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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Prairie Schooners

In the American Old West, the pioneers used a kind of self-defense called "circling the wagons." It involved driving a wagon train in a circle so that the pioneers could camp inside and keep the wolves out. Today, some people see the church as a circle of wagons, protecting them from the world around them.

The Hebrew people had to circle the wagons in Babylon. They chose not to eat the Babylonian food or adopt the Babylonian customs. They stayed separate, kept their rituals, preserved their culture, and protected themselves. This lifestyle produced a group that would be called the "set apart ones," which we translate Pharisees.

The problem was Jesus took a different approach. He taught His disciples to reach out to outsiders. As a result, the Church started a mission to reach Gentiles rather than keeping separate. With Jesus, there would be no circling of the wagons. 

The pioneers called their wagons "Prairie Schooners." A schooner is a sailboat. Those tarps stretched over their wagons looked a little bit like sails. And like a boat that sets out to open sea, the pioneers weren't searching for safety but for adventure.

We must continue to do the same. We are not here to keep people safe from the world; we are here to change the world. We're here on a great adventure; to reach lost people for Jesus, not to hide out from the world. 

Matthew 28:18-20

Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

I love you all,




** Dean Whaley from Sunset Bible Institute is speaking about Solar Missions to the adult classes and also delivering the message this morning, October 21st.

** Please join us for Potluck and early service today.

** Family Movie Night is this evening at 5:00 PM. The movie will be Paul, Apostle of Christ. Popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring other snacks and drinks!

** Our ladies class is collecting money for Sonic cards to send our college and AIM students a special Treat.

** We are planning a Trunk or Treat event, weather permitting, at Connor Park on Broadway next Sunday evening, October 28th, from 5:00-6:30. We will have a devotional followed by 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. Please bring your lawn chairs.

** November 2nd and 3rd is going to be the AIMERS long weekend. We are looking for anyone willing to adopt them for that weekend. A sign-up sheet is on the activity table and more information will be coming.




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


** Central Church of Christ family, We want to express how grateful we are for all the love and happiness that was given to us with a beautiful wedding shower! Knowing we always have a loving church home in Tulia makes us eager and excited to come visit as soon as possible! Thank ya’ll for the many blessings and prayers over our marriage. God has surely blessed us with amazing, loving people in Tulia! With lots of love, 

The Caviness Family

** Our hearts are rejoicing with Debbie Huff on her recent baptism and commitment to Christ.

** For those who signed up, your new church directory is on the activity table in the back of the auditorium. You may still receive one if you will sign your name on the list on that same table.

** Funeral services for Ruby Jewel Smith were last Friday in Sunray. Ruby was a former member of our congregation and sister to Jimmy McClendon of Tulia.

** We extend our sympathy to Becky Tucker on the passing of her brother, Gary Elliff. His funeral services were at Kornerstone last Friday.

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, 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

21st -- 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...7:00 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


25th-Sue Jennings

26th-Crystal Leatherman

27th-Georgia Morgan


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High Plains Childrens Home
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