Hales Chapel Family,
Do you hear the dinner bell? This Saturday, May 14th at 6:30 PM, we will have a Quarterly Fellowship Meal prepared by the Deacons. This will be a great time for fellowship and food. The menu will be grilled chicken, green beans, boiled potatoes, and slaw. Church members are asked to bring desserts and drinks. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
HCBC Kids’ Café this Sunday will resume on May 15th. The menu will be different for May 15th and May 22nd as it will be pancakes and meat (sausage or bacon). Omelets by Chris Lentz will also be available. Either selection is $6 per plate. Juice and coffee will also be available to purchase. This money is helping to reduce the cost for the ones attending children’s summer camp. In the first three weeks we have already raised over $500.
Lori Smoot will be with us on May 25th. You will want to be in attendance as you hear her testimony and the way God has used the events in her life to mold her. I promise you will be blessed!
We have been faithful to pray for Carsyn Tedder regarding her medical issues. Many of us know the financial strain that medical problems can place upon a family’s budget. During the entire month of May we will be collecting a Love Offering to assist Haley and Lee with some of these expenses. You may give during Sunday School or during the worship service, or you may give it directly to Dorothy Lentz, church treasurer. Write Carsyn Tedder on the envelope.
Devotional Thought: 2 Sa 22:21–25 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; He repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands. 22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD and have not turned from my God to wickedness. 23 Indeed, I have kept all His ordinances in mind and have not disregarded His statutes. I was blameless before Him and kept myself from sinning. 25 So the LORD repaid me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in His sight. To be honest these verses are disturbing to me. I think one take away would have to be that the sinful actions of David concerning Bathsheba and Uriah were not in David’s normal character–thankfully. I think the verses do reflect that the general direction of David’s life was in righteousness. Verse 29 helps me make some sense of this section: LORD, You are my lamp; the LORD illuminates my darkness. The only way David can live the life reflected in these verses is only because the Lord is his lamp and the Lord illuminates his pathway. Then in verse 31: God—His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is pure. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him. David was able to live the life he lived because he was following the perfect way of God. Then in verse 33: God is my strong refuge; He makes my way perfect. Anything that is good and holy in David is because of the Lord.
Ø Quarterly Fellowship Meal on Saturday, May 14th, at 6:0o PM
Ø Called Conference on Sunday, May 15th, after the worship service for Proposed Church Constitution Amendment
Ø Lori Smoot speaking during Prayer Meeting, May 25th
Ø Youth Missions Trip June 20-25, 2016
Ø Children’s Summer Camp June 20-25, 2016
Ø Vacation Bible School: June 27 to July 1, 2016
Ø Honduras Missions Trip July 8-15, 2016
Ø Youth Summer Camp July 17-21, 2016