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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Squeeze More Joy Out of Every Day

Time magazine recently ran an article titled “14 Ways to Squeeze More Joy Out of Every Day." The author, Ellen Seidman, said this: "Sometime this morning, during your shower or at work, you probably did a mental run-through of your day. You decided when you’d tackle various tasks and errands. Perhaps you vowed to hit the gym at lunchtime. Maybe you plotted to get out of something (apologies, PTA meeting). The one thing you forgot to plan for: happiness.”

A man, living in the third century, was dying when he wrote these last words to a friend: "It's a bad world, an incredibly bad world. But I have discovered in the midst of it a quiet and holy people who have learned a great secret. They have found a joy which is a thousand times better than any pleasure of our sinful life. They are despised and persecuted, but they care not. They are masters of their souls. They have overcome the world. They are truly a joyful people. These people are the Christians ... and I am one of them".

Followers of Jesus have learned a great secret: Jesus is the reason for the joy of joys.

His presence in our life and the promise of eternal life in heaven with Him brings an indescribable joy to any set of circumstances. If you want to squeeze more joy out of everyday life, fit more of Jesus into it.

John 15:11

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

I love you all,




** Today is our potluck luncheon and early service. Please join us for good food and fellowship.

** The One Act Play will be performed today at 3:00 in the high school auditorium.

** Also, tonight is family movie night at 5:00, featuring a story about Esther entitled “One Night with the King”.

** Hayley, Maddy and Tyler Klein request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their parents, Jamie and Calvin, on Saturday, April 6th, at 11:00 am, Central Church of Christ. Reception and meal following in the fellowship hall. If you want to contribute to a money tree for the family, please see Shana Bailey.

** Everyone is invited to the EEM benefit event at Amarillo Botanical Garden on Thurs., April 18th, starting at 7 pm. A meal will be provided. You may sign up at the activity table. If you need transportation, let us know.

** Please mark your calendar for our Senior Banquet on Sunday morning, May 5th, honoring Laura Brown. Please let us know of any other seniors that should be included.




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


** Dear Friends, I want to express my appreciation to each of you for your prayers and the many loving cards that you so graciously wrote and sent to George Jr. and me. Losing my sister has left a terrible emptiness in our families’ lives. Our hearts are truly broken. Her eight children and twenty-two grandchildren also appreciate your thoughtfulness in reaching across the miles extending your tender love and prayers. May God bless you one and all, and may He hold you always in the hollow of His hand.

Most Sincerely,
Susan Jennings

** Church Family, Thank you so much for supporting my mission trip to Australia. It was such a fun experience, being able to use basketball as a platform to minister to others. It’s awesome to worship with brothers and sisters in Christ on the other side of the world! We really serve a powerful and mighty God!

Micah Bailey

** Rudy Melendrez will get the results from his testing next Thursday. Please keep him in your prayers.

** Congratulations to Crystal Leatherman on her graduation from AIM on Sat., March 9th. We’re proud of you!!

** A memorial service for Joyce Thompson will be Monday, March 25th, here at the building at 1:00. We will serve a meal to the family before the service.

Also keep these people in your hearts and prayers:  

Ray Jennings, Darla Young, Gaye Young, Linda Hodges, Dwight McCrary, Susan Elliott, Charles Hornsby, Joe Ruiz, Gigi Barlow, Wynelle Waldo, David George, Dwight Rampley, Jimmie Scott, Cierra Perkins, Terry Cash,  Mary Ann Garcia, Phillip Allison, Connor Brice, Lanelle Dovel, Noe Jackson, Mickey White, Charles McKone, Yvonne Nevins, Sunny Carrasco,  Lisa Collier, Corey Allen, Crimson Millican, Annette Tracy, Duane Tracy, Service Men and Women, AIM Mission Teams, College Students


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

17th -- 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


18th-Patti Allison

23rd-Bettie Lu Herndon

23rd-Susan Jennings


Bible Chair
High Plains Childrens Home
Sunset School of Preaching