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Rock Chapel Freewill Baptist Church

Saturday, January 19, 2013, the church held a funeral and lunch for Pod Owens.  The church took children to the Jump Around in Seymour, and then to McDonalds for snacks.

Recent birthdays:  Mike Housley, Katie Clouse, and Elizabeth Parks. Thank you cards were read by Shelby Moore from Kate Junge and the Wright Co. Children’s Home.

Specials:  last Sunday was by the whole Housley family. Each Sunday the children have been singing specials led by Virginia Housley and Virginia Serghides.  The choir sang today led by Tammi Housley.  Other specials were by Kristen Smith and her girls- Kinley and Ally. Sharon Marler did three readings. Children’s Church teachers are: Virginia Serghides, Helen Batten, Sandy Housley, and Chelsea Housley.

Recent prayer requests:  Lois Flageolle, Jennifer Alexander and her family, Jerry Lee, flu victims, Darrell Price, Pat Moore, Kate Junge, Lena Dodson, Carla Bates, Kaye Garrison, Norman and Phyllis Virtue, Don McIntosh, our country and servicemen, and all the people with health problems.

Upcoming Events:  January 27- Gideon Speaker- Gary Alumbaugh- he spoke and showed a DVD of testimonies of people’s lives changing all because of a Gideon Bible.  February 3- Bro. Stanley Jones will bring the message.  February 9- Quarterly Meeting at Pleasant Home.  February 17- Mexican Valentine Banquet at noon and no evening services.  February 23- Saturday- 9:00 a.m. Ladies brunch with speaker Jeni Dixon.

Today’s sermon by Bro. Rick Batten:  Luke 17: 20-21 and Romans 14.  “The Kingdom of God cometh not with Observation”.  Bro. Rick said don’t look for God’s Kingdom with a show.  He gave many examples of great Christian men and women-some without much talent, but each had the kingdom of God on the inside.  He also told how some unusual people were used by God in the Bible:  John the Baptist, Peter (cut a man’s ear off), Moses (killed a man), and David (who stole another man’s wife and had the husband killed).  By seeking forgiveness, God still loved these men and forgave them.  He gave examples of different types of people in every congregation:  (1) Impetuous ones, (2) Ones with a past, (3) Stressed out ones.  “Nobody is excluded from Heaven.  We are the same as those in Bible times.  We have different personalities, but God is our Shepherd; we can be different and it is alright as long as we have the KINGDOM OF GOD ON THE INSIDE”.  Everyone is invited to upcoming activities and all church services.  For more information, please call:  Bro. Rick Batten 683-5657 or 250-0918; Shelby Housley 746-4743; or Shelby Moore 746-4751.

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