John & Jessica Brown
Sons:  Walter & John Marks


Jacob & Chelsie Higgins
Daughters:  Ellie & Aspen




Cynthia Rocket



J.K.  & Karen Goins

Confirmation Class of 2021
Left to right:  Eli Wolfe; Jacob Jordan; Todd-Paul Taulbee (minister), Lauren Appleget, and Emma Kelley
Above pictured is  Eli and Jacob who were Christened by our former pastor, Bruce Bennett and Confirmed by our current pastor, Todd-Paul Taulbee.  So fortunate to have both present Sunday for a picture.

Below pictured is Emma Kelley at gymnastics and Lauren Appleget helping with UMK.


  •  UMY Meet at 5:30 pm, Sunday 9/26
  •  UMK & UMY Meet 6 - 7 Wednesday 9/29
    • Pizza will be served starting at 5:45 on Wednesday night to both UMK & UMY
  • UMY Yardsale coming up October 1, 2021
    • You may drop your donations on Friday, Sept. 30th after 12.                               
SERVICE NOTES for Sunday, 9/26/2021   
Sermon : "Lions Mouths"
Series:  "Strangers in a Foreign Land"

  Scripture : Daniel 1: 1-4  6: 10-24


1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.  2 And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into the hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God.  These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia and put in the treaure house of his god.

Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring into the king’s service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility— young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians.[b]

10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. 11 Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help. 12 So they went to the king and spoke to him about his royal decree: “Did you not publish a decree that during the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or human being except to you, Your Majesty, would be thrown into the lions’ den?”

The king answered, “The decree stands—in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.”

13 Then they said to the king, “Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, Your Majesty, or to the decree you put in writing. He still prays three times a day.” 14 When the king heard this, he was greatly distressed; he was determined to rescue Daniel and made every effort until sundown to save him.

15 Then the men went as a group to King Darius and said to him, “Remember, Your Majesty, that according to the law of the Medes and Persians no decree or edict that the king issues can be changed.”

16 So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”

17 A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed. 18 Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night without eating and without any entertainment being brought to him. And he could not sleep.

19 At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. 20 When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?”

21 Daniel answered, “May the king live forever! 22 My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.”

23 The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.

24 At the king’s command, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought in and thrown into the lions’ den, along with their wives and children. And before they reached the floor of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.



Kathleen Stuchman
Mikki Reagan
Justin Skorcz
David Holloway
Brody , Shelby, & Beau Wilson
Rev. Kevin Robbins
Laurie Bexans


Vickie Hedden
Aziyah Whitaker
Raymond & Joan Mooney
Don Scott
Johnny Peters
Haley Chandler
Leon Lancaster
Steven Turner
Betty Robinette     9/25
Melinda Covert      9/26
Mike Harrington     9/27
Karen Goins            9/28
Stephanie Smith      9/28
Summer Scott          9/29


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Sheridan, AR 72150

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