Roseville Church of Christ 17415 Eleven Mile Road Roseville, MI 48066 Website: www.rosevillecoc.org Lifelines Nov. 16, 2014 Roseville Church of Christ —- 17415 Eleven Mile Rd, Roseville, MI 48066 —- 586-771-5311 “Just Checking in Today, Lord” ...Half a Mile of Tennessee Red Dirt Fellowships Our monthly fellowship dinners will be suspended for a couple months due to the coming holidays. However, an ‘Old Fashioned’ pie social is planned for next Sunday, 11/23. Bring your favorite pie and join in on some good fellowship! The ‘Sunday Breakfasts in the Foyer’ however will continue on each second Sunday. (cont. from front page), “…..And we will never forget all the kindly folks of the town who always had time to stop and talk with us little folks in the yard. All wonderful memories! (Did I mention my Aunt Mary’s old Model A Ford? Or listening for the familiar ‘cha-cha-cha--CHUG’ of the John Deere tractors? Maybe another time…..) The good memories linger on…..while any un-good ones are soon forgotten. A comparison of ‘Little Henry’ to the garden that God provided for Adam and Eve would yield little similarities…..and yet ‘Little Henry,’ from a small child’s point of view, given the changes that centuries could bring, could be an ideal place for any of God’s children to live. Even though the summer heat could top 100 degrees, it was still a pleasant climate. Most nights were cool enough for sleeping and electric fans kept the air circulating. Winters were mild and really didn’t hurt much. Any snow was soon melted and the pot-bellied stove heated the whole house. Neighbors helped neighbors with all large projects and there was something special about spreading a table cloth on the old table in the yard so that neighbors could share meals….and when the watermelons were ripe, there seemed to be an unlimited supply! Come to think of it, there really was a lot of similarities be— Randy tween Henry and the Garden of Eden! Henry really could have been the community that time forgot. Mention was made here in this space recently of the friendly little West Tennessee town of Henry and a large part of my childhood memories are deeply rooted there. I’d like to share some of my favorite remembrances with you. My granddaddy had a farm a short way out of town and my mom’s mom lived right in the middle of town. Many of my early childhood days were spent alongside the main line of the L&N railroad, it being a mere 50 feet from my grandmother’s front door. Little Henry was like most small, southern towns. It occupied about half of a square mile of Tennessee red dirt and was all but by-passed when the highway dept. built a big highway through the county. A town park paralleled the railway through half of the town and the main street formed the other boundary of the park. Many of my memories stem from the railroad. The ‘wildcat’ whistles of the steam locomotives could be heard from miles away so, as kids, we could always manage to be “on the front porch” when the freight trains roared by! The engineers always waved back at us which gave us many a thrill. During the night, if the trains were more than five minutes late, we would wake up wondering where they were! Much of our time was spent walking the rails to see who could go the furthest without falling off. It was such great fun. The homes were well-kept and the neighbors didn’t mind when we played in their yards…..even when their own kids were somewhere else. On a hot day, we would walk the rails part-way to ‘town,’ then jump to the other rail and run over to Mr. Irby’s store to buy a bottle of RC Cola for a nickel. Many years later, we learned that the portly Mr. Irby had never asked us for the full price! Another fond memory was the daily routine of helping my aunt water her large collection of potted flowers. We would carry the bucket to the the bucket to the water faucet next door to get the water…..since there was no indoor plumbing (nor toilet) in our house. ( Continued on back page) Service Schedule: Sunday: Bible Class 10 AM Morning Worship 11 AM Evening Worship 5 PM Tuesday PM: James Group Dinner at 5:30 PM Bible study at 6:30 PM Wednesday Bible Study: 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM Elders: Dave Chaffin John Magness George Westerman Jr. George Price Deacons: John Bonbrisco Neil Cherry Randy Milam Jim Petronski Gunther Schlender Bob Wilson Linda Lawson Thanksgiving Alms Linda spent a particularly long and stressful day (16 hours) at the hospital this past weekend while being administered extra units of blood. The need was brought on by reaction to her cancer treatments. Linda maintains a sunny attitude without complaint. Please remember the Lawson family in your daily prayers. Gunther is putting baskets together for the Thanksgiving holiday. You can be a great part of this special ministry by contributing your “holiday alms.” You can still give Gunther your cash donations today. Much good has been accomplished through this annual project and the Lord has been Glorified in many ways through such gestures of good will. John Hart John patiently awaits results on the latest lab tests to determine the progress of his chemotherapy which are expected soon. In the meantime, the chemotherapy continues. VBS to Return Angel Tree Program Jim & Alisa Petronski are taking the lead in our Angel Tree Program this year. Such efforts always bring much glory to the Lord’s name. There is opportunity for all to be a part of this wonderful effort to bring a little holiday cheer into the lives of these little folk. The Angel Tree Party will be held this year on Thursday, Dec. 4, in our building. The Parade of Smiles will begin at 6:00 pm. Church E-Mail Address: [email protected] Our Vacation Bible School will return next summer. It was not held this year due to dwindling numbers. We need mature Christian teachers to staff the program and to help organize. Bob & Lynn Wilson are leading Church Web Address: www.rosevillecoc.org Susie’s Dad Annual Holiday Sing-A-Long Dan Furkovich, Sue Jamieson’s dad, continues to recover at home. He received a favorable doctor’s report this past week and surgeons anticipate performing his aortic valve replacement surgery before the end of the year. It’s time to start warming up your vocal chords for the ‘annual’ Christmas Sing-a-long at the Schlender chalet. Mark your calendar for Friday, Dec. 5, at 7:00 p.m. ‘Rumor’ has it that the spiced cider and donuts are ‘awe-ready ‘hot ‘n’ fresh!!! Minister: (see any elder) Our Numbers for Nov. 9 Worship 113 Giving $4850.00 ________________________ Vol. 14-042 Daily in Our Prayers Bob Blair - Bob has been discharged from the hospital after treatment for irregular heart beat and related issues. He was feeling somewhat better but is beset with a constant ‘fatigue.’ Send cards to 5109 Ravens Glen, Nashville TN 37211. Osterhoudts - The family health issues continue and they could use some help with meals —- a great opportunity to do a good work. Keith Andersen - Keith’s rehab program is still in high gear. He has been able to keep his smiles and chipper demeanor through all his woes. Len Desmarais - Remains at Clinton Aire Rehab facility, 17001 17 Mile in Clinton Twp., He has been able to attend classes lately but still appreciates cards and calls. Rob Smith - Rob has been told that his body is now cancer free. Medics must now rebuild his strength forcing him to miss the twins’ birth. Gloria Huyser - Gloria is recovering nicely since injuring her ankle. She expects to have rotator cuff surgery in her injured shoulder in January. Bill Green - Bill continues at the Shorepointe Nursing Center, rm 228 following a brief stay in the hospital. Medics are pleased with his progress and may remove the pins from his foot soon. Gracious Father, Please smile benevolently on these special members of our family who want so desperately to have their hurts eased. Please give them peace no matter what their hurt may be. —-Be Still and know that I am God!— Lois Birdwell - Lois has fallen and broken her pelvis while living with her sister in the Nashville area. She is a grand lady who has spent a lifetime in service to others and would love to hear from you now in her hour of need! For Encouragement The Gordon family, the Runyons, Joe Phillips, Bill & Betty Green, Ed George, Sue Johnson, the Osterhoudts, the Holzhauers, Jean Ballard, Len Desmarais, the Bedard/ Hamilton family, Brian Folino, the Joel Legree family, Vinnie Phillips and Mike van Cleave who often calls for prayer. Those Struggling with Cancer Anita Hall, Roger Hamilton, John Hart, Rob Smith, Linda Lawson, and Bob Blair, Multiple Health Issues The Osterhoudts; the Greens, The Hamiltons, Jan & Rhonda Runyon, the Pincombes and Chuck and Donna Holzhauer. Our Shut-Ins Len Desmarais, Darlene LaCharitie, Bill & Betty Green, Justine Arnold, Helen Whitty and Jim & Pauline Bedard.
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