WEEKLY NEWS, NOVEMBER 13, 2016

New Member Information

All the directory information for our new member, Naomi Sumrall is available from the church office. Welcome to the family Naomi!

World Bible School Workday

We had our workday on Thursday and processed 1,232 lessons. We had quite a few workers, and had a lot of fun visiting while we got everything done. Thank you to everyone that came to help!

Thank You Veterans!

Friday was Veteran’s Day, and we wanted to be sure to thank all of our veterans for their time of service to our nation and its people. Thank you, and God bless you!

Helping Hands Pantry News

Pantry Items Needed:

  1. Plastic bags – (clean with no holes, and please remove receipts)
  2. Shampoo

Thank you!

Cherokee Home For Children

Change cans for Cherokee Home for Children are due today. Please leave them on the table in front of the cry room. This is an ongoing program, so feel free to continue to fill cans for the children at Cherokee Home.

Thanksgiving Schedule

Classes will be dismissed on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (November 23rd) so we can have time to prepare for the holiday and visit with family.

Psalm 9:1 “I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders.”

Church Budget

In the next two weeks our elders will be finalizing our new budget for 2017. If you have any additions, changes or concerns regarding the budget, please talk to one of the elders.

Cookies for the Children

We will be collecting cookies again for the children at Cherokee Home for Children. They prefer store-bought cookies, (what??!!) but home-made is fine. Please have them here by Tuesday, November 29th, so the ladies can pack them on the 30th. Thank you!!

Seton Care-A-Van

We will also be collecting stuffed toys for the Seton Care-A-Van program. Please make sure the eyes are not button-type eyes, but are embroidered directly onto the toy. (It was mentioned that Kohl’s was a good place to find this kind of toy.)

human-footprints_318-46627BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.Titus 3:8 (ESV)

That believers in God here at the Highland Lakes church of Christ are careful to devote themselves to good works is such an exciting blessing to your eldership. We are so thankful for the congregation’s devotion to giving of themselves, their time, their efforts and their financial contributions. These gifts are excellent and profitable for so many good works, in so many places, to so many people. We share some recent efforts in good works so that you may remain thankful to God who works through us all to do good. Continue to pray for these efforts to bring glory to the Father, to be a help to men, and that our devotion to good works continues to grow.  For the elders, Ken D

The congregation will continue in 2017 to help support three Nigerian preachers, Sylvester Imogoh, Sylvanus Obi and Mike Udam, in spreading the gospel there.

The congregation will support Doug Wheeler’s 2017 Nigerian projects in the amount of $2000.00 with the funds going where Brother Doug sees the greatest needs.

We are supporting half the cost of Brother Sylvester Imogoh’s Bore Project in Nigeria, which will provide fresh water to Sylvester’s family and neighbors and will be especially important in times of drought.

We are helping support the building of a Gospel Chariot truck for Nigeria with a gift of $5000.00 which will be subject to a matching grant. This truck will bring WBS and the gospel to many more in a nation where we already are deeply involved.

This week many of the congregation devoted themselves to a World Bible School workday and processed 1,232 Bible lessons for the good people in Nigeria.

Each week also sees many of the congregation devoting their time and energies in helping community members at the Food Pantry and Clothes closet.

Other opportunities for good works are ahead like the cookies for the Cherokee Home and the stuffed animals for Care-A-Van.

Also many good works are done by fellow believers in God who nobody saw what they did, as they gave of their means, as they prayed continually for others, as they encouraged and loved others, as they lived their lives to the glory and honor of our God, and sought to share in their own quiet way the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

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