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Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant,

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1 Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

2 Proverbs 15:13 When people are happy, they smile, but when they are sad, they look depressed.

3 Proverbs 15:30 Smiling faces make you happy, and good news makes you feel better.

4 Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

5 Luke 6: Then he looked up at his disciples and said: ‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 ‘Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. ‘Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

6 L: This is the word of God for the people of God. P: Thanks be to God!

7 “The Gift of a Merry Heart”

8 In church the other Sunday, I was intent on a young child who was turning around and smiling at everyone. He wasn't gurgling, spitting, humming, kicking, tearing hymnals, or rummaging through his mother's handbag. He was just smiling. Finally his mother jerked him around and, in a not so quiet whisper, said, "Stop that grinning! You're in church!" With that, she gave him a belt on the hind-side and, as his tears rolled down his cheeks, she added, "That's better," and returned to her prayers ( from an editorial in the DALLAS MORNING NEWS) "A merry heart doeth good like medicine: but a gloomy spirit drieth up the bones" (Proverbs 17:22 in the KJV). "Being cheerful keeps you healthy. It is slow death being gloomy all the time!" (Good News Bible).

9 Jerry Clower

10 "I probably would have become a clergyman if the ones I knew had not looked and acted so much like undertakers." Daniel Webster Daniel Webster

11 "This afternoon there will be meetings in the north and south end of the church - children will be baptized on both ends." Wednesday the Ladies Literary Society will meet. Mrs. Johnson will sing, "Put Me in My Little Bed," accompanied by the Reverend.

12 "This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Johnson to come forward and lay an egg on the altar."

13 The outreach committee has enlisted 25 visitors to make calls on people who are not afflicted with any church. Evening massage - 6 p.m.

14 Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please use the back door.

15 Ushers will eat latecomers.

16 Potluck supper: prayer and medication to follow. The sermon this morning: "Jesus Walks on Water." The sermon tonight: "Searching for Jesus."

17 Next Thursday, there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

18 A song fest was hell at the Methodist church Wednesday.

19 "Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It is a good chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands."

20 Look, Mom! He’s having a baby too!”

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22 “Want to know what I learned in Sunday school this morning, hypocrite?”

23 We interrupt this sermon to inform you that the boys have taken over Sunday school and have taken Mrs. Murschell and Robyn hostage.

24 Laughter Helps Bring Us Closer Together

25 "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." Victor Borge "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."

26 Laughter is God's way of helping make the journey easier.

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28 God often uses humor to teach us.

29 "You Pharisees, you are so busy straining gnats that you can't see you're swallowing camels!”

30 "Why do you notice the speck in your neighbor's eye when there's a two-by-four in yours?"

31 "Sensible people think before they act, but stupid people advertise their ignorance" (Proverbs 13:16). "The lazy man stays at home; he says that a lion might get him if he goes outside" (Proverbs 22:13).

32 “I hate football, but I love to be where people are excited about something.”

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34 “Then it’s settled! We paint the Sunday School room blue!”

35 “I’ll be there in a second, Dear. I’m tucking the kids in.”

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37 "Being cheerful keeps you healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time" (Proverbs 17:22).

38 "There ain't much fun in medicine, but there's a heck of a lot of medicine in fun." (Josh Billings)

39 "My joy I give to you, not as the world gives, but as only I can give."

40 “Have you noticed anything different about Wilbur lately?”

41 This is an opportunity for us through our giving to help bring the light of God's love to all the world, as these gifts will bring light, food, medicine, the Gospel and so much more to many dark places. Our offering is fuel for the light of the Gospel to continue to burn brightly. Offering

42 Bring someone to church with you next Sunday!


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