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					    What Must I Do To Become A Christian?                               Thirteenth Street Church of Christ
                                                                 3100 Thirteenth Street, NW • Washington, DC 20010
     1. Hear the Gospel. Romans 10:17                                                (202) 234-3936
     2. Believe in Jesus as the Christ. John 8:34                          Website: www.thirteenthstreetcoc.org
     3. Repent of Sin. Acts 17:30                                        Email: secretary13thstreetcoc@verizon.net
     4. Confess Faith in Christ. Romans 10:9-10                               Women’s Ministry Web Space:
     5. Be Baptized. Mark 16:15-16                               mysite.verizon.net/bizw4slv/13thstreetcocwomensministry
     … and the Lord will add you to His church. Acts 2:47


                   Prayer Requests
   Sister Mary Oliphant is in Georgetown University                               Schedule of Services
    Hospital in Room C4114, phone #(202) 444-4147. She
                                                                                              Sunday
    is being treated for leg wounds.                                                    9:45 am – Bible Class
   Sister Camille Lewis requests prayer for her                                   11:00 am – Morning Worship
    grandmother, Verna Lewis, who is in the hospital                                6:00 pm – Evening Worship
    with several health issues and has learned that she
    may have cancer.                                                                       Wednesday
   Sister Christina Hale requests prayer for her brother,                       12:00 noon – Mid-Day Bible Class
    Daimon Diggs, who is starting chemotherapy, to have                            7:00 pm – Evening Bible Class
    favorable test results with his blood levels, kidney
    functions, and calcium levels, and that there are no
    side effects with the treatment.                                                          Staff
   Sister Joan Rajah requests prayer for Brother                                 Graylon A. Feeman, Minister
    Khidada Rajah, who had a growth the size of a fist                                Joan Rajah, Secretary
    removed from his leg that is malignant. She also                                Randy Evans, Treasurer                    We, the Church of Christ at 13th Street, NW,
    requests prayer for Cornelia Rajah who was admitted                 Perry Dyke/Angela Robinson, Assistant Treasurers
                                                                               Melvin Shannon, Custodial Services
                                                                                                                              in Washington, DC, are delighted that you
    to Washington Hospital Center with heart problems.
                                                                                  Allan Lacey, Lawn Services                  have chosen to visit with us. Whether you
   Sister Janell Bryant requests prayer to make the
    right decisions according to God’s will. Her daughter,                 Nathan Wheeler, Audio/Visual Coordinator           are in attendance during our devotion or
                                                                                     Larry Bonner II, Usher                   someone has simply shared with you this
    Janaya, has arrived in Afghanistan. Thanks for your
                                                                                      Jeffery Heath, Usher
    prayers.                                                                                                                  edition of “Keeping the Faith…,” it is our joy
                                                                                     Sam McElveen, Usher
   Sister Ashley Wright requests prayer for bitterness to                           Lamar Shannon, Usher                     to proclaim the glad tidings of our Lord and
    be removed from her, so that she can be happy for                                                                         Savior Jesus who is the Christ.
    others who are doing better than she, and things can
    happen faster for her. She doesn’t want to be
                                                                                      Ministry Leaders
    discouraged or impatient.
                                                                            Graylon A. Freeman/Steve Taylor, Evangelism                                   … till the last amen!
                                                                        Jeffery Heath/Nate Jenkins,/Lindell Hale, Education
   Sister Alexous McDonald requests prayer for strength                             Sam Snowden, Edification
    and school.                                                                    Rodney Broadnax, Benevolence
                          TRAVEL                                                                                                         ____________________
   Brother Nate Jenkins is away caring for his mother.                        Men’s Ministry, Graylon A. Freeman
                                                                                                                                          3100 Thirteenth Street, NW
   Sister Janell Bryant has returned to California.                              Women’s Ministry, Joan Rajah                              Washington, DC 20010
                                                                             Christian Activities, Melody Thomasscott                           (202) 234-3936
                   Continued Prayer                                                Youth Ministry, Lindell Hale
Sis. LaShawn Wynn, Sis. Myrtle Greer, Sis. Ruth Dickey, Sis.
Ollye Mae Koger, Sis. Esther Stevens, Sis. Alisha Harris, Sis.   5000               21   51   00   (9/25/11)
Clara Bean, Sis. Una Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                  Announcements
                                                                                                                       October 2, 2011
                                                                                                                                                              October 1-6 – 38th Southeastern Lectureship. Theme: “Kingdom
                                                                                                                                                              Principles,” Matthew 4:17 and Matthew 6:33. Host: The Greater Augusta
                                                                                                                       A.M. Worship                           Metro Area churches of Christ. Location: Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites.
                                                                                                         Song Selection – Charles Shannon                     $112 plus tax, single and double occupancy. For room reservations, call
                                                                                                          Bulletin Highlights – Joey Blair                    (706) 722-8900 or (800) 868-5354. Saturday, October 1: A cappella Gospel
                                                                                                             Invocation – Errick Greene                       Singing, 1:00 p.m., Amphitheater. Sunday, October 2: Worship Services at
                                                                                                                                                              the Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, 9:30 a.m. – Bible Class, 10:30 a.m. –
                                           “Learning Math”                                               Scripture Reading – Errick Greene
                                                                                                                                                              Morning Worship, 2:00 p.m. – Evening Worship; Monday, October 3:
                                                                                                          Message – Graylon A. Freeman
                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, October 6: Lectureship; Thursday, October 6, 6:00 p.m. –
                                                                                                              Response – Sam Snowden                          Banquet. Registration: $110, after August 1 $125 (includes: badge,
                                                                                                         Communion – Melvin Shannon, Sr.                      lectureship bag, program booklet, and banquet ticket). Church of Christ at
                                                                                                           Offering – Melvin Shannon, Sr.                     Grace Street, 120 Grace Street, Augusta, GA 30904, (706) 736-0222,
                                                                                                            Benediction – Errick Greene                       www.churchofchristgracestreet.org.
I’ll be the first one to admit that when it comes to math I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed.            Baptizer – Rodney Broadnax                        October 6-8 – Area Wide Men’s Retreat. Theme: “The War Against the
This means I have to apply myself a bit harder and pay closer attention to my mathematics.                                                                    Soul,” I Peter 2:11. Host: Cambridge church of Christ. Cost: Room $168
When my children were in grade school I used to work with them on multiplication and while                                                                    Single Occupancy, $84 Double Occupancy, for two nights. Room tax is an
there are some tricks to help remember how to multiply, the bottom line is that you’ve just got to                     P.M. Worship                           additional 10.5%. Make reservations directly with the Dunes Manor Hotel on
use it repeatedly to learn it. That means that one must practice again and again and again in             Song Selection – Charles Shannon                    (800) 523-2888. Please mention “Church of Christ- Men’s Retreat.” Please
order to learn. Repetition, in various methods, is fundamental to learning. The Bible teaches the        Bulletin Highlights – Judson Miller                  make checks payable to “Cambridge Church of Christ” and send to:
same principle of learning. Isaiah prophesied about the coming kingdom and the teaching of the                 Invocation – Joey Blair                        Cambridge Church of Christ 2341 Hudson Road, Cambridge, MD 21613.
King in Isaiah. 28:9, 10. He wrote, “To whom will he teach knowledge, and to whom will he                  Scripture Reading – Joey Blair                     October 6-9 – Wildercroft church of Christ 2011 Fall Gospel
explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast? For it               Message – Graylon A. Freeman                       Meeting. Theme: Congregational Growth “Lessons Focusing on
is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there         Response – Rodney Broadnax                        Essentials for Local Church Vitality” II Timothy 4:2. Location: Wildercroft
a little.” Teaching is done a little at a time with a lot of repetition involved.                           Communion – Alex Klieforth                        church of Christ, 6330 Auburn Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737, (301) 474-
                                                                                                                                                              7460, www.wildercroftcoc.org. Time: Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.;
There is a story of a gospel preacher who was hired to do the preaching at a small country                    Offering – Alex Klieforth
                                                                                                                                                              Sunday 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 3:00 p.m.
church. The first Sunday he was there, he got up and preached a fine lesson and one that                    Benediction – Sam McElveen                        October 7 – Waldorf All Night Singing. Location: Waldorf church of Christ,
everyone agreed they all needed to hear. So it was with some surprise that the next Sunday                                                                    30 Village Street, Waldorf, MD 20602, (240) 222-3242. Time: 7:00 p.m. until
morning, he preached the exact same sermon again. Most thought, “Oh well, it never hurts to                                                                   the last person goes home. Refreshments will be served.
get a double dose.” When the next Sunday rolled around, the same lesson was presented. So a                    Study and Pray By Phone                        October 8 – Twenty Fourth Annual Ladies’ Day Program. Host: church
group of men got together and asked him if he was just going to preach the same lesson over                       Monday Bible Reading                        of Christ, 13th Street Women’s Ministry. Theme: “Ain’t No Mountain High
and over. To which he replied, well, when you get this one down, then we’ll move on!                                 8:00pm – 8:30pm                          Enough for the Woman of God,” Romans 8: 31-37. Location: Hattie Holmes
                                                                                                                  Thursday Prayer Line                        Wellness Center, 324 Kennedy Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011.
Sometimes we tend to get frustrated because “we hear the same lessons, sermons and verses                            7:00pm – 7:30pm                          Registration: 9:30 a.m., Program: 10:00 a.m., Lunch: 1:00 p.m.
over and over again.” Sometimes preachers get frustrated with hearing the same questions,                      (218) 936-7979 Code 205862                     October 9 – Gospel Singing. An afternoon of singing, scripture reading
comments, and complaints over and over again. I’m sure that elders get frustrated dealing with                                                                and prayer. Host: Spotsylvania church of Christ. Location: 10609
some of the same problems repeatedly. We need to remember, though, that teaching is an                                                                        Piedmont Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407. Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
ongoing process and that it takes time for individuals to learn. Peter’s words come to mind here:
                                                                                                                        Need a Ride?                          October 16-21 – Central church of Christ Fall Gospel Meeting.
“Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are                          Request a van pick-up                      Theme: “That They All May Be One,” John 17:21. Guest Minister: Dr.
established in the truth that you have. I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to stir you up                                                        Carl C. Baccus of Los Angeles, CA. Saturday, October 15 the Song Fest
                                                                                                                  For Sunday morning worship, call by       featuring various groups from the area will be at 6:00 p.m. Sunday,
by way of reminder, since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus                           8:00pm on Saturday
Christ made clear to me. And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be                                                                   evening service is at 3:00 p.m. Dinner will follow the morning service.
able at any time to recall these things” 2 Peter 1:12-15.                                                        For Wednesday night Bible Class, call by   Preaching is nightly at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, October 21.
                                                                                                                          4:00pm on Wednesday.                October 19 – Casey Trees Tree Planting Project. Casey Trees will
May God bless the Bible class teacher, the elder, and all faithful gospel preachers who patiently                                                             plant five trees donated to the church, selected by Brother Graylon
and lovingly teach the word of God “precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line,                      Bro. Charles Whitehead                   Freeman, during a ceremony on October 19 in the churchyard at
                                                                                                                         (202) 321-5496                       12:30pm. Lunch will be provided.
line upon line, here a little, there a little.”…TILL   THE LAST AMEN!

				
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