A dear friend of mine emailed me the
following story this week.
One Sunday morning during
the invitation which followed the sermon, one of the most well respected senior
adult men in our church made his way down front to speak with me. He serves
as a faithful deacon and Sunday school teacher. He has a kind, gentle, and generous
personality and is one of the hardest workers in the church. I thought he must
have been coming to pray for someone else. However, he took my hands and
remarked, “Preacher, I want you to pray that I will be on the inside what people see on
As followers of Jesus we strive to live holy
for the glory of God. But, our actions constantly fall short of our desires. Paul
tells us the following in the book of Romans.
I do not understand my own
actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
Ironically, the more sanctified we become,
the more aware of the extent of our sinful hearts we become. We should always
mourn over sin, but rejoice that we are becoming more sensitive to those sins. This
will allow us to seek to walk in greater holiness.
I pray that we all strive to live lives that
reflect the life Jesus has called us to live.
** Today is our Potluck
luncheon and early service. Please make plans to stay and join us.
** Our monthly movie night
is this evening, February 18th at 5:00, featuring War Room.
** “Chili Bowl 3” is next
Sun. evening, Feb. 25th. We will have a devotional, followed by the cook-off. Those not
competing may bring a side such as
crackers, chips, cheese, or a dessert. To compete in the cook-off, please sign
up on the activity table.
** Everyone is invited to a
90th birthday party for Kathy Teel, former Tulia resident, on Sat., March 3rd, from 2-3:30 at Oakwood Methodist Church, 2215 58th St. in
Lubbock. You may also send her a card at 5401 56th St. #42,
Lubbock, TX 79414.
** Everyone is invited to a
wedding shower for Tiffany Gambrel, bride elect of Nelson Borchardt, on
Saturday, March 10th, from 10-11:30 a.m. at 1107 14th Street in Canyon. Nelson is the grandson of Kenneth and Vicki Littlefield.
** Noe Jackson was
air-lifted to Northwest Texas Hospital last Tuesday. He is in room A-534,
** Charles McKone’s
brother, Buck McKone, passed away. His services were last Monday.
** Please keep Charles
McKone in your prayers as he continues his new treatment for lymphocytic
** Shirley Armontrout
remains in Swisher Memorial Hospital. Please keep her in your prayers.
** Lee Domer, father of
Miko Tucker, is now home and recovering from surgery.
** Lela Ruiz is with her
daughter in Mexico. Her daughter is doing much better and recovering from a
** We extend our sympathy
to Judy Hill and Bobby Moudy on the passing of their aunt, Bula Anderson. Her
services were last Friday in Lubbock.
** Zula Culwell is in
Swisher Memorial Hospital, room 3, with health issues. She is the aunt of Vicki
** Thank you for the
wonderful lunch provided by church members. It was greatly appreciated by all.
Please accept this donation to the Church. Kenneth
** Thank you to everyone
who helped with the Valentine’s Banquet. Thank you to the youth group, AIMers,
Tim and Trish, Brian and Shana, Becky, Vicki
Littlefield, Toby and Jennifer, and Kevin and Anna. The banquet couldn’t go on
without any of you!
** Dear Church Family, Thank
you so very much to all of you who helped with the wonderful Valentine banquet.
This is always such a nice and happy
event that is a bright spot for us each winter. We were surprised to win the
Newlywed Game, but we have been “Newlyweds” for
so long, we shouldn’t have missed any questions! A very special thank you for
our Valentine and very generous gift card.
Love to all,
Also keep these people in your
hearts and prayers:
service men and women, AIM Mission Teams, Susan Elliott, Darla Young, Jerry Young, Brent
Joy, Linda Hodges, Dwight McCrary, Penny Sturgess, Gaye Young, Angela
Thompson, Joe Ruiz, Wynelle Waldo, Jay Weddel, David George,
Jimmie Scott, Paul Montandon, Cierra Perkins, Darlene Riley, Mary
Ann Garcia, Mark Moudy, Our
College Students, Cabe Lamb, Conner Brice, Noe Jackson, Lanelle Doval, Mickey White, Charles McKone, Phillip Allison.
Allison Toby Brown
Larry Stewart Daryl Tucker
Richard Combest Ross
Bobby Moudy Danny Tucker
Johnson Delphine Ruiz
Because the Lord is my
Shepherd, I have everything
I need! He lets me rest in
meadow grass and leads me
beside the quiet streams.
18th -- Potluck and Early Service
25th -- Chili Cook-Off
Sunday:Bible Class...9:30 a.m.
Worship...10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Bible Class 9:30 A.M. Bible Study...7:00 p.m.
1st and 3rd Sundays of the month...potluck followed by
early evening services.