The youth are collecting pecans, they will shell & sell them for youth projects. You may call Collin or call Cynthia in the office, if you have pecans to donate.
We will host the 5th Quarter following the football game
against Early on November 3rd.
Collin is seeking volunteers to help and will need desserts
Jim & Dee Goldsmith
Invite everyone to their home for the evening service
Sunday, November 5th, at 5:00
Please bring sandwiches & desserts for the meal
You may want to bring your lawn chair,
there will be chairs for those who don’t bring theirs.
This Sunday, October 29th, will be a special day to worship, praise God, sing, fellowship, share a meal and hand out treats to children.
5:00-6:00p Share a meal; bring sandwiches, soups & desserts
6:00-7:00 Singing & Devo
7:00 Trunk-or-Treat starts; decorate your car and hand out treats
Fall Fun &
At the Goldsmith’s
This Saturday, October 28th
4 Years old – 5th Grade: 4:00-5:30
6th-High School: 5:30-8:00
Bring a pumpkin for carving.
Kids, parents, & spectators are all invited.
5th Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017
Sermon: Joel Owens
Song Leader: Zach Owens
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
Devo: Burl McCoy
Song Leader: Lou David Allen
1st Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
Sermon: Jay Don Poindexter PM Service @Goldsmith’s
Song Leader: Burl McCoy
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
Devo: Lou David Allen
Song Leader: Roy Justice
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Have you ever been stopped at a traffic light in your car, and suddenly you think and feel that your car is rolling backward? So you might gasp as you step on your brakes even harder. But when you turn your eyes and get a glimpse of the road, you suddenly realize – Hey! You didn’t move at all – but the car next to you inched forward instead. This is called Spatial Disorientation. When your brain uses your peripheral vision and thinks that car next to you is standing still, well, something else has to be moving!
In computer simulation, we actually create and depend on this effect to give people the experience of taxiing down a runway, or flying through a valley at high speed. Interestingly, the viewer is not digitally moved through the scenery. Instead, math causes the millions of points of scenery to move past and around the viewer – exactly like the effect of the car next to you creeping forward.
Because the person doing the viewing can’t see anything standing perfectly still, he or she has the full sensation of motion, when there really is no motion at all. That’s the power of Spatial Disorientation!
Spatial Disorientation isn’t always a good thing, though. The FAA suspects pilots experiencing spatial disorientation even in daytime cause 5% to 10% of all airplane crashes, 90% of which prove fatal. Pilots who disregard what their instruments are telling them because of the sensations they are feeling soon get into really big trouble!
In the spiritual realm, we sometimes find ourselves in the same situation: Wondering if we are really getting anywhere in our walk with God, while the whole world is whirling around us. Life is busy! People are moving more and faster, kids are growing up, jobs are demanding, and our schedule is more harried all the time! When people say, “Hi! How are you doing?” we often answer that we feel like we’re going crazy with everything going on. No wonder, right?
The Apostle Paul really explores our spiritual perception in 2 Corinthians 4, when he says “We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” See? The world and all the people in it may not make any sense whatsoever. It sure may seem like everything and everyone is against us, but as followers of Christ, “We aren’t defeated! We do not lose heart!”
So to keep our perspective on what is spiritually real and important, and not fall victim to Spiritual Disorientation “we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
The key to straight-and-level spiritual flight is what we have our eyes fixed on. That’s an analogy which really means: What do we spend our time thinking about? How do we think about the people we run into each day? Do we burn inside over the wrongs we feel we’ve had done to us? Do we feel frustrated with everyone, and feel like we’re alone in our struggles? Or can we overcome all these things to demonstrate kindness, mercy, happiness and joy, compassion we’ve learned in Christ?
See, we need the correct heading, course, roll, pitch, and yaw we get from God’s word. We need to depend on, have faith in those true instruments a whole lot more that we depend on our own sense of self-stability and our ability to handle things.
That’s how Paul handled his continual persecution. He looked at every situation from God’s stable vantage point. By doing this, we can always know exactly where we are, and were we are going.
We are accepting donations for Souper Sunday, we are making special requests: All clothing needs to be on hangers, place a trash bag over the clothes, write on the bag the size of the clothing, & if it’s men or women’s clothing. Children’s clothing may be placed in small grocery bags and labeled with the size & if boys/girls. Please place all breakable items in boxes. Everything needs to be stacked neatly in the back corner of the gym. (We have hangers at church if you need them.)
-Stan Burge has a new great-grandson, Ian Winn was born Monday, 10/16, weighing 7lbs 13oz and 20.5” long. He is the grandson of Jami & Scott Frandrup and the son of Meagon & Calvin Winn of Abilene. His great-uncle is Sean.
-Joshua Hood, grandson of Debbie Hood, great-grandson of Wilda McDanial and son of Jonathan & Valuree, auditioned and was selected to play with Concho Valley Youth Orchestra in San Angelo. Joshua is an 8th grader at Water Valley and plays the clarinet.