The Family of Joe Dell Gregory made a donation to the Kitchen Fund in honor of the following: Cynthia Taylor, Gwendell Clemmer, Larose Arrington, Lavelle Gregory, Barbara Goode, Teresa & Robert Wheeler, Harold & Betty Sloan, Sue Tucker, Glenda Smith, Wayne Deen, Christi Barnett, Jeanette Pursley, Billie Burnett and George Smith.
Page Boyd has started a new class for young women on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, they are meeting in the library. This class is for college age to young mothers, this includes the young women who graduated from high school this past May.
Ladies, would you be interested in meeting once a month to eat and visit? I would love to have a ‘Red Hat’ group in our congregation. Red Hat in a disorganization of women who are 50 years old and wear red on their head and purple on their shoulders. We would meet once a month and have a meal sometimes driving to an Abilene restaurant and sometimes having potluck here. It would be an opportunity to share needs and to get to know each other. Oh, 49 years and younger wear pink hats and lavender shirts. If you are interested, met with Glenda Stephens this Sunday, July 12th, after evening services in the large classroom off the south foyer.
Jenna Bryan was baptized 7/1 by her father, Michael. She will be a junior this year at Merkel H.S. We rejoice with her family and the angels in heaven on her decision to put Christ on in baptism.
Naylor Eoff will see the doctor for results 7/9
Tasha Jacobs will be induce 7/10
Delores Tackett blood work results okay
Mozetta Youngers is recovering from her foot surgery; is doing better
Gary Best in Hendricks due to blood pressure problems; will travel to MD Anderson the 15th.
Maybel Clark (Tina Bennett’s grandmother) is home, also her other grandmother, Velda Sellers is in Hendricks, she has cancer
Bobbie Foster (Cassie Jarrett’s mother) Hendricks; fluid on her lungs
Gordon Harris (Gayle Baker’s brother-in-law) health concerns; skilled nursing Duncan, OK.
Tommy Swinney (Joe’s brother) had a stent put in 7/8; will schedule open heart surgery soon
Lesson AM & PM Michael Tackett
Song Leader: Shelton Boyd
Prayers: Opening: AM- Jim Jacobs PM-Billy Lucas
Closing: AM-Jim Goldsmith PM-Tim Walker
Lord’s Table: Billy Bob Toombs, Joel Owens, Harold Sloan, Ronnie Hobbs, Joe Swinney, Russ MCguire PM-Billy Bob Toombs
Pick-up Cards: Tyler Jones & Kyle Owens
Worship Helpers: Cody Buczyna & Odell Walker
Nursing Home: Jim Goldsmith
Devo: Lane Boyd
Songleader: Shelton Boyd
Prayers: Opening-Jerry Russell Closing-Kelly Woolard
Ann Derington is getting better every day; she’s almost pain free and has 4 more weeks of recovery
Naylor Eoff is staying at his nieces’ home; waiting on the test results
Tasha Jacobs is on bed rest until her baby is born; she is due the 19th.
Delores Tackett had blood work; waiting on results
Bobby Tutt tumor in his brain; doctors are treating it with meds
Gary Best in Hendricks due to blood pressure problems
Maybel Clark (Tina Bennett’s grandmother) put a stent in the carotid artery in her neck ICU
Joyce McNabb (mother of Mary Schrampfer) has cancer in her vertebra
Dustin & Michael will leave next week and take a group of kids on the ‘Wilderness Trek’, pray for their safety and spiritual growth. This is a wonderful experience for each of them.
uDear Church Friends, Thank you so much for my Bible and the dinner. I really appreciate your kindness! Love, Cameron Hobbs
uMembers of Merkel Church of Christ, Thank you so much for the teddy bear quilt and the silver spoon. Emory will love them! Brian and I are so blessed to have so many people to support us. We appreciate all of the prayers and encouragement your congregation has given us over the years. Thanks again for thinking of us as we start this exciting new phase of our lives. Brian & Carole Hunt
uThank you for joining me on celebrating my graduation. Your thoughtfulness and generosity were very much appreciated. Love Shelby Childers
uRonnie & Dee Dee Wright will be leaving Merkel soon. They wish to express a note of sincere thanks to the Church here in Merkel. According to Dee Dee, “during their stay here in Merkel the Church became like family.” She also says that the prayers and the support will never be forgotten and have been sincerely appreciated. She promises to keep in touch and asks that we do the same. We will have their new address soon. Ronnie asks us to remember the passage in Isaiah 40:31 NASV- “Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” This prayer is left with a heartfelt goodbye from the Wright family.
We love Dee Dee and Ronnie- God bless you go with God. And remember you always have family here in Merkel, Texas praying for you. “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jer. 29:11 NIV Go in prosperity! God has blessed you.
Burl & Jan McCoy will travel to Zambia for the Medical Mission Trip this month.
Evelyn Boyd is headed back to Haiti this month.
We pray for the success of their and trips and their safety.