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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Separation Anxiety

Many young children suffer from intense separation anxiety whenever parents attempt to  leave them in a nursery or with a babysitter. If you are a parent that has experienced this, the look on your child’s face, pressed against the window as you back the car down the driveway to leave, is something you never forget.

But what really breaks your heart is to see them still standing there, with their face pressed against the glass, two or three hours later when you return. Fortunately, most children eventually mature beyond this need to always be with their parents.

The New Testament challenges us with a different idea of maturity. We are told that the mature are those who are anxious for their Savior's return. They are the ones who are waiting and watching--with their face pressed against the glass. They are the ones who are assured that when Jesus does return; they will "always be with the Lord."

Philippians 3:20

20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.

In this season of remembering the birth of our Savior, we must also remember the promise of His return. As Christians, “intense separation anxiety” from Jesus should never be something we outgrow, but something that grows greater each day as we eagerly await His return.

I love you all,

Tim

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For those who pledged financial support for Crystal Leatherman, please remember to follow up with your donations.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

**  Christmas Angels are due in the office today, December 10th. Thank you to everyone who helped!

** Men’s Business Meeting is today after evening services.

** Our last Wednesday Morning Bible Class for 2017 will be this week, Dec. 13th. We will resume class on Jan. 10th.

** Potluck is next Sunday. Please join us!

** Family Movie Night is next Sunday, December 17th, featuring the Christmas movie “Christmas Candle”. Popcorn will be furnished. Everyone is invited to bring snacks.

** On Dec. 24th we will only have morning worship. We will not have Bible classes or evening worship service.

** On Dec. 31st we will have morning Bible classes and morning worship, but no evening worship service.

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WELCOME TO CENTRAL 
 CHURCH OF CHRIST
!!!

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.

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Our Prayer List

CONTINUED PRAYERS:

**  Noe Jackson is in room 661 at BSA in Amarillo. He had a medical procedure done last Tuesday.

** Jennifer Brown’s grandfather, C.J. Cash, fell and broke his hip. He has been moved to swing bed in Crosbyton.

** Please pray for Carol Martin as she continues in hospice.

** You all are the most thoughtful, caring and loving family anyone could ask for! I know your goal has been to make it easier for Crystal, but you are also making it easier for the rest of our family! You are all great examples of showing  love to everyone, of how to show others love the way Christ loves us! Thank you all for the continuous outpouring of love towards Crystal, but especially now during her birthday and Christmas!
Love you all,
Kevin, Anna and Hunter

Also keep these people in your hearts and prayers:  

Our service men and women, AIM Mission Teams, Susan Elliott, Darla Young, Brent Joy, Linda Hodges, Dwight McCrary, Penny Sturgess, Gaye Young, Angela Thompson, Joe Ruiz, Wynelle Waldo, Jay Weddel, David George, Jimmie Scott, Paul Montandon, Cierra Perkins, Darlene Riley, Mary Ann Garcia, Ann Thompson, Mark Moudy, Carol Martin, Our College Students, Cabe Lamb, Conner Brice, Noe Jackson

ELDERS

Mike Allison              Toby Brown

Larry Stewart             Daryl Tucker


DEACONS

Richard Combest      Ross James   

                  Kevin Leatherman

 Bobby Moudy           Danny Tucker

MINISTERS

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

 

MONTHLY REMINDERS:

December

Mission Contribution

9th - Men's Breakfast

10th - Business Meeting

17th - Potuck and Early Service

24th - Morning Service Only

Schedule of Services

Sunday:  Bible Class...9:30 a.m.

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

Wednesday: 

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.

CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

806-995-2561

www.coctulia.org


 

Family Happenings

Happy Birthday

December

11th – Mike Allison

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SUPPORTED MISSIONS
Bible Chair
High Plains Childrens Home
AIM
Sunset School of Preaching