Week ending November 5


this weeK…

NOTICE: The 30A road closure (from Grayton Beach to Blue Mountain) will be in effect from October 23 through January 31.

don’t forget…

 

HURRICANE RELIEF

The long-term plan for hurricane relief has shifted to Puerto Rico, which will take years to recover. Getting people, even supplies there, is nearly impossible right now. However, we have multiple contacts on the island and are staying connected. The Puerto Rico trip has been pushed back until the first of the year because the area we were going to has been quarantined because of water contamination.

In the short term, we will be assisting the Immokalee Community in Collier County, Florida. This is an agricultural community that suffered a good deal of hurricane damage. Mostly tenants and renters, their housing is going to be taken care of, but the Guadalupe Social Services program is in need of supplies. We will provide further information in the days ahead, and deliver a load of supplies to them.

  

 

Samaritans’ Purse Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is officially begun so please pick up a box or two and have a joyful time picking out the contents!😇 Please pray as you shop and you will find guidance from above on what to select.

Lots of cardboard boxes are left so please pick them up with a shipping label. Be sure to tape the shipping label on the box and secure with a rubber band which is also available at the table in the front hallway.

NOTE:  The packing party at Seagrove Baptist has been moved to Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm.

There are lots of boxes left so be sure to pick up a box or boxes this Sunday November 5 and bring back Sunday November 12 so we can pray over the boxes. Thank you so much for your time and generosity! Don’t miss the video this Sunday before church showing the excitement as the boxes are given to children, or go to Samaritan’s Purse.org and click on Operation Christmas Child.

We next deliver our boxes to Point Washington Methodist Church and they are put on a huge truck to go to the Atlanta Processing Center! Nancy Gross 850-797-6926.

 

 

bible study!

Simple Faith Church, Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Explorer’s Bible Study, incorporates a DVD lesson and workbook discussion questions. Cost of materials is $24.00

All are welcome!

Come join us as we study the 2 Books written by the only Gentile writer of the Bible.

Of all of Paul’s friends, there may have been no other more dearer than Luke.  Luke, a physician, was a man of culture, careful intelligence and of a very tender and sympathetic heart.  He loved Jesus and served Him with his whole heart.  The first 12 lessons will be in the Gospel of Luke.  In Acts, we will study of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and grow more and more in the knowledge of Who the Holy Spirit is. This is not only a study of the History of the church forming but a study of how the Holy Spirit works through us as believers today.  A transforming and life changing study of God’s Word.

Any questions and to order a book:
Jen Kelley:  elle2897@gmail.com
Judy Skinner:  judyskinner29@gmail.com

 

second bible study

NOTE: Art Pierce’s Revelation Bible study will NOT meet the last 2 Wednesdays of November. 

A study of the book of Revelation began Wednesday, September 6th at A Simple Faith. The class is led by Art Pierce, and meets each Wednesday at noon directly following the 10:00 bible class. All are welcome to attend. 

Although the class began in September, there is no cut off time to attending the class. There is so much to learn and absorb about this incredible book of the Bible and anyone interested should feel free to join us at any point at noon on Wednesdays at ASF.

 

 

Can we talk???

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

 

yoga classes

You 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

READERS’ CORNER:

Leaving Religion, Following Jesus by Ronnie McBrayer

Leaving Religion, Following Jesus is a book about running after Jesus, about a journey with the Christ—his journey and yours. It is a book about looking and listening to the unexpected. It is a book about opening our eyes, unstopping our ears, and soaking up the gracious wonder that he is, the wonder that surrounds us.
We do not know where Jesus will lead us; we have no idea of the long journey that waits for any of us. But it begins with that first step; that first halting, timid step that puts you on the road away from religion and onward to the Christ.  This is quintessential McBrayer.  The best!

opportunities:

Greeters: Contact Michael and Laura Granberry, to meet and greet. Contact Michael at mgranberry@earthlink.net  or call 850 496-6610.  You can contact  Laura at simpledesigns@earthlink.net

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

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!

 

Send the Fire Truck!

In a small eastern Kentucky town, the local police chief also served as part of the Volunteer Fire Department. His job was to answer the phone and in the event of a fire was to ring the fire bell to summons all the volunteer firemen in the county.

One Saturday morning, the phone rang and the chief answered, “Fire department.” Out of the ear phone came the terrified voice of a woman yelling, “Hurry, send the fire truck!”, but immediately hang up the phone. The chief sat there stunned. “Send it where?”

In a very few minutes, the phone rang again, and the chief again answered, “Fire department.” Once more, in hysterical cries, the voice on the other end of the phone cried, “Hurry! Hurry!, send the fire truck,” and again immediately hung up the phone.

The chief was even more perturbed. He ran out into the street and surveyed the scene for a full 360 degrees, looking for smoke. No smoke. Where was the fire? Whose house was going up in flames? Were there children who were in danger? All these things flitted through his mind.

He heard the phone rang again, and on the way back to the station office, he devised a way to keep the lady on the phone long enough to find where to send the fire truck. He grabbed the phone, and yelled, “Where’s the fire?” The voice on the other end returned the yell by saying, “In the kitchen!” and promptly hung up the phone once more.

So much of what is called religion is a lot like this humorous situation. Insufficient information leaves people insufficiently informed and the lack of information promotes nothing but insufficient confusion. Only the full truth of God satisfies every situation in life.

It is by “every word” that comes from God’s mouth, that our Lord says life in him is possible.
(Author Unknown)

 

Please add Karen Brown to your prayers.  Karen is the daughter-in-law of Mickey and Linda Brown (snow birds from Manistee, MI) She was hit by a car crossing the road at her job last week near the hospital. She is facing major reconstructive surgery to her face and jaw this week.  3 plates will be put into place and she will have major swelling.  I ask that you keep this sweet family in your prayer!

Thank you!
Cindy L. McBrayer

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Please continue praying for Crystal!  She is an employee of Sacred Heart and a very good friend of Erica and Amber who watched ASF nursery for years.  Crystal has an adopted daughter Zoe that some of you may remember.  She is fighting cancer and had a 20-hour surgery this week.  Your prayers would be greatly appreciated.

I know many of you have been anxiously waiting for an update.

She’s not alone. Her Mama and Chris are with her.

She was more alert this morning, moving her limbs and eyelids more and actually realizing she’s on a vent.

She went back to the OR to have an Ileostomy put in and some of her colon had to be removed because one of the connections separated and feces was getting in her belly.

They washed her belly out with water and they will take her back to the OR on Wednesday to rewash her abdomen again, and change wound vac -this bag will likely be temporary.

They also debrided her wound in the OR, cutting away all dead tissue.

Kidney function is better, creatinine is 1.7. YAY! They’d like to see more urine output.

The goal is to try to extubate her on Wednesday.

Her b/p out of the OR was low but has since stabilized.

Because she so recently came from the OR they’ll monitor her closely, but right now they are optimistic with the things they’ve done to get her turned around and on a clean recovery. She has a long road ahead of her but she’s on the right path and in the best hands.

Please continue to pray for Chrystal and everyone involved in her care.

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Update on Scotty

Please continue to keep Scotty in your prayers.

CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT “SCOTTY FIGHTS IT BIG!”To follow Scotty on his Facebook page, CLICK HERE.

 

communion servers: 


Oct 29………..Kelly and David Cochrane
                Mary Jane and Jimmy Parrish

Nov 5….Garry & Lynn Hedges
Michael & Laura Granberry

Nov 12…Nancy McConnell and Larry Davis      

Nov 19….Rose Rogers and Victoria Hunt
                Kurt & Barbara Tape

Nov 26….John Youngbeck and Ann Scott

Dec 3 …..Jan Briscoe
                Linny Delahoussaye and Lee Eyer

December 10…..Nancy McConnell and Larry Davis
                Linny Delahoussaye and Lee Eyer

 

Dec 17…..Kim Ryals

Dec 24……Carolyn & Jim Mullins

Dec 31……Kurt & Barbara Tape

Ronnie’s Sermons

Keeping The Faith, Part 3 – From October 29, 2017

Keeping the Faith, Part 2 – From October 22, 2017

Keeping the Faith, Part 1  – From October 15, 2017

 

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

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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