Revolution Youth

The Weekly Update

(May 23, 2018)

This day in history, May 23, was a deadly day that brought a little peace to the land. Heinrich Himmler, head of the Nazi Gestapo, committed suicide after being captured by Allied Forces. Gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were killed by Texas Rangers in 1934. Finally, in 1701, Captain William Kidd, the Scottish pirate, was hanged on the banks of the River Thames. No word on whether he and notorious gunfighter Billy are related.

Tonight is the final Wednesday service of the spring for adults, youth and children. They all begin at 6:30 p.m. Rip Pope will conclude his teaching on “Finding Faith To Move Your Mountains.” The youth will have an end of year barbecue.

We need a few volunteers to help move someone on Saturday. James Owens and Victoria Yates are former members of MORE and Victoria’s mother, Eileen, who has had a lung transplant could use some help. She’s moving from one unit to another unit in the same apartment complex. It’s one story, too. If you can help, please be at her apartment at 9 a.m. that day. The address is Northwest Village Apartments, #2, 6101 I-40 West. If you need directions, please contact Alissa Von Theumer or Pastor Lyndal. Alissa also can give you more information on what’s needed.

Our annual church swimming party is scheduled for 7-9 p.m., June 20, at Southwest Park Pool. In addition to the pool and visiting, we will have the Jungle Run and sand volleyball court available. Someone might bring a volleyball this year if you want to play. They don’t always have one. There is no charge.

Please check the calendar below for more information. You also can go to our website at www.ilovemore.org or visit us on Facebook.

Tuesday/Wednesday groups and classes:

  • Wednesday services for adults, youth and children are 6:30-8:00 p.m. Rip Pope is teaching the adults on “Finding Faith To Move Your Mountains.” (Wednesday services will end tonight.)
  • Community group led by Brad and Crystal Chambers, 7203 Jameson, meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
  • Community group led by Troy and Camelia Johnson, 3716 Clearwell, meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Sunday groups and classes:

  • Couples group, led by Mike/Tina Hadley, 6702 Gainsborough, 6:30 p.m.
  • Intercessory prayer is at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday in the Red Room near the southwest entrance. This class is led by Jennifer Martin, Danielle Ramos and Linsey Beggs.
  • Gary Jones leads a life recovery class at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Next week they will begin a Beth Moore study called “The Quest.”
  • J.R. Duncan leads a men’s class at 9:00 a.m.
  • Study of Matthew, led by Johnny Saunders, 9-10 a.m.
  • Community group led by Patrick/Shelly Wood, 3110 Sunlite, meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month.

May Schedule:

  • May 23 – Wednesday services end for a break
  • May 23 – Youth end of school barbecue, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 27 – Baby dedication
  • May 28 – Memorial Day holiday

June Schedule:

  • June 3 – First Fruits Offering for new van
  • June 10 – Our week to feed the homeless
  • June 17 – Water baptism
  • June 17 – Father’s Day
  • June 20 – Church swimming party, Southwest Park, 7-9 p.m.
  • June 21 – Ladies Night Out spa night, 6:30 p.m.
  • June 24 – Baby dedication
  • June 30 – Healing/prophetic rooms open, noon to 2 p.m.

Weekly Schedule:

  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m., GROW classes (adults and children)
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m., Intercessory prayer
  • Sunday: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., Sunday service
  • Sunday: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., Children’s church
  • Sunday: After 10:30 a.m. worship, MORE JV for 6th-10th graders
  • Sunday: Homeless meals needed second Sunday of each month
  • Sunday: 6:30-8:00 p.m., classes and community groups
  • Wednesday: 6:30-8:00 p.m., youth and children, adult services (ends May 23)
  • Weekly – Community groups that meet periodically (www.ilovemore.org)

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for Mitzi Palmer who will be having double mastectomy surgery today at BSA.
  • Pray for David Johnson who will be having esophagus surgery today at NWTH.
  • Pray for Mae Dell Cuesta, Camelia Johnson’s mother, who is in BSA.
  • Pray for Genifer Schuster’s grandfather, who also is the father of Lisa Campbell and Kris McGalliard, who had a heart cath recently.
  • Pray for Charlie Gore’s brother-in-law, Vincent, who is having surgery May 31 to remove his cancerous left kidney. Their daughter, Wendy, will have surgery June 1 for pancreatic cancer.
  • Pray for Clint Vansickle and his daughter Kynzlee who have been sick for several days.
  • Pray for Tanya Garner’s mother who has a liver condition.
  • Pray for Becky Rowlins’ grandson, Zander, who is recovering from recent surgery to remove a tumor and his kidney. He also is undergoing chemo and radiation.
  • Pray for those with long-term health issues: Chuck Melear (stage four throat cancer), Tim Murphy (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease); Ronnie Mullins (recovery from shoulder/arm surgery).
  • Pray for family and friends in our congregation who are struggling with meth and other addictions.
  • Pray for Martin and Rebekah Neil and their ministry Voices from the Nations.
  • In addition, please pray for all of our military personnel, leaders, president and cabinet members.

MORE Money:

Sunday, 05/20/18 offering was $18,718.79. YTD giving is $292,752.03. Budget is $280,000. Attendance was 551.

Thoughts for the week:

 

  • 1 John 4:17-18 – And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So, we will not be afraid on the day of judgment but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. (NLT)
  • “People are more important than rules.” (Pastor Daryl Roach)
  • “Jesus takes what we have so we can take what He has.” (Pastor Daryl Roach, paraphrase of 2 Cor. 5:21)

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Dadisms:

  • “Stand up and take it like a man.” When a dad is in the midst of a good, old-fashioned, red-face, veins popping through the neck, wild-eyed tongue lashing, the last thing he wants to see is his son slouching in a chair staring at his feet. The message here is, “I may be calling you a good-for-nothing lousy slacker but I want you to stand proud while you get your licks.”
  • “You think I was born yesterday?” Kids are always trying to pull one over on the old man. Nine times out of 10, they succeed. But when dad gets lucky and foils a youngster’s scam, whatever it might be, he enjoys using this smug gotcha. Most kids simply shake their heads and say, “You got us there, dad.” Then run off to plan the next caper.
  • “A little dirt never hurt anybody.” Like a badge of honor, dirt on the hands or clothes is a sign of a job well done or a game played hard. The dirtier a kid looks after a football game or day in the yard, the better. It doesn’t matter how the dirt got there. This is why football players who spend more time on the bench than on the field will roll around in the dirt before heading home after a game.

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Little Tony was in his uncle’s wedding. As he came down the aisle during the ceremony, he carefully took two steps then stopped and turned to the crowd. When facing the congregation, he put his hands up like claws and roared loudly. So, it went, step, step, turn, roar. Step, step, turn, roar. All the way down the aisle.

As you can imagine, the congregation was near tears from laughing. By the time little Tony reached the altar, he was near tears, too. Later, when asked what he was doing, the boy sniffed and said, “I was being the Ring Bear.”

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Reverend Walker was scheduled to perform a special wedding ceremony immediately following the Sunday morning service. He planned to perform the rite before the entire congregation but for the life of him, he could not remember the names of the two members whom he was to marry.

He got around his dilemma this way: “Will those who want to get married now, please come stand before me.”

At once, six single ladies, four widows and five single men stood, went to the aisle and walked to the front.

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That’s all, folks. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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