November 2014

 Jones Chapel UMC
 Sharing The News

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were

called to peace. And be thankful.”                                                             Colossians 3:15

WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH
We welcome each and every one of our
visitors each Sunday.  We pray that you will
come back and worship with us and make
Jones Chapel your home.

Pastor: Rev. John Crabtree
381 County Road 775
Riceville, TN 37370
423-494-4045

JONES CHAPEL NOTES

* REMEMBER THE MINISTRY OFFERING FOR MIRACLE LAKE, MORNING STAR MINISTRIES, OR WOMEN AT THE WELL, IS THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH. PRAY AND OBEY. PRAY FOR THESE MINISTRIES.
* WED. BIBLE STUDY IS AT 6 PM AT THE CHURCH.
* MCMINN MINISTRIES IS THURS., NOV. 6 AT THE COOK MINISTRY CENTER AT 7:00 PM. COME TO THE GOSPEL SINGING ON FRIDAY NIGHTS AT 7:00PM.
* THE LADIES AND MEN’S MEETINGS WILL BE ON NOV. 19 AT 6 PM.
* NOV. 1-JONES CHAPEL DAYS-5 PM-?
* NOV. 30-HANGING OF THE GREENS
* A SHUT-IN IS LISTED IN THE BULLETIN EACH WEEK. PLEASE PRAY, SEND A CARD, OR VISIT.
* PLEASE CALL JUDY HENDERSON AT 336-8145 OR TEXT TO HER CELL 618-4186 FOR THE PRAYER CHAIN.
* CALL OR TEXT TAMMY BY FRIDAY AT 920-1236 TO GIVE HER BULLETIN INFO.
* CALL PERRY (336-5751) OR LESLYE CALL OR TEXT (336-1285/506-4139) BY THE 3RD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH TO PUT PRAYER REQUESTS OR ARTICLES IN THE  NEXT NEWSLETTER.

Jones Chapel UMC  590 County Road 778
Athens, TN 37303
Corner of County Roads 775 & 778

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

3    LISA CRABTREE
6    CHET BORDEN
6    RAY ERVIN
8    RODNEY CREASMAN
11    REBECCA BORDEN
11    MIKE HENDERSON
18    REX CRABTREE
19    CARL SHEFFEY
20    CHRIS NORMAN
24    BOBBY FARRIS
25    DON BARKER
26    PASTOR JOHN
29    LEONARD WALDOP


 

Rejoice in the Lord always;
again I will say, Rejoice.
Philippians 4:4


CONGRATULATIONS
TO
WES & EMILEE FARRIS
OCTOBER 11, 2014


PRAYER REQUESTS:

AGNES JOINES
ALAN & MARTHA FALLS
ANGIE TUTEN & FAMILY
ANNA MAE STUDDARD
BELLA’S STEPDAD, JOSH
BLAKE MILLER
BRANT THOMPSON
GEORGE & BOBBIE GOLDEN
BOB & THEL HAMILTON
BOB MUNYON
BOB SHUGART
BRENDA FINNELL
BUCKNER/MURPHY FAMILIES
CAROL LENNON
CHOCTAW MISSION
CHRISTY JACKSON
DAVID RISH
DEAN & LORETTA SWARTZELL
EVELYN ROWLAND & FAMILY
FAMILY OF ASHLEY DOTSON
FAMILY OF MARY SEWELL
FAYE AKINS
FULL CIRCLE WOMEN SERV.
GLEN DAVIS
HALAN BAKER
HAZEL MOSES
HELEN JAMES
IRAQ SITUATION
ISRAEL & JERUSALEM
JANE TREW
JEAN JOINES
JENNIFER DODSON FAMILY
JIM NUNLEY
JO BUNCH
JONES CHAPEL FOOD BANK
JULIE PETERSON
JUSTIN HOUSTON

LACEY & RYAN SHAMBLIN
LARRY LEATHERWOOD
MATTHEW SHUGART
MCDOWELL FAMILY
MIKE STEWART
MILES  & LINDA GRADIN
MISTY BUCKNER
MUTT AKINS & FAMILY
OGLE WATTENBARGER
STONE FAMILY
OUR GOVERNMENT
OUR PRESIDENT & ALL LEADERS
OUR MILITARY & FAMILIES
OUR SCHOOLS, COLLEGES & TEACHERS
OUR YOUTH
PAUL BAKER
PASTOR JOHN & FAMILY
PERRY RIDEN
PETER NAJJAR & FAMILY
RENEE HENDERSON & FAMILY
RICK CARLTON
RUTHIE JOHNSON
STEVE GATES
SETH JOHNSON
SHERRY KINCAID
SKYE MIU
SUSIE MALONE
TELLASIA MINISTRIES
THOSE TRAVELING
TJ  AKINS
TOMMY HAMILTON
UNSAVED FAMILY & FRIENDS
UNSPOKEN REQUESTS

WESLEY & EMILEE FARRIS


TODDLER TICKLER
“Naughty Tag-Team”
One day while I was running errands, I
left my children in the car with a friend of
mine. Apparently my 4-year-old was being quite obnoxious when suddenly she quit and said to her 2-year-old sister: “I’m tired of being naughty. It’s your turn now.”                                    Teri Gasser, Madison, Wis.


JONES CHAPEL CHURCH SERVERS

NOV. 2
ACOLYTE    JEFFREY FARRIS
CHILD. CH.    STEPHANIE/CECIL
GREETER    VICKI NICHOLS

NOV. 9
ACOLYTE    CECIL FARRIS
CHILD. CH.    CYNTHIA/CHARCIA
GREETERS    MIKE & JUDY HENDERSON

NOV. 16
ACOLYTE    JEFFREY FARRIS
CHILD. CH.    —
GREETER    REX CRABTREE

NOV. 23
ACOLYTE    CECIL FARRIS
CHILD. CH.    —
GREETERS    BOB & MARYELLEN SHUGART

NOV. 30
ACOLYTE    JEFFREY FARRIS
CHILD. CH.    VICKI/BRANT
GREETERS    RAY & FAYE ERVIN


 Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully

with all your heart. For consider what

great things he has done for you.

  1 Samuel 12:24


Pastor John’s Notes:

I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. – Jesus, Matthew 10:16

Jesus sends out the Twelve for the first time with those sobering words.  We go out into the world bearing the Word of Life, but in its brokenness, the world is not ready to hear this word.  Part of our mission is to remember our own brokenness; how Christ has saved us and is continuing to heal us.  We can relate to others because we’ve been there, and we can point them onward to Jesus, because he’s brought us out.

Part of being shrewd, like Jesus says, is not buying into the simplistic, either/or, black and white narrative of the world around us.  It seems that our national conversation has become increasingly polarized, making every issue into “us versus them.”  Making anyone who disagrees into the enemy.  Most issues are complicated and it takes time and hard work to understand what’s going on and what’s at stake.

Inside the church, we too have our pet projects and things we think are important.  Our challenge lies in listening and understanding the points and perspectives of those who disagree with us.  We can learn from people even if we don’t agree with them.  We can also be very intentional about remembering our opponents too are the beloved children of God.

This is hard work.  It’s much easier to just talk with people who agree with us.  The trouble is that it is too easy to move from disagreeing with what someone thinks to discounting them as a person.

God has made a wonderfully rich and complicated creation.  We made us as a complicated and diverse bunch of people.  Let’s listen to our brothers and sisters.  We may not agree with each other all the time, but hopefully we can learn from the ways God has spoken to and through them.

Peace, John


WHY DOESN’T GOD ANSWER?
The preacher’s 5 year-old daughter noticed that her preacher father always paused and bowed his head for a moment before starting his sermon. One day she asked him why.
“Well, Honey,” he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his mesages, “I’m asking the Lord to help me to preach a good sermon.”
“Well then, how come He doesn’t do it?” she asked.


Unto no duty are we more dull and untoward, than to the praise of God, and thanksgiving unto him; neither is there any duty where unto there is more need that we should be stirred up.  ~           David Dickson (Dick), Scottish Theologian


Going To Heaven~
By Ron Boatwright
Our number one priority in this life must be to go to Heaven.  Nothing else is as important.  Jesus says in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”  Our soul is the most precious thing we have.  There is nothing that can equal its value.  We read in Matthew 16:26, “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”  One certainly does not profit in the tragic loss of his soul.
It is easy in today’s materialistic society to get caught up in the pursuit of materialism if we are not careful.  Our Lord says in Matthew 6:19-21, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.  But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is there will your heart be also.”  Our bank account needs to be in heaven.
Everyday we need to tell ourselves that the main thing in this life is to go to Heaven.  We read in Colossians 3:2, “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”  We should regularly think about going to Heaven.
Heaven is a prepared place (John 14:2-3) for a prepared people.  It will be such a wonderful place, which is beyond our wildest dreams.  Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:9, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”  There is no way that Heaven can be described so we as mortal human beings can understand how wonderful it will be.
A person will not accidentally go to Heaven.  Going to Heaven is a lifelong race as we read in Hebrews 12:1, “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”  Going to Heaven requires endurance, patience, and persistence.  We must finish the race.


Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol

him with music and song.  For the LORD is the

great God, the great King above all gods.      

Psalm 95:2-3


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

HAVE A GREAT MONTH!

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