WEEKLY NEWS FEBRUARY 26, 2017

VISITING FOR THE MASTER

VISITATION PROGRAM Team #2 (leaders: Cary & Brenda Miller) will meet briefly today, Sunday, February 26th in the library for their assignments.

OUR MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP MEAL 

Sunday, February 26th after morning services.  Hope all have come prepared to stay for this enjoyable get-together of good food and visiting! Our guests are also invited to stay, there is always enough food for everybody. Hosts and hostesses are: Troy & Leana Futrell, Bill & Mary K. Flanary and John G. and Tina Brewer.  Remember there will be no PM service this evening.

WORK DAY

Church work Day. . . will be on Saturday, March 4th.  Work and sprucing up will be done inside and outside of our building. It will start at 9 am and finish when things are done. Please ask Bill Flanary what needs to be brought for cleaning and other work. The women are asked esp. to come for inside work.

THURSDAY DINNER FELLOWSHIP

Bill Flanary suggested that we go out to dinner again, as a group, as we did a number of years ago. The sign-up sheet is on the table in the back of the auditorium, and if you are interested in going, you can still add your name to the list before the first dinner that is coming up on Thursday, March 9th. The group will meet here at the building at 5 to 5:30 pm and travel together to the Lighthouse Country Club restaurant.

Dollene Pearson’s Estate Sale Information

Thursday through Saturday, March 9, 10 & 11

Thursday and Friday – 9 am to 4 am and Saturday — 9 am to 1 pm.

1502 Bluebonnet Lane, Kingsland

Helping Hands Pantry News

Toothpaste, deodorant, Cool Whip lids and plastic bags. Thank you!

 

human-footprints_318-46627BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:18-20(ESV)

Speaking about this passage years ago, Brother Richard Rogers, as preacher and instructor at the Sunset church of Christ in Lubbock said this:

00528-2“With the divine mandate that we have just read, to preach the gospel to every creature has the stated intent of making disciples. It is not simply that God just wants His word known. It is not even simply that He wants just wants men and women to be saved, but that He wants men and women to become disciples. He wants them to be followers, imitators, examples of the Lord Jesus Christ.

This divine mandate, or this endeavor, of making disciples, has been under the scrutiny of both friends and foes of God throughout the years. Recently, it has fallen into some ill repute. I’m even being told that in some places the day of missions, the age of missions, is ended. It is over, and the very best and the very most gracious thing that that can be done to man today is to meet the humanitarian needs.

And as great as those needs are, as great as the hunger of man; and the poverty of man; and the sickness of man and the dysfunctionality of man is, as great as those needs are, they must never take our minds away from the missionary mandate. Because of these and other factors the number of men and women presently being trained to preach the gospel of Jesus in difficult areas and to do what we call mission work has really been diminishing.

Our congregation here at Highland Lakes has been blessed to be able to be involved in so many good works, to help in so many good causes, and to help meet so many needs. Always the greatest thing we can and must be doing, both as individual Christians and as a congregation of the Lord’s body is to be involved in, to encourage, to support and to pray for those efforts that take the message of the gospel to the lost both locally and to the world, that they might be disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. May God the Father help us to do that. For the elders, Ken D

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