Sunday Scripture Reading, October 7, 2018

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Rev. Dr. Timothy Oleksy

Sermon Title: Simplest is Bestest

Service begins at 11:00am * All are Welcome!

Old Testament:  Job 1:1, 2:1-10

Gospel:  Mark 10:2-16

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Weekly Announcements, October 4, 2018

First Sunday (IX)

We encounter Job this month. All four Sundays feature a lesson from the Book of Job. Job and I go way back. We go back to a summer course called “Job.” It was a lecture course, (largely in Hebrew) held in a large auditorium. On the first day that we met the professor took everybody’s picture. He took about a hundred pictures. On the second day, after he had obviously been to One Hour Photo, he laid out all of the pictures on a table. He asked each one of us to find our picture and to write our name on the back and return the picture to the table where we found it. I should have seen where this was going. I was tempted to write somebody else’s name on the back of my picture. I was tempted to write the name David Allen Hubbard, a prominent OT scholar, but I wrote my own name on the back of my picture. Before class began, the professor, Butler was his name, picked up all of the pictures and during class he began asking questions, posing each, (frequently in Hebrew) to the name on the back of each picture. At the conclusion of the course, we were each given our picture to keep, along with a letter grade that each of us had achieved for “Job” written on the back next to our names. It has always been a mystery to me how I got a B.

Mysteries abound when it comes to Job. The book undertakes the mysterious topic of undeserved suffering. Job’s very name is a mystery. It may mean “where is the divine father”; or “hated/persecuted one”; or its meaning may combine both of those meanings. We’ll undertake these mysteries, except for the one about my grade, during October. Have a blessed month!

-Pastor Tim

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Green Hill Church Calendar – October 2018

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The church office is open 8am to Noon, Monday to Thursday.

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Sunday Scripture Reading, September 30, 2018

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Rev. Dr. Timothy Oleksy

Sermon Title: This is the End.

Service begins at 11:00am * All are Welcome!

Lesson:  James 5

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Weekly Announcements, September 27, 2018

OCTOBER GREEN HILL GOOD NEWS

The October edition of the Green Hill Good News has been printed and is ready for pickup on the table in the Fellowship Hall. If the church office has your correct email address you should have received a digital copy of the newsletter this past Wednesday.

In this month’s edition, not only can you read about important upcoming events, but you can also read about how our Green Hill youth, Kendall, Makayla, and Emma, earned their Girl Scout Silver Awards last week. The Silver Award is the second-highest award that can be earned by a Girl Scout. Pick up your copy of the newsletter today to read all about their project.

OUR DAILY BREAD

We still have many copies of this quarter’s Our Daily Bread available for pickup on the table in the Narthex. If you grab a copy Sunday you can read that morning’s message and learn about the Mystery of the High-Heel Shoes.

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Green Hill Good News, October 2018

Green Hill Good News Online* Edition for October 2018

*Check your e-mail and/or a printed copy for the complete newsletter.

There is an old European story about a traveler who came upon a barn where the devil had stored seeds which he planned to sow in the hearts of people. There were bags of seeds variously marked “Hatred,” “Fear,” “Doubt,” “Despair,” “Un-forgiveness,” “Pride,” “Greed,” etc.

The devil appeared and struck up a conversation with the traveler. He gleefully told the traveler how easy the seeds he sowed sprouted in the hearts of men and women.

“Are there any hearts in which these seeds will not sprout?” the traveler asked.

A melancholy look appeared on the devil’s face. “These seeds will not sprout in the heart of a thankful and joyful person,” he confessed.

excerpt from the best of The Joyful Noiseletter
by Cal & Rose Samra


OCTOBER SERMONS & SCRIPTURE READINGS

OCTOBER 7: “Simplest is Bestest”
Job 1:1, 2:1-10 & Mark 10:2-16

OCTOBER 14: “We Are Him”
Job 23:1-9 & Mark 10:17-31

OCTOBER 21: “It’s Hard to Be Humble
When You’re as Good as I Am”
Job: 38:1-7, 34-41 & Mark 10:34-45

OCTOBER 28: “Me, You, Us, Them!”
Job 42:1-6, 10-17 & Mark 10:46-52


UPCOMING SPECIAL SUNDAYS

Sunday, September 30 – Healing & Worship Service

Sunday, October 7 – Communion & Worship Service


UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Girls Night Out for Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 13, 4pm to 9pm

Join us for Girls Night Out to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness, Saturday October 13th, 4-9 pm, in Downtown Enterprise. Event will feature 21 GNO participating retailers, market vendors, FREE Swag Bag, live DJ, free refreshments, and MORE! Advanced Tickets are just $10 until October 7th and are available at Pink Ribbon Retailers downtown.

2018 Boll Weevil Fall Festival

Saturday, October 27, 9am to 3pm

The Boll Weevil Fall Festival will be held on October 27, 2018. There will be arts and crafts vendors, Halloween costume contest for children, entertainment and more. Free admission.


GIRL SCOUT SILVER AWARD

It is official! Kendall, Makayla, and Emma, are Silver Award Girl Scouts! With their Silver Award Project, called Whisper to Success, they have earned the second-highest award available in Girl Scouting. Way to go Girl Scouts!

As part of earning the Girl Scout Silver Award they built nearly 600 whisper phones and distributed them to the Kindergarten students at the Enterprise Early Education Center. Whisper phones are simple reading tools made out of PVC pipe. Each girl put in over 50 hours of work building the phones and spreading the word about the benefits of using whisper phones to help young children become more confident readers.

To learn more about their project, please visit their website: https://whispertosuccess.wordpress.com/

Thank you to everyone who has supported the girls in their project, especially the Skelton Foundation who made it possible to build a phone for every Kindergartener in town.

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Sunday Scripture Reading, September 23, 2018

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Rev. Dr. Timothy Oleksy

Sermon Title: Zip It.

Service begins at 11:00am * All are Welcome!

Scripture Reading:  James 3 & 4 (selections)

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