George & Brenda Smith have a great-grandson, Parker Ryan Lee, born Monday 10/12 in Abilene. Parker weighed 9 lbs 1.6 oz and 20 ¾” long. Willie & Jennifer Lee are his parents. Mother & baby are doing fine.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Sermon: Michael Bryan
Song Leader: Shelton Boyd
Prayers: Opening: AM- Mark Rogers PM- Kacey Toliver
Closing: AM- Jerry Russell PM- Billy Lucas
Lord’s Table: Billy Bob Toombs, Joel Owens, Rick Buczyna, Burl McCoy, Ray Juarez, & Tim Walker PM- Billy Bob Toombs
Pick-up Cards: Tyler Jones & Kyle Owens
Worship Helpers: Jonathan Juarez & Russ Russell
Nursing Home: Joe Neill
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Devo: Lane Boyd
Song Leader: Burl McCoy
Prayers: Opening-Jim Goldsmith Clsoing-Jimmy Bellah
Some things are just special! Special activities, special times together, special gatherings, things and times that just leave you feeling good and with good memories. Being with God is that way too, there is something special about it that can’t be found anyplace else. Someone said, “a friend is someone that knows all of your faults and likes you anyway”. That describes God doesn’t it? There is an old hymn which says, “There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus, no not one, no not one. There’s not an hour that He is not near us, no not one, no not one. Jesus knows all about our struggles; He will guide till the day is done; there’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus, no not one! No not one!”
Isn’t that what we are looking for, a place that we can go with someone who will be our friend no matter what? Aren’t we looking for someone that knows all about us and likes us anyway? Jesus is that friend that can help us over the tough spots and sometimes help us find our way, because He has seen our struggle from the very beginning.
One of the many scriptures that gives us some insight into how much God cares for us is Romans 5:7-8, notice what it tells us about how much God loves us and cherishes us. The apostle Paul writes: “In human experience it is a rare thing for one man to give his life for another, even if the latter be a good man, though there have been a few who have had the courage to do it. Yet the proof of God’s amazing love is this: that it was while we were sinners that Christ died for us.”
You see, God knows all of our faults and shortcomings and loves us anyway. That is what being our God and our friend is all about. Paul understood just how special it was to go home with the Lord. My prayer is that if you haven’t already, you will come to understand the depth of God’s love for you and long to go and be with Him.
God bless you all and have a great week!
Sunday, October 11th, H.S. Youth will travel to Cherokee, TX for a unique “Early Christian Worship”; Dustin, Michael & Amber will be attending with the kids. They will leave immediately following communion Sunday morning, travel to Brownwood to eat at Underwood’s, bring $10 for the meal and extra money for drinks or snacks while traveling. Supper will be provided, plan on returning home around 9:30 p.m. Any parents or kids who would like to go please contact Dustin.
Sunday, October 18th – Fellowship groups will meet after services Sunday night. There will be a light meal, devotional, and lots of fellowship. You will receive a special invitation by phone in the next few days. Please make plans to attend your fellowship meeting. There will be extra copies of all the member lists in the foyers, note there is a number beside the head of the household’s name indicting the number of members in their home. Please bring your children.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Sermon: Larry Gill a.m. & p.m.
Song Leader: Burl McCoy
Prayers: Opening: AM -Jim Jacobs PM- Tim Walker
Closing: AM- Billy Bob Toombs PM- Shelton Boyd
Lord’s Table: Logan Cravens, Mark Rogers, Billy Lucas, Russ McGuire, Joe Swinney, & Kelly Woolard
PM- Logan Cravens
Pick-up Cards: Tyler Jones & Jacob Toliver
Worship Helpers: Cody Buczyna & Odell Walker
Nursing Home: Jim Goldsmith
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Devo: Lane Boyd
Song Leader: Kacey Toliver
Opening Prayer: Joel Owens Closing: Larry Gill
Little Emily ran into the house, crying as though her heart would break.
“What’s wrong, dear?” asked her father.
“My doll! Billy broke it!” she sobbed.
“How did he break it, Emily?”
“I hit him over the head with it.”
It’s an old, old story that began in the Garden of Eden. I think it is significant that, after the sin committed by Adam and Eve, God asked Adam if he had eaten the fruit (even though He already knew the answer). It was a chance for Adam to be honest, an opportunity to take responsibility. Instead, Adam blamed Eve, Eve blamed the serpent, and ever since we have been pointing the finger at others for our transgressions.
“It wasn’t my fault.” “I couldn’t help it.” “He made me do it.” We continue to point fingers and make accusations. All the while, God is hoping that we’ll be honest enough to admit our mistakes, knowing that only then can we find forgiveness.
I John 1:9-10 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar and His word has no place in our lives.”
Is there anything you need to be honest about and own up to today? -TFTD
God bless you all and have a great week,
Ladies it’s time to meet and eat this Saturday, October 3. Meet at the church at 11:00 then on to China Star for lunch and laughs at 11:30. If you have any questions see Glenda Stephens.
H. S. Girls’ Night Out & H.S. Men’s Group: Monday, October 5th at Dee Goldsmith’s, meet at the church building @ 6:30 p.m. to travel together. Also, you need to bring a pumpkin. A meal will be provided.
We will be putting together Christmas boxes to send to Mexico this year, we are working through the Green Lawn Church of Christ in Lubbock. We need your help with items to pack in the boxes, for a list of suggested items check the foyers. The ladies’ class will pack & wrap the boxes the first part of November. Put your donations in the south foyer box. If you have any questions see Cynthia.