatrails.com/book/export/html/2954

Church Nursery Sign-up Sheets
There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the foyer for anyone willing to volunteer to help in the church nursery.

A second sign-up sheet is for those wanting their children to be watched in the nursery during church services. If you want your child or children to be in the nursery, please sign this sheet. Thank you.

Next Men's Breakfast is Saturday, November 12th
The next Men's Breakfast is Saturday, November 12th at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship area. All of the men of the church are encouraged to attend.

Bride of Christ Ladies Facebook Page
Ladies of the Bride of Christ Fellowship, you can stay connected on Facebook.
Bride of Christ Ladies Facebook Page

Guidelines for Church Service Cancellations
Church Service cancellations due to adverse weather conditions or other unexpected reasons will be submitted to:
WQRK 105.5 FM
WBIW 1340 AM
The information may also be available on http://www.superoldies.net.
In addition, we will attempt to get it posted to this web page.

October 16, 2016

Begotten Unto a Lively Hope
I Peter 1:1-3
Pastor Jerry Allen
Sunday morning

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…"
I Peter 1:3

When we fully understand the Godhead, we will understand that this scripture does not mean a being with a long white beard, as Father. Jesus' Father was the eternal Spirit of God, the Holy Ghost, according to Matthew 1:18. This eternal Spirit chose to take on an earthly body, through a virgin called Mary, and to die on Calvary for mankind's sins; then be resurrected, for our justification, and to sit in the seat of authority as High Priest, to deal with our sins.

His mercy has allowed us to be born again, through obedience to the gospel, and this gives us a lively hope, because of Jesus being resurrected.

Almighty God, help us to strive for the putting on the things of the Spirit. Fill us with your Holy Spirit that we might be overcomers, and have this lively hope. Amen.

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Revelation 3:14-22
Bro. Greg Isom
Sunday evening

"To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame and have sat down with My Father in His throne."
Revelation 3:21

The promise to the overcomer this time is that we get to share in the glory of Christ's throne and reign with Him. We must humbly endure suffering, trials, and chastisement esteeming them nothing compared to our reward.

Is your vision set simply on the here and now, or are you looking at the hope of eternity?

"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."
Revelation 3:22

Are you listening to the many things Christ is trying to tell the church and to us individually? It is the overcomer who not only hears, but acts upon it.
God is calling His church and each of us individually to a closer more intimate walk with Him.

Are you listening? Are you doing anything about it?

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word and the challenges it puts forth in our lives. May our lives be found to be hot and pleasing in Your mouth.

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Worship Services

Sunday Morning:
10:00 a.m.
Sunday School:
During the Sunday Morning Service
Sunday Evening:
6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night:
6:00 p.m.
Children's Bible Study:
During Wednesday Night
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