WEEKLY NEWS, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

world-bible-schoolWORLD BIBLE SCHOOL

A World Bible School workday is coming up on Thursday, September 27th, starting at 9 AM. Come and enjoy this good work and the fellowship with other Christians!

HELPING HANDS PANTRY

Has no special need this week.

Thank you for your continued interest and support of this ministry to those in need!

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

 Thursday, September 27 — The Lions Club will meet in the Fellowship Room from about 10 AM to 1 PM.

 Saturday, September 29 — Auction Benefitting Cherokee Home for Children. Bidding starts at 9 AM. Concession stand will be serving burgers and snacks.

 Sunday, September 30 — Chad Wagner from Africa Christian Schools will give a report in the combined Bible Class and he will also preach. Chad is Doug Wheelers’ replacement.

 This is also the day for our Fellowship Meal. It will be hosted by Ken & Gail Darnell, Bill & Mary K. Flanary and James & Vicky Williams.

FAREWELL FOR NOW

As many of you know, Larry and Evelyn Moore have officially moved to Lubbock to be a little closer to their children. Our congregation is so grateful to the Moores for the many years of faithful service they gave to us. Evelyn was a wonderful blessing to our children’s Bible class program and a helper we could count on in so many other areas. Larry faithfully served us as an elder for many years and his counsel was always a big help. We will miss this godly couple, but we know God has some exciting opportunities for them in their new home! God bless y’all!

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 In visiting those in need.

 In maintaining our lawn and shrubs.

 Please see Cary Miller.

BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

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EEM Offering

We thank the brethren at Highland Lakes for their generosity in the annual contribution for Eastern European Missions. The initial count from Sunday was $3,355, which will undoubtedly grow from additional gifts still coming in. When you consider that $5 can equip a student and $1,000 can equip an entire school with Bibles and related materials, this offering is sure to have an impact for Christ!

Well done, church!

EEM

 

EASTERN EUROPEAN MISSIONS

WE CONTRIBUTED ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH because:

THE BIBLE, We want everyone to get it

 

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LEARNING THE HARD WAY

What Arnold Palmer Learned the Hard Way
It was the final hole of the 1961 Masters Tournament, and golf legend Arnold Palmer had a one-stroke lead and had just hit a very satisfying tee shot. He felt he was in pretty good shape. As he approached his ball, he saw an old friend standing at the edge of the gallery. The friend motioned him over, stuck out his hand and said, “Congratulations.” Arnold later said, “I took his hand and shook it, but as soon as I did, I knew I had lost my focus.” On his next two shots, he hit the ball into a sand trap, then put it over the edge of the green. He missed the putt and lost the Master’s because he had first lost his focus (Carol Mann, The 19th Hole, quoted in Reader’s Digest).

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Many people forget what their purpose in life is. Many more never knew. What is our over-riding, number one goal? The Bible tells us: “We make it our goal to please [God]” (2 Corinthians 5:9). Said another way: “Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Our number one goal in life is to honor and please the Lord. This takes an obedient serving heart. It takes a heart that wants to worship God in his church. But the entire focus is to please Him.
Larry Fitzgerald Woodlawn church of Christ, Abilene, TX

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WEEKLY NEWS, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

THANK YOU NOTE
Dear church family, We want to thank you for the prayers on Lynn’s behalf. He is recovering from his surgery and doing much better. We thank you for your concern and thank God for His help.
In His love, Kathy & Lynn Patterson

HELPING HANDS PANTRY
Needs shampoo and plastic bags, the great need!
Thank you for supporting this ministry to those in need.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
• Sunday, September 16 — Special Contribution to EEM. (Eastern European Missions).
• Wednesday, September 19 — Ladies Class starts.
• Thursday, September 27 — The Lions Club will meet in the Fellowship Room from about 10 AM to 1 PM.
• Saturday, September 29 — Auction Benefiting Cherokee Home for Children. Bidding starts at 9 AM. Concession stand will be serving burgers and snacks.
• Sunday, September 30 — Chad Wagner from Africa Christian Schools will give a report in the combined Bible Class and he will also preach. Chad is Doug Wheelers’ replacement.
• This is also the day for our Fellowship Meal. It will be hosted by Ken & Gail Darnell, Bill & Mary K. Flanary and James & Vicky Williams.

BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

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EASTERN EUROPEAN MISSIONS SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION TODAY,

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH

We want to give so that everyone can have the word of God!

 

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THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND

frank_20131231_4_vectorizedAny runner, cyclist, or truck driver will have experienced this phenomenon. When you are going into a headwind, you notice it. The wind buffets your efforts, you feel every moment of discomfort and pushback. However, when you go back in the other direction, when the wind is at your back, you don’t much think about how it is pushing you along, if you are even mindful of it.
The headwind is constantly fought and on your mind; the tailwind isn’t as noticed and quickly forgotten.
It’s not just a wind issue. The problems and difficulties of life tend to be right in our face, a constant reminder, yet the blessings we receive, the good parts, we tend to let slip away.
Is it any wonder we are miserable?
Right now if I asked you to tell me things that are wrong in your world, you could answer in a moment and probably have a hard time limiting them to five. However, if we really sat down and thought about all we have and how we have been blessed, the list of good to bad would out weight it astronomically.
Next time you curse the headwinds of life, you are wondering why things are so hard, why everything seems so wrong, stop and check the wind. I bet the headwinds of life are not much more than the tailwinds. Count your blessings. Think about the advantages you have. That thankfulness will help to offset the obtrusiveness of life’s problems.
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Psalm 103:2)
~~ Barry Haynes, Hope AR

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WEEKLY NEWS, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

DINNER TOGETHER
On Thursday, September 13, we will resume “Eating Out Together”.
There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the back of the auditorium.
The group will meet at Hoover Valley Café at about 5:30 PM.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
• Tuesday, September 11— Elders Meeting, 11 AM.
• Wednesday, September 12 — “Visiting for the Master”.
• Sunday, September 16 — Special Contribution to EEM. (Eastern European Missions).
• Thursday, September 27 — The Lions Club will meet in the Fellowship Room from 10 AM to 1 PM.
• Saturday, September 29 — Auction Benefitting Cherokee Home for Children. Bidding starts at 9 AM. Concession stand will be serving burgers and snacks.
• Sunday, September 30 — Chad Wagner from Africa Christian Schools will give a report in the combined Bible Class and he will also preach. Chad is Doug Wheelers’ replacement.
• Sunday, September 30 – This is also the day for our Fellowship Meal. It will be hosted by Ken & Gail Darnell, Bill & Mary K. Flanary and James & Vicky Williams.

EASTERN EUROPEAN MINISTRIES SPECIAL COLLECTION
Our Million Dollar Sunday campaign on Sunday, September 16 provides funding for Bibles and Bible based materials free to all. Your financial partnership in this campaign will transform lives as freedom in Christ and His love is proclaimed.

NEW CONTACT INFORMATION
Change of phone number is available for Linda Robertson from the church office.

HELPING HANDS PANTRY
Needs – Plastic bags, shampoo, bath soap
Thank you for your support of this ministry to those in need.

human-footprints_318-46627BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES
Our congregation has long supported efforts to share God’s word with people seeking their creator. For many years we have supported the efforts of EASTERN EUROPEAN MISSIONS with a yearly contribution of support. Each year as EEM seeks to fundraise to support their efforts, we have taken an opportunity to increase awareness of this work and to give the congregation opportunity to individually support prayerfully and if desired by additional financial contributions. On Sunday, September 16th, a special collection will be taken for EEM. Contributions should be earmarked “EEM”. Prayerfully consider your support.
For the elders, Ken D
EEMFOR FREEDOM (Galatians 5:1) Jesus came to set the captives of this world free (Luke 4:18), and those He has redeemed have been charged to join Him in that mission (Matt. 28:19). God continues to open doors and provide opportunities to join him on His mission as we print and distribute Bibles in 30 countries in over 20 languages. We invite you and your church to join our MDS campaign to share God’s Word and His liberating power!
After the fall of the Soviet Union and the lifting of the Iron Curtain, Eastern Europeans jubilantly celebrated the political freedom they had long been denied. But few have realized the true freedom that comes from knowing God’s Word. Since 1961 EEM has been delivering the Bible and this year we continue to have an opportunity to share true freedom only experienced through knowing Jesus.
Thank you for your support as we begin our 2018 Million Dollar Sunday (MDS) annual fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $2.4 Million. Our Million Dollar Sunday campaign provides funding for Bibles and Bible-based materials, free to all. Your financial partnership in this campaign will transform lives as freedom in Christ and His love is proclaimed! Donation of $5 provides individual biblical book or bible and $1000 provides an entire school with biblical materials. Tens of thousands of biblical books and Bibles are planned to be delivered to Poland, Serbia, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Serbia. For Freedom, Give God’s Word!

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THOUGHTS ABOUT GOOD COMMUNICATION

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  • The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.
  • The effectiveness of communication is not defined by the communication, but by the response. – Milton Erickson
  • The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw
  • Without communication there is no relationship. Without respect, there is no love.  Without trust, there is no reason to continue.
  • Active Listening Involves
    • Paraphrase
    • Clarify/Ask questions
    • Give feedback
    • Show empathy
    • Be open to understanding

“He who answers before listening — that is his folly and his shame” — Proverbs 18:13

The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice” — Proverbs 12:15

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WEEKLY NEWS, SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

DINNER TOGETHER
On Thursday, September 13, we will resume “Eating Out Together”.
There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the back of the auditorium.
The group will meet at Hoover Valley Café at about 5:30 PM.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Jack & Betty Alarid are in the process of moving to a special place in Austin, to Longhorn Villas. Betty will be in an apartment and Jack will be in a separate room close by, where he will receive the good care that he needs. We will add to this information, whenever we have more.

HELPING HANDS PANTRY
Needs are plastic bags (the greatest need), shampoo, tooth brushes.
Thank you for your continued support of this ministry to those in need.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
• Tuesday, September 11— Elders Meeting.
• Wednesday, September 12 — “Visiting for the Master”.
• Sunday, September 16 — Special Contribution to EEM, (Eastern European Missions).
• Thursday, September 27 — The Lions Club will meet in the Fellowship Room from 10 AM to 1 PM.
• Saturday, September 29 — Auction Benefiting Cherokee Home for Children. Bidding starts at 9 AM. Concession stand will be serving burgers and snacks.
• Sunday, September 30 — Chad Wagner from Africa Christian Schools will give a report in the combined Bible Class and he will also preach. Chad is Doug Wheelers’ replacement.
• Sunday, September 30 is also the day for our Fellowship Meal. It will be hosted by Ken & Gail Darnell, Bill & Mary K. Flanary and James and Vicky Williams.

human-footprints_318-46627BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES
“And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” Mark 16:15 (ESV).
God wants all people to hear the good news of Jesus and we can be thankful to be as helpful in that effort. We are blessed to support the Gospel Chariot Mission as they faithfully spread the Gospel thru increasing parts of Africa. Pray for this work and for the saving of lost souls. For the elders, Ken D
Hi Everyone,
Hope this finds you doing well. Please have a look at the countries we are currently going into and the countries we are planning on going into in the next two years, Lord Willing.
Countries planning on going intoCOUNTRIES WE ARE CURRENTLY GOING INTO (Yellow):
South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Liberia, Nigeria.
EXTRA COUNTRIES WE ARE PLANNING ON GOING INTO LORD WILLING (Green):
Sierra Leone, Guinee, Guinea Bassau, Senegal, The Gambia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mali, Congo, Angola, Chad.
PLEASE CONTINUE WORKING WITH US AS WE TAKE A STEP OF FAITH AND TAKE ON MORE TERRITORY FOR JESUS… Crazy and risky, but why not when God is working in us and through us all.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
In Him, Love, Brother George Funk and the Gospel Chariot team

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