Inspiring Each Other to Glorify Christ by Growing, Connecting & Reaching
The Church is God's spiritual family. It is made up of all those who have chosen to place their trust and faith in Jesus and who are His followers (disciples). The Church is not a building or one particular group of believers. To belong to the Church, is to belong to Jesus. The Bible uses the analogy that Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is His body. God's will is for the Church to gather regularly to worship its Head, Jesus, to use its various gifts and abilities to serve its Head, to love and encourage those who are in the body, and to work diligently to maintain the unity of the body. It is expected that every member of the church will assemble for worship on each Lord's day and participate in the sharing of the Lord's supper, which is a central part of the worship service. The whole church family invests in the spiritual growth of each other, especially our children and teens. Therefore we believe the assembly of the saints should take precedence over all other activities so that all will be edified and our youth will grow in admonition of the Lord. Church should be a hospital for the hurting. A place to turn to - seeking guidance and peace from sin and sorrow - not a place to be condemned. Church is where we should all turn for reconciliation. As the members of His Church love one another and maintain unity of purpose and relationship, the world around us will recognize that we belong to Jesus. The Church or body is to seek to do the will of God, which also includes loving and saving the world through Jesus Christ. The church is guided by the Word of God.
Matthew 16:15-18; John 17:20-23; John 13:34-35; Acts 2:42-47; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Peter 2:4-10
Hospital / Rehab:
- ♥ Buford Benson, step-father of Robert and Marietta Walden’s daughter-in-law, Heather, continues rehab in HealthSouth Rehab Hospital Room 222 following a stroke.
- ♥ Alex Cagle, nephew of Bud and Joan Cagle, continues tests and treatment in Vanderbilt room 10647.
- ♥ Thatcher Dunn, grandson of Roy and Kay Helton, fractured his foot over the weekend. His blood work continues to look very well. He remains in the apartment near the hospital with his mother.
- ♥ Lissa Hale, a good friend of Amanda Gilreath, continues treatment for serious health concerns in Centennial CCU-22.
- ♥ Carrie Lawrence continues rehab in Life Care of Hickory Woods room 102 and is scheduled to be dismissed on Thursday, Oct. 11th.
- ♥ John Russell is undergoing treatment and rehab in Life Care of
- Hickory Woods for an infection. Please NO VISITORS at this time.
- ♥ Ruth Young, mother of Gloria Harris and grandmother of Michelle Heil, is undergoing treatment in St. Thomas Rutherford, room 542
- for serious health issues. Please NO VISITORS at this time.
- ♥ Tammy Baird, daughter of Faye Anderson, is undergoing six to seven weeks of radiation for five days a week.
- ♥ Vicki Ambrose is feeling much better as she continues to recover from injured ribs which she sustained in a fall.
- ♥ Inez Cline, sister of Ida Mae Couch, began treatments for aggressive breast cancer.
- ♥ Wendell Ellis, father of Felicia Haynes, is undergoing further tests to help determine his shortness of breath.
- ♥ Al Fann continues to be very weak and is in need our prayers.
- ♥ Braxton Harrell, 14 year old cousin of Jordan Logue, continues chemo for brain and spinal cancer.
- ♥ Lynnette Henderson continues to await results from recent imaging. Please prayer that she will soon be relieved of her pain.
- ♥ Roger Malone, brother of Betty Graham, is recovering from several surgeries to remove skin cancer from the top of his head.
- ♥ Theresa McGoldrick received results from her heart monitor read- ings, and she is thankful that she does not need a pacemaker. The doctor took her off some of her medicines to see if that will help.
- ♥ B. J. Moss suffered a fall last week and injured her knee. She is scheduled to see her doctor on Tues., October 9th due to pain in her knee.
- ♥ Bill Ramey, brother of Barbara Grimes, will begin chemo again this Thursday, October 11th.
- ♥ Mary Schreoder, mother of the wife (Brittney) of Bill and Angelia Wilson’s nephew (Daniel Coffman), is at the end stage of cancer and is in a lot of pain. Prayers are requested for comfort for her and the entire family.
- ♥ Joyce Walton, mother of Ida Mae Couch, continues recovery from a cracked shoulder in three places.
DISASTER RELIEF TRIPTO NORTH CAROLINA
Please keep those from our Smyrna church family in your prayers as they help this week with the outreach/ relief efforts for the hurricane- ravaged area of North Carolina. The group is working with Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team (DRT). DRT is operating in New Bern, NC and Wilmington, NC. A second group from the Smyrna church is tentatively scheduled to go November 3rd—9th. If you would like to participate in this effort, either physically making the trip or financially supporting the effort, please see Dale Bryson.
Planning the Budget
All 2019 ministry budget requests must be turned in to Ken Sweeney by next Monday, October 15th!
“YOUNG AT HEART” TRIP
Call the church office to sign-up for the trip to Oak Ridge Laboratory/Museum on Monday, October 15th. The bus will leave the church building at 7:00 a.m.
CARD MAKING CLASS
The next card making class will meet on Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Remember to bring your supplies!
Women at His Well
Ladies, sign up at the welcome center for the next “Women at His Well” to be held on Monday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Joan Cagle, 3940 Bruce Drive, Murfreesboro. Starr Carter will be co-hosting with Joan, and their menu and theme will be “fall treats.”
Trunk or Treat
Children’s “Trunk or Treat” will be held on Sunday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m. We need volunteers to sign-up at the welcome center to decorate a trunk! It’s so much fun, and the kids love it! Also, we would appreciate it if each family would donate just one bag of individually wrapped candy to give out that night. A bin for the candy is in the main foyer.
DISASTER RELIEF TRIP TO NORTH CAROLINA
A second group from the Smyrna church is scheduled to go to North Carolina to work with Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team (DRT) November 3rd—9th. If you would like to participate in this effort, either physically making the trip or financially supporting the effort, please see Dale Bryson.
4th & 5th grades Oct. 31st & Jan. 30th (Last Wed. of the quarter)
Oct 14th @ 5:30p – Please arrive at 5:30p – Please arrive at 5:30p to give the public a chance to clear out of the Pumpkin Farm
Trunk or Treat
Oct 28th @ 6:30p
Breakfast with Santa