September 19, 2021

Help Us, Lord

Attitude is everything – just ask someone how they are doing and observe how their circumstances are reflected in their attitude. We cannot necessarily control our circumstances, but we can and should always control our attitudes. Consider the following poem by Grace Lowery:

Dear Lord, when I am prone to say

Unkind words that cause dismay

Or criticize the way –

Help me to say…nothing.

 

When I feel anxious to complain

Or cause another grief and pain;

Or suffer loss when others gain –

Help me to say…nothing.

 

When I would frown, help me to smile.

Give strength to walk the second mile.

Teach me to practice self-denial –

And when to say…nothing.

May we always seek His strength to live this life as He would have us to live.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”  Philippians 4:8

Come, let us learn and grow together.

Mark Jamieson

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sep 19   (Sun) English Partners, 9:00-10:15, FLC room 206

Sep 19   (Sun) Adult Bible Classes, 9:30

Sep 19   (Sun) Worship 10:30am

Sep 20   (Mon) Ladies Prayer and Fitness, 6pm

Sep 20   (Mon) B-12 7pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Sep 21   (Tue) Faith Walkers Ladies Bible Study, 10am followed by Crafty Ladies’ lunch group.

Sep 22   (Wed) Bible Classes, 7pm

Sep 30   (Thu) Prison Ministry Fund Raising Dinner, 6:30pm, FLC Gym

FAITH WALKERS Ladies Bible Study meets each Tuesday at 10am in the Fellowship Hall of the Worship Center. All ladies are invited to be a part of this weekly examining of God’s word together. We are studying the book of Romans.

DISASTER RELIEF Thank you for your generous donations both materially and financially to give aid to the victims of the hurricane in Louisiana. You have helped relieve many who are suffering.

PRISON MINISTRY NEWS The annual Prison Ministry fund raising dinner will be on Thursday, September 30 in the Family Life Center from 6:30-8:00pm. Please RSVP to Pat Wyder 352-377-0927.

THANK YOU Thanks for all the prayers, calls, cards, visits and food during my recovery from surgery. Everything has been very much appreciated. In Christian Love, Ruby Lee Horne

YOUTH GROUP NEWS This Wednesday Peers @ the Pier Study Hall will be held from 3-7PM. Please bring $3 for dinner. Plan to stay for Bible Class from 7-8PM. Mike continues his series on “Behavior Changes”. Dinner & Devo will be held on October 3rd from 6-8PM hosted by Travis, Angel & Abi Martin.

GATORS FOR CHRIST Tonight at 6pm at the UCCC Gym is our Fall Semi-Formal! Come for Italian dinner, dessert, Karaoke, open talent, and more! Dress up (Guys ties and Ladies Dresses) and enjoy a fun-filled evening and great fellowship! Our College & Post Grad adult Bible study of Ephesians meets this Wednesday Night at 7pm by Donny & Darren, in the UCCC Family Life Center Gym.

TAKETHEMAMEAL If you would like to sign up to provide a meal for Myrna Flint as she recovers from shoulder surgery, please go to www.takethemameal.com name: “Flint”, password: “Meal”.

BLESSING BAGS are available and can be picked up from the Evangelism Resource Office. Travel-size items continue to be collected and may be dropped off in the bin. Thanks for supporting this ministry.

FOOD PANTRY BAGS Available upon request.

ADULT CLASSES:

Wednesday Night:

FLC Gym, “Ephesians—Rebuilding Christian Community,” M. Jamieson, D. Coffield and D. Dillon

WC Fellowship Hall: “2 Peter,” B. Braun

Sunday:

FLC Dining Room (#109): Hebrews, M. Jamieson

WC Fellowship Hall: The Holy Spirit in Action, B. Wharton

FLC #212: “Wisdom Literature: Money & Relationships,” Various

FLC #206: volunteers helping with “English Partners”

ELDER’S CORNER

1 Peter 5:2 “Be Shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care…”

Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.” (NLT)

The Apostle Paul may have had this in mind when he wrote in Romans 15:4, “The scriptures give us patience and encouragement so that we can have hope.” (NCV) There are many examples in scripture where a real God met real pain. So, when we ask, “where is God when I hurt?”, the answer is, right next to you.

Dan Bryant

Private prayer with an Elder(s) is available down front after worship or by appointment.

Please remember our sick and shut-in with cards, visits or a phone call and keep them in your prayers.

Hospitals: (this past week)

Special Care Facilities:

Donald Allen, Mary Banks, Onley Bowers, Katherine Guttery, Daisy Martin (Ayers #224), Jodi McKim, June Wiles

Others:

Judy Beard, Ann & Ed Bresnyan, Inez & Sandra Brooker, Emily Carpenter, Myrna Flint (recovering from shoulder surgery), Chuck Gatton, Teddie Goodner, Yvonne Griffin, Douglas Guntor, Brooke Hinckley, Ruby Lee Horne, Joan Jaudon, Carol Massey, Bennilene Pennisi, Rick Worley, John Zylinski.

Prayers for the safety and strength of all those in harm’s way serving our country and community.