Week ending May 7

this week…

Due to technical issues, recent recordings of our services have been unavailable.  We are resolving an issue with our cameras and recording equipment and, once resolved, we’ll be back online.  We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

 

We will have a baptism service at 6:00, May 7 at Ed Walline park with a bonfire afterwards. Anyone wishing to participate should contact me.

Ronnie

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“The Traveling Twenties”

(AKA Random Acts of Kindness)
“The Beginning…”

It started one day with an eye-opening realization. Not everyone had enough to eat or a friend or smile or heat or even a place to lay their head at night. Everyone was different. Everyone was in need and some were in need more than others. Twenties found their way into some very interesting adventures when they were put into the hands of those who cared but were unable to do. Those people then put twenties into the hands of those who saw but didn’t have twenties to give.  When hearts say help and God says move, adventures are soon to follow!!!

Adventure #8: Conversations

We were at a local gathering place when we heard a conversation about a person who was asking for money on the corner. “Don’t give it to him. He doesn’t need it. He’s just asking for money cause he wants to.” We had to smile. Most people would rather do anything else than beg or ask others for money. Something happens inside a person to actually make that decision to ask another human being for help. Some would rather die than ask for help.

The person talking, we knew well. He was of the latter group. Rather than ask for a ride he would and had driven himself to the hospital in an emergency. On a tight budget, he often would play music for a free meal or the hopes of a tip or two. And he was first in line at a new Hardees so he could get free coffee for life even though he had to stand there for what seemed like forever. But he would not ask even his friends for a ride or help in anyway. He just couldn’t.

The next conversation we heard was in a restaurant by three workers from a restaurant next door. It struck us as strange as where they worked was not known as a high-end place and yet they talked as if they were world travelers or at least US travelers. They were discussing where it was “BEST” to be homeless. The conversation both fascinated and horrified us. Their discussion took them to Hawaii for of course the weather would make being homeless so much more comfortable and easy there. We wanted to ask how much fun it was in Hawaii or any other state to not know if you would eat that day or if you would have a place to lay your head or if you were sick not even to have an aspirin to help your aches and pains. There is no where it is easy to be homeless. Cold or heat, rain or snow, desert or mountain, ocean or plain, city or rural, there is no place being homeless is great.

We give Twenties to those we see whether on street corners asking like the older man who stood in the cold wind and upon receiving the Twenty went straight into the café to warm up, or the man on the side of the road holding a sign that says “NEED HELP”. We are responsible for doing what we can. We are to respond because we want to be like Jesus. We may not be able to heal the blind but we can show them love. We can’t make the lame walk but we can give them a ride. We can listen and talk and treat them like people whether they feel like one or not.

Adventure #9 coming soon!

 

Tawnia Machell is trying to help her son and grand babies find a place to live.  If you know anyone who has a 2-bedroom place for less than $900/month please call her at 850-635-5348.

the many faces of love

A little girl wipes away the tears of a man on TV.

The employees of a cleaning company put on superhero costumes
to cheer up kids in the hospital.

 

Once a week, this guy offers free haircuts to homeless people. 

An 84-year-old lady was embarrassed to walk around a hospital in her nightgown, so her grandson put one on as well in support. 

They got acquainted at the airport and  decided to give each other a hug. 

A man gets help learning to put on his tie. 

A fireman puts an oxygen mask on a kitten that’s just been saved from a burning building. 

A Marine runs alongside a boy who fell behind his group in a marathon. 

And finally: just a child hugging his best friend. 

bible study

Ongoing Wednesday Morning Bible Study.
All are welcome!

Our “Making Sure of the Truth” study ends with the last class on April 26th.
(We will take two weeks off.)
Our new “Co-Ed All Are Welcome Wednesday Morning Bible Study” study is:
“When God’s People Pray”.  It is a DVD study by Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle.
The study begins: May 17th at 10:00-11:30 a.m. 
We meet at Simple Faith Church. 
This is a 6-week study: May 17th- June 21st.
Participants Guide is $5.00.
Prayer can change lives and circumstances like nothing else can.  Prayer is our lifeline to God- Who is our source of strength and abundant blessing.  This study will instruct and inspire, revive and bless!
For more information:
Jen Kelley: elle2897@gmail.com
 
THANKS SO MUCH TO THE ANGELS WHO REMEMBER TO DROP OFF DIAPERS AND FEMININE PRODUCTS EACH WEEK! 
please join them!

Once a month why not come and serve with us at Rural Relief? Also remember the continuing need of diapers, feminine products and adult diapers or monetary donations. Come join us!! Talk to a Talty at 850-585-0370 or cyndibunnia@gmail.com.

If you are willing to help donate to Rural Relief, please bring items to church by the second Sunday of the month. There is a box in the front of the church where you can put your donations.

can we talk???

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If you would like to have a Chat With Cyndi Talty call 850-585-0370
and plan to meet with her.

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A Miracle?

The preacher was driving down to Boston when got stopped for speeding in Medford. The highway patrol officer smelled alcohol on the pastor’s breath and then saw an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.

He said, ‘Pastor, have you been drinking?’

‘Only water’, replied Father O’Malley.

The policeman asked, ‘Then how come I can smell wine?’

The pastor looked at the bottle and said, ‘Good Lord! He’s done it again.’

 

Yoga classes !

woman-practicing-yoga-lotus_smallYou are invited to a  Gentle Yoga Class with Nancy Gross, MS, RYT200+ Monday classes at A Simple Faith now will be  at 11:15 am and Thursday at 8:30 am.  Classes at 769 Eden Drive, Point Washington, Florida 32459 will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at 9:00 am.  Please call or email your questions and reservation.  850-797-6926 or nancydgross@gmail.com]\

reader’s corner:

Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging by Brennan Manning

Is an impostor robbing you of God’s love?

We’ve bought into the lie that we are worthy of God’s love only when our lives are going well. If our families are happy or our jobs are meaningful, life is a success. But when life begins to fall through the cracks and embarrassing sins threaten to reveal our less-than-perfect identity, we scramble to keep up a good front to present to the world—and to God. We hide until we can rearrange the mask of perfection. Sadly, it is then that we wonder why we lack intimate relationships and a passionate faith.

All this time God is calling us to take the mask off and come openly to Him. He longs for us to know in the depth of our beings that He loves us and accepts us as we are. When we are our true selves, we can finally claim our identity as God’s child—Abba’s child—and experience His pure pleasure in who we are. Brennan Manning encourages us to let go of the impostor lifestyle and freely accept our belovedness as a child of the heavenly Father. In Him there is life.

opportunities:

Greeters: Contact Terry Olive to meet and greet at firstolive33@gmail.com; Thanks greeters!

Communion Servers:Contact Barbara Tape to serve communion: barbara@digitalpark.com. Thanks servers!

Tuesdays, The Prayer Boys meet at 8:00am. Contact Kevin Simonsen at 970-259-1748 or kevin@kjsems.com

Mentor Become a mentor to a child in South Walton County today!

 

prayer

Please be in prayer for my sister Beth who is in IC!U in critical condition in CT.

Thank you.
Deb Riccitelli
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As you know, Ken has done a miraculous job being able to maintain a full-time work schedule while undergoing 18-months of harsh chemo treatments.  He exhausted his chemo options back in early February and has been on various drugs since being hit with the news that the cancer has spread to his brain.  Today, he finally had to quit working.  I ask that he remain in your prayers for a miracle cure.  Also, we have a mountain of medical bills, our mortgage, etc., and ask for prayers to rescue us from financial crisis and to give us wisdom and strength to stand strong through this long-standing storm.

God Bless,

Lorraine Sloan
294 Bayou Circle
Freeport, FL 32439

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Margie Baumann was a long-time resident of SRB. She has been removed from dialysis and is with hospice, very much at peace.  Prayers would be very much appreciated.

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Bobby Rains is at home now.  He will be continuing to receive treatment for some time. Please continue to include him on your prayer list.

If you’d like to send him a card, Bobby’s address is: 

304 River Chase Dr
Bainbridge, GA 39819
brains63@yahoo.com

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Great news!

5 rounds of chemo, 4 blood transfusions, 2 platelet transfusion, 2 cryoprecipitate transfusions, 2 bone marrow biopsies, 3 spinal taps, 2 weeks in the hospital & 19 blood withdraws. Scotty is officially in FULL REMISSION!!!!!! We will now spend the next 3 1/2 years keeping this beast of a disease at bay. Thank You Sacred Heart and Nemours for all the wonderful care.  WHO SAYS PRAYERS DON’T WORK?  Let’s all continue encircling Scotty with prayer! 

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, closeupCLICK HERE TO SUPPORT “SCOTTY FIGHTS IT BIG!”To follow Scotty on his Facebook page, CLICK HERE.


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communion servers

communion

April 30…Kelly & David Cochrane
                   John Youngbeck and Ann Scott
May 7…Kelly & David Cochrane
                 Kim Ryals and friend
May 17…Janet and Cole Taylor
                  Garry & Lynn Hedges
May 21…Linny Delahoussaye and Lee Eyer
                 John and Judy Skinner
May 28…Linny Delahoussaye and Lee Eyer
                 Kathy and George Davenport

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(The sermon was not recorded due to a technological malfunction.)

 

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if you’re shopping at Amazon, please don’t forget to participate in our “His Children” mission.

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When you order go to smile.amazon.com and put in the charity name “His Children Kevil Kentucky.”   Amazon will donate 0.5% of your order total to the organization. It will help provide supplies for “His Children.”

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