9AM BIBLE STUDY
6:30PM WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Sunday evening singing has been canceled until further notice.
Gluten Free communion bread is available in the foyer.
Don’t forget to check the bulletin board for lost & found items and to sign up for anything you can!
Good Samaritan need for the week: toothpaste. Donation box in the foyer.
Fellowship Groups are also on hold.
If you are still “staying at home” and would like to send in your offering – please mail it to PO Box 145 Cortez, CO 81321
KEMPER BACKPACKS: will be on Thursday’s starting at 10am in the annex. Distribution will be from 3-6 Thursday afternoons. See Shirley Birk for more information.
Gift basket for Mikaela Nicholson is in the foyer. If anyone would like to send something to Mikaela, please put your donation in the basket. There is an information sheet posted on the bulletin board. This will be mailed out monthly, or when the basket is full!
LADIES BIBLE STUDY Friday’s. Class will be in the fellowship room at 4:30 and will dismiss promptly at 5:30. See Liz Ann Semadeni with questions. If you are not able to make it and would like to “zoom”, get with Pam.
NEW MEXICO CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S HOME is seeking donations. They are phasing out the grocery runs. If you would like to make a special contribution, earmark your check or give it to Lloyd.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT GENESIS STUDY and LTC. Starting this Wednesday Sept 29, there will be dinner at 6 in the annex for everyone. Bible study at 6:30. We will be studying Genesis to go along with LTC. See Jack Kays or Steve Wilderson with questions.
Article – Sunday, September 26, 2021
ASKING FOR HELP IS NOT WEAKNESS
There is a way of thinking present in this nation, and predominantly among men that asking for help is weakness. Men are to be strong, not vulnerable and weak and so to not express concerns, fears, pain—especially emotional pain—shows weakness. Many would confirm that to express those heart-felt issues is in fact to declare oneself more feminine than manly. Much of the thinking is expressed below:
Assumption 1: It’s a sign of weakness. If I can’t do it on my own, I must not know how to do it or I don’t have the skills or resources to do it.
Assumption 2: Allowing someone else to help me means I lose control of the situation.
Assumption 3: If I receive support then I have to reciprocate. What if I can’t return the favor? What if I don’t want to return the favor?
Assumption 4: If I ask for the support of others, I am burdening them. They are just as busy as me so how could they find the time to help out?
Assumption 5: I am the only one that can do it my way. It’s easier and quicker for me to do it than to train or teach someone else to help me.
The thinking that we can’t ask for help, support, doesn’t square up with scripture. That “I’m a man and can do it myself” is the antithesis of what is taught in the New Testament. Consider just a sampling of the passages:
–This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
–Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another;
–But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.
And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
–Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ
Examples abound as well. Our culture seems to thrive on the power and strength idea of “I don’t need anyone else,” yet God knows and instructs differently. The simple fact is—we can’t do it by ourselves.
from the Rob Hall archives
Updated: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Mike Taylor’s mother
Pam’s cousin—Ferguson family
Bonnie Garner, Ashina Finley’s mother-in-law has cancer
Calvin Bond, friend of Woodie & Arlene Daves
Kent Anderson, bladder cancer. Friend of Pam & Steve.
The Barton’s need our prayers.
Prayers for Pam Wilderson.
Brenna Leonard is recovering from her surgery. She needs our prayers.
Steve & Cindy Hurt are still in need of prayers.
Doug Davis has cancer in his arm. He has an appointment at MD Anderson in Houston Sept 27.
Jack Kays has some health concerns
Kathy Young is recovering from surgery.
Les Brown will have back surgery Sept 28.
Janet Hawkins family. Jana Wright’s grandmother is now with hospice care.
Gene & Nellie will be traveling from Arizona.
Liddies’s sister Gloria will have knee replacement surgery.
On Going Concerns:
The Brown family
Marvin Ancell, Coffs Harbor
Philip James, Hogback
**Names will be updated monthly
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