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April 4, 2012 - "Farewell, Lee" Edition
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We lost a family member today. Leaturice (Lee) Smith-Mumby passed away today after battling lung problems for many years. At this point it will be a few weeks until her memorial service... but if that changes, we'll post it on our website.
Lee was a prime example of the age old truth, "it's never too late to come to Jesus". Although she was religious her whole life, her faith was never personal until these final few years. She came to understand that Jesus loved and accepted her just the way she was, and then she became a Christ follower... and then she became a spiritual sponge... wanting to learn at the feet of the master. She often would mutter, "I wish I had learned this stuff a long time ago... it would have saved me so much grief"! Regardless, she was overjoyed to fall in love with Jesus anew.
So, here, listen as Lee tells you her story in her own words.
Thank you, Jesus, for gifting us with Lee.
"People who like this sort of thing will find it just the sort of thing they like." - Abraham Lincoln
Proverb of the Week:
19:10 - "The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe."
Light up the darkness
Dawkins-Lennox debate (put your thinking caps on!)
In case you somehow missed it... Johnathan and Charlotte
Evidence the Jesus actually rose from the dead
Old Age Humour! (Thanks Bill)
To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs. It will let you go instantly. (ComBap is not responsible if this is, in fact, not true...I'm not gonna test it!)
Meet The ComBappers:
Grampa Kirk & Zayden
Reminders:View the bulletin from last Sunday
- Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. - Ladies' Care Group (last meeting 'til fall)
- Thursday - 9:30 a.m. - Coffee at the Bus Depot
- Thursday - 6:00 p.m. - Alpha Marriage Preparation Class CANCELLED for this week
- Thursday - 7:00 p.m. - Bolivia Team Meeting
- Thursday - 7:00 p.m. - Karie G.'s CARE Group CANCELLED this week
- Friday - 10:00 a.m. - Good Friday Service at the Comp. School
- Saturday - 7:00 p.m. - Steve D.'s CARE Group (Ask Lyle K. about location.)
- Sunday - Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., Pre-Service Prayer at 10:15 a.m., Coffee Fellowship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday Morning Service & Sunday School (age 3 to grade 5)
- Monday - 7:00 p.m. - Prayer Meeting
- Tuesday - 9:30 a.m. - Coffee at Humpty's
- Tuesday - 7:00 p.m. - Louise S.'s CARE Group
- Wednesday - 9:30 a.m. - Pastor Joell's CARE Group
- ALIVE Tour Concert - Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.
- Comedy Tournament - Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.
It was Palm Sunday but because of a sore throat, 5-year-old Johnny stayed home from church with a sitter.
When the family returned home, they were carrying several palm fronds. Johnny asked them what they were for.
"People held them over Jesus' head as he walked by," his father told him.
"Wouldn't you know it," Johnny fumed, "the one Sunday I don't go and He shows up."
More "oops" adverts from newspapers
~ Hummers Largest selection ever If its in stock, we have it!
~ Illiterate? Write today for free help.
~ Lost small apricot poodle. Reward. Neutered. Like one of the family.
~ Man wanted to work in dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel.
~ Mt. Kilimanjaro, the breathtaking backdrop for the Serena Lodge. Swim in the lovely pool while you drink it all in.
~ Nice parachute. Never opened. Used once.
~ Nordic Track $300. Hardly used. Call Chubby.
~ Now is your chance to have your ears pierced and get an extra pair to take home, too.
~ Open house: Body shapers toning salon. Free coffee and doughnuts.
~ Our experienced Mom will care for your child. Fenced yard, meals, and smacks included.
~ Semi-Annual after-Christmas Sale.
~ Snowblower for sale. Only used on snowy days.
~ Stock up and save. Limit one.
~ Used Cars: Why go elsewhere to be cheated? Come here first!
~ Vacation Special: Have your home exterminated.
~ Wanted Hair-cutter: Excellent growth potential.
~ Wanted: Man to take care of cow that does not smoke or drink.
~ We build bodies that last a lifetime.
~ We will oil your sewing machine and adjust tension in your home for $1.00.
We need people to deliver and post some more posters around town (comedy show).
We still need billets for TWO Teen Challenge students on Saturday, April 28. Please contact the church office as soon as possible if you could billet them.
Good Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Easter. Bad Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Christmas.
Devotional:What Now?: He’s Coming Back
"They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 'Men of Galilee,' they said, 'why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.' " (Acts 1:10-11)
You almost feel bad for the disciples. They're always playing catch-up to whatever Jesus is talking about or doing, right up to the very end. He tells them not to leave Jerusalem. He says the Holy Spirit will come on them and give them power. He says they will be His witnesses everywhere.
Then He flies up into a cloud! Then some angels show up and say, "Why are you looking at that cloud?" Because Jesus just disappeared into it, that's why!
But Jesus knew they needed more answers: So He sent these two angels to fill in the gaps. To let them know He was gone to heaven. And to let them know He's coming back in the same way someday. To let them know the story isn't over, yet.
What now? Use the power of the Holy Spirit to be Jesus' witness in this world. And keep watching the sky, getting prepared, waiting for Him to come back and make everything right once and for all.
Think: Do you have an expectation that Jesus could come back "in the same way" at any moment? If you did, how would that change the way you live today?
Pray: Thank God that Jesus is coming back someday. Ask Him to help you to live like it could be today.
Do: Read on in Acts for the wild, amazing story of the early days of the Christian church.
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