NORVAL PARK CHURCH OF CHRIST
WEEKLY BULLETIN      July 27, 2014
AUGUST 3, 2014
                                                                     
Welcome        -----------------------Jeff Jadwin
Song Leader--------------------Paul Lowe
Prayer-----------------------George Drabik
Officiating----------------------Jason Ware
Reading---------------------Gordon Brown
Sermon------------------------Zach Watts
Dismissal        -----------------Jim Strouse
At The Table
At The Table
1.Brian Compston------------Jim Sprague
2.Tom Lanning---------------Gary Graham
3.Bob Fleegle--------------------Mark Allen
4.Donavon Jadwin------------Joe Kennedy
5.Lyle Watts--------------------Bob McFee

NURSERY ATTENDANTS
A.M. M. Lanning/M. Lollini
P.M. S. Shaner/S. Clegg

PM
Song Leader----------------------Eric Wright
Prayer---------------------------Bob Jones Sr.
Reading-----------------------Joe Stoneburner
Sermon----------------------------Keith Kress
Announcements-----------------Jeff Jadwin
Dismissal-------------------------Jeff Jadwin

At The Doors

A.M. Arch St.---------------R. & G. Maxwell
A.M. Race St.        J. & J. Sprague
P.M. Arch St.----------------L. G. & J. Hehr
ATTENDANCE & CONTRIBUTION
7/2
0/14
       LAST WEEKS ATTENDANCE
Sunday Bible Class---------------------118
Sunday Morning Worship-------------205
Evening Worship -------------------------80
Wednesday Bible Class ----------------80
Contribution-----------------------------3857
MUSCLE AND A SHOVEL
Muscle and A Shovel books are  still
available available for $13.00 on a first
come first served basis. See Jackie or
one of the elders for a copy.
                        AREA WIDE SING
       
Norval Park will host the area wide sing,
Friday, August 15 from 7-9. If you would like to
assist with the song leading, please sign the list on
the bulletin board.
    

        What To Do When Times Are Bad
       
Paul’s little letter to the church in Philippi has helped me on numerous occasions. It can help you, too, when
circumstances in your life are not what you would like them to be. Let me give you an example from chapter 4. Here’
s some advice from Paul:
1. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” (v. 4) - When distressed, we can nd joy “in” the Lord. When
you’re on the down side of life, you’re looking at defeat. But when you contemplate Jesus, all you can see is victory!
We like to celebrate victories.
2. “Let your forbearing spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. “ (v. 5) - Paul did not say “let everybody see
how downcast you are.” Rather, he wants us to behave in such a way that everyone can see we are bearing up
under the burdens of life. We don’t let life get us down. Why? We recognize that this life is soon over and our Lord
will soon return to take us home (see 3:20,21). Hey, that lifts my spirits!
3. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made
known to God. “ (v. 6) - Do you catch yourself worrying about a lot of little things? If so, then I can tell you from
experience that you’re behind in your praying. Prayer puts things in proper perspective. Prayer places our trust in a
loving Father who wants to handle our worries about life (see Matt. 6:24-34; 1 Pet. 5:6,7).
Here then, are three things you can do when you feel a “downer” coming on. Too tough for you? Did I fail to
mention that Paul also said, “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13).

Zach

                                                                 STEWARDS?

       “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2 -
NKJV).
       What is a steward?  In Old English (sti-ward), it referred to one who cared for the stock
pen of another.  In Greek, it referred to one who arranged, or organized, a house.  In the
parables, it was a servant who managed the property of another.  He had authority, but
knew he must give account to the owner.  A steward is always one who takes care of
something belonging to another.
       Joseph was a steward over Potiphar’s house (Genesis 39:4), and later, over the land of
Egypt (Genesis 41:40-41).  Jacob was a steward over Laban’s flocks (Genesis 31).  A
manager of a company is a steward.  We get the picture.  A steward has much responsibility.

       The foundation of biblical stewardship is the fact that everything, including ourselves,
belongs to God (Psalm 24:1; Romans 14:8).  God reminded Israel in Deuteronomy 8:18, that
it was He who gave them the ability to get wealth, not their own power.  If it all belongs to
God, then we are responsible for how we use it.  We must first willingly give ourselves to Him,
as the Macedonians did (2 Corinthians 8:5).
       As stewards, we must use well: our material possessions (1 Corinthians 16:1-2); our
abilities and time (Matthew 25:14-30; I Peter 4:10); God’s Word (1 Thessalonians 2:4); and
even our soul (Matthew 16:26).  All of it belongs to God.  He bought us with the cost of His
Son’s blood on the cross, so we do not belong to ourselves (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).  Am I
giving to God as a faithful steward?     
We love you all  -  Keith



      


      



                                                                 
SUMMER SERIES
       
Every Wednesday night in August

6th - “I Am Forgiven” -  Tom  Arnold
13th -“Jesus, Our Example” - Roger Massey
20th - “Up to Seventy” - Sam Bartrug
27th -  “If You Do Not Forgive” - Doug Oaks

      
Our Sympathy
      We extend our sympathy to the
family of Virgene DeVolld who passed
away on Tuesday, July 15. Virgene
was a membe at Norval Park from
1979, to 2010 when she was moved to
be closer to her son. Her funeral was
yesterday.
      MARK YOUR CALENDAR
      
Saturday, August 9 - OVU Bible Class
Teacher’s Workshop

Saturday, August 9 -  Circleville  
Ladies’ Inspiration Day        

August 10-14 -  New Concord Gospel
Meeting

August 15, Area Wide Sing at Norval
Park