Central Church of Christ
300 North Donley Avenue
P.O. Box 357
Tulia, TX 79088
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Be Thankful for Light Switches

In the movie Castaway, the main character, played by Tom Hanks, is the sole survivor of a plane crash that leaves him stranded on a remote island. He spends four years alone on the island before finally escaping on a raft. He is eventually picked up by a passing freighter and returns to his old life. But having spent so much time away from civilization, he finds himself shocked by little things in life.

 There’s a scene near the end of the movie where he’s lying in bed, flipping the light switch on and off repeatedly. After years of wood-gathering and fire-lighting on the island, the simplicity and power of the light switch leaves him in awe.

 We all live a life of luxury today. We have roofs over our heads, food in our stomachs, refrigerators, running water, air conditioning, heat, switches that instantly light up the room, and a thousand other things designed to make our lives more comfortable and efficient.

 But living in all of this luxury, there is one thing that we still lack, and that thing is appreciation. We have become so spoiled that it never even occurs to us just how blessed we are. We flip on light switches a dozen times a day without ever stopping to think about their significance and the role they play in making our lives easier.

 Tom Hanks’ character had to be stranded on an island for four years before he could really appreciate the value of electric power. Without a doubt, we are just like he was before the plane crash left him stranded on that island.

 We go through life numb to the blessings and luxuries around us, and we really need to
change that. Instead of continually complaining about things that are out of our control or things we don’t like or agree with, we need to express thanks for what we have been given, and pray that God will continually remind us of just how blessed we really are.

Ephesians 5:20

And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I love you all,




** Please join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mike and Patti Allison this afternoon, October 24th, from 1:00-2:30, at 41 Travis Road. No gifts please…but cards are welcomed! You can mail them a card at the above address if you are unable to attend.

** We are planning a Trunk or Treat event at Connor Park on Broadway next Sunday evening, October 31st, from 5:00-6:30. We will have hot dogs and our annual Trunk or Treat. The community will be invited, so we need everyone to bring treats to pass out from the pavilion or your trunk. You may want to bring your lawn chairs. The AIMers will be here to help us.




If you are visiting us today, we are honored you chose us. We hope that today’s time together will help deepen your relationship with God and widen your circle of friends.

We are a church family who seeks to follow Jesus and be true to the Bible.

Please stay around after our assembly so that we might get to know you better. 

Thank you again for worshipping with us today.






Our Prayer List


** Linda Hayhurst came home from the hospital, but she continues to have health problems. Please remember her in prayer.

** Please keep Noe Jackson’s father, Lauro Jackson, in your prayers. He is in the local hospital with serious heart issues.

** Congratulations to Hayley Klein and Rudy Melendrez Jr, members of the Tulia High School band. The THS band earned all 1’s at district and competed in area in Lubbock yesterday. We are proud of you, Hayley and Rudy!

** We want to give special recognition to John Brookins on achieving the age of 96 years last Wednesday. Happy Birthday John!!

Also keep these people in your hearts and prayers:  

Ray Jennings, Darla Young, Gaye Young, Melody Jennings, Linda Hodges, Lanelle Dovel, Bill Huff, Wynelle Waldo, Glen Waldo, Sr., Herb Jennings, Margaret Huff, Butch Moore, Annette Tracy,  Terry Cash, Duane Tracy, Sean Chambers, Linda Hayhurst, Lena Allison, Gigi Barlow, Noe Jackson, Yvonne Nevins, Charles McKone, Carolyn Cox, Jeff Swanson, Linda Cates, Gayle Scott, Theron Culwell, Carolyn Culwell, Nelda Elliff, Dony House,Linda Magallanes, Tommy Stewart, Blake Pigg, Service men and women, AIM, Mission Teams, College Students


Toby Brown

Larry Stewart             Daryl Tucker


Richard Combest      Ross James   

                  Kevin Leatherman

 Bobby Moudy           Danny Tucker

Brian Bailey


Tim 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.

Psalm 23:1-2 TLB




Mission Contribution

Bible Study at 9:30
 Services at 10:30

Schedule of Services

Sunday:  Bible Class...9:30 a.m.

Worship...10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.


Bible Class 9:30 A.M.
Bible Study...6:00 p.m.

1st and 3rd Sundays of the month...potluck followed by early evening services.


3rd & Donley, PO Box 357, Tulia, Texas 79088




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Happy Birthday


20th-John Brookins

25th-Sue Jennings

26th-Crystal Leatherman

27th-Georgia Morgan


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