WEEKLY NEWS JANUARY 8, 2017

Helping Hands Pantry News

PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED: Toothbrushes and shampoo

Thank you!

Visiting for the Master—2017

Our visitation program has served us and the Lord well since its inception in 2007, and we desire to continue this ministry in 2017. A reorganization meeting is planned for Sunday, January 22nd, following the evening worship service. Pizza will be served in the Fellowship Hall prior to an evaluative discussion of the program and suggestions for the New Year. If you would like to be involved in this ministry, a sign-up sheet is posted at the rear of the auditorium.

Correction!

(In regard to last week’s announcement):

David & Sheri Zoller welcome great-granddaughter Madeleine Noemi Hernandez- Burks, born December 22, 2016. She weighed 9.1 lbs. and was 20 inches long. Elisabeth Burks and Eddie Hernandez are the proud parents.

Men’s Prayer Fellowship

All men are encouraged to attend the monthly Men’s Prayer Fellowship. The men meet every second Saturday of the month at 9 am in the Fellowship room. This will start up on the coming Saturday, January 14th, 2017.

A Written Note Is Always Best.

If you have any announcement that is important and/or of interest to the whole congregation, or if you would like to have your prayer needs appear in the prayer list (even if you have told other people about it): it is a very good idea to give the secretary a written note with the facts of your requests, as early as possible in the week, no later than 10 a.m. on Thursday. Then it can be incorporated in the upcoming bulletin.

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Doing Good

9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 (ESV)

13 As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good. 2 Thessalonians 3:13 (ESV)

15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.1 Peter 2:15 (ESV)

17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. 1 Peter 3:1 (ESV)

It is obvious that God intends us to be like our Heavenly Father and do good. Every year our congregation supports the work of various missionary efforts, most on a regular monthly effort of financial aid to help support the work of spreading the gospel. Highland Lakes church of Christ also supports other gospel and benevolent efforts through the year with one time contributions to specific support requests presented to the elders. What follows are some of the efforts we supported during 2016 on behalf of the congregation. Thank you for your efforts in doing good and supporting these efforts financially and in your thoughts and prayers in the supporting of good works. For the elders, Ken D

 Support of Bible distributions through Eastern European Missions.

 Supported limited mission trips to Uganda, Rwanda and Lithuania by Christian college students.

 Sending John & Tina Brewer, as our representatives, to observe the work at the South African Bible College on its 50th anniversary.

 Sending the Winnetts to a Polishing the Pulpit conference in Tennessee, some of the elders to Elderlink workshop in Georgetown, as well as sending some of our members to the Central Texas Bible Teachers Workshop in Austin.

 Helping support the World Christian Broadcasting in the preaching of the gospel around the world over the radio.

 Assisting our fellow worker, Sylvester Imogoh, in the drilling of a new water well that will assist his family, his neighbors and provide opportunities there in Nigeria.

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