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The SENTINEL August 14, 2011

Scheduled to Serve Next Week (8/21/11)


Announcements
Roger Scott

Lesson for Sunday morning August 21, 2011 Guest Speaker Michael Berry
August 14, 2011 Volume 11, Number 33

Volunteers Needed!
Greeters
Bill & LeAnn Sherman, Blue & Linda Suarez, Dwain & Jane Thacker

Lord's Table (am)


Larry Baldwin Max McDougal Jim Skaggs Alex Suarez Blue Suarez Dwain Thacker Randy Vance Don Worden

Volunteers are needed to distribute door hangers in local neighborhoods this Saturday, August 20th, beginning at 9:00 am. See Randy Vance for more details. New visitation groups have begun their work. A sign-up sheet is on the board for those willing to help. They will accept new volunteers anytime! See Randy Vance for more details. Men are needed to teach childrens classes when the ladies class begins in September. See Walter McFadden for more details.

Southern Ridge Church of Christ 2237 SW 134th Oklahoma City, OK 73170 405-378-0701

Forgiveness
When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive. Alan Paton As aspirin is an analgesic to the body, forgiveness is to the soul and the mind. How many burdens can be lifted from the conscience by the uncomplicated act of forgiveness! It should be noted that, when conflicts occur between people, it is often the offended party who needs the forgiveness. This is not because he has done wrong, but because he is the one whose mind is stirred up with anger and resentment (and possibly with plans for retaliation). The offending party sometimes does not even know he has caused offense, and continues merrily on his way, utterly ignorant of the results of his actions. But the wounded party burns with destructive emotions which can easily lead to sin. With the act of forgiveness, these burdens are lifted. But, of course, while forgiveness may be uncomplicated, it is not always easy. A particularly egregious offense can be doggedly difficult to pardon. And depending on the nature and severity of the offense, forgiveness need not necessarily preclude appropriate penalties for the offender. (You only have to consider your actions toward your own children to accept that this is true. You will forgive their actions but sometimes punishment is still called for.) The ideal situation, of course, is that the offender realizes what he/she has done and repent of it. But this does not always happen, and forgiveness should be ready regardless. Again, this is for the offended partys mental health, so that sin will not bear fruit. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, Paul writes, live peaceably with all men (Rom. 12:18). In other words, the apostle is telling us that we should strive never to be the one to cause offense. We cannot always prevent others especially those who are of the world from doing injury to us, but our own actions should be those of a child of God. And when we are wronged, we must be prepared to forgive: to set it aside, and behave toward the offender as if it never happened. God has done this for us, and we must do it for our fellow man. In this we can have the proper mind to serve God.

Lord's Table (pm)


Bryan Ausmus Chris Scott

Care Package for Bernard Floranda


Prayers (am)
Walter McFadden Arless Murray Kari Dyer is putting together a care package to send to Bernard, who is serving in Afghanistan. (He and his wife Kaci are members here. Kaci is Karis sister.) Food is most welcome as long as it is something that will travel well (sticky items and chocolate are discouraged). See Kari for more information.

Prayers (pm)
David Douglas Sam Greenroyd

Schedule of Services
Sunday 9:00 AM Bible study 10:00 AM Worship 5:00 PM Worship Wednesday 7:00 PM Bible study

Events in August
14 20 21 28 28 Back-to-School Bash Door hanger distribution (9:00) Deacons meeting (3:00) Blood drive (11:00 - 2:00) Singing class

Elders

www.southernridge.org

Kevin Keenan Horace Phillips Roger Scott Bill Sherman

Deacons

Michael Berry David Douglas Bill Fleming George King Darrell MacDonald

Keith McDougal John McFadden Walter McFadden Dwain Thacker Randy Vance

Minister

Russell Dyer

The SENTINEL August 14, 2011

Needing cards and prayer


Dewayne Ross and his family. His aunt, June Biddy, passed away last week. Novella Cordrey. She had surgery recently and is recovering at home. Joey Tamez. He has had brain cancer for two years and is now being fed through a tube. (He is a friend of Kim Berrys niece and is only in his teens. He was mentioned here some time ago.) Becky Reynolds mother, Cathy Reynolds. She will be seeing a cardiologist for treatment of her health issues. The Phillips son-in-law, Tom Green. He has had a severe infection and is undergoing treatment. Donna Schumanns sister-in-law, Rosemary Cypert. She fell at home and has a head injury. Joe Mulkey. He had a procedure done on his vocal cords this past week. The family of Lewis Kendrick. He passed away recently. He was a longtime member of the church in this area. Billie Glenn. Her treatment has been delayed. She is at home. The Scott family. Glen Martin. George Ramsey of the Penn South congregation. The Baldwins friend, Shelli Vang. She is now in hospice care. Bro. Chandrapauls wife, Kumari. Others who are hindered: Sandra Bagger; the Baldwins grandson Riley and nephew Darrell; Jean Christian; Mary Cordrey; Bernard Floranda; Martha Harden; Mary Haynes; Aline McDaniel; Diane Murrell; Hubert Nelson; Hazel Ruminer; Edith Skaggs; Lorella Wilson; and Tommy & Sharon Wisley.

Groups 1, 2, 4 TONIGHT, after evening services (the Back-to-School Bash). See Darrell MacDonald for more details. BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH! TONIGHT, after evening services, Brothers Keeper Groups 1, 2, and 4 are hosting our annual get-together for K-12 students. All are invited! Our Wonderful Wednesdays continue this week as Tommy Haynes presents Lord, Teach Us to Forgive. A ladies class will begin on Wednesday, September 7th. If you plan to attend, please sign up on the bulletin board by TODAY so a study book can be reserved for you. Our next Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for Sunday, August 28th, from 11:00 to 2:00. A sign-up sheet is on the board.

Brothers Keeper

Order of Service
Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Compassion


Romans 12:20

Birthdays/Anniversaries
Joan Keenan Ryker Lowrance Cindy Butcher Melanie Shelton Ramona Gramling Fred Jones Tres Lowrance Jean Christian Emma McFadden Mary Pelton Kian Floranda Chad Shelton

Happy Birthday to . . .

August 14 16 23 23 25 26 29 31 31 31 September 1 1 August 14 September 6

Keith & Becky McDougal Sam & Donna Greenroyd

Happy Anniversary to . . .

I. Compassion Involves Seeing Opportunities A.When did we __________ you? Matthew 25:31-46 1. The judgment seen depicted by Jesus points to ___________________. Scripture: Mark 6:31-34 2. It is easy to Acts 3:1-10 -Luke 10:31-32 Song 2 B. Two things to see. A Wonderful Savior 1. See the ______________________. Song 2(S) 2. See the ______________________. How Great Thou Art II. Compassion Involves a Willingness to be Touched Prayer A.Hearts can get ________________________. Song 13(S) 1. Things that harden our hearts. Sanctuary ________________ Exodus 5:2 Song 633 (vs. 1&4) ________________ Acts 7:25, Exodus 2:11ff, 3:11 When I Survey ________________ Acts 22:21 the Wondrous Cross _____________________ Jonah 1:1-3 Comments B. You have touched my heart and my soul. 1. It is important for us to be ___________________. Lords Supper 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 2. There is nothing so powerful as Collection C. There are needs that ought to __________________. Song 488 Luke 10:33-35 Standing on the Promises III. It Involves Doing What Love Demands A.You have no choice but to Sermon: Called to Compassion 1. The compassion of Jesus pressed for Romans 12:20 __________________. John 8:10-11 2. Not everyone is ____________________. Song 702 Trust and Obey Romans 5:7-8 B. Let Him have His way with you. Romans 12:21 Song 7(S) 1. Do not be overcome by __________________ We Will Glorify 2. Overcome evil with ___________________ Prayer 1 Kings 17:8-16