The Church Bell
Vol. 5, No. 6
June/July 2021
We're invited to a June 26th concert
All of us are invited to an outdoor concert at Cowan Fellowship Church on June 26th at 5:00 p.m. Bring outdoor chairs or blankets and enjoy food, drinks, and fellowship. The event is free, but donations are accepted to benefit the Isaiah 117 House.

The musicians performing are from local Franklin County churches. Cindy and Jacob Gray, Charlie Smith, Christopher Smith, Wanda Spencer, Helen Stewart, Kent Turner, and Stacy Ruch will be performing, along with a few children.

You'll be sure to recognize your favorite gospel tunes, as well as some new spins on the old ones. Cowan Fellowship is located at 609 E. Cumberland St.
Walk with Jesus as we read from Mark
This season our Sunday services will take us for a walk with Jesus as Mark's gospel recalls his earthly life and ministry.

This Sunday, June 27th, we will cover an extraordinary group of healing events as recorded in Mark 5:21-43. The lessons in Mark and our Sunday sermons are a helpful way to grow in faith during the weeks of summer.

Videos of our sermons are posted each week on our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel.
Change for Life Bottles due June 27th
The "Change for Life" baby bottle coin jars are due on Sunday, June 27th.

Several have already been turned in and we are very pleased with the support.

Besides our collection of coins from among our parishioners, we also recruited support from New Creation Ministries and from Emerald-Hodgson Hospital.

Life Choices is a dynamic life-nurturing ministry with offices in Coffee, Franklin, and Grundy County.

To participate you can take home and fill up a baby bottle coin jar.

Christie James Grissett is a resource person at Life Choices. For information about the center please reach out to Christie or log on to
A Prayer for Independence Day - July 4th
"Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn: Grant, we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain these liberties in righteousness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen."
Listen to an Independence Day Recital
Last year, on July 4th, 2020, Carla treated everyone to an on-line concert of national hymns and patriotic favorites.

We are pleased to provide the link this year in our newsletter for your listening enjoyment.

Thank you, Carla, for sharing your love of music and your love for our country.
Get Ahead on Recent Sermons
Take full advantage of our online presence, especially if you are unable to attend services in person.

Here are some of our recent Video Sermons:
Each and every Sunday we post the day's sermon on our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel. These posts are followed by an e-mail with video links to everyone in the congregation who was unable to attend on that particular day.

You can show your support by liking and commenting whenever you see a video sermon on YouTube and/or on Facebook. The more likes and comments we receive the more our posts will be visible to the general public.
June/July/August Birthdays
June 6 - Brian Judd
June 7 - Linda Milligan
June 9 - Gene Black
June 13 - James Cheek

July 5 - Greg Powers
July 9 - Pearson Garner
July 10 - Richard Paton
July 15 - Robert McDonald
July 21 - Nancy Glenn
July 27 - Alice Black

August 7 - Liam Dervin
August 9 - Rose Pearson
August 29 - Duncan Weddington
August 31 - Pat Underwood


"Watch over thy children, O Lord, as their days increase; bless and guide them wherever they may be. Strengthen them when they stand, comfort them when discouraged or sorrowful; raise them up if they fall; and their hearts may thy peace, which passeth understanding abide all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
Updates from our church family
Shelia Leitzel requests our prayers for Lance Campbell, a friend of their family. Lance was injured in a job-related accident and will undergo a long recovery.

Nancy Glenn is still an inpatient at NHC in Tullahoma and is very pleased with her physical therapy program. The care team will reassess Nancy on Thursday, June 24th and will set a goal for her to be discharged.

Bill Keller had a mix of negative results from a recent scan and a noticeable change in his condition. He is staying hopeful and prayerful through this challenging time. Bill appreciates our continuing prayers. Jarod visited him on July 19th.

Jarod visited Linda Milligan at home and visited by telephone with Pat Underwood and Marsha Ruffing. Each of them sends their love to the church family at St. Agnes'.

Sara Money had a same-day surgery on June 17th and is recovering at home. The surgery was successful and Sara hopes to be back at work in the next few days.

Steve Pearson got some encouraging news from a recent oncology visit. His scores are improving and he is meeting his goals. There's a possibility that he won't need radiation treatments in the fall. A final decision will be made later in the summer.

Tabitha Geer Scruggs had a successful surgery and is making a timely recovery.
We Uphold in Prayer
Lance Campbell, Sara Money, Tabitha Geer Scruggs, Nancy Glenn, Harold Black Jr., Scott and Sylvia James, Cash Bissey, Rachel Schnabel, Patsy Rigsby, Brandi Rigsby, Joyce Adams, Joy Boswell Owens, Bob Turpin, Wynona Gibson, Brad Roberts, Steve Pearson, Dick and Mary Ann Austin, Marty Judd, Iris Ellidge, Mary McDonald, Roy Tankersley, Royana Stewart, Bill Keller, Linda Milligan, and Karen McCallie.

We pray continually for Christians around the world in grave danger and for those in our armed services, especially Wes Nevels.


"O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayer, and grant to your servants the help of your power, that their sicknesses may be turned into joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
Sunday Service ....................................11:00 a.m.
Sunday School .....................................10:00 a.m.

Location/Address: 105 England Street E., PO Box 356, Cowan, TN 37318
Telephone: (931) 636-6313
The Rt. Rev'd John C. Bauerschmidt..................Bishop of Tennessee

The Rev'd Dr. Linda Hutton.................................Supply Priest

L. Jarod Pearson.................................................Lay Reader