Monroe Street Church of *Christ
Volume 1; ISSUE 1 Sunday, November 29, 2009
Love on the *I n -Side!
“ If we love one another,
OF THE CHICAGOLAND CONGREGATIONS
THROUGH THE WIILDERNESS OF SIIN
THROUGH THE W LDERNESS OF S N
Brother Robert L Turner, Minister “. . .And all the congregation of the Children of Israel came to the wilderness of sin. . .” Exodus 16:1
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And to be Loved. . .”
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Foreword By Brother Robert L Turner
11.29.2009 Today’s Sermon by Minister Robert L Turner
Minister, Monroe Street Church of Christ
Sermon Notes and Scripture References
Day after day
Through troubles and trials
You comfort the lonely
With a touch and a smile
You heal broken spirits
Making theirs your pain
You give hope to the hopeless
So they can live again
9 Your hands are always busy
10 Your mind always clear
You seek that which is afar
“Don’t Know What To Give that Special Senior
In Your Life Who Has Everything?”
Working with what is near
Give Them Something
14 They WIll Cherish Today To God be the glory!
and Pass On As A Legacy
15 to Family, Friends
To God be the praise!
and Grandkids But to you be the reward
Let Us Create A Fifty (50) Page Of the labors of your days
We will capture all of the special times and places of I see your labors
their lives as we follow them on their journey thrrough
words and pictures. We will interview their friends, They shall not be in vain
neighbors, relatives, and, when possible, co-workers and
For you shall receive a crown
servicemen to capture the essence of who they were
yesterday, what their life has been like and who they are When I come Again!
today and what their hoper for the future is. Virgil L Killebrew
This will truly be the gift that ‘keeps on giving’.
“See What I‛m Saying”
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Dinner Table Etiquette - the 10 Do's! Robert & Gladys Turner: “A Matched Pair”
by Kemiya Harris
Some things just seem to go well together: Bread and Butter; Salt and Pepper;
The Youth Group of The Monroe Street Church of God has attended many formal events over Crime and Punishment; Love and Happiness; Robert and Gladys Turner. The
the past year. This exposure to the world of “Society” has been exciting, and it has pointed out Turners are an exceptionally well-matched pair. They go together like ‘Hand and
a shortcoming in the area of proper dining etiquette. We also learned that many of our youth
Glove’. We’ve all seen how well their wardrobes complement each other’s on most
consume ‘fast-food’ or ‘junk food’ as a quick and easy ﬁx when a proper meal was not an option.
Lord’s Days, but is there anyone who has not noticed how well matched the are in
The counselors of the Youth Group wanted to expose the youth to healthier alternatives. On
November 1, the Youth Group hosted a class on Etiquette and Healthy Eating.
temperaments and personalities? They seem to complement and complete each other.
Robert Turner was reared on Tuck Street in Sherman, Texas, which is
The ﬁrst half of the class revealed to us what the class knew or remembered about dining
located in Grayson County, in North Texas. As a child growing up in Sherman,
etiquette. We found that many of the teens had some idea of what to do, but would often get
confused by the wide variety of spoons, forks, glasses and other dining implements set before he had hopes of becoming a carpenter. It is a noble profession worthy of note.
them. This is a common problem for many people (not just teens). Focusing on this, we gave Gladys Turner lived on Sutter Street in Montgomery, Alabama. She had
them helps, pictures, and tips to successfully carry them through a meal. envisioned herself as a Flight Attendant, flying the friendly skies as she attended to the
The Top Ten Dinner Table Etiquette Do’s
needs of airline passengers. The Hospitality Industry is a not too distant field, and Sister
1. Once seated, unfold your napkin and use it for occasionally wiping your lips or ﬁngers. At the
Turner rose to the very top to become a General Manager of two National Hotel/Motel chains.
end of dinner, leave the napkin tidily on the place setting. The Turners met while she was a student at Alabama State University, and he
2. It is good dinner table etiquette to serve the lady sitting to the right of the host ﬁrst, then the an Air Force Sergeant stationed at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery, Alabama. The rest, as
other ladies in a clockwise direction, and lastly the gentlemen. ‘they’ say, is history, and what a glorious history it has been and continues to be.
3. Hold the knife and fork with the handles in the palm of the hand, foreﬁnger on top, and thumb
But this is neither the time nor the space in which to review that history. God
4. Whilst eating, you may if you wish rest the knife and fork on either side of the plate between
knows the end of a mat ter from the beginning. Here we will merely skim the surfaces
mouthfuls. When you have ﬁnished eating, place them side by side in the center of the plate. of their uniquely complementary personalities.
5. If the food presented to you is not to your liking, it is polite to at least make some attempt to eat Brother Robert L. Turner was installed as Minister of Monroe Street Church of
a small amount of it. Or at the very least, cut it up a little, and move it around the plate!
Christ on June 15th , 2008, with his wife, First Lady GladysTurner at his side. Prior to this
6. It is quite acceptable to leave some food to one side of your plate if you feel as though you have assignment Brother Turner had been an Assistant Minister at the Chatham -Avalon
eaten enough. On the other hand, don't attempt to leave your plate so clean that it looks as
Church of Christ under the leadership of Dr. Daniel Harrison.
though you haven't eaten in days!
It is only human that we attempt to categorize and label people according to our
7. Desserts may be eaten with both a spoon and fork, or alternatively a fork alone if it is a cake or
impressions and observations of them but it is near divine when the people whom -we are
pastry style sweet.
attempting to categorize helps us out by telling us what labels would best identify them.
8. Should a lady wish to be excused for the bathroom, it is polite for the gentlemen to stand up as
she leaves the table, sit down again, and then stand once more when she returns. To this end, Brother Turner describes himself as being Determined, Kind hearted, and
9. Always make a point of thanking the host and hostess for their hospitality before leaving. Friendly; Sister Turner says that she is reserved toward strangers, Approachable to Friends,
10. It is good dinner table etiquette to send a personal thank you note to the host and hostess and Determined in her work.
shortly afterwards. She demonstrated that determination during this interview as she struggled to
upload some of Brother Turner’s songs from a disk he had made with The Chicago
We hope these tips will help you better enjoy the next formal meal you attend and make you a Ambassadors of Christ to an uncooperative website.
welcomed guest at many more, but there are some things you should be aware of that might embarrass Brother Turner allows that his greatest weakness is in believing in the goodness
you or your host at the least and possibly make you an unwanted dinner guest. We will look at the top of all people. No doubt, he has en countered some well dressed wolves along the way.
ten things NOT to do in a future issue. Nevertheless, and to his credit, he continues to believe and to hope. Without this
he continues to
‘hope of glory’ in man, he could not be an able and effective minster of God’s Word. If he had to describe God an eight year old in three sentences, Brother Turner would
Similarly, Sister Turner suffers from this same ‘weakness’ of trusting people too much. tell him “God is a Spirit that you cannot see, but we know that He is there when we know
Such trust is fragile and often crushed. Monroe Street Church of Christ is greatly benefited
in being blessed with two such Loving and Trusting individuals. He is there when we look at the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars. We see His works and
Recognizing their mortality, both expressed a desire to spend more time with their not Him. God isthat feeling inside that tells us right from wrong.” Brother Turner seemed
children and grandchildren. They also said that if they had but six months left to live travel, slightly dissatisfied with his answer, knowing that many a religious scholar or student of The
mending broken relationships, and drawing even closer to God are the things they would do. Word might have given a more in- depth response to the question. But they would
Meanwhile Sister Turner is still in hand-to-hand combat with the computer. “I refuse to let the eight - year- old. Meanwhile, as Sister Turner’s battle with the machine cranks
this thing defeat me!” she exclaims of her obviously losing battle with the computer. another level, the most important question of all is asked. The question that everybody at
Machine : 1 Sister Turner : 0 M onroe Street wants to know the answer to “Who coordinates the fashionable wardrobes you
and Sister Turner wear?”
“I Refuse to let this thing defeat me!”
“There are just so many things we do not have the answers to
Lord. Open my understanding to your Will and your Way.” Suddenly the sound of music fills Brother Turner’s office: There are no angels
floating above our heads plucking on harps; No chorus of angels singing “Glory to
The Lamb.” Sister Turner had accessed someone else’s’ web page and clicked one of their
song selections It may have been Mahalia Jackson singing “Amazing Grace.” She was
When asked to suggest names for any autobiographies someone might want to write testing if the computer’s speakers were working. Brother Turner answered the question.
about them Brother Turner thought a good title for his would be “A Man Who Loved People” ; “We both have our own taste” he said, “and we buy what we like. But if one of us
sister Turner’s title was “A Woman who Loved God and Family”. . .and “Deputy Dawg”! buys something that the other likes, then she or I will try to find something that matches it.
This Terrytoons Cartoon Classic, which aired from 1959 through 1972 was one of her However, Sister Turner is the coordinator. She knows more about that kind of thing than I do.
favorites. “It used to come on between 3:30 and 4:00pm every day, and I would rush home “We may be about to leave the house and she will tell me that I have on the wrong
to watch it,” Sister Turner Admits.
One of Brother Turner’s favorite things is ice cream. A look into his refrigerator at home So I change them.”
would reveal a smorgasbord of Ice Cream in a variety of flavors. A peek into one of Sister
Turner’s closets would reveal a smorgasbord of hats in all shapes and styles. She gives a “God told us to Love you,
conservative estimate of owning between fifty and sixty hat.
Speaking of hats, Brother Turner wears not a few himself: Husband, Father, Minister, and there ain’t nothing you can do about it!”
Employee, Elected Local Government Official, and Leader of the Church of Christ
Brotherhood Ministry, to put a name to some of them. His duties are many, and his obliga -
tions and responsibilities demand rigorous time management skills. In answer to a question In his closing statement Brother Turner said,
about this, Brother Turner said: “Scheduling is critical. Planning for future endeavors is “I have been blessed beyond measure by God to serve in two great families in His Kingdom,
also critical. But having a wife who is also my best friend and greatest helper is essential!” and to be a part of two great families in the Church of Christ. I was nurtured, trained, and
Like President Barack Obama, Brother Turner hardly ever speaks ‘off-the-cuff’. He is encouraged by the Chatham-Avalon Church of Christ and all of its members for sixteen years,
very deliberate in what he says. One can see that he is carefully considering his words as and I was quite content working in the Lord’s House. But it is my belief that God called my
they come forth. He attributes this characteristic to the influence of his father, whom, he says wife and myself to Monroe Street to serve in what is becoming for us another great family.
:. . .was always careful in his presentation, and would always consider the effect his words Our blessings through the love of the saints and the family of Monroe Street has given us
would have on people before speaking.” much joy as a servant and Minister in the Lord’s Church.
Brother Turner says that his greatest challenge is living a Godly life before God and “It is with much Love and gratitude that I say thank you to my father in the Gospel,
His people; his greatest joy is in making good decisions and knowing that God is pleased Dr. Daniel Harrison, and his wife, Frances. Also thanks to Dr. Robert Woods for his
with him. If he could meet Jesus in this life he would say to him, “There are just so many nurturing work in me. I especially want to thank my wife for sharing in this work with me.
things we do not have the answers to Lord. Open my understanding to your Will and your Way.” “Lastly we say, “God told us to Love you, and there ain’t nothing you can do about it!”