Daily Focus, June 1, 2019

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

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 11:1 – 12:17 (“Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard; they have trampled down my portion; they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”  (2 Peter 3:18)

Remember These In Prayer:

Sherry Carden was discharged from Johnson City Medical Center on Friday, and is now at home where she will receive home health therapy.  She is recovering from pneumonia.

Delora Tidwell, mother of Patti Fatherree, was transferred Friday evening from Johnson City Medical Center to The Waters of Johnson City, where she will now live.  Patti writes: “Please keep us all in your prayers.  My faith and family and friends have gotten me this far and I know I’m in the best hands, God’s hands.”

Skylar Strong is scheduled to meet next week with specialists at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  Plans will be further developed on the kidney transplant that she needs.  Pray that this can happen soon.

Dave Clark will meet with his oncologist in Kingsport next week to discuss the immunotherapy treatments that Dave will soon begin.

Katie Selby, wife of June and Fred Selby’s grandson Tyler, is facing an anxious time.  Several weeks ago a woman in Ethiopia (where they are doing mission work) stepped in front of her car and was killed.  Katie was found to be not at fault, but a judge has to make an official ruling on the case, and Katie might be put in a holding area during the time of deliberation, which could take several days.  June and Fred ask for our prayers that all will be favorably resolved as soon as possible; the hearing will begin on Monday morning, our time.  Katie, Tyler, and their two young children hope to return to the U.S. later this month.

Tomorrow Is The Lord’s Day!  Take time today to prepare your heart for worship tomorrow.  Join us for Bible study at 9:15, and for worship at 10:15.  Schedule change: Sunday worship will begin at 6:30 tomorrow evening only so as to coordinate with the beginning of VBS.

VBS Workday will be this morning beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Come help get the building ready for an exciting and fun event for our young.  Call Greg Ryan if you have any questions.

HRBC Family Day will be today from 2:00 until 7:00.  Children ages 6-13 and their parents / grandparents are invited to come “try out” an afternoon of Bible camp.  It’s free, it will be fun, and you’ll be fed!  For more information about High Rock Bible Camp go to this site.

Another Successful Seminar!  66 men attended the R&R Seminar on Friday at the Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City.  This all-day seminar focused on the example of Clyde Thompson, aka “The Meanest Man In Texas”, and how Christ changed his life dramatically.  The Bible was the basis of these presentations, and the men present were very engaged.  Pray that the seed sown will take root and bear fruit.

New Deacon Proposed: Last Sunday the elders proposed that Marshall Danby be appointed Central’s newest deacon.  His area of responsibility will be the prison ministry, something he has shown himself to be proficient in doing.  If you have comments about Marshall for this position, either positive or negative, please put these in writing with your signature and hand them or email them to the elders as soon as possible.  If no scriptural reason is found why he should not serve in this way, he will be appointed next Sunday, June 9.

Keep Working!  *  “I keep working because I learn something new all the time.”  (Clint Eastwood)  *  “And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’” (Matthew 20:6,7)