Calendar: Leadership Development Workshops in Concord, NC
3rd – Roger Furr
4th – Barbara Davis, Elizabeth Irwin, Greg Wright
7th – Judy Adams, Jimmy Butler
8th – Anna Elizabeth Hash
9th – Fred Bickford, Gary Clay
15th – Josh Furr
16th – Stanley Palmer, Martha Safrit
23rd – Bob Small
24h – Jackie Rivera
25th – Kate White, Hunter Jacobs
27th – Hannah Darga, Kristen Wilson
30th – Pam Bickford, Randy Drye
31st – Jerry Crowell, Trena Honeycutt, Hope Quesenberry
18th – Glen & Judy Dial, Bob & Sherry Small
25th – Tim & Tammy Kepley
A Modern-Day Parable
My friend had a large hydrangea bush in her yard. Each year for a decade, she found only one or two blooms. “Cut it down!” she told her husband in frustration. But he, a very patient man, urged, “Let’s give it one more year. I’ll water it and fertilize it with coffee grounds. If it still doesn’t bloom, I’ll chop it down.”
The next year, as the couple anticipated carrying out the death sentence, the bush not only bloomed but bloomed in abundance — and in multiple colors that amazed my friend, an avid gardener. “It’s the barren fig tree all over again!” she exclaimed.
Indeed, sometimes God replicates his miracles, perhaps because we need a refresher course in patiently waiting for his glorious blessings. ~Heidi Mann~
God’s Mysterious Ways
“God moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform.” These oft-quoted words, from a hymn by English poet William Cowper, come with an unsubstantiated yet powerful back story.
Cowper, who struggled with depression, decided to commit suicide one night. He called a cab to go to the Thames River, planning to drown himself. Such dense fog arose that the driver got lost and finally stopped to let his passenger out. To Cowper’s surprise, he was at his own door! He concluded that God had sent the fog to spare his life. The hymn
he wrote in response continues:
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
the clouds ye so much dread
are big with mercy and shall break
in blessings on your head.…
His purposes will ripen fast,
unfolding every hour.
The bud may have a bitter taste,
but sweet will be the flower.
Sunday January 14th
|8:30 am Nursery:||Everette & Renay Dunlap|
|10:00 am Sunday School:||Marsha Gaskey|
|11:00 am Nursery:||Hilda Burr & Judy Lowder|
|11:00 am Toddlers:||Kevin & Jackie Furr|
|6:00 pm Nursery:||Kristi Gurley & Ashley Quesenberry|
|6:00 pm Toddlers:||Jessica Cox & Scarlet Jones|
Wednesday January 17th
|Nursery:||Hilda Burr & Judy Lowder|
Sunday January 21st
|8:30 am Nursery:||Dana Campbell & Martha Simpson|
|10:00 am Sunday School:||Barbara Lowder|
|11:00 am Nursery:||Crystal & Olivia Mahaffey|
|11:00 am Toddlers:||Chris & Tracy Love|
|6:00 pm Nursery:||Paul & Lorene Gurley|
|6:00 pm Toddlers:||Jean Blackwelder & Teresa Blackwelder|
Wednesday January 24th
|Nursery:||Joni Hinson & Rhonda Hylton|
Sunday January 28th
|8:30 am Nursery:||Judy Allen & Becky Wright|
|10:00 am Sunday School:||June Robbins|
|11:00 am Nursery:||David & Timmie Beaver|
|11:00 am Toddlers:||Sam & Jenny Knight|
|6:00 pm Nursery:||Jackie Rivera & Mandy Curlee|
|6:00 pm Toddlers:||Keith & Angie Irwin|
Remember to label bottles & sippy cups!
To volunteer in the nursery, contact Scarlet Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Today||8:30 am & 11:00 am||Worship|
|10:00 am||Sunday School|
|4:30 pm||Evangelism Class|
|6:00 pm||Worship, Middle Choir Sings|
|Monday||24-Hour Prayer Day||Midnight Sunday to Midnight (In ½ hour blocks)|
|5:30 pm||Youth Bible Study|
|6:00 pm||St. Andrews|
|Tuesday||10:00 am||First Assembly|
|9:00 am||Bible Study|
|7:00 pm||Prayer Meeting, OFH, Upper Room, Youth Choirs|
Please join us Wednesday night for dinner, 5:30-6:15. If you know a family that needs a hot meal, please invite them to join us. If you’re pressed for time, can’t cook and get to Wednesday night service, you come!
The item of the week for the food pantry is BEEF STEW (any brand). Please get some for the pantry when you buy groceries. Remember to check expiration dates! If you know a family that needs food, contact Richard Hurt.
Opportunities of the Week
Our Outreach and Evangelism class, led by Jim Pritchett, is on Sundays at 4:30 pm. We continue to study, The Book of Daniel: Chapter 1, Verse by Verse. Join us!
TODAY – Winter Jam. See Kevin Coberly for details.
JANUARY 25 – Senior meeting in the sanctuary, time TBD, with lunch after.
JANUARY 28 – Robin Riggins singing at 5:45 pm.
NEW ADDRESS FOR: -- Flossie Passmore. 5240 Davidson Road, Davidson, NC 28036. Please update your address book…
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Randi Allen, Joe Barringer, Dale Beamon, Linda Blackwelder, Hilda Burr, Sherrill Calloway, Dot Campbell, Drew Dantzer, Margaret Ferguson, Frances Fisher, Daisy Grant, Jerry Green, Tim Green, Courtney Greenway, Sandye Gurley, Michelle Hall, Stoney Harrison, Jack & Mae Hatley, Jim & Sarah Hunter, Ronnie Isenhour, Tressia Isenhour, Gay Lee, Jeannette Lefler, Brian Litaker, Wayne Mitchell, Shirley Moose, Robin North, Amanda P, Barbara Palmer, Brandi Patterson, Chandra Patterson, Jim Pritchett, Aaron Putnal, Hubert & Peggy Ritchie, Molli Smith, Sean Stanley, Kelly Stutts, Steve & Sara Swink, Angel Thompson, Jace Thompson, Buck & Shirley Troutman, Calvin & Mae Tucker, Tim & Barbara Tucker, Tink Wade, Howard Weaver, Ruth Wentz, Billy White, John Williams, Kristin Wilson, Kelly & Baby, Morgan & Baby, Rachel & Baby, Rhea & Baby and for Elizabeth Seahorn’s Dad, Shane & Amanda
Ministry needs at Broadus: All Law Enforcement Officers, Caregivers, Family Issues, Those with Mental Illness, Addictions, Nursing Homes & Residents, Our Called Preachers, Our Mission Homes, Missionaries, Our Nation, Military, Schools & Government, Our Seniors, Youth, New Converts, Those Who’ve Fallen Away, Unsaved Family Members, Friends & Acquaintances, Those Traveling, Christians Worldwide, First Responders, Victims of Violence & Terrorism, Israel and for Our Nation’s Leaders
Pray without ceasing.
I Thessalonians 5:17