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Sunday May 27, 2012

When Being Right is Wrong

(pt 2)

Changing someone else. Do you know how often I’d be down, while simultaneously being skeptical that they contribright in a conflict if I could change someone else? (Um: ALL ute anything nearly as big, if anything at all. THE TIME!) When we disagree, it’s easier for me to assume Jesus tells the story about the speck and the plank in Matthat you should change. After all, my best reasoning has led thew 7:1-5. It’s worth reading. Even again. The principle of me to my conclusion. So the whole point of the argument is the story is very simple: You cannot ever dream of helping that I am right. I’m always right in my eyes, from my persomeone sort out their problems without first turning to adspective, and with my logic. dress your own. Therefore you need to change. Do you know what keeps most husbands from being the I’ve spent a good amount of time talking with couples man they should be? The speck in their wife’s eye. We will (good hearted people) who just can’t seem to communicate spend hours crowing about how cold they are, or how disrewith each other in a healthy, productive way. There’s no spectful they are, or how neglectful they are! The whole question that their marriage has problems. But the source of time, refusing to acknowledge the 2x4 in our own eyes. the problems… that’s another story! It’s true of marriages. She feels like he takes her for granted, and that he doesn’t It’s true of friendships gone bad. show her enough affection and genuine concern. He feels It’s true in the church. like she is cold, unloving, and critical of him all the time. Oh yeah, and she nags. Here is a counseling principle that’s as true in counseling circles as it is in Jesus’ teaching: You have a responsibility to Most of the time, they are both right. The wife has a change yourself first. pretty good idea of where her husband could use improvement. The husband, likewise, The people around you with sees lots of room for improveproblems can (and will) preocment from his wife. And they cupy you so much that you are both right. refuse to own up to your con“Don’t let their speck keep you tributions to the conflict. The biggest problem they from finding your plank.” have is that they can each Don’t let that speck keep you see clearly how the other perfrom finding your plank. son contributes to the breakBen Cook Elders:

Church Staff:

Melvin Byrd ..... 360.876.9270 Les Lewis ........ 360.876.4188 Dale Sanders ... 360.876.8825 Ray Switzer ..... 360.874.8889

Ben Cook ........ 360.329.2136 Melvin Byrd ..... 360.876.9270 Connie Switzer. 360.874.8889 Cody Rousseau 541.921.8203

Deacons: Gary Chasteen 360.895.4143 Gene Gerard ... 360.876.4612 Darren Hanson 253.884.5116

Trent Herbert.. 253.509.8769 Troy Hill ......... 360.674.7181 Brad Orser ...... 360.874.8184 Brett Wheeler . 360.697.5439

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Welcome Guests You are welcome to worship with us here, and we are glad to have you! A few things you should know about worship this morning: We are a friendly group, and would love to visit with you after church if you stick around. But during worship we aren’t going to do anything out of

the ordinary for you. You won’t be asked to stand and wave, or anything else conspicuous. Just enjoy worship and participate as much as you feel you can. Our worship is intentionally simple. Songs, communion, prayers and lessons are what we offer to God each Sunday;

Help Needed

Camp Supplies Needed Bonnie Mitchell is requesting donations of 2 -1/2 inch Styrofoam balls (packages are available at Wal-Mart) and yarn for the 3rd and 4th grade camp crafts. Please give the donations to Bonnie. If you have any questions see Bonnie, also.

Celebrate Jesus Each Monday Jim Snead will be at the building doing maintenance and organization for the Celebrate Jesus area and in the garages, if you can and will help come and join him. He would love to have help.

Lawn mowing Signup The grass is growing, but there are lots of vacancies on the signup sheet in the foyer. Sign up, or see Gary Chasteen or Gary White to volunteer!

Ben Cook

Memorial Day is Here! We have the camp for the weekend so come have some family fun. There will be a worship service at camp on Sunday morning which begins at 10:15 am with Melvin speaking and a worship at 6:00 pm. Monday the group lunch will be at noon followed by the last of the silent auction at 2:00pm. Bring your favorite picnic dishes and join us all.

Auction at Delano Bay We will have a silent auction Sunday afternoon, May 27th at Delano Bay, proceeds will help offset the cost of renting the Lodge and Camp for the weekend. Please bring your donations for the auction to Delano Bay with you when you come.

Teens and Parents: Our area-wide is on June 3rd. We have work days scheduled on May 29, June 1, and June 2 which is next Tuesday, Friday and Saturday before the Rally on Sunday, June 3rd. For answers to your questions see Cody. The early registration deadline for STS is June 8th; and for JTS is June 22nd. Save yourselves $45 and register early! Keep your eyes and ears open for the details of an upcoming hike Cody is planning.

Serving May 27, 2012: Prayer Leader: Scripture Reader: Offering Thoughts: Communion Meditation: Servers: Ushers: Greeters: Nursery Attendants: Sound: Slides/Lighting:

If you need someone to pray with, or you want to talk about God, send me an email: bencook@pococ.org I’d love to visit sometime.

Port Orchard News and Events

Nursery Attendants Needed We are in need of people to sign up to tend the nursery during worship beginning the first of May. A signup sheet is available on the table in the lobby.

and we are glad you are spending it with us.

Rubin Carter Brad Orser Ray Switzer James Greer Rubin Carter/Darrell Fry B. Zepf / S. Cartwright Rubin & Mary Carter B. & G. Chasteen Trent Herbert Conrad Hanson

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Communion Prep: J.C. & DeLoris Lawler Communion Cleanup: Pam Woodrow Praise Team: Lead: Darrell Fry S—There will be no worship A—team this Sunday. T— B— Fellowship Team: Donuts—Roy & Jo Vaughn Coffee—Ray Switzer Cleanup—Mary Carter


Our Prayer List

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Life Groups There is a Sunday evening life group meeting at the Latham home.

Peggy Powell (Mary Carter’s sister-

Another Sunday evening life group is meeting at the home of the Switzer’s on May 6th, and June 3rd.

in-law) who has been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer (stage 4), her husband Bob, and Mary’s mother for whom Peggy is caregiver.

Summer Small Groups

Dorothy Fletcher has kidney prob-

Thank you for the input! It looks like we will focus on getting four groups up and off the ground this summer for fellowship, study, and service: A group that enjoys playing Disc Golf, a group that gathers for Sunday picnics, a group that writes cards of encouragement to veterans and service men, and a group that meets to study hermeneutics. Next week we will have some signup sheets in the foyer where you can let the coordinators know that you’re interested in joining by adding your email address to the list. Feel free to join one, two, or whatever. Give special attention to groups that may let you connect with people you don’t normally spend time with, or groups that you can invite friends to!

lems therefore we need to pray for her complete recovery.

James Greer to find the problem with his heart.

Charlotte Hahn that she will feel safe in her home.

Betty Widman for strength and increased health

Soda Pop Machine Some may wonder why the price changed on the pop machine. We discovered we were losing 35 cents per can, and therefore needed to change the price.

Jon Powless and his health Les Lewis that the treatments have

Summer Quarter Classes Next Sunday, June 3rd, we will have new classes for the teens and adults: (Continued on page 4)

been successful.

Nora Hoover to continue doing better all the time.

Area News and Events Christian College Days Northwest On October 6, 2012, the Southwest Church of Christ in Tigard, OR is hosting their 3rd annual College Days, where recruiters and information from Christian colleges across the country will be available to answer your questions about financing and degrees. The featured school is Pepperdine, but there will be representatives from many other Universities. If you are interested in Christian education, this is a great way to learn more.

Delano Days On Saturday June 2nd, you are invited out to Delano Bay for an opportunity to celebrate our camp with an afternoon of family fun with many different booths for kids of all ages.

To send out a prayer request, or participate as a part of our prayer chain, please email: prayer@pococ.org

May 20, 2012 Bible Class: 73 Worship: 134 Offering: $4,135.01 Goal: $5,612.48


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Teens:

Delano Bay Schedule

Cody Rousseau will be teaching in the June 23-30: STS (11th&12th grade) teen room on the book of Job. July 1-4: 1st&2nd grade July 7-14: JTS (9th&10th grade) Adults: July 15-27: 3rd&4th grade Ben Cook will be teaching in the audi- August 5-11: 7th&8th grade torium on Biblical Peacemaking. We August 12-18: 5th&6th grade will follow the outline and teaching principles from “The Peacemaker” by Do not let the cost of summer camps Ken Sande. The book is not required, keep you from attending! Please see but would be an excellent companion Dale Sanders for an application for during the class. scholarship. Joshua Wilson will be teaching an adult class downstairs titled “Christian Values in a Postmodern World.” In this class we will take a look at several ethical and moral questions of our day.

Altared Youth

Have the kids in your life made their Thank you so much to Bonnie Mitchell plans to go to Delano Bay this summer and Melissa Bell for all their hard work for camp? The schedule is: on our tween skating night!

Registration forms and information on the price of camp sessions is available online: www.delanobay.org. Register today and get your early registration discount!

Port Orchard Church of Christ 2585 Carr Lane SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366 360.876.2604 office@pococ.org www.pococ.org

Several of us are interested in scheduling some service projects this summer. Please see Ben if you have some ideas, or if you’re interested in scheduling and coordinating some service projects this summer.

Heritage House Residents We do have a new resident in Heritage House. She is a young mother with two children. More information will come soon.


Church Bulletin May 27th, 2012