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November 23, 2014

NORTH GREENWOOD CHURCH OF GOD

2274 MONTAGUE AVE. EXT.        GREENWOOD, SC   29649

                                PASTOR: REV. RICHARD SAXON                               
   
Church 864 -229-3687    Parsonage 943-8873    Cell 980-5299
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                    WE WELCOME ALL VISITORS!                   

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                                         Welcome  To Our Services

Sunday School         10:00am               Morning Worship     10:45am

Evening Worship      6:00pm               Wednesday Worship   7:00pm

                                 Bible Study Tuesday 10:30 am

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Nov. 26 - No Mid-week Service. Spend time with your family.
Nov. 30 - Birthday/Anniversary Fellowship after PM Service. Bring fingerfoods.

Special Singing:   AM –                        PM –                       Prayer Warrior: Vickie Coursey

 

                               PRAYER REQUESTS LIST

Ann & James Saxon                   Carolyn Smith                    John Bell                 Israel

Tommy & Miriam Simmons        US President & Officials     Vickie Coursey       Stan Farmer

Benny Carter                               Ryan Summey                    Larry Price              Ruth Moore

Ada Beechey                               Brad Williams                    Grace Sweatt          Melissa

Sherry Williams                            The Williams                       Georgia Kent        

 Adam Rowles                            Carolyn Massey

   
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Church Statistics for Nov. 16, 2014:                                               

S.S. attendance……………........... 21                 S.S. offering…….…..…..…......$89.15

M.W. attendance…..………….…....42                  M.W. offering….......................$81.98

Tithes........................................$833.00

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November Birthdays                              November Anniversaries

Joyce Dodgen -    04      Kacey Harvley  - 16
Richie Saxon   -    05     Julene Clamp    - 29
David Bell        -    13     Chad Echols      - 29

              

From the Desk of Pastor Richard Saxon

DO YOU GIVE THANKS?

          In Luke 17:11-19,  10 men with the dreaded disease called leprosy approached Jesus from a distance. All 10 yelled to Jesus for Him to have mercy on them. All 10 were cleansed and healed. But only 1 came back to give thanks. Why did only one cleansed leper return to give thanks to Jesus? The following nine suggested reasons why the nine did not return come from an article by Charles Brown in the June 1990 issue of Content The Newsletter:

1. One waited to see if the cure was real.

2. One waited to see if it would last.

3. One said he would see Jesus later.

4. One decided that he had never had leprosy.

5. One said he would have gotten well anyway.

6. One gave the glory to the priests.

7. One said, "O, well, Jesus didn't really do anything."

8. One said, "Any rabbi could have done it."

9. One said, "I was already much improved."

     Were these really the reasons they did not return and give thanks to Jesus? We don't know, but we do know that only one returned to give thanks. That's so much like people today. We ask God over and over for things we need or desire, and He so often blesses us with them. But do we remember to give thanks?

     The other night I had sat down in the living room with a plate of food and was about to eat, when my mother said "Don't forget to pray." I was doing something else and not ready to eat yet, but she turned to me and said a second time, "don't forget to pray." I gave thanks for my food and went to eating, but she didn't hear me, and she spoke up quickly and said, "Did you forget to pray?" I told her I had prayed and she just didn't hear me. The point is, my mother, sick with dementia, still recognized the need to give thanks for our food.

     Think about it for a moment. Do you remember to give thanks for the many things God has blessed you with? For air to breath, food to eat, water to drink, clothes to wear, a house to live in, a heater to keep you warm, for health....? There is simply so much to give thanks for. Let's not be like the 9 lepers and forget to give thanks, but let's be like the one that returned and let's give thanks and glorify God. This week, and every, make sure you remember to give thanks to the Father above.

"THANK YOU GOD, FOR ALL YOU ARE, ALL YOU'VE DONE, ALL YOU'VE GIVEN, AND ALL YOU WILL DO!!!"

NORTH GREENWOOD VISION STATEMENT

To be a “Spirit-filled” body of loving ministers, who minister to both hurting believers and unbelievers - by making ministers, equipping ministers, and sending ministers into the world.