Pastor’s Notes


The Lord continues to manifest
His presence among us in our
services. I stand in amazement
that a Holy God would come down among us and
bless us in the ways that He does. What a different service on Sunday…..worship, testimonies,
people willingly stepping out to say “I need some accountability partners” and then others stepping
out to become those partners. God is truly moving!!!! Someone after the service said the Lord spoke
to them and said “The Lord said the atmosphere is changing”. GLORY TO GOD! That can happen
even in greater dimension when we come into the House of God with nothing else on our minds but
Him….when we have no other discussions than about Him….when our heart is turned towards
nothing else but Him. Then on Sunday night, we took our time to sing and PRAY. There’s a
thought….the church praying. Jesus said “my House shall be called a House of Prayer”. We often
spend more time taking prayer requests that we do praying for those requests. What we need are
prayers that elevate the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. We need prayers that build our
relationship with Him, convince Him that we really do love Him and that He is the most important
thing in our lives. Is He the most important thing in your life? If He is not #1, then it is time to pray.
If He is #1, then it’s time to pray.

This coming Wednesday evening at 7:00, our children & youth will be
coming into the sanctuary for us to pray over them before they start back
to school. This has been a practice of ours for many years.
Please be in the sanctuary promptly at 7:00 PM.

Then following the prayer, our Pastor Emeritus James Shealy will be continuing his series on
“living a faithful life”. He laid an awesome foundation last week, reminding us that the coming
of the Lord is near and how important living a faithful life is. Please do not miss the Wednesday
nights in August as he shares these important messages with us.

During August, I am bring a stewardship series
entitled “eTithe. Our greatest blessing comes when
we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Other
blessing come our way because of obedient things we
do. Tithing & giving is one such practice that
absolutely brings the blessings of God. If you do not
tithe or have been inconsistent in tithing & giving, I
encourage you to begin to practice tithing & giving.
You will not be disappointed!

Woodruff Church of God e-Edition Newsletter
August 12, 2014

For your calendar: August 13, Wed night – Prayer for school children/teachers – 7:00 PM
August 17 6:00 PM Service – Jamaican Missions Team
August 31 9:30 AM – Opportunity for Church Membership
August 31 10:30 AM service – Baby Dedication

If you have a child that needs to be dedicated to the
Lord, please get your information to our church
secretary by August 28
. You will also need to
provide 3 pictures of your child for us to use during
the service. Remember, dedication is as much as
about the parents/guardians as it is the child. So, at
least one of the parents/guardians needs to be a born
again Christian who accepts the responsibility of
being the “priest” in the home.

COMMUNITY REVIVAL is planned for September 21-24. Please mark your calendars and
save those dates so that we can come together as a community and honor and bless the Lord. We
also ask that if you are asked to participate in some capacity to please accept the request and help
us represent our church well. Thank you in advance!

The Ladies Munch Bunch will meet for lunch TOMORROW, August 13
11:30 AM in the CLC. Contact Janet Sloan for menu or other questions.

Prayer List

AMERICA, Kim Roberson, Megan Laster, Tommy Wallace, Brenda Cobb, Frank Patterson,
Beatrice Granger, Tonya Gibson, Judy Smith, Jason Ball, James Tillman, Kay Simmons, Larry
Buchannan, Curtis Thackston, Brenda Brittian, The Pendley Family, Patrick Teague, Ammie
Wyatt, Danny Lanford, Cindy Taylor, The Beck Family, Brianna Smith, Drew Nabors, Amanda
Scott, Greg Williams, Haily Tillman, Destiny Leonard, Thomas Cannon, Sylvia, Carol Hopson,
Amy Tillman, Rhonda Kay Arnold, The Anderson Family, Melody Coleman, Lisa Smith, Marvin
Chesney, James Morgan, Culbertson Family, Ella Weathers, Mertice Whitmore, Joe Smith,
James Dame, Dwayne Tucker, Those needing jobs, Caregivers, Shut-Ins, & Those in nursing

Choir practice on Wednesday at 6:15.

The choir will wear black/white on Sunday.

The choir is accepting new choir members throughout the month of August! Now is the time
to join this important ministry. See Todd or Vickie for more information.

Music dept. appreciation lunch is scheduled for Sept. 7 right after the morning service.

The choir will have practice this Wednesday at 6:30.

We will begin collecting hotel sized shampoos, conditioners and lotions for our second annual
"Miracle on Poole Street". Look for the collection bin in the foyer! Thanks for your help and

All Breast Cancer Survivors will meet in the prayer area on August 31, during the Sunday
School hour to shoot a short video for this years “Pink Sunday”. Please make plans to be there
so all can be recognized.

Comforting Hearts Meal- pick up dishes in the LM office from the last meal served

Toy Closet- It’s time to start collecting toys for our Christmas Project. Item to purchase this
week is Footballs.

Hey fellers, Hope you are off to an awesome week. Just a few quick notes for all of us. The
fishing trip for BOB is now full, all spots are taken. We really appreciate the overwhelming
response. This will be an annual event for us so let's make plans for next year to be an even
greater success.

Band Of Brothers sends out a very special invitation to the "Men's Bible Class" to be our guest at
the next Band of Brothers meeting on September 4th at 6:30 in the Man Cave (under the
sanctuary). We will have a Hobo supper that you will not want to miss. We are talking about
BEING a disciple of Jesus and we need the wisdom of our older brothers to help us. And who
knows, you might just learn a thing or two from our middle aged and our younger guys.
Brothers helping brothers, disciples guiding disciples, Iron Sharpening Iron. Can't wait to see you



We will be leaving the church at 4:0 PM and our meal time has been set for 6:00 PM. If you
plan to ride with the group, please make plans to be at the church no later than 4:00 PM. If you
are going to drive, just make sure you are at Shealy’s by 6:00. This is a Dutch treat meal and the
cost is $13.00. It would be very helpful if you would go ahead and give us your $13.00 when you
sign up so we will know for sure you are going and can make reservations for the correct
number attending. Please give your money to Pastor Shealy or Faye Arnold.


We will be singing on Sunday evening, August 31
. Please meet us in the choir loft at 5:00 PM
for Rehearsal. If you have not become part of this special choir, this would be a great time to


We will be having a special Senior Adult Revival on October 14 & 15. The time will be from
10:30 AM until 12 Noon, both days. Rev. Vernon LeBuhn has agreed to be our special speaker.
He has served as one of our leading evangelists and pastors and also served as our State
Evangelism and Home Missions Director for four years. He is an outstanding preacher as well
as a great singer. You will be blessed by his ministry.

If you would be willing to help in planning and promoting this meeting, please see Pastor Shealy
immediately. We need greeters, ushers, phone workers, letter writers, and Home Prayer Group

Richie and Shannon Bishop have agreed to host this month's activity on Friday August 29th.
Each family attending is asked to bring something to eat and drink so there will be no other
cost. There will be a sign up sheet on our bulletin board in the hallway at church. Their address
will be on the sign up sheet. If you are 35 to 50 we hope to see you there!

Youth Summer Events
 Saturday, August 23 – Youth Event
 Carowinds is being moved to October

Drama will start back THIS SUNDAY at 5:00.
Praise and worship will start back THIS SUNDAY at 4:30

There will be a Trunk or Treat meeting on Sunday September 14 at 4:30. We are planning trunk
or treat for 2014. Bring your ideas, we want to change it up a little this year.

Upcoming Events:

Block party in Kelly Acres was postponed and will be taking place THIS FRIDAY, August 15
this is a home missions project, we will provide lunch and fellowship and minister to the kids
and adults in Kelly Acres. Everyone is invited to help. We will meet at the church at 12:00 on
Friday. We are still in need of bottled water and big family size chips. If you would like to donate
one of these items please see Ms. Donna.

Children's Board Meeting on August 24 in CLC at 5:00.

August 30- Workers Banquet at 5:00 All children's workers are invited.
September 20- Pumpkin Patch for 2-7 year olds
October 18: Carowinds Trip for 8-13 year olds
October 29 Trunk or Treat
Ministry Leaders for This Week
Sunday Greeters-Karen Rhodes & Shannon Bishop
Sunday School Greeter – Robert D. Sloan
CLC Greeter – Paul Lundberg
Crossing Guard- David Hoyt
Head Ushers – Charles O’Shields & Bobby Brown
Finance Committee – Ryan Ballard & Danny Knight
Usher Team #1– Brian Arnold, Michael Brown, Harold Chesney,
Dennis Crocker, Rick Priester & Kenny Waddell
Wednesday Bus Pickup: Phillip and Rob Take Home: Clint and Rob
Van 1 Pickup: Richard and Buster Van 2 Pickup: Tabitha and Brian
Van 1 Take home: Garren and Thomas Van 2 Take home: Tim and June
Wednesday Late Night: Deanna and Donna
Nursery—Wednesday- Izzie Nichols AM –Ann Knight & Alison Arnold PM- Ann Knight
NO Sunday PM Kiddie Church
Music- Wednesday-Brad Burnett AM-Amy Arnold PM-TBA
Praise Team-Gold Guitar- Korey, Duck, John