The Weathervane Weatherly Heights Baptist Church Volume LII Worship News For This Sunday The Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost Is War Inevitable? Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Romans 3:10-18; Matthew 5:38-45 From Cain and Abel until today, one human trait has remained constant. We kill each other. History can be studied by tribal clashes, world wars, and armed conflicts. After a recent visit to U.S. Civil War sites, Art Dohrman is wondering if war is inevitable. Join us this Sunday as the pastor addresses this important question. As always, invite a friend or neighbor to be your guest. Children’s Home Group Rummage Sale September 27 & 28 Please place your donations for the sale in the Lighthouse closet next to the Coke machine. Proceeds from this sale benefit the Decatur Children’s Home. Issue 30 August 13, 2013 School Resumes, And So Does Church Programming I am among those who grieve the end of summer. I like the relaxed pace of summertime, fresh vegetables, flowering plants, cookout, travel, and many other things. Alas, all good things come to an end. It’s time to shift gears now and get ready for school and church programming. Here are some events to be watching for: Youth back to school party at Vann and Cathy Hough’s cabin this Saturday. All youth, including new 6th graders, are invited. A blessing of the backpacks this Sunday in worship. Children are invited to bring their backpacks. This will be a blessing of our children and their new school year. Wednesday night dinners resume on August 21. You may make a standing reservation or a weekly reservation. The Kentucky mission trip team will report on this night also. End of summer church social on August 25. The Social and Anniversary Committee is showcasing your hobbies and talents. If you have a hobby or talent to showcase, contact Terri Baldwin. Sunday evening programming for all ages will resume on September 8. I will begin a study of the book of Galatians on Wednesday evenings beginning September 18. So long, summer! Welcome, fall! Warmly, David Deacon Election This Sunday We will elect ten deacons this Sunday. These thirteen members have agreed to be on the ballot. Mary Ann Brothers Eunice Augustus Kay Carroll Keith Garrett Memorie Elliott Ruth Ann Konantz Gunter Livingston Chip Ledbetter Carol McGinnis Chris Olsen Linda Meigs Charlene Pinke Judy Swaim Children’s Home Group The Record Speaks Thursday, August 22 at 9:30 At the home of Ann Trentham Morning Worship………………………………………149 Sunday School ……………………………....................131 Prayer Shawl Ministry Monday, August 26 10:00 a.m. 2013 Budget Update Weekly Requirements $13,054 Last Sunday’s Offering $8,841 Year-to-Date Loss ($31,261) Ladies Birthday Lunch Friday, August 30 at Noon At the home of Robin Sells 907 Forrest Heights Drive RSVP by Wednesday, August 28 to Robin at 256-883-0126 Happy Birthday! AUGUST 15: David Durst, David Ivey, Jill Sharp AUGUST 16: Todd Baldwin, David Childers, Harold Ray Sells AUGUST 17: Leeann Childers, Amy Mingledorff AUGUST 18: Karen Ivey, Benny Jackson, Cliff Plaxco, Arlynn Wilson AUGUST 19: Charolette Adkins, Laurie Wilson AUGUST 21: David Ledbetter, Joan Rankin The Church in Service DEACON ON CALL: Mary Jane Aycock Next Week: Elaine Avery TELLERS: Guin Givens & Connie Stephens SOUND TECHNICIAN: Reggie Simmons CHILDREN’S CHURCH: David & Michelle Little ACOLYTES: Mackenzie Morris & Bailey Greer NURSERY: Cathy Hough & Julie Morris, Mike & Wendy Malone Prayer Requests Val Moore, in the death of her son Steven Howard Williams Meghan Still Vann Hough Cathy Hough Mary Stanley, surgery 8/23 Alice Caruso Yvonne Betowt Betty Terry, mother of Yvonne Betowt Megan Childers Murray Carroll’s mother Karen Peppers, friend of Julie Morris Dean Sheppard Al Keplinger Astrid and Zach Carter Vic Henderson, brother of Al Henderson Bobbi Adams, daughter of Russ and Carole Parry Al Weaver, brother-in-law of Carole Parry Pat Malone Linda Wallace, daughter of Dora Gilbert Manette Kramer Rob Slater, friend of Mary Ann Brothers Burl Dykes Joe Coleman, brother of Jina Long Joy Hildebrandt Holly Thames, niece of Linda Putnam, chemo Donna Mason-Smith, cousin of Anne Livingston Julie Sfakianos, daughter of Bob and Barbara White Brian Parker, son-in-law of Bobby and Pat Williamson Family and friends in the military Memorial Gifts In memory of Brenda Dillon, daughter of Alice Caruso Given by Dottie Keebler To the Music Ministry In memory of Mac McKenzie Given by John and Jo Ann Terry Given by Charles and Joyce Egedy Given by Bob and Barbara White Thank You, Friends... Dear Mrs. Trentham and Decatur Children’s Home Group Friends: Your Children’s Home Group’s words of encouragement, works of faith and the endorsement of this childcare ministry as a continuous missions project enable us to minister to the lives of abused children as spiritual warriors. Thank you for helping with the school needs of the boys and girls at the Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes & Family Ministries in Decatur with your $1200 donation. Through your donation, we are able to provide the school and clothing supplies that are needed this year and are able to provide stable Christian homes. Thank you for your kindness and generosity to our children. Michael Smith Area Director-Northern Alabama Dear Friends: When you support the Children’s Homes, your support changes young lives and changes older lives as well. We exist to protect, nurture and restore children and families through Christ-centered services. I am deeply indebted to you for giving us the support that allows us to do so. Your recent generous gift for the children on our Decatur campus to buy back-to-school supplies may be for many of the children the first time they have ever gone shopping for school supplies. Your generous spirit is evident in the kindness you show to the children in our care. Dr. Smith brags about your church and the heart you have for our ministry. We are so blessed to have supporters like you all! God bless you! Sincerely, Rod Marshall, President/CEO Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes Youth this Wednesday: August 14th Southern Adventures/Sonic-3pm-7:30pm Cost $10 Meet at the church with your swimsuit and towel. After Southern Adventures we will go to Sonic for dinner. Bring money for that as well. Back to School Fellowship Saturday, August 17th 4pm-9pm @ the Houghs’ Rising 6th graders are also invited to this fellowship. We will gather at the church at 4pm and take the bus to the Houghs’. We will return by 9pm. We will enjoy some good food and fellowship as we get ready for a new school year. If you didn’t sign up on the youth bulletin board but were plan to attend, please send me an email. Youth this Sunday: August 18th Sunday School 9am- New Sunday School Classes! Worship-10am Make-up Parents AND Youth Meeting After worship If you were out of town or missed the Youth and Parents meeting a couple of weeks ago, we will have a make-up meeting right after worship for about 30 minutes. Come on out and learn about the exciting things planned for WHBC Youth this coming year! Attention Parents! If you have not filled out the WHBC Youth Participation Release Form as well as submitted a copy of your insurance cards, front and back, please do so ASAP. Beginning in September, your child will not be eligible to participate in youth activities unless we have that information on file. The Release Forms are on the Youth Bulletin boards. You can also see me for a copy of the form. Please turn completed forms and insurance information into me. Blessings, Patrick Streeter, Minister of Youth [email protected] The Weathervane is published in the church office. Deadline for articles is noon Friday before the Tuesday printing date. You may submit an article to the church office in person or by email to [email protected] We reserve the right to edit for clarity and space. Weatherly Heights Baptist Church 1306 Cannstatt Drive Huntsville, AL 35803 Ph: 256-881-6882 Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Huntsville, Al 35807 Fax: 256-881-6889 www.weatherly.org Permit no. 381 RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED Handy’s Happenings It always strikes me as odd that rehearsals for our Christmas Lovefeast begin when the temperature is 90+ and the humidity is high...but we do. Growing up Baptist, I remember when GA’s had a mission emphasis called “Christmas in August.” For me, “Christmas in August” means Lovefeast time! ESL You are Needed! The Chancel Choir will begin work on Lovefeast music from August 14 until December 15, when we have our Lovefeast. Can you cook...can you drive...can you rock a baby? There is a place for you on Wednesday mornings where you can use these talents. The Bible says, “do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Jesus said, “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” I encourage EVERYONE who is interested in singing to join us on Wednesday evenings at 7:30. This does not have to be a commitment; you may sing with us in Lovefeast without making a commitment to sing every Sunday. However, if you wish to sing every Sunday you’ll witness my happy dance. People from all over the world come to Weatherly Heights Baptist Church to learn English, study citizenship, become familiar with the American way of life, find a friend, feel accepted and loved. YOU ARE NEEDED. You can help with transportation, bake cookies or a cake, rock a baby or teach a citizenship class. Music is plentiful so come and join this happy group of Ministers in the Choir Loft. Classes start August 21 and meet every Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 and Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:30. If you can’t help every week, maybe you could once a month or substitute occasionally. You are invited to just visit and see where you think you might fit in. The only requirement is that we “treat them as one of us...love them as we love ourselves.” Happy Hearts Thursday, August 29 (Note the date change!) We will eat lunch at Greenbrier Restaurant. Meet at WHBC at 10:15. Sign up on the Adult Ministry bulletin board. If you would like more information or want to volunteer to get involved in the English Class ministry at WHBC, call Becky Harchanko at 256-656-3173.
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