. . . . today, Sunday, February 24, 2019, at noon
Hosts & hostesses are: Bill & Mary K. Flanary, Lynn & Kathy Patterson and Sherry Wills.
THANK YOU NOTE
Thank you so very much for the prayers, cards, calls and visits while I was in the Care Center. I appreciated them very much. I am at home now, feeling much better.
In Christian love, Doris & Merle Cope
It is important that we leave the Library doors open when the room is not in use. Closed doors keep all the heat in that room, when the hallway also needs to be warm. Likewise, it makes that hallway visible on our safety monitors, which is a very good thing. Thank you for your cooperation!
HELPING HANDS PANTRY
Needs – Plastic bags, Cool Whip lids
WELCOME, NEW MEMBER
We rejoice with and welcome Lois Newell, who was restored to her first love in Christ Jesus, and placed membership with us last Sunday. She had been attending the Community Church here in Kingsland. God bless you, in this good decision, Lois! Please add her information to your directory. It is available from the bulletin and from the church office.
Visiting those in need.
Maintaining our lawn and shrubs.
See Cary Miller.
Dorthie Zedlitz, 84 year old, widowed sister of Harold Hancock, a faithful member of the Lord’s church, passed away on Sunday, February 17th. She had been in a nursing home for several years. Funeral services took place on Friday, February 22nd, at the church of Christ in Cross Plains, TX, followed by the burial. Our prayers, sympathy and love go out to Harold, her sister Carol Flack, the two sons and to all in the family and those who knew her. Also, Harold & Sarah lost a dear friend, from teen years, Steve Perry of Giddings, Texas.
2nd ANNUAL YOUTH DAY AT THE RIVERSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN KERRVILLE
Our young people and families are invited to the Riverside church of Christ’s second annual youth day on Saturday March 2nd. This year’s theme is designed to give answers for “Standing Unashamed of the Gospel of Christ”. This will be a time for discussion, information and worshiping together. Youths from 6th grade through High School are invited. If you wish to attend, transportation will be provided and lunch will be served. For more information contact Bill Blackstone or the church office by Monday, February 25th.
Beloved friends and family, attached is one of the last few newsletters you’ll receive from us (ending sometime this Summer). Thank you for being a blessing. Cooper Atkeson and Family
(Cooper is a student at Sunset International Bible School we help support. For the elders, Ken D)
THE END IS NEAR but READY TO FINISH CLASSES STRONG
As of this letter there will be one and a half terms left before graduation. All of our classmates feel it: we are anxious to complete the preparation and begin work full-time. The classes have not gotten worse. No! They continue to be excellent, but the more “tools” we put in our box the more we want to use them.
Classes this term consist of The New Testament Church, Daniel and Ezekiel, Family and Youth Ministry Toolbox, Romans, Preaching from the Old Testament, and Christian Counseling. There is a lot of meat this term, as usual, and a lot to be excited about. Romans feels like a glorious theological continuation of Galatians, which was wonderful. Daniel is fascinating to me and to many others. Preaching from the Old Testament is very enjoyable as I am discovering that I like to preach narrative sermons. And Christian Counseling has me wondering if I want to pursue it more seriously in the future.
At the end of this term in a few weeks, we will get to go visit family in Ohio and, following that, Cooper will go on a domestic door-knocking campaign led by some of the faculty at SIBI.
As our formal schooling at this time is coming to an end, we are actively pursuing opportunities in ministry. There are several opportunities already in the works where we are making visits and having discussions to determine if our family would be right for a particular congregation or church plant. We would appreciate your prayers as we seek a ministry where we can be of greatest service to the kingdom and joyfully serve.
ACTIVE AND FULL OF PERSONALITY
Every day we continued to be struck with the reality of God’s wonderful creation because of Mary. We can’t imagine life without this little joy! It strikes us as miraculous that someone we hadn’t met 2 years ago could hold such a precious place in our hearts. Mary continues to grow more independent and more intelligent. She loves being outside. She has recently discovered drawing with chalk on the sidewalk.
We look forward to family life as ours grows. If you hadn’t heard we are expecting our second child – a baby boy – this July! We can’t wait to meet our son and we can’t wait to see Mary interact with her little brother. We are keeping his name secret until he’s born (but we like it).
BLESSED WITH SUPPORTERS
To those that have ever supported us in any way, thank you. We are well-provided for at this time. It is a great blessing to pursue ministry training and KNOW that God has blessed our family with wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ who make sure we don’t have financial struggles while we’re here. There will always be little things that naturally arise (moving expenses in May) but we are relishing the blessing of provision at this time. God bless you!