But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. Hebrews 3:13

The nursery workers were Debbie Fearn and Norma Longbons. The Welcome Center attendant was Charlotte Tribe.

Those having birthdays this week are:  Jenna (Turpin) Jones, Caleb Porter, Lena Melchor, Delaney York, Hannah Perry, Rosanne Garner, Lalia Melchor, and Isaac Fryman.

The Call to Worship, Matthew 6:31-34, was read by Ryan Koertge. Nolan’s sermon, Hebrews:  Warnings Ahead, was taken from Hebrews 2:1 and several other scriptures from Hebrew. In many teachings, there are warnings that follow. The writer of Hebrews is trying to get the people back on track once they start to drift away from Christ. When one drifts, three things start to happen. 1) Drifting leaves us vulnerable to Satan’s lies. We’re selfish and don’t see our own faults. 2) It leaves us stunted in our faith. Faith should be active, not a passive act. 3) Drifting can lead to falling away, rebuking the Holy Spirit, and not coming back to Christ. Let’s not be like these people; but instead, get into the Word to become mature Christians.

If anyone is in need of home communion, please contact Randy Longbons at 618-445-7723.

There will not be a 5th Quarter this fall, but we will attempt to try again during basketball season.

Sunday School, Children’s Church, and Junior Church will resume next Sunday, September 19. Morning Worship will continue at 10:00 a.m.

The Youth Kick-Off will be next Sunday evening at the Outback Campgrounds from 5-7 p.m. There will be food, games, a devotion, and fun throughout the evening. Youth meetings for all ages will begin the following Sunday evening.

The Ladies Bible Study will begin on September 28 at 9:00 a.m. and on September 29 at 7:00 p.m. The study will be Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lysa Terkeurst. A sign up sheet is located on the bulletin board. Please see Bonita for...

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