October 2013                                Pastor Appreciation Month~Please pray for & thank your pastors!

                                                                                  Wed, 2 ~  Look to Creation!  Initiative #3 of 4  Acting with Assurance of the Outcome (shifted to following Wed due to illnesses)                                                                                                       Review the former initiative memory verses~ Matt 25:14-30; Gal 6:2                                                                                                                                                                                           Lesson #3 memory verse   Prov 16:3  Commit thy works unto the LORD, & thy thoughts shall be established. 

                                                                                  ​Thur, 3 ~ Bible Study, Prayer Warriors

                                                                                  Fri, 4 ~ Home Fellowship the Justice's

                                                                                  Sun, 6 ~ morning   Elder Phil Justice 

                                                                                                    evening    Pastor Billy Robertson

                                                                                  Wed, 9 ~ Look to Creation!   Initiative #4 of 4  Responding Quickly and Wisely to Dangerous Situation 

                                                                                                      Review the former initiative memory verses~ Matt 25:14-30; Gal 6:2; Prov 16:3                                                                                                                                                                          Lesson #4 memory verse   Matt 5:43-44   Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour,

                                                                                                           and hate thine enemy.  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them

                                                                                                           that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you
                                                                                  Fri, 11 ~ Home Fellowship   Chesterfield

                                                                                  Sat, 12 ~ actual date of Columbus' landing on Hispanola in 1492, opening up the New World to exploration

                                                                                  Sun, 13 ~ morning  Pastor Chuck Clawson

                                                                                                      evening   Pastor Chuck Clawson       Alpha Omega Study     1 Kings 6 

                                                                                  Mon, 14 ~ Federal observation of Columbus Day is, by law in the US, the 2nd Monday in October.

                                                                                  Wed. 16 ~   Look to Creation!  Decisiveness #1 of 4 Refusing to Reconsider a Decision Which I Know is Right

                                                                                  Fri, 18 ~ Home Fellowship     the Justice's    Hopewell

Sun, 20morning  Pastor Billy

                    evening   Elder Phil Justice

Wed, 23 ~ Look to Creation!  Decisiveness #2 of 4   Making Present Commitments to Avoid Future Failures                                                                                             

Fri, 25 ~  Upper Room Celebration Fellowship and Covered Dish Dinner, @ CBF in Petersburg

Sun, 27 ~  morning  Pastor Chuck Clawson

                     evening   Pastor Chuck Clawson       Alpha Omega Study     1 Kings 7

Wed, 30 ~ Look to Creation!  Decisiveness #3 of 4    Devoting All My Energies to a Right Course of Action  
Thurs, 31 ~ All Hallow's Eve, the evening before All Saint's Day, now known as Hallowe'en;  Also it is Reformation Day ~  In 1517 Martin Luther posted a proposal at the doors of a church in Wittenberg, Germany to debate the doctrine and practice of indulgences. This proposal is popularly known as the 95 Theses, which he nailed to the Castle Church doors. This was not an act of defiance or provocation as is sometimes thought. Since the Castle Church faced Wittenberg's main thoroughfare, the church door functioned as a public bulletin board and was therefore the logical place for posting important notices. Also, the theses were written in Latin, the language of the church, and not in the vernacular. Nonetheless, the event created a controversy between Luther and those allied with the Pope over a variety of doctrines and practices. While it had profound and lasting impacts on the political, economic, social, literary, and artistic aspects of modern society, the Reformation was at its heart a religious movement. The Reformation was the great rediscovery of the good news of salvation by grace through faith for Christ's sake.

So you can be prepared for our sermons, teachings, & other events/good things, above you will find a listing/calendar which will show you the Scriptures to read &/or memorize ahead of time, the plans for home fellowships, plus other things happening in the area or that we are attending...     being prepared is a good thing!          :-)