Poplar Log Church of Christ
12220 Tompkinsville Rd.
Glasgow, Ky 42141

Announcements

Sunday, August 14, 2022 

 

Door:  Robert Conner

Announcements: Mike Edwards

Table: Dale Birge

Servers: Nolan Dubree, Carl Thomas, Chris Warren

Attendance:  Blaye Key

 

Today is Flower Fund Day.  Please see Sherilena to donate.

 

Thanks to everyone who helped with donations to those affected by the flood in Eastern KY.  Carroll, Justin, and Dale took the items there on Thursday. 

  Our fall Gospel Meeting will be September 11th-14th with Andy Baker.

 

PRAYER LIST

Alydia Parrish, Gracie Pitcock, Staci Frazier, Chloe Dippel, Jane Baldwin, Wilma Trobaugh, Sue Turner, Margaret Barrett, Hattie Green, Jeff Richey, Logan Steenbergen, Kevin Denton, Sandy Lollar, Vivian Fisher, Gina Beth Adams, Bart Branstetter, Bobby Burgess, Robby Eversole, Pete Parker, Linda Mae Woodcock, Beverly Watkins, Clarice Strode, Donald Harbison, Amanda Jessie

 

BIRTHDAYS                                          

Samuel Leeson (18th)

      ANNIVERSARIES

      Jon & Meredith Myatt (14th)

      Josh & Julie Groce (15th)

 

ATTENDANCE

Sunday Morning: 98

Sunday Afternoon Singing:  31

Wednesday Night: 34

                                                                                

 

    The Power of One Good Deed


Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in American history.  Many of us have been required in school to memorize at least parts of those 10 immortal sentences.

The context is remarkable in which this speech was given. In the autumn following the Battle of Gettysburg, it was decided to dedicate the ground where the dead had been buried.  Organizers of the event invited Edward Everett, America’s most famous orator, to deliver the address.  When the president said he would come, out of courtesy they offered him an opportunity to make a few remarks following Everett’s speech.

Everett arrived an hour late and spoke for two hours.  After tremendous applause for Everett, Lincoln stepped forward and delivered his address in two minutes.  There was no applause.  Lincoln went to his grave believing his speech to have been a dismal failure.  What a surprising turn of events!  Few are familiar with the words of Everett’s speech while millions are well-acquainted with the Gettysburg Address.

So, even when we think our lives are insignificant, it is important to know that we may still be encouraging others by our example.  Who knows how the good we do today may lead to something greater tomorrow? The Good Samaritan may never have considered how famous his acts of kindness would become as a practical illustration of what it means to love one’s neighbor. (Luke 10:30-37)

We do not live the Christian life for praise and glory.  It feels good to be appreciated.  But, even when unnoticed, our service to God should be offered with love and sincerity.  God will not forget our “work of faith and labor of love” (1 Th. 1:3).  One act of Christian service, even unnoticed at the time, may eventually accomplish great good to the glory of God.  Therefore, in the words of Paul, “let us not grow weary of doing".