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7722 N. Allen Rd. Church of Christ Northwest P.O. Box 3272 Where Friends Learn July 03, 2011 Peoria, IL 61612 Phone: (309) 693-2426 to Live Like Jesus Bulletin MAY GOD CONTINUE TO FAVOR THIS NATION Our Vision WITH FREEDOM AND VICTORY OVER ITS ENEMIES. is to glorify and honor our Lord and God with our lives, by bringing people to Christ and membership in His family and by helping to develop Christ- like maturity in each member, equipping them for service in the church and in the world. Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Jay DeFrees 1, 2, 3 John AMERICA IS A BLESSED NATION !! LET’S THANK OUR CREATOR. Email: email@example.com “In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will Website: www.cocnw.org sprout wings and fly away like an eagle.” Fax: (309) 693-0266 Proverbs 23:5 (NLT) Page 2 Church of Christ Northwest COST... FREEDOM COST by David W. Spillman Have you ever heard of Richard Stockton? Searching your brain but cannot recall this name anywhere, even in the deepest recesses of your mind? I had never heard of him either, until a couple of days ago when I read an article about him. It seems he was financially wealthy, owned a lot of land, and was a top lawyer in his day. He had a wonderful wife and family, making life sweet! That is, until he put his name on a document. What document? It was The Declaration of Independence. Because of his support for the freedom of this country, Stockton lost everything! His house was ransacked and burned to the ground. He was then thrown into prison where he faced very cruel and harsh treatment, thus robbing him of his health. When he died at the age of 51, he was broke and alone. Wow! What a price to pay for freedom! It’s really sad to think I never knew his story until just a few days ago. "So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don't get tied up again in slavery to the law" Galatians 5:1 (NLT). I sometimes wonder if, like having heard the story of Richard Stockton, do we sometimes take our freedom for granted? Have we heard the story of Jesus so often that we forget the price He paid for our freedom from sin, death, and the troubles of this world? Am I truly thankful every day for the freedom that Jesus gives me to genuinely live? Why not re-familiarize ourselves with our Hero, Let freedom freely ring!!! Jesus, and bask in the salvation He has given us through His life, death, and resurrection. Have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July as we celebrate our freedom and the price that was paid to give us the lives we now live in this great country called America! And, everyday, celebrate the eternal freedom that only Christ gives! VBS BOYS & GIRLS GAVE 705 LBS. OF FOOD FOR OUR PANTRY, I.E. GIVING HOPE TO OTHERS!! LIVES ARE BEING CHANGED Our first shipment of shoes left Peoria on June 29th. Northwest — you have changed the lives of 161 people !! Keep up the good work! We are not finished helping provide shoes until we have no more shoes G to give!! So, if you haven’t yet, please bring in those shoes that are just begging to be worn again. You may save the soles of some very grateful souls!! I H To date, we have boxed and shipped 161 pairs of shoes. Remember, the shoes should still have wear left in them and be without mud or soil caked in the soles. The SOLES4SOULS collection box (red) is in the classroom hallway. V O Aluminum cans are being collected to help pay for vitamins for the Zambian children. If I P you have any you want to donate, please bag them and drop them off outside by the downstairs door. Be sure to let the office know, so we can get them to the recycling center. Keep ‘em comin’. N E G HELP PROVIDE AN EDUCATION Time is running out, as the offer to match any student donations will expire this July. If you have a heart for helping provide an education for the five students we now sponsor, please make your donation as soon as possible. The five students we sponsor have one more year left, in order to complete their high school studies. You can make your check payable to the church and note that it’s for “Zambia student”. 9:30 A.M. Bible Study (all ages)—Sunday 10:30 A.M. Worship Service—Sunday Special Ministry — Food Pantry 6:00 P.M. Small Group Study (as scheduled) (2nd Tuesday of each month, 1:00—2:30 P.M. ) 6:30 P.M. Bible Classes—Wednesday Want to help? See Joan McWhirter PLEASE ENJOY YOUR INDEPENDENCE DAY — OUR 235TH YEAR OF FREEDOM! Vol. 8, Issue 26 THOSE NEEDING PRAYER THIS AND THAT Page 3 Cheryl Quine as she heals from her head wound. A big Yee Haw & Thanks ......to all the cowpokes who lent a hand, making Wild Wild West VBS a Julie Grant and Family in the loss of her expectant twins. success this year!! The creative juices that flow from our The Schwarz Family as Andreas and Janet seek work. members is a sight to behold! Thanks to our colorful cast of Johnny and Cindy Robinson (Zambia Medical characters (under the direction of Joyce Grant), the parables of Missionaries) as Johnny receives medical treatment for the Jesus came alive for the children each evening. They learned removal of a brain tumor (2nd time) and as Cindy cares for important life-lessons such as "Love your neighbor as him. yourself," "Seek and you will find," and "God is not willing that any should be lost." The characters became so popular that Marissa Carlson (granddaughter of Dave & Connie Rowdy Rattlesnake (Sam Hipp) and Spitfire Annie (Heather Carlson) suffering with extreme pain from scoliosis. Spillman) were even signing autographs on the last night! Timothy Pinzen (6-yr. old cousin of Heidi Wolven) is missing. One of the goals of hosting a VBS is Community VBS 2011. Outreach. To that end, the children collected 705 lbs of non- perishable food items for our Food Pantry! Way to go, The Victims of recent natural disasters. cowpokes! Also, nearly 50% of the 80-plus children served Our Military who unselfishly serve throughout the world. were non-members! Let's be sure to reach out to the 2011 Zambia Medical Mission and Missionaries (Lyle families who may return to worship with us! and Mary Britt, Terry Grant, Terry Hargrove, Josh Judkins, and Marge Kagels). Thanks again to all those who came to workdays, organized crafts / games / rodeo / stories, decorated, assembled Our body at Northwest as they serve God. props, prepared and served at the Chuckwagon Dinner, tore down props on the last night, corralled children, participated in EXTENDED PRAYER LIST skits, wrote articles, and more. You know who you are, and we appreciate you SO MUCH! By all accounts, this was a Barb Anderson C. Carlson’s niece Brain Cancer successful endeavor because of YOU! Thank ya kindly, Elma Atwell K. Muehring’s mother Leukemia pardners! Chris K.Montgomery’s Stomach & Colon Editor’s Note: THANK YOU Sister Cancer Aaron and Kristin Campbell for taking on the responsibility of all Dane Garner Vicki Garner’s son Coping that VBS entails! You were a true Kendall Haines Wendelle’s brother Lou Gehrig’s joy to work with! We thank God for Louise Haines “ sister-in law Lung Cancer you and your willingness to teach children about Jesus. We applaud Pat Haines Member Surgery/Stroke you!! Julie Heppe Pat Haines’ niece Terminal Cancer Charles Herbst C. Carlson’s cousin Lung Cancer Editor’s Note: There will be Jason J. Romanowicz friend In a Coma more pictures for all of us to enjoy. So, watch for them to Laura Massingill Zambia Missionary Cancer appear on or website very June McKee Member Health Concerns shortly. Joan McWhirter Member Back Surgery VBS 2011 WAS G-R-E-A-T! Helen Moore Member Various Ailments Nolan Pledger Meta’s Uncle Brain Caner Dorothy Price Member Alzheimer’s Rebecca Prichard Member Fibromyalgia Jul 03 Elson Rasbury Evlyn Prucha B. Wilke’s g.mother Lung Cancer Jul 05 Rachel Gardner Jul 07 Isaac Montgomery, Jamie Romanowicz T. & D. Riddle Members Their Marriage Jul 08 Ellery Gardner Tommy Rittenbury Wayne’s brother Broken Bones Jessica Strange Marge’s friend’s Lupus granddaughter HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Robert Wittmer Connie’s job was Members Jul 03 Dean & Meta Kennedy Family eliminated July 04 Gene & Karel Muehring Leah Whittaker D.& K. Routh’s Stage 4 Liver Jul 07 Wayne & Tana Rittenberry classmate Cancer Jul 08 Dale & Kim Montgomery SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE STUDY CLASSES ORDER OF WORSHIP July 3rd / COMBINED AUDITORIUM Worship Leader: Alan Moreland Robert Windell Song: Step by Step (pg. 15) Prayer: Matthew Bohm Loving the Imperfect Church 1 Corinthians Songs: Blue Skies and Rainbows Shout to the Lord July 10th / COMBINED AUDITORIUM Lord, Reign In Me Our God, He Is Alive (pg. 23) Matthew Bohm The Old Rugged Cross (pg. 313) Church Unity Myths Communion: Archie Simmons Acts 2:42-47 Don Lee, Terry Grant, Rick Meyers ELDERS’ NOTES Offering Your elders meet together on the last Sunday Song: Unto Thee, O Lord (pg. 794) of each month at 1:30 P.M. Any member is welcome to meet with us at that time. Also, Sermon: Phil Gardner any member should feel free to request a Paul’s Profit and Loss Statement meeting with any or all of us at another time. You can schedule that time through the office Song: What a Friend We Have in Jesus (pg. 800) or contact one of us directly. Shepherd’s Time WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU !!! We received a few more completed Involvement Forms. Greeter: Meta Kennedy PLEASE take the time to give us yours, if you haven’t already done so. It would be so good to have 100% participation. Facilitator: Dean Kennedy Even if you are not able to be involved, complete the form by Nursery Attendant: Delores Simmons filling in your name and leaving all else blank. Need a form — see Betty or Meta !!! We are now begging—can you tell???? IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR STATISTICALLY SPEAKING Jul 02-10 Youth Mission Trip Jul 04 Independence Day—Office Closed Last Wk. Year-to-Date Jul 12 Pantry 1:00-2:30 P.M. Jul 24 Elders’ Meeting 1:30 P.M. Budget $ 5,277 $ 137,202 Contribution $ 1,509 $ 142,068 Aug 06 Congregational Meeting 6 P.M. Attendance Jun 26 David on vacation July 3 through July 8th. Betty on vacation July 1 through July 11th. Bible Study 91 Office Closed on July 4th, 5th and 7th. G 10:30 Worship Service 194 I EEM Bibles To Date $ 13,586 V Cambodia Kids’ Education Kits $ 30 Deacons Ministers Ministry I H Zambia Children’s Vitamins $ 486 Elders Lee DenBraber Tom Flanagan David W. Spillman Assistants ($8,300 needed, $6,000 sent) PH: 309-693-2426 N O Joe Cotter Phil Gardner Terry Grant Bob Judkins Cell: 309-219-2860 Meta Kennedy Bergner’s Booklets $ 3,044 (MWF) G P Dean Kennedy Terry McWhirter Rick Meyers Greg Summers Betty Meyers Gene Muehring Zambia Orphans’ Education $ 1,219 Archie Simmons PH: 309-693-2426 (TT) E ($1,500/student/for 2011) (5 paid in full) Allen Neese Mike Quine Cell: 325-439-8961 PH: 309-693-2426 Haiti Earthquake Relief $ 400 Challenge: Challenge Pray daily for our entire church family (by name). NO SMALL GROUP STUDY Acknowledgement: Some clipart/photo images may have been taken from TONIGHT !!! "Images (c) FaithClipart.com". YOUTH CORNER— We're in Philadelphia!! We'll keep everyone updated on what we're doing, learning, etc. through Greg's Facebook page. Keep your eyes open; the first update should be up tomorrow night!
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