Connections

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with our worship

November 19, 2023

with Pastor Bart

Morning Worship at a glance “To God Be the Glory” “Forever” “I Will Walk” TOP TEN GRATITUDE BUSTERS Welcome & Offertory Prayer Kidz4Christ dismissed

“Graves into Gardens” “Thank You, Lord” “Give Thanks”

FIRST CORINTHIANS Good News for the Not-So-Good

A Life Giving Church … Giving Life 2820 N. Pleasant View Drive Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 928-772-7218 fsbcpv@firstsouthernpv.org www.firstsouthernpv.org Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30AM - 2:30PM Senior Pastor Terrell Eldreth: 619-244-6265 PastorTerrell@firstsouthernpv.org Worship Pastor Bart Young 928-254-8713 PastorBart@firstsouthernpv.org

Advancing the Kingdom of God one heart at a time.

1 Corinthians 4:1-21 TO RECEIVE OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER THROUGH YOUR EMAIL SIMPLY MARK THE FRONT OF YOUR CONNECTION CARD. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO RECEIVE CURRENT INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.

Offerings and Connection Cards will be collected in the Offering Boxes located just inside the two main entrances into our Worship Center, as well as in the Office Hallway.

Sometimes in this life, it is certainly hard to be thankful. You may be in the midst of loss, or of job uncertainties, or any number of things that make you anxious. You may be in the “eye of the storm,” and anxious about many things. There is a song out on Christian radio right now that says; “In the eye of the storm, You remain in control. In the middle of the war, You guard my soul. You alone are the anchor when my sails are torn. Your love surrounds me in the eye of the storm.” Max Lucado, is his book, “In The Eye of The Storm” wrote the following:

The Fine Art of Being Led “Cry of My Heart”

This next week is Thanksgiving, (yes, it is here already, which means Christmas is not far behind) so we find ourselves, hopefully, thinking about all that we have to be thankful for. For some of us, it is easy, and for others, circumstances make it harder to think in terms of what we are thankful for. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells us to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I remember reading a funny story about giving thanks. The author was trying to give his readers something to be thankful for regardless of all that happens to us. After giving many good reasons, he finally said; “And if you still can’t think of something to be thankful for, be thankful that God put your nose on right side up. If He had put it on upside down, when you sneezed, you would blow your thankless head off!”

Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over. The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chippie’s cage with a vacuum cleaner. She removed the attachment from the end of the hose and stuck it in the cage. The phone rang, and she turned to pick it up. She’d barely said “hello” when “sssopp!” Chippie got sucked in. The bird owner gasped, put down the phone, turned off the vacuum, and opened the bag. There was Chippie – still alive, but stunned. Since the bird was covered with dust and soot, she grabbed him and raced to the bathroom, turned on the faucet, and held Chippie under the running water. Then, realizing that Chippie was soaked and shivering, she did what any compassionate bird owner would do . . . she reached for the hair dryer and blasted the pet with hot air. Poor Chippie never knew what hit him. A few days after the trauma, the reporter who’d initially written about the event contacted Chippie’s owner to see how the bird was recovering. continued


with our activities.

“Well,” she replied, “Chippie doesn’t sing much anymore – he just sits and stares!” It’s hard not to see why. Sucked in, washed up, and blown over . . . that’s enough to steal the song from the stoutest heart. Can you relate to Chippie? Most of us can. One minute you’re seated in familiar territory with a song on your lips, then . . . The pink slip comes, the rejection letter arrives, the doctor calls, etc, etc. Sssopp! You’re sucked into a black cavern of doubts, doused with the cold water of reality, and stung with the hot air of empty promises. The life that has been so calm is now so stormy. You’re hailstormed by demands. Assailed by doubts. Pummeled by questions. And somewhere in the trauma, you lose your joy. Somewhere in the storm, you lose your song. Ever found yourself in a storm of life? If so, if Chippie’s story is your story, then you need to know about a day in the life of Christ. Aside from the crucifixion, it is the most stressful day of His life. A roaring sequence of bad news, demanding crowds, and doubting friends. Twenty-four hours in which Jesus faces the same gale-force fears that you and I face. Waves of pressure slam. Winds of anxiety blow. Clouds of darkness billow. Yet, through it all Jesus remains calm. He endures the day without losing his song. He knows how you feel! Have you ever found yourself in a storm? The Disciples did. While Jesus went up the mountain, they went out on the sea. The storm came, their boat bounced, and they were left with a long night of fear and a long list of questions. Jesus knew they were in a storm! In the twilight hours of that night we discover a sweet story of grace, Peter’s attempt to walk on water. What began as a step of faith ended up as a belly flop of fear. If you’ve ever wondered what God does when we fail, then allow the hand that saved Peter to touch you. He is closer than you’ve ever dreamed. Jesus is the answer! In your study of His Word, in your walk with Him, in your fellowship with believers, and in your worship of Him, He is all the answer we need. Be thankful that Jesus knows everything going on with each of us, and He is able to comfort as only He can. Give thanks to Him, and give Him praise.

Schedule for Sunday, November 19, 2023: Ruth Class @ 9:00 AM Room #202 The Saints Class @ 9:00 AM Room #201 Prayer Room open @ 9:00 AM Room #206 Preschool Worship opens in KID CITY @ 10:15 AM

Morning Worship In-Person & Online @ 10:30 AM in Worship Center Kidz4Christ dismissed during Morning Worship

Schedule for the week, November 20 - November 25, 2023: Monday @ 6:00 AM Men’s 33 THE SERIES Study Fellowship Hall Tuesday @ 10:00 AM Men’s Bible Study Room #202

PRAISE THE LORD!! First Southern’s Goal of 100 boxes was exceeded ! We received 115 boxes at church and 17 online boxes = 132 boxes!

Thursday November 23rd

Thank you !!

FSBCPV Women’s Ministry Presents:

Making Spirits Bright! Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Rhodes family as Tammy passed away last week.

A Salad Luncheon & Ornament Exchange Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023 Location: FSBCPV Fellowship Hall

Remember, be thankful God put your nose on right side up!!

Time: 10:30 - 1:00

Ticket Price: $5 Tickets must

be purchased in advance & are available Sunday Mornings or in the Church Office M—Th 8:30am-2:30pm

Pastor Bart VAN FUND

$ 21,592.96

Keep on sharing the Good News of Jesus! Gospel Conversations Total : 46,717

IF YOU NEED HELP OR ASSISTANCE Deacon of the Week:

Bruce Puffer 928-499-5882


with our activities.

“Well,” she replied, “Chippie doesn’t sing much anymore – he just sits and stares!” It’s hard not to see why. Sucked in, washed up, and blown over . . . that’s enough to steal the song from the stoutest heart. Can you relate to Chippie? Most of us can. One minute you’re seated in familiar territory with a song on your lips, then . . . The pink slip comes, the rejection letter arrives, the doctor calls, etc, etc. Sssopp! You’re sucked into a black cavern of doubts, doused with the cold water of reality, and stung with the hot air of empty promises. The life that has been so calm is now so stormy. You’re hailstormed by demands. Assailed by doubts. Pummeled by questions. And somewhere in the trauma, you lose your joy. Somewhere in the storm, you lose your song. Ever found yourself in a storm of life? If so, if Chippie’s story is your story, then you need to know about a day in the life of Christ. Aside from the crucifixion, it is the most stressful day of His life. A roaring sequence of bad news, demanding crowds, and doubting friends. Twenty-four hours in which Jesus faces the same gale-force fears that you and I face. Waves of pressure slam. Winds of anxiety blow. Clouds of darkness billow. Yet, through it all Jesus remains calm. He endures the day without losing his song. He knows how you feel! Have you ever found yourself in a storm? The Disciples did. While Jesus went up the mountain, they went out on the sea. The storm came, their boat bounced, and they were left with a long night of fear and a long list of questions. Jesus knew they were in a storm! In the twilight hours of that night we discover a sweet story of grace, Peter’s attempt to walk on water. What began as a step of faith ended up as a belly flop of fear. If you’ve ever wondered what God does when we fail, then allow the hand that saved Peter to touch you. He is closer than you’ve ever dreamed. Jesus is the answer! In your study of His Word, in your walk with Him, in your fellowship with believers, and in your worship of Him, He is all the answer we need. Be thankful that Jesus knows everything going on with each of us, and He is able to comfort as only He can. Give thanks to Him, and give Him praise.

Schedule for Sunday, November 19, 2023: Ruth Class @ 9:00 AM Room #202 The Saints Class @ 9:00 AM Room #201 Prayer Room open @ 9:00 AM Room #206 Preschool Worship opens in KID CITY @ 10:15 AM

Morning Worship In-Person & Online @ 10:30 AM in Worship Center Kidz4Christ dismissed during Morning Worship

Schedule for the week, November 20 - November 25, 2023: Monday @ 6:00 AM Men’s 33 THE SERIES Study Fellowship Hall Tuesday @ 10:00 AM Men’s Bible Study Room #202

PRAISE THE LORD!! First Southern’s Goal of 100 boxes was exceeded ! We received 115 boxes at church and 17 online boxes = 132 boxes!

Thursday November 23rd

Thank you !!

FSBCPV Women’s Ministry Presents:

Making Spirits Bright! Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Rhodes family as Tammy passed away last week.

A Salad Luncheon & Ornament Exchange Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023 Location: FSBCPV Fellowship Hall

Remember, be thankful God put your nose on right side up!!

Time: 10:30 - 1:00

Ticket Price: $5 Tickets must

be purchased in advance & are available Sunday Mornings or in the Church Office M—Th 8:30am-2:30pm

Pastor Bart VAN FUND

$ 21,592.96

Keep on sharing the Good News of Jesus! Gospel Conversations Total : 46,717

IF YOU NEED HELP OR ASSISTANCE Deacon of the Week:

Bruce Puffer 928-499-5882


with our worship

November 19, 2023

with Pastor Bart

Morning Worship at a glance “To God Be the Glory” “Forever” “I Will Walk” TOP TEN GRATITUDE BUSTERS Welcome & Offertory Prayer Kidz4Christ dismissed

“Graves into Gardens” “Thank You, Lord” “Give Thanks”

FIRST CORINTHIANS Good News for the Not-So-Good

A Life Giving Church … Giving Life 2820 N. Pleasant View Drive Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 928-772-7218 fsbcpv@firstsouthernpv.org www.firstsouthernpv.org Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30AM - 2:30PM Senior Pastor Terrell Eldreth: 619-244-6265 PastorTerrell@firstsouthernpv.org Worship Pastor Bart Young 928-254-8713 PastorBart@firstsouthernpv.org

Advancing the Kingdom of God one heart at a time.

1 Corinthians 4:1-21 TO RECEIVE OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER THROUGH YOUR EMAIL SIMPLY MARK THE FRONT OF YOUR CONNECTION CARD. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO RECEIVE CURRENT INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.

Offerings and Connection Cards will be collected in the Offering Boxes located just inside the two main entrances into our Worship Center, as well as in the Office Hallway.

Sometimes in this life, it is certainly hard to be thankful. You may be in the midst of loss, or of job uncertainties, or any number of things that make you anxious. You may be in the “eye of the storm,” and anxious about many things. There is a song out on Christian radio right now that says; “In the eye of the storm, You remain in control. In the middle of the war, You guard my soul. You alone are the anchor when my sails are torn. Your love surrounds me in the eye of the storm.” Max Lucado, is his book, “In The Eye of The Storm” wrote the following:

The Fine Art of Being Led “Cry of My Heart”

This next week is Thanksgiving, (yes, it is here already, which means Christmas is not far behind) so we find ourselves, hopefully, thinking about all that we have to be thankful for. For some of us, it is easy, and for others, circumstances make it harder to think in terms of what we are thankful for. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells us to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I remember reading a funny story about giving thanks. The author was trying to give his readers something to be thankful for regardless of all that happens to us. After giving many good reasons, he finally said; “And if you still can’t think of something to be thankful for, be thankful that God put your nose on right side up. If He had put it on upside down, when you sneezed, you would blow your thankless head off!”

Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over. The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chippie’s cage with a vacuum cleaner. She removed the attachment from the end of the hose and stuck it in the cage. The phone rang, and she turned to pick it up. She’d barely said “hello” when “sssopp!” Chippie got sucked in. The bird owner gasped, put down the phone, turned off the vacuum, and opened the bag. There was Chippie – still alive, but stunned. Since the bird was covered with dust and soot, she grabbed him and raced to the bathroom, turned on the faucet, and held Chippie under the running water. Then, realizing that Chippie was soaked and shivering, she did what any compassionate bird owner would do . . . she reached for the hair dryer and blasted the pet with hot air. Poor Chippie never knew what hit him. A few days after the trauma, the reporter who’d initially written about the event contacted Chippie’s owner to see how the bird was recovering. continued


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