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Weekly Update for Sunday, August 7, 2022

Monday night there will be a West Central Baptist Association meeting hosted by the First Baptist Church of Dana, Indiana. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm with a dessert fellowship afterwards. If interested in attending, talk to Pastor David.

The current topic for our Wednesday 6:30 pm Bible Study is The Providence of God.

Attention, Boards: The quarterly Official Board meeting will be on Sunday, August 21st at 4:30 pm in the church library.

August/September OCC items: School supplies.

OCC Appreciation & Celebration Event: August 20, 6:30 pm.

Off the Wall

I used to have a buddy named Dave Hoskins. He was a Baptist pastor here in the area. We used to run into each other at Markle’s Music store, because he played guitar, too. Dave was a funny guy, outgoing and full of life. He was about ten years younger than me. I still can’t believe that he died several years ago. He was diagnosed with brain cancer, and it all went south for him really fast. Life is short, folks, and there’s no dress rehearsal.

Anyway, Dave was always telling me things to make me laugh. (I love people like that. Kinda makes up for the other ones.) One day he told me somebody called his church and asked, “Does your church sing off the wall?” He said he was initially confused, and wondered if the guy had heard some of their church members sing. Then he realized the man was asking if they used hymnals or sung the words off of a screen. Apparently, this man didn’t like “off the wall” singing.

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Weekly Update for Sunday, July 31, 2022

There is currently an issue with the Podcast page, causing sermons to be inaccessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Fifth Sunday OCC Special Offering: this Sunday at the Welcome Center area.

The current topic for our Wednesday 6:30 pm Bible Study is The Providence of God.

July OCC items: Miscellaneous Items. Please see the suggested items list on both bulletin boards or feel free to ask Ralph or Tammy Hart.

OCC Appreciation & Celebration Event: August 20, 6:20 pm.

Weekly Update for Sunday, July 24, 2022

There are Bibles, copies of the Gospel of John and other literature available free on our Welcome Center. Contact information and prayer requests may be shared on the Contact Card in your bulletin, then placed in the Offering Box.

Fifth Sunday OCC Special Offering: July 31, at the Welcome Center area.

July OCC items: Miscellaneous Items. Please see the suggested items list on both bulletin boards or feel free to ask Ralph or Tammy Hart.

Weekly Update for Sunday, July 17, 2022

There are Bibles, copies of the Gospel of John and other literature available free on our Welcome Center. Contact information and prayer requests may be shared on the Contact Card in your bulletin, then placed in the Offering Box.

Deacons Meeting: Tuesday, July 19, 6 :30 pm.

Fifth Sunday OCC Special Offering: July 31, at the Welcome Center area.

July OCC items: Miscellaneous Items. Please see the suggested items list on both bulletin boards or feel free to ask Ralph or Tammy Hart.

Weekly Update for Sunday, July 10, 2022

This Sunday, Dr. Keith Gaddis will be preaching in the 10:00 AM morning worship service. Rev. Roger Bear will be preaching in the 6:00 PM evening worship service.

This Wednesday at 6:30 pm Pastor David will resume teaching our Bible Study. A time of prayer will follow.

Pastor David will be back in the pulpit next Sunday, July 17, 2022.

July OCC items: Miscellaneous Items. Please see the suggested items list on both bulletin boards or feel free to ask Ralph or Tammy Hart.

Weekly Update for Sunday, July 3, 2022

The Church office will be closed on Monday for the holiday.

The congregation is cheerfully invited to come sit on Pastor David and Rae Anne’s lawn to watch the Fourth of July parade.

This Wednesday at 6:30 pm our Bible Study will again be taught by Mr. Ted Wagner. A time of prayer will follow.

Next Sunday, July 10, 2022, Dr. Keith Gaddis will be preaching in the 10:00 AM morning worship service. Rev. Roger Bear will be preaching in the 6:00 PM evening worship service.

July OCC items: Miscellaneous Items. Please see the suggested items list on both bulletin boards or feel free to ask Ralph or Tammy Hart.

Time Flies

There’s a short poem about money I heard a long time ago that I’ve never forgotten. Here it is:

Money talks; that’s no lie.

I heard it once; it said “Goodbye!”

But let me reword it a bit, like this:

Time flies; that’s no lie.

I heard it once; it said “Goodbye!”

Actually, I don’t think time says “Goodbye” at all. It just rushes by without so much as a “See you later!” It really is astonishing how fast it goes.

Now, I couldn’t convince my 5-year-old grandson of this. If he’s waiting for something good—his birthday, or Christmas, or for his daddy or mommy to come home after being away—then to him, time passes excruciatingly slowly.

But the older you get, the faster time seems to go. You’re a kid. You’re a teenager. You’ve graduated from high school. You’re married. You’re having babies. Before you know it, your babies are teenagers. Then they’re graduating from high school. And then, wait—what?—they’re getting married? Now your kids are having babies? And that makes you…a grandparent? How did this happen?

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