Pastor-Weekly-Post

Pastor’s Post :  David Barrett, November 1, 2019

-LOOKING AHEAD-
Lunch with Daniel and Brenda Baldesi. Sunday, Nov. 3 at 12:15 pm. –
Come and welcome them to Westway Baptist Church. It is a Pot Luck lunch, so be sure to bring a pot of your best food.

-WEEKLY SCHEDULE-
Sunday, November 03, 2019
9:45 am – Bible Study
11:00 am – Morning Worship – Special Guest: Karen Farmer
12:15 pm – Pot Luck Lunch
1:30 pm – Choir Rehearsal
1:30 pm – Christmas Cast
No Evening Worship

Monday, November 04, 2019
7:00 pm – Deacons’ Meeting

Tuesday, November 05, 2019
6:00 am – Men’s Prayertime

Wednesday, November 06, 2019
4:45 pm – Meal ($3.00) – Chicken Paprika
6:00 pm – AWANA Clubs
6:00 pm – Adult Bible Study
6:00 pm – Youth Bible Study

Thursday, November 07, 2019
7:00 pm – Security Meeting

Friday, November 8-10
Ladies Retreat

-PRAYER CONCERNS-
Diane Anderson is home and getting better every day. Pray that she will be able to stop taking blood thinners.
Jeffery Atkins – Near the end of November he will have procedure to increase blood flow in his legs.
Ann Babb is having allergy problems. Also her great nephew was born without development of his lungs.
Georgia Bailey – Had a setback after the knee surgery. Ended up in St Luke’s Hospital. She had an infection. She was put on antibiotics. She is home and doing much better.
Joan Baker Had some teeth removed.
Ronada Bangle was in North Cypress Hospital for a few days. She is home. Pray for complete recovery.
Marie Burke broke her ankle.
Connie Campos – Continue to pray for complete healing.
Sue Capshaw – Pain shot in knee and fluid take off knee. Will have knee surgery after Christmas.
Chestnut family – Keith will be coming home soon. Pray that his leg will mend. Continue prayers for Julie and Lucile.
Sharon Cockrell – Relative of Dolly Ritz. She has cancer. Taking chemo for several weeks.
Stephanie Cook – Has breast cancer.
Sandi Crawford – Attended church last Sunday. Difficulty with breathing and fluid buildup.
Cheryl Daniels – Having health problems
Becky Ernst – Jackie Woods’ sister. Pray for her health issues. .
Julie Gaitz – Harold Hatcher’s mom. She is not doing well.
Minnie Gano – Jay Bangle’s sister
Chris Goodwin – He is having stomach problems again. Doctor is having more tests done. Pray for him and his wife, Trudy. Both have health issues.
Judy Grier – Sandi Crawford’s friend is having high blood pressure problems.
Winston Hancock – Beverly Warren’s friend. Colon cancer.
Tommy Howard – Has esophageal cancer. Brother-in-law of Jackie Wood.
Glenda Howard – Mary Nevel’s friend had back surgery. Everything went well.
Glenn Hughes – Beverly Warren’s son.
Sydney Hughes – Had out patient Surgery on Thursday (10/17). Surgery went well, but she had a difficult time waking up.
Flo Kearns Family – Dolly Ritz’s sister passed away. Graveside services will begin at 2:00 pm on Monday, 11/4 at Brookside Funeral Home, Eastex Freeway and Lauder Rd.
Michael Kinney – Son of Ann Kinney. Unable to take care of himself. Will be moving into a nursing care facility.
Mike Kirtley – Still having problems with his eye healing completely.
Austin Manning – Seems better, but still has some sleeping problems from time to time.
James & Yolanda Mitcham. Both have health problems. It was good to see them In Sunday Morning Worship.
Robert & Brenda Moore – Both are doing better. Robert is having a problem with his thyroid gland. Doctors do not think it is cancer. They have chosen to wait and watch.
Brenda Sue Morris – Sister-in-law of Brenda Heaton. She has pulmonary fibrosis. A feeding tube was put in last week.
Mandy Moser – friend of Beverly Warren. Doing well and is home.
Mary Nevels is doing better.
Carol Newsome. Has good days and bad days.
Gwen Patton is doing much better. Was able to come to church last Sunday. Pray for complete healing.
Eva Ray – Pray for her and the family. Eva must have constant care.
Walt & Debra Russell – Both are cancer free. Debra had another shot in her back and is pain free for now.
Robert & Amy Sidlo have accepted an invitation to begin a new missionary work in the country of Niger (Africa; just north of Nigeria).
Trish Slayton is feeling much better. She will be meeting with her doctor to discuss a possible heart transplant. It was good to see her in church last Sunday.
Carla Smiley – She is home. Pray for strength and use of her left leg.
Tom Snyder – Stress test went well and he is in good health.
Karen Stone – Bob & Eileen’s daughter.  She is still having problems with pain.
Loleen Styers has good days and bad days. Pray for Jimmy a. she is by her side through this illness.
Amber Thornton – Beverly Warren’s friend. Serious infection.
Cathy Wilkinson has severe intestinal problems.
Melody Williamson – Cathy Wilkinson’s daughter. Her cancer has spread. Also, Kathy’s sister has cancer of the mouth.
Tommye Wolverton – She is in room 217 at Encompass (Wortham). Getting better every day.
Peggy Wonzer has a cold and a sinus infection.
Gary Wood – Diagnosed with cancer. Jackie Wood’s brother-in-law.
Harold Wood – Jackie Wood’s husband. Recovering from back surgery. He is in Cypresswood Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10851 Crescent Moon Dr.
Lanessa Wood – Looking for employment
Victor Wright – Renee Thornton’s friend Has R. A. and has lost a leg.
Jim Ywonski – Relative of Dolly Ritz. He is having experimental chemo for pancreatic cancer.

-ENRICHMENT IN THE WORD- Working Together
“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling.” –Ephesians 4:4, NKJV—

Paul has written a lot on unity, harmony and working together. As a church we are a part of the body of Christ. We are tied together by the Holy Spirit making us family. And yet at the same time we come from different cultures and languages. We have different personalities and gifts. And yet we are able to come together in worship and service for the Lord.

I was reminded again last night of how all of this works. I saw teenagers, young adults and older adults working together at our annual Fall Festival. We were laughing, working and meeting new families. I was told we had forty new families attend the festivities.

Tina and her crew did a great job getting all of this together. And the volunteers did a wonderful job, too. I am blessed to be a part of this big happy family. Praise God for making all of this possible. Just remember there is one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all.

 Have a blessed day,
David Barrett