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.
I have told you this so
that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
** 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
** 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.
**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!
** 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:
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
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.
17th -- Potluck and Early Service
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.