Tuesday, August 28, 2012

 

Back To School Cookout Sizzles @ Tinney Chapel



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A Back-To-School Cookout @ the quintessential country church

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FREE Back To School Cookout for Winnsboro ISD TODAY, Aug. 28 @ Tinney Chapel

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

 

"Living Outside The Box" Preached Here Today

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Living Outside The Box Preached Here Today By Brother Carl Sterling

Romans 5:1-11

New International Version (NIV)

Peace and Hope

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Footnotes:
  1. Romans 5:1 Many manuscripts let us
  2. Romans 5:2 Or let us
  3. Romans 5:3 Or let us
Link for resource page above:
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+5%3A1-11&version=NIV


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Kids Time @ Tinney Chapel With Message By Georgia Goggans

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Kids Time @ Tinney Chapel 
with Georgia Goggans

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Music Ministry @ Tinney Chapel 08-26-12

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Some of today's photography was done by Mollie & David Stanton who are members of the Tinney Chapel UMC Communications Team.

Music Was On The Front Burner Today At Tinney Chapel

Today, the 13th Sunday after Pentecost, pianist Molly Mathis accompanied This Is The Day, our call to worship musical number. 

Ronnie Ellison was our song leader. Congregational hymns included A Mighty Fortress Is Our God and To God Be The Glory. 

The quintessential country church choir sang the "official" Tinney Chapel medley: He's The Savior Of My Soul, His Name Is Wonderful, There's Something About That Name and Thou Art Worthy.   

Cade Hayley, a young teen-ager, played Amazing Grace on the violin. 

The Tinney Chapel Troubadours performed Dry River and Let Me Try, both original compositions by George Jordan, the original Tinney Chapel Troubadour, with guitars by Brother Carl Sterling, George Jordan, Kevin Tinney & Roger Schneider, baritone uke by Joe Dan Boyd and harmonica by Kevin Tinney.

It was a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along day of music designed to comfort, heal and save souls, and you should have been there!

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

 

Love and Respect Others Preached Here Today

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Love and Respect Others

Romans 12:9-21

New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
Love
 9 Love must be honest and true. Hate what is evil. Hold on to what is good. 10 Love each other deeply. Honor others more than yourselves. 11 Never let the fire in your heart go out. Keep it alive. Serve the Lord.  12 When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful. 13 Share with God's people who are in need. Welcome others into your homes.
 14 Bless those who hurt you. Bless them, and do not call down curses on them. 15 Be joyful with those who are joyful. Be sad with those who are sad. 16 Agree with each other. Don't be proud. Be willing to be a friend of people who aren't considered important. Don't think that you are better than others.
 17 Don't pay back evil with evil. Be careful to do what everyone thinks is right. 18 If possible, live in peace with everyone. Do that as much as you can.
 19 My friends, don't try to get even. Leave room for God to show his anger. It is written, "I am the One who judges people. I will pay them back,"—(Deuteronomy 32:35) says the Lord. 20 Do just the opposite. Scripture says,
   "If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat.
      If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.
   By doing those things, you will pile up burning coals on their heads." —(Proverbs 25:21,22)

21 Don't let evil overcome you. Overcome evil by doing good.

Link to above resource page:
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%2012:9-21&version=NIRV 



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Music Ministry @ Tinney Chapel 08-19-12

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The Troubadours Pick & Sing @ Tinney Chapel


Back again today: The Tinney Chapel Troubadours:

Brother Carl Sterling, acoustic guitar.
George Jordan, acoustic guitar.
Roger Schneider, acoustic guitar.
Joe Dan Boyd, soprano banjolele.
Kevin Tinney, acoustic guitar & lead harmonica.

The Troubadours led off with I'll Fly Away and concluded with Jesus My Lord.

In conventional music ministry today, Molly Mathis played piano & Angela Wylie, our animated song leader led the congregational singing: I Am Thine, O Lord and Pass Me Not,O Gentle Savior.

The Tinney Chapel Choir performed Ivory Palaces with piano accompaniment by Molly Mathis.  

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

 

David Stanton, Tinney Chapel Certified Lay Speaker, Completes Go Preach Advanced Class

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David Stanton Keeps Ahead Of The Game As A Certified Lay Speaker

 

Tinney Chapel's busiest Certified Lay Speaker, David Stanton (he is also an NTC District Officer), is not content to wait until he is required to take the next Advanced Class to keep his certification active.

After all, when the deadline actually arrives, at least once every three years, David might be on a cruise sailing the other side of the world. 

That's why he registered for, and has just completed, the Go Preach Advanced Class, taught this year by Ben Bennett, Lay Leader for the East District of the North Texas Conference (NTC).

In addition to the certificate shown in the accompanying photo, David received an inscribed copy of the new Common English Translation of the New Testament from Bennett upon successful completion of this demanding Class, which requires, among other things, that students select a Scripture from the Lectionary, write a sermon based on that Scripture and then deliver that sermon for evaluation and critique by the teacher and fellow class members. 

FYI: This means that David now has a freshly minted sermon in his back pocket which he can deliver at the drop of a hat, or upon invitation.

As it happens, he also has an invitation: Wesley UMC of Sulphur Springs has asked David to preach at their church on Laity Sunday later this year. 

Congratulations to David Stanton, one of five Certified Lay Speakers at the quintessential country church. The others are Angela Wylie, Roger Schneider, Paulette Sterling and Joe Dan Boyd. 


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Sunday, August 12, 2012

 

New Member @ Tinney Chapel: It's The Pastor's Wife!

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Pastor Carl Sterling's Wife Paulette Joins Tinney Chapel

 

It was as touching as it was unexpected, although everyone probably thought it would happen eventually: Paulette Sterling, the new Pastor's wife, chose this day to move her United Methodist membership to Tinney Chapel, the quintessential country church.

Immediately, Brother Carl called upon the congregation to rise, move forward and join in a church-wide laying on of hands for Paulette (see photo above and/or view it on the video). It was a sight to see and a moment to savor.

Then, Brother Carl moved into the questions and liturgy of bringing a new member into a United Methodist church, and Paulette expressed her eagerness to become one of us and to be led by a Pastor who happens to be her own husband. 

Paulette is, herself, a Certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church. 

As it happened, today's sermon by Brother Carl was titled, "Is This The Season To Seek Salvation?" and the congregational hymn of invitation was He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought.

 

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"Is This The Season To Seek Salvation?" Preached Here Today

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Coming down, coming down, from God


It was the 11th Sunday after Pentecost and the hymn of invitation at our church was He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought, and Pastor Carl Sterling accepted his own wife, Paulette Sterling, into Tinney 
Chapel membership, facilitated two offerings (one for the church and one for the youth program), preached on the topic of Salvation and brought the congregtion close to God.

It was a day to remember!

Pastor Carl's  Scripture was Jeremiah 8:13, 20-22. 

Jeremiah 8:13

English Standard Version (ESV)
13 When I would gather them, declares the Lord,
    there are no grapes on the vine,
     nor figs on the fig tree;
even the leaves are withered,
    and what I gave them has passed away from them.”[a]
Footnotes:
  1. Jeremiah 8:13 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain

Jeremiah 8:20-22

English Standard Version (ESV)
20 “The harvest is past, the summer is ended,
    and we are not saved.”
21 For the wound of the daughter of my people is my heart wounded;
     I mourn, and dismay has taken hold on me.
22 Is there no balm in Gilead?
    Is there no physician there?
Why then has the health of the daughter of my people
    not been restored?

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Ministry Moments: Choir, Kids Time & Just A Little Talk With Jesus 08-12-12

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Ministry Moments 


Appropriatly, the quintessential country church choir today sang the old hymn, The Church In The Wildwood, while Certified Lay Speaker & one of Tinney Chapel's newly formed troubadours, Joe Dan Boyd, sang a special solo, Just A Little Talk With Jesus (cut short by a battery failure while accompanying himself on a Martin 0-17 acoustic guitar made in the year of his own birth) and Brother Carl filled in for Georgia Goggans with the kids sermon during which he made peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for the youngsters. 

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Brother Carl's Message @ Whispering Pine 08-12-12

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In this setting, Brother Carl alternately reads from the Gospel of Matthew, sings and strums on his guitar and also moves into a proclamation of The Word, mostly from Matthew, Chapter 7.

Click on the arrow above to view and listen to this devotional for the residents of Whispering Pines Care Center. 

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