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March 3, 2013

Volume 13, Number 10

"If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true (John 5:31). Forced respect is not respect. Jesus could have forced acceptance. Remember his claim in the garden, as the mob came to take him. He could have called twelve legions of angels. Consider that a Roman legion had between 5000 and 8000 soldiers. That means He could have drawn 60,00096,000 angels. Even if you consider that Jesus was simply stating that He could summon an overwhelming force to attend to his will, we know that forced compliance could have readily been on His side. Forced acceptance and respect are not the same. Tyrants may force the compliance of people, but may never win their hearts. While the word fear is the one that is often the English translation for our relationship with God, it has nothing to do with bowing to a tyrant. If the message of the Bible and experience tells us anything, we are told that God has gone to the limits of love and compassion to draw our respect. He has earned it. Jesus knew that force would not win the hearts of people. At the same time, the need of strong leadership is without question. Still, leadership is far more than demanding compliance. Jesus shows us that respected leadership is best engaged through willing ministry and sacrificial service. Simply, the way to respect is sometimes through a cross. Consider the way the miraculous power of the Lord was used. There were legs for lame people. There were eyes for blind people. There was forgiveness for the sinful. There was even food for the hungry. Yet, selfservice was last on the list. When He could have turned stones into bread for his own hunger, He fed on serving Gods will. Respect is drawn of loving, sacrificial service. Jesus knew it. Russ

The Sentinel March 3, 2013

Keep These In Prayer

Linda Marcom had wrist surgery last Friday, and will be limited from driving for a while. Jo Hutton has started treatment for a serous cancer on her lips. Keena Lusk received good results on her medical tests, but still has several health issues that are keeping her fairly confined at home. Dorothy Rains, aunt of Pat Overturf, is in Midwest Region hospital with serious health problems. Riley Baldwin continues having surgeries about every six weeks. Ginny Baldwin, Larrys sister-inlaw had surgery at St. Anthony Hospital to remove a mass on her brain and is improving. Bobbi Collins, member at Tuttle, had brain surgery and requested our prayers. Ramona Hannah, Donal Ruminers sister will have surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in her lung. Chandrapaul and Kumari Kumari has been having several very serious health problems. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Daily Bible Reading March Exodus 29-30; James 1 Exodus 31-33; James 2 Exodus 34-35; James 3 Exodus 36-38; James 4 Exodus 39-40; James 5 Job 1-2; 1 Corinthians 1 Job 3-4; 1 Corinthians 2 Job 5-7; 1 Corinthians 3 Job 8-10; 1 Corinthians 4 Job 11-13; 1 Corinthians 5 Job 14-16; 1 Corinthians 6

Happy Anniversary
Dan & Camron Jolliff - - 3/4 George & Karla Holmes - 3/7 Darrell & Lindsey MacDonald - - - - - - - - 3/10 Geof & Jennifer Parker - 3/15 Josh & Kari Dyer - - - 3/17

Happy Birthday
Sammy Waganer Paula Dyer - Shanna Johnson Billie Glenn - Pam Webber - Bill Spaulding 3/4 3/5 3/13 3/14 3/14 3/16

Homebound or Limited:
Lorella Wilson Aline McDaniel Don & Jo Hutton Good news: Talsie Downs had her cast removed and is healing very well.

One Faith One Fellowship One Family

Winter 2013
Visitation Update Group #3 will be in charge of making visits

this week. See Roger Scott

Plans are being organized for EPIC (Ever Present in Christ). It is a

youth training and spiritual growth program. The youth from our congregation will be participating with those in other congregations as we conduct a gathering here on April 19-20. Volunteers from our membership will be needed to help conduct this program. Listen for more announcements in the coming weeks.
Tipton Home Host Family: If you have been wondering how to pro-

vide more than financial support to the children at the Tipton home, then please consider becoming a Host Family. A Host Family provides a temporary home for a child during school breaks, holidays, vacations, and other various times throughout the course of the year. This is a wonderful opportunity to build long term relationships and provide a Christian home environment for children in need. For information on being a Host Family, email Tanya Smith at Tipton Home: Tanya.smith@tiptonhome.com.
Change for Children cans for the Tipton Home are available to take

home and fill. I saw only one remaining can. Let it be yours. Even if you do not have an official can, feel free to use a container of your own. We will let you know when the cans need to be returned. Last year we donated $981.99. Lets see what we can do this year. It is a good cause.
Affirming the Faith: There will soon be an evaluation and planning

meeting of the advisory committee for ATF. If you attended the ATF seminar and have some good suggestions for future planning, please share them with me (RD).

God is Good Always!

The Sentinel March 3, 2013

Scheduled to Serve Next Week (3/10/13)

Order of Service
Announcements & Scripture: 1 Peter 2:17 Song 226 How Great Thou Art Song 682 To God Be the Glory Prayer Song 238 Holy, Holy, Holy Comments Lord's Supper Collection Song 200 Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah Sermon: The Powerful Character of Submission 1 Peter 2:11-17 Song 771 Will You Come Song 154 Give Me the Bible Prayer
Ministers Dwain Thacker Darrell MacDonald Randy Vance Keith McDougal Russell Dyer

Kevin Keenan

George & Pat King Dwain Thacker Bill & LeAnn Sherman

Lord's Table (am) Prayers: Larry Baldwin

Arless Murray Bill Sherman Dwain Thacker Donal Ruminer Blue Suarez Bill Fleming Bryan Ausmus J.C. Glidewell Howard Johnson Alex Suarez

Lord's Table (pm) Prayers (am)

Dwight Andrews

Jerry Doyle Hubert Nelson

Prayers (pm)
Horace Phillips Sunday

Schedule of Services Bible Study Worship Worship

Wednesday 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Deacons Michael Berry Joe Downs Bill Fleming Walter McFadden

Bible Study
Elders Kevin Keenan Horace Phillips Roger Scott Bill Sherman