Daily Focus, June 6, 2019

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

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 19:1 – 20:18 (“If I say, ‘I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,’ there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature.”  1 Corinthians 14:20

Remember These In Prayer:

The family of Delora Tidwell, mother of Patti Fatherree, is mourning her passing on Wednesday evening at The Waters Of Johnson City.  Delora had been a member of Central since moving to our area from Memphis several years ago.  Funeral arrangements are not yet definite, but it is hoped that there can be a memorial service this weekend in Delora’s home area of Louisiana; a service will be held in Johnson City sometime after that.  Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home is in charge.

Linda Russell is scheduled to undergo heart valve replacement surgery Monday morning at Bristol Regional Medical Center.  She will likely be hospitalized most of the week following.  Prayers for a good outcome are requested.

Skylar Strong, 19-year-old daughter of Judy Strong, will undergo tests on Monday at The University Of Kentucky Medical Center.  Keep Skylar and her family in your prayers, and ask the Lord that a kidney will soon be found.

Sherry Carden continues to recover at home from pneumonia, and that has gone well.  She continues to have difficulty swallowing, however, and another visit with her gastro doctor is planned soon.

Mildred Hall, mother of Gay Clark and Tim Hall, had a better day on Wednesday as she recovers from a health event (possibly a light stroke) on Tuesday.  Thank you for the prayers and expressions of concern you’ve extended.

Dave Clark will meet with his oncologist in Kingsport today to discuss the program of immunotherapy that is to begin soon.

Tina Thornton, a lady in the community who has reached out to Central for prayers, is undergoing serious health issues with fluid retention due to kidney failure.  Pray for the Lord to bless her doctors with answers for her problems, and that her body will heal.  She remains at Johnson City Medical Center, room 5502.

Carl Walker, neighbor and friend to Central, was admitted to Sycamore Shoals Hospital on Tuesday evening with low oxygen levels.  He was better by Wednesday afternoon, but still cannot keep down food or fluids.  He is scheduled to be seen Friday by a specialist.  Keep him and his wife Sheila in your prayers.

The family of Louise Welch continues to mourn her passing on Tuesday morning.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday in Union City, Tennessee, and a memorial service will be held in Johnson City sometime in the near future.  Click here to view  her obituary.

The family of Geneva Curde, aunt of Jan Crowder (daughter of Virginia Crowder) and Jane Fillers, is mourning her passing on Monday.  A private family burial is planned for later this week.

Katie Selby, wife of June and Fred Selby’s grandson Tyler, is awaiting a judge’s formal ruling this morning.  Pray that it will be good news for her, and that she, Tyler, and their two young children will be able to leave Ethiopia to return to the U.S.

Another Successful VBS!  Wednesday evening brought our 2019 Vacation Bible School to an end, and it was a great event by many measures.  Our thanks to Megan and Greg Ryan for again coordinating the VBS, and to all the parents and other adults who donated time and talents.  Keep our young ones in your prayers on a daily basis.

The “Digging Deeper” Study Group will not meet in June, according to Debbie Ingram.

A Need For Day Care: Someone in the congregation is having trouble finding day care for three days a week for a young child.  If you know of a program that has immediate openings, call the church office.

High Rock’s Teen Week begins this Sunday, and there’s still time to get in on the fun.  Go to this site to learn the details and to register.  If you need a partial or a full scholarship, see Brandon Quesinberry.

What Am I?  *  “I am not a human being.  I am a human becoming.”  (Author unknown)  *  “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.”  (1 John 3:2,3)