October 2017









October 2017, Today we bring you into full view of the presence of the Lord where Isaiah places us in full view when he. says “Lift up your eyes on high and behold who has created these things, who bringeth out the host by number; he calls them all by name by the greatness of his might; For he is strong in power. Not one faileth” (Isaiah 40:26. Today we lift up our eyes that we might see the one who paid the price for our sins. Surely as Isaiah proclaimed in his greatness, as he is able to identify all his children by name, and is able to keep in touch with each one, we become increasingly aware that his spirit is moving us in the direction of home. Jesus never came to leave us in despair but came to give us power and strength. Also, the hope that he planted into the life of everyone that receives him is beyond measure. It’s no wonder that this verse closed with “not one faileth”. My hope is built on nothing less than knowing that he gives power to the faint, and to the weak he increases their strength. We are told that they that wait upon the Lord, not only will they renew their strength, but they will mount up with wings as eagles. Even they shall run am not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint. Somewhere in the midst of til fullness of His power and authority He has found a place for each of us .• Today, we rejoice that our name has been recorded in the Lord’s book of life and we have a renewed strength like none other. Today, let’s go with Isaiah as h proclaims “Lift up your eyes on high and behold the creator”! Today we excel because even though we were weak and down trodden, lost and undone, He loved us so that he sent His son to die in our place, that now we have been redeemed. Now we have eternal life. Thank you Jesus, for that hope and love that you have given to u
we are forever thankful to you.
May God Bless You
Your Pastors,
Rev. Richard and Rosie Deckard


Thurs., Oct. 12, 6 pm Grocery sacking
night! We need volunteers to come and
bag groceries for the Festival
Fri., Oct. 13, 6 pm Set up night. We will
be making a trial run on the equipment
and games to make sure that everything
is in operation and runs smoothly.

Sat., Oct. 14, 11 am to 4 pm: Games,
free food, live music, free groceries,
cake walk, bounce house, giant slide,
door prizes, and much more! Come
experience a fun-filled day for the

Sun., Oct. 15, Mtg of the Church Board
and of DIVAs at 6 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 22, Homecoming! 10:30 with
Matt Rubacha ministering; Curtis
Pruett will bless us with music in the
10:30 and 2 pm services. Vernon Bettis
will speak in the 2 pm service. Pitch-in
lunch at noon. No evening service.


Rita’s Review



It’s that time of year again when we notice the animals busily hoarding their winter supply of food. The squirrels especially are hopping around the yard at the office. There’s no time to rest now, for they know that winter is coming and if they don’t work now, they may be hungry later on. I had to laugh the other day when I noticed one squirrel in particular. He was not carrying his supply to a tree nest. No. Instead, he was storing nuts in a mole hole! There may be some scientific explanation for this, but I haven’t researched it that far. I thought, “You lazy thing! You let some mole do the work of supplying a place for you to store your food and I bet when winter comes you won’t even share.” I laughed and thought it would serve him right if the moles would carry the food to the far side of their run so he would at least
have to “work” to get his food back. Oh well, how many of us are like that little squirrel when we compare his actions to the “eternal harvest of souls”? Are we storing up treasures in Heaven? Or are we living on the faith of someone else? Are we working to see souls saved? Or are we letting other people fulfil Christ’s instruction to the Church? We need to “work” (for the Lord) while there is still another day. Tomorrow may be too late to repent during this time of grace. The Harvest is plenty; the workers are few. Set your affection on Heavenly goals and accomplish daily tasks for God! -rita



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