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
Thank you everyone for the cards, calls and prayers. I am much improved but slowly recovering. In Christian love, Faye Anderson
Dear Smyrna ladies—Just a note to say thank you again for having me as your guest at ladies day! Your hospitality was so warm and friendly, and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many of you. Thank you for the Mary Kay! It’s a favorite of mine—and for your generous gift. Blessings to you in the good work you are doing. Yours in Him, Janie Craun
Dear Smyrna Church of Christ—Words cannot express how much I appreciate all of the cards and prayers that I have received from your members and elders. Many thanks. Your Christian sister, Nancy McAdon (grandmother of KristyAnn Grimes)
Thank you for the cards, calls and for the beautiful lap quilt. In Christian love, Ruth Ann Morgan
Smyrna church of Christ—Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and energy to help us with our 5K fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis. Many people volunteered their time and energy on a holiday, and we are so grateful! This church is such a support and blessing to us! With love, the Nipper family
GriefShare is taking a break and will resume on January 6, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in room 231. If you are interested in the next session or have questions, please visit Griefshare.com or contact Dale Bryson or Larry Swaim.
Card Making Class
The next card making class will be held this Thursday, September 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Don’t forget to bring your supplies.
Smyrna Church T-Shirt Sunday
This Sunday, September 23rd is “Smyrna church t-shirt Sunday,” and everyone is encouraged to wear your Smyrna church green or red t-shirt. If you would like a red t-shirt, please see Amy or Nancy on Wednesday night, September 19th at the welcome center.
Women at His Well
The next “Women at His Well,” hosted by the ladies of the Joe Baskerville / Bobby Waldron LIFE group, will be held next Monday, September 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The theme and menu are “fall favorites.” A sign-up sheet is at the welcome center for those who would like to attend.
Depot Day is fast approaching—Saturday, September 29th! We need volunteers to sign up to help with our different activities and to make cookies. Sign-up sheets will be available at the welcome center this Sunday! If you make cookies, please bring them on the event morning to give away to those who come through our parking area. For further information, please refer to Tim’s article on the front page of this bulletin.