Central Church of Christ
300 North Donley Avenue
P.O. Box 357
Tulia, TX 79088
Ph. 806-995-2561---info@coctulia.org
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The Vine

Have you ever walked into a factory? The noise is usually deafening. You have to wear ear plugs just to avoid bodily harm. Can you imagine taking a nap near an assembly line? The sounds of air compressors, pistons and other loud machines would make it nearly impossible. It takes a lot of noise to produce a car.

On the contrary, have you ever walked into an orchard? The still, the calm, the birds singing all give you a great sense of peace. Can you imagine stretching out under the shade of the vines and just resting? It doesn't take much noise to produce fruit.

When man produces what he produces, it is accompanied by an overabundance of noise, commotion and little rest. But it is not that way with what God produces. When Jesus told us He is the vine and we are the branches, He intended us to remember that He is the one doing all the work; He is the one producing the fruit through us.

What does the branch do besides act as a go between? It's the vine that does all the work. The branch bears fruit by remaining at rest in the vine. Likewise, you and I bear fruit by remaining at rest in Christ.

John 15:5

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

I love you all,




**  T.H.S. theatre presents “The Resistible Rise of Arturo UI” today at 3:00 in the High School Auditorium.

** Our Wednesday night Bible classes are now starting at 6:00 p.m.

** Our mission contribution is today. The money contributed will go toward our supported missions. Pledge cards are available at the back of the auditorium.

** Please stay for potluck and early service today, followed by our Ham Giveaway.

** Our Thanksgiving Ham Giveaway is today following potluck. A list of those we have helped in 2018 is on the activity table. The church is furnishing a ham and canned goods for each of those addresses listed. We still have a number of addresses that need a volunteer. A letter has been sent to each address, so someone should be expecting you.

** Movie Night is this evening beginning at 5 and featuring “The Star”, an animated movie about Jesus’ birth.

** William Kirkland needs a ride to Lubbock on Monday afternoon, November 26th, for an important disability hearing. The fuel will be furnished by the Salvation Army. Please call the church office if you can provide him transportation.

** Everyone is invited to a wedding shower honoring Halle Culwell, daughter of Craig and Vickie Culwell, in the home of Judy McDaniel, 427 N Maxwell, from 10:30-12:30 on December 1st. Gift choices are at Moore than Medicine and Friends and Neighbors.

** Please mark your calendar for our annual Christmas Dinner and Talent Show on December 2nd at the Senior Citizens Building. Be thinking about what your talent will be this year and sign up at the activity table!




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


** Gaye Young had surgery last Tuesday to repair a broken ankle. She is recuperating at home and doing well.

** Ed Workman is now home after a stay in the hospital due to pneumonia.

** Rudy Melendrez Sr. had eye surgery last Friday. Please keep him in your prayers as he recovers.

** Terry Cash, Jennifer Brown’s dad, got a good report from MD Anderson last week.

** Please remember Yvonne Nevins in your prayers as she struggles with health issues.

Also keep these people in your hearts and prayers:  

Our service men and women, AIM Mission Teams, Ray Jennings, Darla Young, Brent Joy, Linda Hodges, Dwight McCrary, Eugene Calhoun, Jr., Susan Elliott, Gaye Young, Joe Ruiz, Gigi Barlow, Wynelle Waldo, Jay Weddel, David George, Jimmie Scott, Cierra Perkins, Terry Cash, Darlene Riley, Mary Ann Garcia, Phillip Allison, Connor Brice, Lanelle Dovel, Noe Jackson, Mickey White, David Calhoun, Charles McKone, Yvonne Nevins


Mike Allison              Toby Brown

Larry Stewart             Daryl Tucker


Richard Combest      Ross James   

                  Kevin Leatherman

 Bobby Moudy           Danny Tucker


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

18th -- Mission Sunday

18th -- Potluck and Early Service

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




Family Happenings

Happy Birthday


9th-Rudy Melendrez Jr.

22nd-Bob Colson


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High Plains Childrens Home
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