Rolla Church of Christ Leadership & Staff SEWING GROUP Elders All ladies are invited to join the sewing group this Saturday, February 7th, from 8am-noon, in the Overflow Room. Bring any project and join the fun and fellowship. Charlie Bruno Jeff McKune A/V & Finance: Joe Graber Building: Jason Alexander Campus: Lewis Wiles Education & Special Needs: Walter Williams Grounds & Transportation: John Wright Missions: Terry Hopgood New Construction: Curtis Baxter Outreach: Paul Simon Prime Timers/Widows: Derric Fane Teens: Kenny Light Visitors/New Members: Dub Erisman The following items are needed by Fair Haven: Canned chicken & green beans Donated items can be placed in the box labeled “Fair Haven” located outside Tanna’s office. Clothing Room Ministry Director: Cathy Cassidy 2000 Farrar Dr. 573-368-0938 Tuesday & Thursday September ~ May 9:00 a.m. ~ 11:30 a.m. Joshua Adams [email protected] Staff Thursday & Saturday 8:30 a.m. ~ 11:00 a.m. Worship Coordinator…....Dub Erisman Song Leader…...............Daniel Haddock Opening Prayer………....Mark McNeill Communion Speaker…....Kelly Bracken Communion………….…....…Deacons Scripture Reading……..…...Wes Parker AM Speaker………...……Wade Bower Shepherd’s Prayer…...…..Andy Cassidy AV..………....…………..Jeff Cawlfield Communion Prep…….....Tom Mitchell PM Speaker………....…..Joshua Adams MISSIONS Wade Bower [email protected] Tanna Roberts Secretary [email protected] SERVING Greeters ~ Feb. 8th Curtis Baxter Kim Bower Don Riley Moses & Laura Sumpter Carrie & Hannah Wolfe February Hostesses AMEN Malcolm Parsley in S. Korea Kim Voraritskul in Thailand Mike Knappier Manos de Amor Orphanage Quito School of Biblical Studies (Ecuador) Steve Ashcraft, West Africa Jean Cantrell Vicki Hopgood Rolla Church of Christ P.O. Box 291 1303 Nagogami Rd. Rolla, MO 65402 573-364-3488 Fax-573-341-5200 Church of Christ on the Web www.seekgrowservelove.org WORSHIP SCHEDULES Sunday Bible Class.……….....9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship.………..…10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship…...5:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study..……6:30 p.m. GREETERS Ministers Coordinator: Linda Collet Sunday ~ February 8, 2015 Mike Kemnitzer Loyd Waite Deacons FAIR HAVEN NEEDS Church of Christ Day School Andy Cassidy Jim Turner The Messenger ~ February 1, 2015 Harold Brown Custodian Wednesday ~ February 4th Announcements & Devotional Kwame Awuah-Offei Wednesday ~ February 11th Announcements & Devotional Andy Cassidy Russ Hammack The Kemnitzers Tom McDonald Barbara Parker Dan Vincent SERVING TODAY Worship Coordinator...Terry Hopgood Song Leader………..……..Jim Turner Opening Prayer………….........Kwame Communion Speaker……..Paul Simon Communion Table..……...Young Men Scripture Reading………....Kirk Davis AM Speaker………...…...Wade Bower Shepherd’s Prayer.…......Charlie Bruno AV Technician…....…Daniel Haddock Communion Prep…......Kirk Withouse PM Speaker…...…Family Life Groups Bus Drivers Wed., Feb. 4th………….…Wes Parker Sun., Feb. 8th.........……...Derrel Friend Family Life Missions Ken Kendall Ball in Scotland Fishers of Men, Tim Wilkes Ruel Eroma in the Philippines The Trotters, Cambodia Matt & Sarah Glawe: SIBI Attendance Sunday, January 25, 2015 Bible Class...……………….....…221 AM Worship……….….…….…..295 PM Worship…………….…..…FLG Wednesday Night…..…....…..…..165 Contribution Sunday, January 25, 2015 Contribution...……..........….$5996.80 Budget.…..……………..….$7018.00 Monthly Contribution Actual (Jan)………....…....$28,181.80 Budget (Jan)…………..…$28,072.00 WHY ARE YOU HERE? If you asked many Americans what makes today special, they would answer by informing you that it is Super Bowl Sunday. Millions upon millions of people will gather around their TVs and watch the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots. Both teams have worked tirelessly to make it to the pinnacle of American Football. Both teams have done all the right things (and a few wrong ones) to get the opportunity to play for the Lombardi Trophy and be crowned the best football team in the world. In the run up to the Super Bowl each team goes through a series of press conferences to give the media and the fans an inside look at what goes on behind the scenes. I usually don’t pay much attention to these, but one stuck out to me this week that motivated this bulletin article. There is a running back who plays for the Seahawks named Marshawn Lynch. Mr. Lynch doesn’t do press conferences. He despises talking to the media and holds a negative opinion of their role in sports. Over and over the National Football League has fined him for refusing to show up to his mandatory press conferences. Now that it is the week before the Super Bowl, the NFL informed Mr. Lynch that they would fine him 500,000 dollars if he didn’t show up and answer questions. With that new motivation Marshawn decided to show up, but not in the way the NFL had hoped. For five minutes he stood there and answered all the questions the exact same way. Every time they asked him a question he responded by saying, “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.” No matter the question, it was always the same answer. It is absolutely miserable to have to be some where you don’t want to be. Mr. Lynch went because he had to. It was a requirement, and he didn’t want to face the consequences of not going. I remember a time in my life years ago when this is why I showed up to Church. I didn’t go because I wanted to be there; I went because I didn’t want to have to watch football on Sunday afternoon with an angry wife giving me the silent treatment and the evil eye every time she walked through the room. Then, over time, for various reasons my perspective changed. Now the gathering of the saints is something I greatly look forward to. Hebrews 10:24–25 - 24And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. I want you to ask yourself this morning, why are you here? Is it because you want to be, or because you have to be? The answer is far more important than you might think. **Wade WELCOME TO THE ROLLA CHURCH OF CHRIST! SERMON NOTES “A Journey of Transformation: Afraid of the Dark” Visitors, we are blessed by your presence with us today and we hope you will give us a chance to visit with you after services this morning. Information about our congregation can be found in the foyer. A communication card will be passed out by our ushers at the beginning of the worship service. Visitors and members are asked to complete the information and then pass it to the inner aisle. There is a place on the back to share any prayer requests with our elders. There is an attended nursery in room 9 of the education wing (across the hall from the front kitchen) for children up to 3 years of age. The nursery at the rear of the auditorium (entrance is to the right after you exit the auditorium) is also available as a training room and has a separate room for nursing mothers. For those who may be interested, we now provide on-line giving capabilities on our website using your computer or smartphone. If you go to our website at www.seekgrowservelove.org, you can click on the green “Online Giving” button on the left of the web page to learn more. We are using a company that follows industry standard security methods. We respectfully ask that all cell phones and pagers be turned off or put on “Silent” prior to the start of our worship. Gluten free Communion bread is available by speaking to an usher prior to the start of services. If you need any assistance during our worship service, please see an usher at the rear of the auditorium. FAMILY LIFE GROUPS LPBC NEWS The Adams FLG (College) will meet. Please The Spring Banquet will be Sat., March 7th, speak with Joshua for details. starting at 5pm at the Havener Center. The Alexander, Hartman, & Simon FLGs Please sign up on the bulletin board in the will meet in the Fellowship Hall immediately foyer by Wednesday, February 18th, if you following services this morning. plan to attend. The Erisman FLG will meet immediately Calendars to purchase at $10 a piece are after the dismissal of our morning service in available in the church office. the home of Dub & Connie Erisman. The Fane FLG will meet in the home of SWEETHEART DINNER Donna Rotar at 5:30pm. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the The Hopgood FLG will meet in the home foyer by next Sunday (Feb. 8th) if you plan to of Terry & Vicki Hopgood at 4pm. attend this year’s progressive-style Sweetheart The Kemnitzer FLG will meet at 1pm in the Dinner to be held on Saturday, February 14th. home of Terrell & Katy Webb. Contact Vickie Kemnitzer for details Members of the McNeill & Williams FLGs YOUTH ACTIVITY should speak with their leaders regarding plans. All youth group members are invited to the The Wiles FLG will meet in the home of home of Lewis & Liz Wiles on Saturday, Lewis & Liz Wiles at 4:30pm. February 7th, at 6 pm, for a devotional and There will be a 5pm service at the building singing night. Snacks will be provided. for those not attending a Family Life Group. Please see Lewis or Liz for more information. Day School is in need of a music teacher on Tuesdays from 9:25am - 10:05am. If you like to sing, enjoy children, and have 40 minutes on Tuesdays, please call or speak to Cathy Cassidy. ONLINE GIVING Children ages 3 through 1st grade wanting to participate in Children’s Bible Hour will be dismissed during the singing of the song following communion. We ask that a parent be responsible for accompanying the children to and from Bible Hour. Please be considerate of our handicapped members and anyone arriving late by leaving seats available at both ends of the last two regular pews in the back of the auditorium. DAY SCHOOL NEED Why use online giving? You are able to give to our general fund, the building program, or the youth mission trip. Receipts are automatically emailed to you for acknowledgment and tax SINGERS purposes. Everyone is invited to join the singers at: You can easily generate reports of your Rolla Manor Care tomorrow at 5:30pm donation history, also useful at tax time. The Rolla Apartments on Tuesday at 7:15pm You can setup automatically recurring weekly or monthly donations – handy if LTC CORNER you travel. There will be a brief meeting for all LTC From your smartphone, you can also give participants who are doing artwork of any kind on Wednesday, Feb. 4th, at 6:15pm in the directly to our general fund by texting an amount to give to the following phone Overflow Room. number: 573-203-4140, then following the All Challenge and Pre-Convention Events link that is texted back to you. Or, you can need to be turned in by February 11th. also scan the QR code below to go to the Bible Bowl will meet at 5:30pm every smartphone mobile giving app. Wednesday. Chorus will practice every Wednesday night following class dismissal. Puppets (3-6 grade) will meet on Sundays after morning services in the front kitchen. Please notify Allison Bruno TODAY if you plan to attend the convention. Convention is April 3rd-4th in Kansas City.
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