Fennell Visitor October 1, 2000


A warm welcome is extended to everyone. We pray that our worship will be pleasing to God and that everyone will be

encouraged today. If you are visiting with us we invite you to return often.

A wise woman who was travelling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food.

The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him

security for a lifetime.

But, a few days later, he came back to return the stone to the wise woman. "I've been thinking," he said. "I know how valuable this stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me this stone."

Sometimes it not the wealth you have but what's inside you that others need.

Author unknown

Via email from Dianne Gardner

Service Schedule for Next Sunday – Oct. 8, 2000

Speakers – David Jaggard a.m. Frank Tubman p.m. (devotional)

Announcements – B. Hibbard

Song Leader – D. Jaggard

Prayer A.M. – B. Hibbard

Lord’s Table – C. Gardner

Reader – S. Budai

Emblem Bearers – J. McArthur, M. Tubman

Cups – M. Dixon, M. Bush

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News and Notes

REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Please pray for the following: Mary and Don Burgoin, Colin Johnson, George Layman, Wendy

Burnett, Elizabeth Hunter, Mike Gosselin, Brian Meener, Audrey Cox, Guy Stopard, Melvyn Taylor, Joey Merling, Don

Snure, Dora Hunter, Becky Morgan, Ian Bonneville, Billie and Jack Cartwright.

BIRTHDAY: Happy Birthday greetings go out to Tracey Heuston who celebrates on the 4th. We hope that you have a great

Birthday, Tracey!

ANNIVERSARIES: Happy Anniversary to Beth and Bob Hibbard and to Tanya and David Montgomery who both celebrate

their wedding anniversaries on the 4th. We congratulate you all and pray that God continues to bless you.

CLOTHING DRIVE: If you have any winter clothing that you would like to donate for those less fortunate please bring it in

within the next week so that we can determine if we will have enough for distribution.


Key to the Kingdom

on Vision TV

8:30 Thursday morning

A story is told about Fiorello LaGuardia, a former mayor of New York. His nickname was little flower, because he was only

5’4" and always wore a carnation in his lapel.

One bitterly cold night in January 1935, the mayor turned up at a night court that served the poorest ward of the city. La

Guardia dismissed the judge for the evening and took over the bench for himself. Within a few minutes a tattered old woman

was brought before him, charged with stealing a loaf of bread. She told LaGuarda that her daughter’s husband had deserted

her, her daughter was sick, and her two grandchildren were starving. But the shopkeeper, from whom the bread was stolen,

refused to drop the charges. "It’s a bad neighborhood, your Honor." The man told the mayor, "She’s got to be punished to

teach other people around here a lesson."

LaGuardia sighed. He turned to the woman and said, "I’ve got to punish you, the law makes no exceptions - $10.00 or ten

days in jail." He extracted a bill and tossed it into his famous sombrero saying: "Here is the $10.00 fine which I now remit;

and further more I am going to fine everyone in this courtroom $0.50 for living in a town where a person has to steal bread so

that her grand-

children can eat, Mr. Bailiff, collect the fines and give them to the defendant.

So the following day the New York City newspaper reported that $47.50 was turned over to the bewildered old lady. Fifty

cents of that amount being contributed by the red faced grocery store owner, while some 70 petty criminals, people with

traffic violations and New York City policemen each of whom had just paid fifty cents for the privilege of doing so, gave the

mayor a standing ovation.

What an extraordinary moment of grace for anyone present in that courtroom! The grace of God operates at a profound level

in the life of a loving person. Oh, that we would recognize God’s grace when it comes to us.

(from the Pinehill Messenger)

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