APRIL 17, 2016 WEEKLY NEWS

Adult Class to Hear Special Report

The Combined Adult Bible Classes are meeting this morning, April 17th in the auditorium to hear a report from Montie Tuttle about the work that is being done by the Eastern European Mission. We have supported that effort at various times and we are looking forward to what Montie Tuttle will tell us. This will be the first time that we will hear a “live report” about this good work of our brotherhood!

Thank You Note

Thank you for your prayers, support, and many words of encouragement while I have been recovering from breaking my leg. After an exam last week, the doctor said my bone is growing and should completely heal over time, so no additional surgery will be necessary. It is truly a blessing to be a member of Christ’s church in Kingsland which is filled with Christian love and compassion.        Sincerely, Bob Foster

Visiting For The Master

VISITATION PROGRAM Team #2 (leaders: Cary & Brenda Miller) will meet on Wednesday, April 20th, at 6:30 pm in the library for their assignments.

Our Fellowship Meal

Next Sunday, April 24th will be the time for our monthly Fellowship Meal. We are now getting into the good habit of having it at noon, with the afternoon off. Hosts and Hostess will be Bill & Mary K. Flanary, Cary & Brenda Miller and Don & Paula Welch

Upcoming Pounding

We have a new young couple who need a “pounding”.  In the old fashioned way of course!  For those of you who are not old enough to remember those old customs, the people living in the community would each give to a young couple who married an item of food usually weighing at least a pound.  During the frontier era, this was done to get them off to a good start and supply basic provisions for the new family until they could “get on their feet”.  Our newlyweds, Jonathan and Sharon Winnett, need a pounding; and, this event has been scheduled to be held during our next fellowship gathering, Sunday, April 24th.  For those of you who do not wish to contribute an item, a money tree will be available.  A table will be set up to receive your gift.

Ladies Bible Class

Ladies, our Wednesday morning Bible class will be dismissed on April 27th for the summer. We will meet for a luncheon on that day at Mr. Gattis. All ladies are invited.

Upcoming Bug Spraying

ACI Pest Control will be at the building at 11 am on Friday, April 29th. It is best to not come to the building on that day.

Cherokee Day

Cherokee Day has been scheduled for May 7th. As usual, there will be an Open House that day at the Home with the always delicious Bar-b-que at lunch time. We will be collecting money to help with their Food Drive, so if you would like to participate, please put a check in the contribution plate, earmarked: “Cherokee Home for Children”. If you wish to give cash, please hand it to one of the elders.  A “Thank you” to all in advance!

human-footprints_318-46627Beautiful Footnotes…

“and I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for Christ’s service.” Philemon 6 (ESV)

Helping others grown up in the faith is something that helps us as Christians to grow to be more like our Lord ourselves. We are blessed to be able to help others in different ways. This week the elders want to share some ways that we feel the congregation will and can help support God’s kingdom.  For the elders, Ken D

The annual Cherokee Home for Children Food Drive strives to raise donations to help nourish and nurture the children that they and we serve. The congregation is invited to donate funds between April 17th – May 1st by earmarked check or designated cash in the weekly contribution or given to an elder.

The Cherokee Home for Children Stability First girl’s cottage will give the young ladies at the home a new stable environment to live in like the recently built boy’s cottage. The elders are contributing on behalf of the congregation a donation to this effort.

Benjamin Crommedy is an upbeat young man from the Metroplex who will begin attending Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock starting in August. As partial financial supporters of Ben, we are arranging a visit with him so we as a congregation can get to know him better.

Sylvester Imogoh in Nigeria is a fine fellow soldier for the Lord whom we have supported in many ways over the years. We have heard of a problem with the well which Sylvester and his family depend on for fresh water. Once we know more, we will seek ways to help our dear brother.

We are blessed this week to have Monte Tuttle from Eastern European Missions to report to us on the work of EEM in spreading God’s word. We will pray God can present us with a way we can be supportive of these efforts.

Many of us know and love Jordan Fontenot, grandson of our departed brother Claude Fletcher. Jordan and his fiancé and soon to be wife, Ellen Harris, will be part of a mission team effort this summer to Lithuania. The elders, on behalf of the congregation, will be sending some financial help to them both as well as asking we keep them in our prayers.

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