Daily Focus, March 29, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8

Daily Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 10:1 – 11:32 (“You shall therefore lay up these words of Mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.”  (Proverbs 19:17)

Remember These In Prayer:

One among us is scheduled to undergo tests today, and would appreciate our prayers for good findings.  They don’t wish to be identified, but know that God will know the person and the specific needs.

Ron Tester continues to decline in health as he is under hospice care at his home for the tumor on his brain.

Skylar Strong, daughter of Judy Strong, is waiting to be evaluated by University of Kentucky Medical Center for a kidney transplant.  She has asked for our prayers for God’s guidance and blessings for the days ahead.

Mitchell, grandson of Nada and Everson Weekley, was discharged from the hospital in Huntsville, Alabama on Thursday morning.  He will follow up with his doctor at Vanderbilt on Tuesday.  Nada and Everson send their thanks to all who prayed for him.

The family of Dorothy O’Dell, mother of Jill Fair, continues to mourn her passing on Tuesday after being in hopsice care for the last few months.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 until 2:00 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Bluff City, with a funeral service at 2:00.  You can view her obituary by clicking here.  Pray for God’s comfort to be upon Jill and all of her family.

Jazmine Ryan is again dealing with difficult emotional issues.  Megan and Greg ask for our prayers that things will stabilize and that their daughter will enjoy peace.

Bobby Prosser, grandfather of Kristin England, has been diagnosed with plasma cell leukemia, a rare form of multiple myeloma that spreads into the blood stream.  This brother in Christ will resume his cancer treatments, and Kristin asks that we pray for his conditions not to worsen.

Jerry Stapleton, uncle of Roger Witherspoon and a friend of Charlie Hartman and Fred Roten, is now at Health South Rehab in Kingsport after suffering a major stroke last Thursday.  Prayers for his recovery have been requested.

Sunday’s Bulletin can be viewed by clicking here.  Spend a few minutes learning the latest news and service opportunities from among your Central family.

Can You Help?Lucy Hagerty needs a ride on Monday, April 1, to a doctor’s appointment at 10:45.  If you can help her with this, please call the church office to let us know the need has been filled.

Still Need Help: We still have had no one volunteer to help Sharley Eckert move later today.  Sharley has been worshiping with us for the past few months with her three young children.  She is moving her things from Mountain City to Johnson City, and needs help both this evening and tomorrow morning.  If you can help at either or both of those times, please let us know this morning.

Sunday’s Fellowship Dinner will take place after morning worship, and we hope you’ll stay and enjoy it with us.  In addition to the good food and fellowship we typically enjoy, we’ll be able to wish Gene Arrowood a happy 90th birthday!  If you can’t stay for the meal, you may leave a card for Gene in the box at the Welcome Center across from the elevator.

The Powerful Mind:  *  “Your mind is a powerful thing.  When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will begin to change.”  (Author unknown to us)  *  “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”  (Philippians 4:8)