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
WITH FREEDOM AND VICTORY
OVER ITS ENEMIES. is to glorify and
honor our Lord
and God with
our lives, by
to Christ and
His family and
by helping to
like maturity in
for service in the
church and in
July 06, 2011
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)
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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
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.
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’.
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
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.
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
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
Bob Judkins Cell: 309-219-2860 Meta Kennedy
Bergner’s Booklets $ 3,044 (MWF)
G P Dean Kennedy
Greg Summers Betty Meyers
Zambia Orphans’ Education $ 1,219 Archie Simmons PH: 309-693-2426 (TT)
E ($1,500/student/for 2011) (5 paid in full)
Cell: 325-439-8961 PH: 309-693-2426
Haiti Earthquake Relief $ 400
Challenge Pray daily for our entire church family (by name).
NO SMALL GROUP STUDY
Acknowledgement: Some clipart/photo images may have been taken from
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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!