NORVAL PARK CHURCH OF CHRIST
WEEKLY BULLETIN       April 1
3, 2014
April 20,  2014
                                                                        
              
Welcome        -----------------------Jeff Jadwin
Song Leader--------------Charles Savage
Prayer----------------------------Jim Clegg
Officiating---------------------Jason Ware
Reading-----------------------Harry Jadwin
Sermon-------------------------Keith Kress
Dismissal        --------------------Tom Charles
At The Table
1.Bob Moore-----------------Frank Howell
2.Steve Coe----------------------Ben Lowe
3.Charles Clifford----------Matt Milatovich
4.Jordon Stewart------------Ryan Bollinger
5.Josh Loy-----------------Jeremiah Jewell

NURSERY ATTENDANTS
A.M. M. Tharp/M. Willey
P.M. W. Lowe/B. Jones

P.M.
Song Leader----------------------Paul Lowe
Prayer------------------------------Tom Charles
Reading-------------------------Keith Shaner
Sermon----------------------------Keith Kress
Announcements----------------Jeff Jadwin
Dismissal----------------------Gordon Brown

At The Doors
A.M. Arch St.        L. & K. Hurst
A.M. Race St.        B. & B. Jones
P.M. Race St.-----------M. Tharp/M. Willey
ATTENDANCE & CONTRIBUTION
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Sunday Bible Class---------------------132
Sunday Morning Worship-------------185
Evening Worship -------------------------95
Wednesday Bible Class ---------------112
Contribution-----------------------------4117
YARD SALE
Donations for the Timothy Hill yard
sale need to be brought to the building
no later than April 16. Items can be
placed in the last class room on the
right in the nursery wing. See Brian or
Marsha Compston for details.
 The Goodness and Severity of God
Romans 11:22 “Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell,
severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be
cut off.
In God’s goodness He created man in His own image (Gen. 1:27) and gave him dominion over
every other creature (Gen. 1:26). When man fell, God announced His intentions of sending a
savior to restore man. (Gen. 3:15) He then sent His only begotten son as that saviour. (John 3:
16) He then gave the gospel to all mankind (Mk. 16:15) through His word the Bible.
II Tim.3:16-17). He then extended His grace to all mankind (Tit. 2:11). Through that grace we are
saved (Eph. 2:8). We can see the goodness of God in the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15: 11-
24). The goodness of Jesus exemplified the goodness of God, for Jesus was God manifest in
the flesh (I Tim. 3:16). God is love I John 4:8,16). His goodness leads to repentance (Romans 2:
4)
In all His goodness we sometimes forget the severity of God. He drove Adam and Eve from
Eden (Gen. 3:3,19, 22-24). He sent a flood to destroy all mankind (Gen. 6:5). He destroyed
Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen. 19:24-25) and turned Lot’s wife into a pillar of salt (Gen. 19:26). He
wouldn’t allow Moses to inter the promised land (Num. 20:7-12). He will bring a righteous
judgment on mankind (Matt. 25:31-46, Rev. 20:12-15; 6:16,17).
The righteous will spend eternity in the goodness of God but on the other hand the sinner will
spend eternity in the severity of that same God. How will you choose?
May God bless.  Roger



      
                                                          APRIL

                    What a beautiful month April is!  Did you know that the month of April always
begins on the same day of the week as the month of July (Tuesday this year) and ends
on the same day of the week as December (Wednesday this year).  I did not know this
until I found it on Wikipedia.  The name of this month is likely derived from a word which
means “to open.”  What a beautiful thought.  In April, we have the opening of spring in its
beauty, as the trees begin to leaf out and bud, and the flowers begin to open up.  April is
spring for us, but in the southern hemisphere, April is autumn.  As everything is opening
up for us, it is beginning to close up for the world south of the equator.  God is great and
He has created, and put in motion, a marvelous earth for a dwelling place for mankind.
       When we consider the awesomeness of nature and all that God has created, how
could one ever say, “There is no God?”  The psalmist wrote that only a fool would make
that claim (Psalm 14:1).
Paul wrote in Romans 1:20, that what God created reveals His
“eternal power and divine nature.”  As we consider the beauty and the wonder of the
world around us, as well as humanity, we must conclude that everything had a Master
Designer.
       There is a song written by Kurt Kaiser, titled “Master Designer.”  The third and fourth
verses say, “Master Designer, whoever You are, all of this beauty, both near and afar,
can’t just have happened, the odds are too great: there must be a plan, we’re not left to
fate.  All of this beauty is far too convincing, Master Designer, Your Word must be true!  
Of all Your creations man is the dearest: help me to simply believe now in You.”  I love the
simple reasoning of this song.  April reminds me of God’s love and power.
                                                                                               
 We love you all  -  Keith


LADIES’ THURSDAY BIBLE CLASS
Ladies’ Bible class have begun their
spring quarter. They meet every
Thursday at 10:00am in the
Multipurpose room. See Barb Jones for
information.
POTTER CHILDREN’S HOME
Items needed for Potter Children’s Home:
Velveta Cheese, Zip Lock gallon size storage
bags, white cake mix, peanut butter, grape jelly,
aluminum foil regular and wide, soft and strong
toliet paper. Money donations will also be
accepted.
Pick up date for our area is May 11-13, items
should be at the building no later than May 11.
BABY SHOWER
There will be a baby shower for Renee
Ware on Thursday, April 24 at 6:30pm
in the multipurpose room. Renee and
Jason are registered at Target, Babies
R Us, and Pottery Barn Kids.
All ladies are encouraged to attend,
bring a small diaper bag item.
MOTHER DAUGHTER BANQUET
The annual Mother Daughter Banquet will be
May 17, 2014 at 6:00pm in the MPR. Tickets
will be available soon.