Roseville Church of Christ 17415 Eleven Mile Road Roseville, MI 48066 Website: www.rosevillecoc.org Lifelines Feb. 1, 2015 Roseville Church of Christ —- 17415 Eleven Mile Rd, Roseville, MI 48066 —- 586-771-5311 “Just Checking in Today, Lord” “Some Day, Alice, Pow...Right to the Moon” Fellowships The ‘Sunday Breakfasts in the Foyer’ are held on each second Sunday. The next one is next Sunday, Feb. 8, Join us before Bible Class for light breakfast fare and great fellowship. Our monthly fellowship dinners have resumed now that all holiday activities are over. When the instructor came up to my easel, I was just putting the final touches on a beautifully penciled sketch of a rude farm building complete with crescent moon in the door and beautifully textured grain in the rough-sawn wood. Her comment to me? “That’s nothing but an outdoor toilet!” My rapid-fire response was…..”Have you ever seen a better place to dream?” The result was sheer bedlam in the studio! Timing really is everything! --- Or is it? With the Lord, timing is nothing! For him, a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like a day! After God destroyed the world during the flood, he determined that man’s time on earth would be 120 years. Yet, the arrival of Jesus upon the earth was with splitsecond precision. The Roman Empire was at its height. The Romans had laced their realm with state-of-the-art military roads to move troops around their empire quickly. Those same “super highways” also enabled the apostles and other early Christians to travel more expeditiously as well……..and that is how the Gospel of Christ was able to be spread throughout Palestine and Asia so rapidly! The Gospel could not have been so-rapidly spread in an earlier time period. — Randy (cont. from page 1) We’ve heard it all before…..probably many times: Timing is everything! For just a moment, recall all the funny gags and one-liners you heard from the ‘clown princes’ of the golden age of television. Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleason and Art Carney and, towards the end of the era, even Johnny Carson, were all masters of the comic skit and above all, the one-liners that always brought the house down with laughter. It is a ‘truism’ that a truly funny comedian owes his fortune to his comic sense of timing. Those princes of ‘clowndom’ all agreed, either you had it or you didn’t. Aspiring comedians could not be taught a comic sense of timing; it had to be born into them. For Jack Benny, it was the blank stare he gave whenever someone tried to “hit him up for a buck,” For Red Skelton, it was when Freddy the Freeloader would knock the ashes from the tip of a used cigar butt before answering the cop who’d asked him what he was up to…..and for Jackie Gleason, it was the way Ralph Kramden would roll his eyes around inside their sockets whenever Alice would catch him red-handed in one of his many foibles. While not professing to be a comedian in any way, I have collected an occasional laugh when the timing was right: Two of my own “finer moments” come to mind where the timing of a ‘one liner’ manufactured a ‘groan’ or two. Many years ago, as a young news editor, I was working at my desk and overheard a distant voice searching for a catalog. Moments later the voice was closer and still in quest of a catalog. I continued working and soon the man reached my desk….still searching. Excusing himself, he asked if I happened to have a Sears and Roebuck catalog. Since I had not yet met the man, I was surprised to find him standing over me. My instantaneous response was: “No, but I do have a roll of toilet paper in my drawer! That brought the house down for several minutes! Another time, I was in a college sketching class where our instructions were to produce a fully rendered drawing of our dream house which might be a cottage in the woods…..or maybe a castle in Scotland. …...( Continued on back page) John Hart Our Numbers for Jan. 25 Worship 110 Giving $3510.00 ________________________ Vol. 15-005 Service Schedule: Sunday: Bible Class 10 AM Morning Worship 11 AM Evening Worship 5 PM Tuesday PM: James Group Dinner at 5:30 PM Bible study at 6:30 PM Wednesday Bible Study: 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM Elders: Dave Chaffin John Magness George Westerman Jr George Price Jr Deacons: John Bonbrisco Neil Cherry Randy Milam Jim Petronski Gunther Schlender Bob Wilson Minister: (see any elder) Church E-Mail Address: [email protected] Church Web Address: www.rosevillecoc.org 586-771-5311 Congratulations are in order! The medications are doing their job! John’s latest tests showed the results medics were waiting for to finish the final chemo treatment! He got his final treatment last week and is looking forward to returning to a more-normal way of life. Linda Lawson Linda receives a chemo infusion every third week, a procedure that is extremely hard for her. In the interim between sessions she receives less aggressive treatments. She keeps a daily routine by wearing a mask in public. She was able to join us this past Sunday. Family Movie Night The next family movie night is less than a week away! This favorite family activity includes pop and snacks, popcorn and of course, a fulllength feature movie (The Lego Movie). Make plans to be here! This Friday at 6 p.m.! ‘So Long’ to Keith & Cindy We bid ‘farewell & Godspeed to Keith and Cindy Anderson as they head back to Illinois to resume caring for Cindy’s mother. “We’ll leave the light on for ya!” The Holzhauers Cold weather and long days are the order for Chuck & Donna. They manage to fight winter’s chill and are able to maintain a fullschedule of doctor’s visits. Chuck continues to deal with many health issues with medications that, in themselves, are problematic. Doctors keep watch to see that there are no non-beneficial interactions while Donna must also take precautions in her own behalf. Bill & Betty Green These good people need more of our attention. Adversity keeps finding them. Bill is finally resting at home …….. and Betty’s infirmities only increase. Ladies! Ladies! Ladies! The Royal Oak Church presents its annual Ladies Day this coming Saturday (2/7/15) with a full day of activities planned including continental breakfast, luncheon, special speakers and discussions related to Womens’ concerns as related to Peace (John 16:33) RSVP to 586-978-8823 Word from the Cherrys We have further word from Neil & Sharon. They send their “howdies” to all and continue in prayer for the church here. They are holding up well under the Arizona sun but are concerned that they will run out of sun screen before they fold up their portable wigwam and head home in April. Daily in our Prayers Bob Blair - Bob continues to mend slowly at home and his doctors are gradually weaning him from 24-hr. oxygen and he will return to the normal chemo therapy program. Osterhoudts - The family health issues continue. Lue has been discharged from St. John-Macomb hospital. This family has done so much for the Lord through the years. Now, they could use some help with meals - a great opportunity to do a good work. Len Desmarais - Remains at Clinton Aire Rehab facility, in Clinton Twp. and appreciates cards and calls. Hamilton/Bedard Family - Diane, Terry’s sister-in-law, is recovering comfortably at home…….. More tests are planned for Terry to locate the source of a blood disorder. Robert Wojtowicz - Marcia’s husband, had successful back surgery last Monday and was discharged Thursday fromBeaumont Hosp. Marcia received a “good report” from her doctor this past week and the baby, due in about six weeks, is doing fine. Medics are watching Marcia’s blood pressure. Gracious Father, Please smile benevolently on these special members of our family who want so desperately to have their hurts eased. Please give them peace no matter what their hurt may be. Al LaPoint - Keep both Al & Sharon in your prayers as Al recovers from renal and cardiac issues. He is just happy to be back home! Bonbrisco Friends - Barb Trombly and her son, Mike, have been beset with a number of serious health concerns. They are friends and neighbors with the Bonbriscos who ask that we add them to our prayer list. Mike will soon have bypass surgery. Michele Kinning - daughter of Anne Redmond, will have major surgery on Feb. 18 and prayers have been requested. Michele spent much of her childhood here. Lillia Smith - is to have a medical procedure tomorrow and a brief hospital stay. Those Struggling with Cancer For Encouragement The Gordon family, the Runyons, Joe Phillips, Bill & Betty Green, Ed George, Sue Johnson, the Osterhoudt family, the Holzhauers, the Pincombes, Lisa K’s sister, Amy, Jean Ballard, Len Desmarais, the Bedard/Hamilton family, and Brian Folino. Anita Hall, Roger Hamilton, John Hart, Linda Lawson, and Bob Blair, Multiple Health Issues The Osterhoudts; the Greens, The Hamiltons, Jan & Rhonda Runyon, the Pincombes and Chuck and Donna Holzhauer. Our Shut-Ins Len Desmarais, Darlene LaCharitie, Bill & Betty Green, Justine Arnold, the Pincombes and Jim & Pauline Bedard.
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