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2nd Timothy 2:15

"The proper place for a ship to be is in the water, but if the water gets into the ship, the ship will sink. The proper place for the church is in the world,

BUT IF THE 'WORLD' GETS INTO THE CHURCH,

THE CHURCH WILL GO DOWN IN DISGRACE!"

Thank you for taking the time to view our blog;we look forward to reading your comments. DVDs of our services are available upon request. We covet your prayers and friendship. In His Service and For His Glory, Pastor Bill & Kathy ...
"Now fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness...But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve...But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."-Joshua 24:14-15

Sunday, January 29, 2012

January 29

TIME OFF FOR “GOOD BEHAVIOR”??

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We took some time to make a trip down into “the South”, south of Tucson, that is.  We stopped by the Cochise Stronghold south of Wilcox.  Then we went as far south as we could go and still be in the US and were stopped by a fenced wall at the Mexican border in Douglas.
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After a stop for a quiet leisure lunch we made our way over to Bisbee and then on to Sierra Vista.
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We spent the night in Sierra Vista where we could see snow on the mountains—this far south!
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We made a tour of Ft. Huachuca.
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We took some time to stop by the base chapel.
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From there we headed back towards Sonoita where we came across some magnificent, large ranches.
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All in all it was a nice get-a-way.

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL—PINAL COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

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it was a nice day for a picnic on the grounds, or read a book, or just relax.  The centennial history of Arizona was noted throughout the fairgrounds.
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The crowd was large and enthusiastic and the music was good.
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They had an antique car show and speaking of antiques—we fit right in!  Above is Pastor Bill standing by a 1954 Chevrolet 2 door hardtop and a 1960 Chevy Bellaire—Really nice!

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

January 22

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR GLENN B. WUTZKE

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Glenn B. Wutzke, 38 of Coolidge died on August 9, 2011.  Mr. Wutzke was born on August 14, 1972, in North Dakota to Ruben and Leona Wutzke.  He lived in Tuttle N.D. for six years before moving to Coolidge.  He enjoyed playing Xbox video games and participating in fun activities at the mobile home park, especially involving music.  He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved  using jokes and silly antics to make others laugh.  Survivors include his mother, three brothers, a sister, and nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service was held at Ho Ho Kam Villiage RV Park on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. with a pot luck and a celebration of Glenn’s life with Dr. William Perry, park chaplain, officiating.

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Pastor Bill and Kathy with Leona, Glenn’s Mother   Pictures of Glenn celebrating his life.
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Pastor Bill opens the service by asking the                Everyone enjoyed a time of food
Lord’s blessing on the food and the service.              and fellowship.
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Some of Glenn’s favorite Hymns were sung.         “The Old Rugged Cross”
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“Softly and Tenderly”                                   “Precious Memories”
“How Great Thou Art”                                  “A Mansion Over the Hilltop”

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As a special tribute to Glenn, Pastor Bill sang Johnny Cash’s “Man in Black” which was one of Glenn’s favorite songs.













 

 

 

 

 

A VISIT BY CHAPLAIN BOB AND HIS WIFE DOROTHY

FROM SAN PEDRO RV PARK IN BENSON, AZ

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A nice time of fellowship with Bob and Dorothy.  Please be keeping Dorothy in your prayers as they are headed up to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix where Dorothy is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday.
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 15

Preaching that turns the tide

It was J. Sidlow Baxter who said: "Tame and spiritless preaching, common place performances on Sunday, will not break the spell of six days of excitement and influence. We require a Whitfield, or a Wesley, sons of thunder, the spirit of Luther to rebuke this materialistic and utilitarian age. Nothing is more indecent, than a dead preacher, preaching to dead sinners, the living truth of the living God. We should preach as if we’d never preach again....as a dying man to dying men."


A VISIT WITH DALE AND CAROLE NOVASKY, CHAPLAINS FROM QUAIL RUN RV PARK IN ARIZONA CITY

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A great time of dinning as we enjoyed the food and fellowship at a local Mexican restaurant in Casa Grande.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO JULIE AND AMBER MEINERS CELEBRATING 62 YEARS OF MARRIAGE TODAY, JANUARY 15, 2012!


The picture was taken earlier at one of our pancake breakfasts.  Once again CONGRATULATIONS to Julie and Amber!

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

January 8

APACHE JUNCTION

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ROCK SHADOWS RV PARK IN THE SHADOW OF SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN

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A TIME FOR A VISIT, A MEAL, AND FELLOWSHIP WITH CHAPLAIN FREDDY AND HIS WIFE DOROTHY AS WELL AS CHAPLAIN KEITH AND HIS WIFE SUSAN.

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SENIOR CITIZENS

Thanks to a friend (If I could just remember their name) who sent this to us.  Thanks anyway.

A Smile is Worth a Thousand Words …or More…or was it a Picture???(but I can’t remember which)  Just Enjoy!

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not blame others.

HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out

that it was NOT the senior citizens who took

The melody out of music,
The pride out of appearance,

The commitment out of marriage,
The responsibility out of parenthood,
The togetherness out of the family,
The courtesy out of driving,
The romance out of love,
The learning out of education,
The service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rule from rulers,
The nativity scene out of cities,
The civility out of behavior,
The refinement out of language,
The dedication out of employment,
The prudence out of spending,
The ambition out of achievement or God out of government and school.

Yes, I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time of my life!

And we certainly are NOT the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others!!

And, we do understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country.

Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts!

YES, I'M A SENIOR CITIZEN!

I'm the life of the party..... Even if it lasts until 8 p.m.

I'm very good at opening childproof caps..... With a hammer.

I'm awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.

I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a thing you're saying.

I'm sure everything I can't find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.

I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg.

I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.


Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn't send it back to them, but I would send it to many more too!

Spread the laughter

Share the cheer

Let's be happy

While we're here.

And, MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA


 

AND MAY AMERICA BLESS GOD!!


Go Green - Recycle CONGRESS!!

Politics in our time

SOMEONE HAS SAID, 'We worried about 'the cow' when it is all about the 'Ice Cream.'

     From a teacher in the Nashville area, 
comes the most eye-opening civics lesson ever told. The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees.. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote. To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members.

We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.

We got many nominations and from those Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.


     The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia 's mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches. Jamie went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better Place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Everyone applauded and he sat down.

Now is was Olivia 's turn to speak. Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She sat down.



     The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream." She surely would say more, but she didn't. She didn't have to.

 A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. Would her parents buy it, or would the class pay for it... She didn't know.

The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream... 

Jamie was forgotten... Olivia won by a landslide.



     AND THAT, MY FRIEND, IS HOW BARACK HUSSAIN OBAMA became President of these United States. Every time Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream, and 52 percent of the people reacted like nine year old kids. They wanted ice cream. The other 48 percent knew they were going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess."
 The ice cream we got was an economy in shambles; a weakened military; an unemployment rate bordering 18%; and saving interest rates at 1.2%!

     Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone that they have not first taken away from someone else. 


Did you vote for the ice cream?

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