"Preach the gospel at all times, if necessary use words." - St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tybee Church newsletter for 9.16.2012

Hello, Friends of Tybee Church!

This Sunday, September 16, Jimmy Cochran will be the guest speaker at Tybee Church.
Jimmy is a Musician and Scribe for the Lord from Atlanta.
The message he will bring is "Getting Past Your Past."(See attached poster)

Come expecting a blessing! Let's pack this place out!


We'd love for you to join us every Sunday at 10 AM at Benny's Tavern on the corner of Butler and Tybrisa Streets. The service lasts about an hour or so. Come a few minutes early to have some coffee, juice, and biscuits.

If you cannot be with us in person, you can still be with us in spirit. If you cannot be with us in person, you can watch online at www.livestream.com/barchurch

You're HERE even when you're not!


September 9, 2012 Service

The bulletin is attached.

Stephen Grosse, a talented musician who has played with the band for some time, is also a composer. Here, Stephen shares the latest praise song he wrote. Tybee Church - Stephen Grosse, psalmist - "God Loves You" http://youtu.be/VRjHdFzeML0

We have been so blessed to have Heather Kohn share her beautiful voice with us in recent weeks. You will receive a blessing as you listen to Heather sing.
Tybee Church - Heather Kohn - Praise & Worship - "Wayfaring Stranger"- http://youtu.be/Lo8tXirNbNk

How delightful it is to have Bob Fulton participate in our service. He really knows how to get us energized with his music! As you listen to this song, I'll bet you will find yourself clapping, singing along... and smiling!
Tybee Church - Bob Fulton Praise & Worship - "Jesus (and Mama) Loves You"- http://youtu.be/MANUFwyYUjY

Here is the September 9, 2012 service at livestream.com/barchurch: http://livestre.am/47UJ7

There were some videos from September 2 that I did not add in last weeks email. Sorry about that. Here they are! ~Dedra

Samuel Adams leads Tybee Church in lifting prayers for Jim Sahr....seeking a miracle... and in singing "Holy Spirit, Breathe On Me". How grateful we are for the talents of Samuel, Gordon, Dave, and Stephen as they play music for a time of prayer and meditation. Tybee Church - Praise & Worship "Holy Spirit Breathe On Me" - Psalmist Samuel Adams.mov http://youtu.be/_v7u2o2LSIg

Here is a video of Ava McNally singing "Jesus" along with the band. You can also see the image of Ava holding her painting "Where Pirates Worship" fade in and out in the video a couple of times. Awesome!!! Tybee Church - Ava McNally - Praise & Worship "Jesus".mov http://youtu.be/Af8X3Qk-Azo


Please keep Tybee Church and each other in your prayers.

Please say an extra prayer for these people this week:
Jamie Schuman and the family and friends of Frank SchumanSandi and Dave Postle - Sandi had a health scare this week.
Jim and Sam Sahr - Jim has been in Memorial Hospital since August 16.
Dave Cahill & John Heisey - prayers for safe trip to AlaskaDanny and Susan - they lead the livestream chatPaula Prosser - friend of Susan Sawyer... health issue
Tina Korr - friend of Susan Sawyer... health issue
Julia Foster - does the filming for Tybee Church and manages Tybee Church Facebook page
Debbie "Cupcake" Cochran - does Sunday preparations for Tybee Church, fixes coffee, water, juice, so much more
Matt Few - assists with set up and take down
Jimmy Cochran - will be sharing a message with us on Sunday

I hope to add different names each week for spotlight prayer. Please share your prayer concerns. I only will list your name so that others can pray for you, and I will NOT list a reason unless you ask me to.

Betty Daley Shipes has a hospital bed that her daughter Donna used. Betty is willing to give it to someone in medical need if you will go pick it up before Sunday. Betty's phone number is (912) 308-4570. She may still have a wheelchair and a walker available. Some people have already asked for them, but it's worth calling about that as well.

Food for the Soul is making a difference in people's lives! We do not live by bread alone. We feed those in need. Five bucks in the bucket will feed two people this week! If you know someone who needs this ministry, or if you can donate time or money to help out, please contact Sylvia Waldo. (478) 718-1372
All donations can be made through Simplehearted Ministries, Inc.
Tybee Church
11 Izlar Ave. #3
Tybee Island, GA 31328
You can also donate through PayPal at the website: http://www.simpleheartedministries.com/index_donate1.html

Thank you to everybody who makes Tybee Church so special. It takes every one of us to be Tybee Church! As Ross always reminds us, "We are the Family of Tybee." Arrrmen!

Sometimes I wrestle with my inner demons. Other times, we just hug. :-)

The past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited, or erased; it can only be accepted.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ~Albert Einstein

Failure is success in progress.
In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take, the relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.
No relationship is ever a waste of time. If it did not bring you what you want, it taught you what you don't want.
Don't judge me until you know me, and don't talk about me until you talk TO me.
Let your past make you better, not bitter.

Since Jimmy Cochran is speaking about "Getting Past Your Past," I thought that I would share some quotes on the subject and talk about that, too. I guess at one time or another we all have a feeling of failure, guilt, or suffering...we are bombarded mentally by regrets... "should have, would have, could have"... or memories of tragedy or loss... or something else entirely. It might even be something that still causes acute pain today.

No matter if it's physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual pain...each cut wounds deeply and leaves scars in the healing process.
We all deal with these wounds and scars in different ways, and I have no earth-shattering words of wisdom for you. I can only share with you some practices that have allowed healing in my own life.
God told Jesus He was loved. Mark 1:9-11: At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

This is a model for us all... to tell others that we love them and are proud of them. I try to do this for others. And I have made it a habit to surround myself with people who value me and show me God's love. Every single day, I am around people who tell me and and show me I am cared for and appreciated. I am told by others how glad they are that our paths have crossed. I am given compliments, told I am loved, and treated with respect. How great is that?
Yep. Pretty great!

Christ practiced solitude. Mark 1:35: After His baptism, the Lord Jesus Christ went into the wilderness in order to prepare in solitude by fasting and prayer for the accomplishing of His great work for which He had come to earth.
If this was a practice Christ needed, surely I need it as well. So, I seek places of peace... where I can talk to and listen to God. The best place for me is the beach where my skin is kissed by the warmth of the sun and the cool of the breeze, my toes are tantalized by the waves and the sand, my lips and tongue taste salt air, my ears are serenaded by the birds and the wind, and my eyes are mesmerized by dancing clouds, sparkling sunlight diamonds of sunlight and people basking in the beauty of the coast. I can talk to God best here, but better than that, I can hear Him speak to me... and I can truly, truly listen. If a time at the beach is not possible, I seek a special place indoors where I can find solitude, quiet, and peace.... a place where my time and thoughts are sacred.
God gives us angels on Earth (our loved ones and friends) and He also gave us our beautiful Earth to take care of so that it can renew and replenish us, as well. The Lord's gifts of healing are ours for the taking. Like a present that is offered, we must accept the gift, else it has no value. Please accept His gifts of love... and healing.

The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time. ~Viktor E. Frankl, psychiatrist and holocaust survivor

You cannot choose where you came from, but you CAN choose where you go from here.

Do not let your past rob your future. Each day is a chance to make a new beginning.

Count your blessings, live with gratitude, and love with all your heart!

Don't lead, I'll wander off and get bored. Don't follow. I'll get us both lost. Walk beside me and help me cause trouble. :-)


Peace, Love, and Blessings,
Tybee Church

Psalms 116: "God Protects the Simplehearted"
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Info: tybeebarchurch@gmail.com / Facebook: Tybee Church / (912) 433-1643 /www.livestream.com/barchurch


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