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Mother’s Day and VBS Preparation

Jeanie Ross called for our VBS workers to meet again Sunday afternoon for their third time. They are preparing for a great time for all our children and the children of our area under the theme of ‘The Master Builder. As I listened and took in the intensity of our ladies, I was amazed at their interest and devotion to reaching and teaching children about Jesus! What a wonderful way to express their gifts of the Spirit! I hope you will take part in our Vacation Bible School again this year that we have scheduled for June 15-19.
Many churches are going to an evening VBS because so many ladies are working outside of the home these days. It takes time and real sacrifice to plan, prepare and produce an effective VBS and our ladies {and some men} have risen to the challenge every year. Some even take vacation time to serve!
I appreciate the work and commitment that goes into a successful VBS and the labor of love that causes it to be so. Make plans to participate this year by calling the Church office {918-342-6997} to enroll your children or neighbor children and to volunteer your time. We also have Yard Signs to put in your neighborhood that will advertise our VBS and an offer to pick up children and take them to VBS.
Mothers Day is this Sunday. It is a day set apart on the calendar to remember our mothers and the blessing they have been to our lives. If your mother is still alive take time to honor her while you can. She is the single greatest asset you have in your life. I have watched my children’s mother bear, love and care for her clutch with selfless giving of herself. I honor her labor of love in the raising of our children and her devotion to our grandchildren! God bless all you ladies that have made such a difference in our lives! My mom has passed, but she still lives in my heart and the time she invested in my life has paid her dividends for eternity. She is with the Lord now and I will never, in this life, have opportunity to say to her: “Thank you mom for investing your life in me. I love you and thank God for what you mean to me still today.”
I have invited Ronnie and Mary Lou Warren to come have a concert for us this Sunday evening in honor of Mother’s Day. I think you will be blessed by their wonderful music. Plan to come Sunday evening at 6:00 to spend an hour with your mom in worship in song.
See you Sunday! Bro. Wayne

Sunday Morning October 12, 2014

Wayne Keely

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Luke 21
And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had. And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake. And it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. But there shall not an hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls. And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives. And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.