Thursday, May 31, 2012

Prayer Request

A prayer request was shared for a 6 year old boy named Gage who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.  He began treatment this week and will continue every day for 30 days.   Please keep this boy and his family in your prayers.

An update on Janet W's mom:  She has been moved to Surrey Place to aid her recovery.  She is still undergoing kidney dialysis and they are working toward treatment for her back pain. 

Remember our seniors and their families as they graduate on Saturday! 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Softball Games This Week

Our church softball team won their first game last week.  This week they are scheduled to play two nights - Tuesday at 8:15 PM and Thursday at 9:00 PM.  Come out and enjoy some great fellowship as we cheer our team on!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Here are our sweet senior girls:








Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Friends and Fun

These boys have been friends a long time!  They still like to have fun together!







Sunday, May 20, 2012

It’s Senior Week…

This is the last week of school for our seniors! We will be honoring them next Sunday with a special breakfast and time of recognition in our morning worship service. This week we will be sharing some special pictures of them!  

Long Time Friends – Josh  &  Hanna




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"Friends are the face of God, the hand of God, the smile of God, the truth of God, the laughter of God, the comfort of God."

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Funny Side of Parenting

The loaded mini-van pulled in to the only remaining campsite. Four children leaped from the vehicle and began feverishly unloading gear and setting up the tent. The boys rushed to gather firewood, while the girls and their mother set up the camp stove and cooking utensils.

A nearby camper marveled to the youngsters' father, "That, sir, is some display of teamwork."

The father replied, "I have a system: no one goes to the bathroom until the camp is set up."

Monday, May 14, 2012

Prayer Requests

What a wonderful day our mothers had at Antioch!  A fantastic breakfast was prepared for our moms and families along with great fellowship and door prizes.  Thank you to all who worked hard to make this a special time. 

This week some of our church family will be undergoing some procedures.  Here is a brief list of prayer needs:

Skeet H. will have surgery this week.
Norine B. will have a procedure done this week.
Janet W's mom is still in the hospital with several serious health issues.
The Raulerson family had a tragedy occur as their son in law was killed in an auto accident.  Please keep this family in your prayers.

May we be encouraged to keep one another in prayer and be alert for God to show us ways to share His love with others.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Just For Moms...

Mom, your work is important, your influence is great and this role which can seem at times overwhelming is your God given assignment and mission.  Here is some inspiration to remind you of your importance and encourage you to be the best you can be.

Dear Mother, your work to love and nurture your children is a beautiful task. It is your worship. To raise up children that love and serve Jesus is a glorious mission. To faithfully discipline, train, guide, and nurture them is the work of the Kingdom. Jesus welcomed the little children, and so by welcoming them, getting down and dirty with them, washing off their bumps and bruises, and seeking to be present for them, and loving them as Jesus did, is the most beautiful thing you can do.

It is hard. You won’t have much free time. In fact, you may seem to have none at all. But each moment that is invested with joy and grace will bring such glory and honor to your Maker. Every little moment invested reading a story, wiping a nose, changing a diaper, teaching a child a chore or task, making messes together, is Kingdom building work. Don’t neglect filling up your own cup in the presence of your Lord so that you can freely pour out for them. He designed you for such a purpose…and together, we can change the world.

Be blessed! And may the joy of the Lord be your strength!  Happy Mother's Day!

“Who can measure the long-term effects of nurturing helpless infants, supervising wandering toddlers, disciplining self-willed children, and counseling self-absorbed adolescents? Of family outings planned, traditions built, memories made, books read, songs sung, Scripture taught? That’s why motherhood belongs under the heading, ‘Engage the World’; no one shapes generations or fashions cultures more than mothers.
~ Jeff Purswell, Worldliness, (edited by C.J. Mahaney, p. 159). (HT: GirlTalk)

Nothing can compare in beauty, and wonder, and admirableness, and divinity itself, to the silent work in obscure dwellings of faithful women bringing their children to honor and virtue and piety.” Henry Ward Beecher

“The world may not applaud us for wiping running noses, driving in carpools, or talking with our teenager into the wee hours of the morning. And until they are trained, our children might not thank us either. But as we set aside our own selfish desires and glorify God by joyfully serving our children, we are pursuing true greatness according to the Bible. Let us do so with tenderness, affection, and with a smile!”
Carolyn Mahaney

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Prayer Request and reminder....

** Updated**  Teresa C.'s father passed away today in Indiana.  Please keep the family in youth thoughts and prayers.

Please remember Caroline Mc.' s father today as he will be undergoing a endoscopy.  He has been in the hospital for several days and has suffered a fall. Please keep him and the doctors in your prayers today.
Also, remember the Mother's Day breakfast on Sunday beginning at 8:30 AM.  Moms, bring the family to church early for a time to be pampered and blessed! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Building A Lasting Legacy

Love God and love those around you.  That was the legacy Jesus left behind.
We should be encouraged to do likewise.
Legacy of Loving God:
It begins with a legacy of loving God completely, with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength.  That is the first commandment - a passage of Scripture easy to say, but difficult to live out.
"Many talk the walk, but few walk the talk."
Legacy of Loving Others:
Fond remembrances usually do not include work or money, but of acts of love.  People don't care how successful we are - they simply notice how much they are loved. 

Everyone leaves a legacy - for good or for bad.  To leave a Christi like legacy - footprints that last - we must receive and be continually filled with Christ.  He teaches us  how to love Him and in turn love others. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

This Week....

One of the reasons we set Sunday aside is to first, worship the Lord, then be filled up and equipped for the week.  This week we have several opportunities to allow God's love to flow through us! 

Tomorrow (Monday) is the funeral for Lisa L. and Jason Mc.'s grandmother.  Following the funeral, Antioch will be providing lunch for the family.  If you are able to help provide food or serve during the lunch, your help is needed.  Please continue to keep this family in your prayers.

Also, Janet W.'s mother has been in the hospital for several days. She is undergoing kidney dialysis and is in serious condition.  Please pray for her healing and also for Janet's step dad who continues to improve, but still needs our prayers.

Some regular meetings each week include:

Tuesday:  Men On A Journey - 6:00 AM will meet at Dixie Grill this week
Tuesday:  Grief Share - 10:00 AM- a Christian based counseling for those grieving the loss of a loved one.
Tuesday:   Association Mission Trip meeting - 7:00 PM at SBA

Wednesday:  Women's Prayer Meeting - 9:30 AM at the church
Wednesday:  Prayer Meeting - 7:00 PM

Thursday:  WMU  will meet at 10:30 AM. 

Saturday:  Men's Shoot Out at the home of Joey W.  beginning at 2:00 PM
Women's gathering at Westwood from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Next Sunday - Mother's Day - Breakfast for our mothers beginning at 8:30 AM.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Men & Women - Save the Date!

Saturday May 12 will be a day of activities for our men and women!
Our women are invited to join a local church for a special time with musician Laurie Jean Smith who will be playing her violin and also sharing a message on "The Bride of Christ".  This even will be from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Westwood Baptist.  The cost will be $5.00.  There is a RSVP date which is this Monday, so if you plan to attend, please be ready to sign a sign up sheet on Sunday.

Men, you are invited to a 'shoot out' at the home of Joey W.  Beginning at 2:00 PM, men and boys are welcome to do some shooting recreation and sport.  There will be food and fellowship together that you won't want to miss!  Please see Buddy  H. for more information.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.

Why Do We Pray?
Prayer has always been used in this country for guidance, protection and strength-even before we were a nation or a handful of colonies. The Pilgrims at Plymouth relied on prayer during their first and darkest winter. Our founding fathers also called for prayer during the Constitutional Convention. In their eyes, our recently created nation and freedoms were a direct gift from God. And being a gift from God, there was only one way to insure protection-through prayer.

What Can We Do?
It is our goal that you, your family and friends would participate in the National Day of Prayer. We pray that the event impacts your life, and that praying for our nation moves from a one-day event to a lifetime endeavor. So join us on the first Thursday in May and pray with conviction that God would continue to shed His grace on thee.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Family Meal Wednesday Night

Don't forget the Family Meal on Wednesday night beginning at 6:00 PM.  Come out, bring a covered food dish to share and the family to enjoy some special times with the church family.  These are the ways deeper bonds are formed, relationships are strengthened and the body of Christ grows closer. Will you make the effort to be a part of this blessed time around the table?  You will leave blessed!