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        JULY 2016

 

DOG DAYS OR JESUS FILLED DAYS?


 

The month of July gets its name from Julius Caesar, the month of his birth.  Did you know that if the Roman Senate had not changed the name of the seventh month, we might be still calling it “Quintilis”?  In the Northern hemisphere most of what is referred to as the “dog days of summer” fall in the month of July.  That came about because our “ancients” spent a lot of time observing the stars and came up with names that we use for the constellations in the sky.  They drew “sky pictures” linking bright stars together.  You know those things in the night sky we call the Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Orion, Hercules, Canis Major and Canis Minor, etc.  Well, the ‘Canis’ are dogs (from which we get the word canine).  The brightest star in Canis Major is Sirious.  It was believed by the ancients to help the sun provide heat for the earth because in summer Sirious rises and sets with the sun.  That added heat in the northern hemisphere during most of July and early August was thought to come from the bright star of Canis Major adding its heat.   Thereby, they became known as the “Dog Days”.  That’s enough for astrology. 

 

On Sunday, May 30th, prior to our worship service, three young girls came to the church office area and wanted to know when Vacation Bible School is going to be this year and where.  One of the girls, who may have been sisters, said “We had so much fun last year.  We don’t want to miss it this year.”  I wrote the dates on a piece of paper for them.  Unfortunately I couldn’t remember at the time that it was going to be at the Baptist Church this year, but they will be able to see the sign advertising it.  They joyfully took the note to their mother waiting for them on the drive through.  This exciting experience the Lord brought our way got me to thinking about not being the “Dog Days” of our summer, but our JESUS DAYS OF SUMMER.  Be prepared to participate in any way that you can to make them glorious days for the children of our community.  Some of you may be able to help teach, be a teacher helper, or work in refreshment preparation.  It is our annual opportunity to bring Jesus to our youth in a special way.  Sharon Arra is again leading up the planning and recruiting of assistance.  Be part of the JESUS DAYS OF SUMMER in any way that you can.  It will be a blessing.

 

God bless!  Fred

 

 

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Presbyterian Church of Bull Shoals
903 Walnut Ave.
P. O. Box 305
Bull Shoals, Arkansas 72619
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  • Adult Sunday School
    9:00 AM
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    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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July 1 - Faye Brackett

July 1 - Ed Lloyd

July 7 - Dorie Ulmer

July 16 - Ray Erlewine

July 18 - Ciera Haefer

July 22 - Paul Smith

July 23 - Dr. Roger Simons

July 30 - Vicky Bair

August 3 - Peni Lloyd

August 7 - Ed Chapman

August 20 - Bob Wiles

August 21 - Ken Hobart

August 23 - Irene Bere

August 29 - Celia Millard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 27 - Ed & Peni Lloyd

July 9 - Bill & Mary Kerr

August 22 - Allen & Carol Burns

 

 

 

 

 

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