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Rock Chapel Freewill Baptist Church

This week’s additions to the prayer requests:  Sue Durden, Charlene Murrell, Rebecca Peterson, Eual Carter, Ronnie Atchison, Roberta Elliott, flood victims, Homer Shipley, Delores Shelton, Lola Dennis, Phyllis Virtue’s grandson-in-law, Virginia Serghides’ friend Linda, Jace-Sharon Renfrow’s grandson, and Kristen and Ryan Smith and girls.

The choir did a special.  Shelby Moore told about the motorcycle fundraiser for missions raising $4000.

Recent Birthdays:  Glenda Jones, Marilyn Marah, Chelsie Jones, Libby Bowie, Albert Lucas and Virginia Serghides.

Tammi Housley sang a special.

Anniversaries:  Monte and Sandy Housley.

About 30 from Rock Chapel attended the Stanley Jones Singers Concert at the Mansfield Community Center today.

Upcoming Events: September 29- 75th Anniversary of Rock Chapel Church. Special Music; potluck dinner with roast pig, etc.  Calvarymen Homecoming next Saturday, September 28, 6:30 p.m. Hartville gym.  October 4-Everett and Sam Jenkins will be celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Bro. Rick preached from Mark 2.  Jesus sat down to eat with sinners and publicans.  Even today we often divide people into classes by race, political views, financial success, etc.  We should not do this.  He said I haven’t had one meal without being with a sinner (myself).  You don’t want to become a judge.  We all need Christ. He told a story about a mission trip and the preachers would not eat what the people ate, sleep where they slept, or even accept some of the food that was offered them.  This did not seem right to one of the preachers.  We should take up our cross daily; cast the beam out of our eye; and take care of ourselves before we can help others.  He had a good illustration:  we are individuals- put us all in a bag, shake us up, draw one person from the bag, and you will see each one of us needs Jesus.  Jesus said whosoever calls on me will be saved.  We must each worship and praise our Savior, judge no one, and help others.  Questions:  Bro. Rick Batten 683-5657 or 417-250-0918/ or Shelby Housley 746-4743 or Shelby Moore 746-4751.

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