April 21,2013 Bulletin
New Requests: Lana Flannigan Family, Mass. victims and families
Continued Requests : Ruth Porter, Poke Queen
Cancer Patients: Jack McCann, Edith Westfall, Jim Hamilton, Verde Weese, Kathy
Sowers, Teresa Aarowsmith, Steve Henderson, Doug McCann, James Pierce,
Kathy Williams, Bob McClara, Lori Ulrich
Elderly and Shut Ins and their Families: Jason Cox, Maxine Soards, Helen Dixon,
Sammy & Gardena Ginn, Flora Wells, Maggie Sparks, Jim Hasler, Russell Hord, Joe
Hewlett, Pat Prater, Barbara Jordan, Leland Roberts, Aileen Roberts
Web Prayer Requests, Our Troops, Unspoken Needs, Missionaries, the “Lost”, the
Emotionally, Physically and Spiritually Troubled
BIRTHDAYS April 26 Breanna Walker
Bible Study—Tonight—6:30—Great Men of The Bible
Bring in napkins for camp during the months of April and May
Aills Christian Church Services
Dismissal Prayer to classes
Sermon—I Had A Bad Day
Closing Remarks and Prayer
Chorus—Lord Lay Some Soul
Second Coming of Jesus
The Son of Man is coming back much sooner then we think
All things will come together He is the missing link.
One day, the clouds will break apart with peals of distant thunder
The roar of chariots in the sky will pull this world asunder.
He’ll come in glory from the East and spread throughout the land
He’ll reach across the nations and touch the burning sand.
His flaming sword will split the sky His trumpet will be sounding
Bolts of lightening all around sea waves will be pounding.
Bands of angels ride the wind from one end to another
Many loved ones tag along a sister and a brother.
The presence of the Holy One will fill the angry sky
For those who really know the truth one need not question why.
The earth will rattle, shake and sway the dead in Christ shall rise
Then all God’s children right behind will fill the raging skies.
Our Lord shall rule in heaven then with all His strength and power
The Bible stands the test of time in this, the final hour.
~ Marilyn Ferguson ~
Senator – Heaven and Hell
While walking down the street one day, a female senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. Her soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
“Welcome to Heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.”
“No problem, just let me in,” says the lady.
“Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in Hell and one in Heaven.Then you can choose where to spend eternity.
“Really, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in Heaven,” says the senator.
“I’m sorry but we have our rules.” And with that, St. Peter escorts her to the elevator and she goes down to Hell.
The doors open, and she finds herself in the middle of a green golf course.
In the distance is a club and standing in front of it are all her friends and other politicians who had worked with her.
Everyone is very happy. They run to greet her, hug her, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at expense of the people.
They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster and caviar.
Also present is the Devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before she realizes it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives her a big hug and waves while the elevator rises.
The elevator goes up, up, up, and the door reopens on Heaven where St. Peter is waiting for her.
“Now it’s time to visit Heaven.” So 24 hours pass with the head of state joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time, and before she realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
“Well then, you’ve spent a day in Hell and another in Heaven. Now, choose the place where you want to spend eternity.”
She reflects for a minute and then answers: “Well, I would never have said it, I mean Heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in Hell.”
So Saint Peter escorts her to the elevator, and she goes down, down, down to Hell.
Now, the doors of the elevator open, and she is in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. She sees all her friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags.
The Devil comes over to her and lays his arm on her neck.
“I don’t understand,” stammers the senator. “Yesterday I was here, and there was a golf course and club, and we ate lobster and caviar and we danced and had a great time. Now there is a wasteland full of garbage, and my friends look miserable.”
The Devil looks at her, smiles and says, “Yesterday we were campaigning.
Today, you voted for us!”
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