Dear Friends, Fall break is a colorful time of the year.

It often reminds us of the varied aspects of God: His creations, His character and His revelations.

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Mark D. Lampley Associate Pastor Office: 522-9804, Ext 113 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”

Dear Friends, I can’t believe it is almost August which brings to mind lots of newness. For example, a new school year; fresh Sunday School classes; the start of new sports opportunities for kids; the reconvening of choirs and Wednesday night suppers; the resurrecting of UT football frenzy; and much more. So how does “one do it all” while keeping their head on straight and maintaining integrity? How would Jesus mentally prepare for such a time as this? I think He would ask us to turn to a book with practical advice for everyday life: The Proverbs. The words “wisdom” and “instruction” in Proverbs 1:2 compliment each other because wisdom (hokhmah) means “skill” and instruction (musar) means “discipline.” No skill is perfected without discipline. Thus when a person has skill, they have also possess the freedom to create something beautiful. SHPC seeks to serve God beautifully. Proverbs deals with the most fundamental skill of all: righteousness before God in every area of life. During this upcoming month, I will provide lessons from Proverbs offering wisdom and instruction so that you might live fruitfully for God while avoiding stress. Stop and listen for God as you center yourself for Him and for His service. Shepherding for Him,

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Please keep in your prayers . . .
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Ann Brown’s mother, Jeanne Roush, who is in the hospital and has requested our prayers; David Cassada’s father is not well and would appreciate prayers; Lee and Rachel King and their family who are relocating next week. Kristy, Marty, Kelley, and Katie Hays and their family who are caregivers for their father, Jim; Amy Wilson and family who are caregivers for her father, Scott Dean. Paige Wardell and family who are grieving the death of her father, Wright Tisdale; Lauren Hall and family who are grieving the death of her grandmother, Theodora Coppetas Jaffurs. Joey Creswell and family who are grieving the death of his father, J. Bruce Creswell.


Intergenerational Sunday School
9:00 a.m. | Barron Hall Join Dr. Michael Stanfield as we explore our Biblical callings
This is a great opportunity to fellowship and get to know one another.
Coffee and scones will be provided.

service opportunities
4th @ 5:30 p.m. 11th (various times) 14th (10 a.m. - Noon) VMC (off-site) FISH (Barron Hall) Second Harvest (off-site)

Throughout School Year Pond Gap Elementary 23rd & 30th @ 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Greeters

See you there!
“Let us not give up meeting together …but let us encourage one another.”
Hebrews 10:25

Our returning youth interns, William Bateman, Rachel Hughes and Connor Gilbert are eager and ready to kick off this new year with our youth! We are excited to have them back!