Pastor-Weekly-Post

Pastor’s Post :  David Barrett, February 21, 2020

-REMINDERS-
Invite someone to come to church with you. As you go, share the Gospel; Jesus saves!

-WEEKLY SCHEDULE-
Saturday, February 22, 2020
8:30 am – Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Sunday, February 23, 2020
9:45 am – Bible Study
11:00 am – Morning Worship “Exchange” Selected Scriptures
4:30 pm – Adult Choir
5:30 pm – Evening Worship “Compassionate Hearts” Colossians 3:12-14

Monday, February 24, 2020
7:00 pm – Ladies Bible Study

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
6:00 am – Men’s Prayer time
10:00 am – Park Manor Sing

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
4:30 pm – Wednesday Supper ($3) Hamburger Helper
6:00 pm – Adult Bible Study
6:00 pm – AWANA Clubs
6:00 pm – Youth Bible Study

Thursday, February 27, 2020
10:00 am – Ladies Bible Study

-PRAYER CONCERNS-
Please pray for Westway’s Youth. This weekend (02/21 – 02/2) is DNOW.
There will be various studies on discipleship.

Jeffery Atkins – Has been moved from Methodist Hospital (Willowbrook) to a Rehab facility.
Ann Babb – Hip surgery is delayed. She has a growth in her throat that needs to be removed.
Linda Bell – Coming home on Friday. Pray for safe travel from West Virginia. She had been helping out with family needs after the funeral of her brother, Lowell Thomas.
Yaneko Brown – She is home but not doing very well.
Connie Campos – Continue to pray for her health
Sue Capshaw – Still in pain. Pain shots in her knee and shoulder did not work. She will have a nuclear stress test before considering knee replacement. She has a doctor’s appointment on Friday 2/21) to take care of an infection on her leg.
Chestnut family – Julie is home from the hospital. Lucille has a bad hip, but is feeling better. Being treated with therapy and pain shots. Keith and Julie have good and bad days.
Alicia Conner – Cousin of Jim Thornton. Alicia is in Methodist Hospital. She is 34 years old. She has cancer. Chemo is not working.
Sandi Crawford – Going through a very difficult time. She will start physical therapy to help with pain. Doctors will not do any surgery.
Becky Ernst – Jackie Woods’ sister. Pray for her health issues.
Chris Goodwin – Recent tests did not reveal source of his stomach problems. His wife, Trudy also has health issues.
Annette Hadnot – Health problems
Cindi Hughes – Check found a spot on her lung. A biopsy will be done to see if it is benign.
Dan Heaton – Had his second cataract removed on Thursday (2/20). All is well.
Glenn Hughes – Beverly Warren’s son.
Sidney Hughes – She is home. Has an infection on her foot. It is good to see her in Bible study and worship.
Michael Hybert – Not doing well.
Andy Hutchinson’s friend’s cousins need our prayers. Both are battling cancer. One cousin has kidney failure and liver disease… only 2 months to live.
Javier – Friend of Daniel and Brenda Baldesi. Brain surgery to remove a growth behind his eye. Surgery went well. The growth was benign, but was unable to take out all of the growth. Pray for
complete recovery and God’s leadership as to how to take out the remains of the growth.
Michael Kenny – Ann Kenny’s Son.
Betty Kersh – Went to Methodist Hospital (Willowbrook) Monday morning with an A-Fib problem. She is doing much better and went home Thursday afternoon.
Mike Kirtley – Eye is healed, but needs cataract surgery.
Betty Langston – Betty Vineyard’s sister -in-law. Cyst was not cancer.
Norma Lemon – Jay Bangle’s sister in Kansas. She is not doing well.
Austin Manning – Changing doctors.
Beverly and Katie Millsap – Pray for Salvation.
Brenda Sue Morris – Sister-in-law of Brenda Heaton. She has pulmonary fibrosis.
Mary Nevels – She is home. She is doing better.
Carol Newsome. Has good days and bad days.
Eva Ray – Pray for her and the family. Eva must have constant care.
Trish Slayton is feeling much better. She will be meeting with her doctor to discuss a possible heart transplant.
Carla Smiley – She is home. Pray for strength and use of her left leg. Her memory is coming back very slowly.
Karen Stone – Bob & Eileen’s daughter. She is still having problems with pain.
Loleen Styers has good days and bad days. Pray for Jimmy as he is by her side through this illness.
Bill Thornton – Jim Thornton’s brother is very ill. Please pray for healing. He is home.
Jim Thornton – Had a skin cancer taken off His nose. Pray for complete healing.
Dianne Turner – Recuperation after knee surgery is going well. She goes to physical therapy three times a week. She hopes to be in church this Sunday.
Bill Vineyard – Had check-up at M D Anderson on Wednesday. They did find a spot on his lung, but they think it is an infection. Will be seeing another doctor to check on that. Next week he will also get complete results on check-up.
Danielle Williams – relative of Ruby Williams. Danielle’s mother passed away. Remember the family.
Tommye Wolverton – She is home and getting better every day.
Harold Wood – Jackie Wood’s husband Recovering from upper back surgery. He is now at home. Pray for continued healing.
Lanessa Wood – Looking for employment

-ENRICHMENT IN THE WORD- My Roots

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love.” –Ephesians 3:17, NKJV—

Usually when you see those two words you are thinking about your ancestors. In a way it is. As Christians we were adopted into the family of God and because of that, we are rooted in the love of Jesus Christ. This love is a boundless love. Paul began in verse 18 to measure this love, but in reality that is impossible. That love took Jesus to the cross on Calvary. Paul prayed that the Ephesians, including us, would begin to understand how vast God’s love is.

The word “rooted” indicates a steadfast position, like a tree rooted in the ground. Many Christians are not willing to give the Holy Spirit complete control. It is a lack of faith and true love for the Lord. We must build our lives on the Rock and not on sifting sand. Jesus wants to feel at home in our hearts. Salvation should not bring us a surface relationship with the Lord. It should consistently be a growing relationship drawing us closer to Him.

We must be grounded. Psalm 1:1-3 gives us the perfect description, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper” (NKJV).

Make sure your roots are going deeper and deeper into the love of Christ.

 Have a blessed day,

David Barrett