Dear Church Family,
It is the sophistry of Satan that the death of Christ brought in grace to take the place of the law. The death of Jesus did not change, or annul, or lessen in the slightest degree, the law of ten commandments. That precious grace offered to men through a Saviour’s blood, establishes the law of God. Since the fall of man, God’s moral government and His grace are inseparable. They go hand in hand through all dispensations. “Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” Psalm 85:10.
White, E. G. (1958). The Faith I Live By (p. 89). Review and Herald Publishing Association.
In the news:
1. We will continue our series in John this week with a look at John 13. The message is enttiled, “The Hope of Glory.”
2. There will be no AYA this week.
3. Regarding fellowship lunch teams, we have around 5 I believe assembled at this point. Ideally we need around twice that many so if you are interested in getting a team together or would like to serve on a team, please contact Brenda Chalfant. We plan to resume fellowship dinners soon.
4. The school board will meet this Monday evening at 6 p.m. in the school library.
5. We will resume our mid-week study of Hebrews this coming Wednesday. We will pick up with Hebrews 11:23.
6. This Thursday, we will gather at the church Pavilion at 5:30 p.m. for a ribbon cutting ceremony and will give thanks to God and all those from the community who have helped to construct it. We will have several from the community and the newspaper as well to help celebrate the event. We hope you can come to this special event.
Thursday, July 29 @ 5:30 p.m.
7. We have had a great group this week at VBS and a big thank you to all the volunteers who have helped to make it a reality. Also we want to thank Jean Callaway and Laura Wensell for their leadership in organizing this week. The kids spent the week learning about Noah and the story of the flood. Here are a few pictures from the week. Tomorrow’s ministry focus and hymns of praise time will feature our VBS kids singing and a short slideshow.
8. Remember that a week from this weekend we will have the church campout. Some may choose to just come for the day on Sabbath which is fine. We welcome that. We will be gathering at Cades Cove and will try and notify everyone where we will be meeting for worship as soon as we have that information available. Remember to bring your bikes if you like as the 11 mile loop promises beautiful scenery and often a glimpse of a bear or two.
9. The Pathfinders are offering frozen fruits, purees, & jams from Bithell Farms this year. Information may be found in the front lobby on the glass table. Fill out the order form and turn in to the church office WITH PAYMENT by JULY 31. Make checks to Greeneville Pioneers.
10. Looking ahead to some special events and guests:
July 30-Aug 1 – Church Campout at Cades Cove
August 8 at 8 am – School Workbee
August 10 – First day of School
August 14 – AYA will feature a mission report of the work in Chad, Africa. Jonathan Dietrich & family will be sharing.
August 21 – AYA will feature a mission report with missionary Paula Haynes.
September 4 – AYA will feature a concert by Scott Michael Bennett who is a singer and pianist from It Is Written.
Sept 17-18 – NE TN Campmeeting at the Oaks
Oct 29-Nov 20 – Nightly Prophecy series with Elder Randy Skeete
11. Here are some of the promised pictures from out west. We are blessed to live in such a beautiful country.
12. Forgive me for sharing another family picture but our goldendoodle Ginger turned 3 this week and Jordan made cupcakes and some vegan icecream for the occasion. Had to share this picture.
13. Here is another Greener Pastures segment:
In His Service,