Pastor-Weekly-Post

Pastor’s Post :  David Barrett, July 11, 2019

-LOOKING AHEAD-
July 15-19: Vacation Bible School – 9:00 am – NOON

July 22-26: YOUTH UNIQUE WEEK

-WEEKLY SCHEDULE-
Friday, July 12, 2019

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm VBS Preparation
Saturday, July 13. 2019
10:30 am — 3:30 pm VBS Preparation
Sunday, July 14, 2019
9:45 am – Bible Study
11:00 am – Morning Worship “Grace and Faith: The Total Package” Galatians 3:1-14
5:30 pm – Evening Worship “God’s Man” Ezra 7-8
Monday, July 15, 2019
12:00 pm – Newsletter Deadline
9:00 am — VBS
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
6:00 am – Men’s Prayer time
9:00 am — VBS
Wednesday, June 17, 2019
9:00 am — VBS
6:30 pm – Praying Moms
Thursday, July 18, 2010
9:00 am – VBS
7:00 pm – Budget & Finance
Friday, July 19, 2019
9:00 am – VBS
7:00 pm – VBS Family Night

-PRAYER CONCERNS-
Please pray that God will send us a Minister of Youth.

Gilbert Ahlhardt – Friend of Beverly Warren. Health problems.
Diane Anderson – She is home and doing better. She was able to be in Sunday morning worship on 7/7.
Jeffery Atkins – He is home and attending church.
Georgia Bailey fell and has two fractures in her upper arm close to the shoulder. She is doing better. Saw her doctor earlier in the week and it is healing, but she is still in a lot of pain. In four to six weeks she will begin exercising her arm and shoulder.
Klara Barnes – Granddaughter of Buddy and Sue Capshaw. Pray for complete healing.
Connie Campos – Doing better, but still healing. Keep her and Francisco in your prayers.
Sue Capshaw is still in pain, with her hips and knees. Pray for healing.
Chestnut family—All three, Keith, Lucille and Julie are having medical difficulties.
Sharon Cockrell – Relative of Dolly Ritz. Has cancer. Having chemo for 18 weeks.
Felix Cornibert and family are back from the funeral for his brother. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Sandi Crawford – Had a heart attack while visiting her son in Tulsa. She will see her doctor today. He might put her in the hospital.
Becky Ernst– Jackie Wood’s sister. Pray for healing of continued health issues.
Julia Gaitz – Harold Hatcher’s mom. Continues to have problems. Please keep her in your prayers.
Minnie Gano – Sister of Jay Bangle has early stages of dementia.
Chris Goodwin – He is doing better. It was good to see him at Wednesday evening Bible Study. His wife Trudy is also having some health problems.
Glenn & Tom Hughes – Beverly Warren’s sons.
Sydney Hughes – Eye surgery went well. In three months they will have surgery on her left eye. Tubes in her left arm for dialysis cannot be unstopped. New tubes will be put in her right arm. A surgery date has not been set.
Evelyn Johnson is doing much better. She is now in Rm. 109, 12921 Misty Willow (behind Fiesta). Misty Willow Rehab.
William (Bill) Keen – Carol Forloine’s daughter’s (shari) boss. Had a liver transplant. Now, he is in MD Anderson. Cancer has spread.
Mike Kirtley – Having problems with his right eye. He will have surgery soon to correct the problem.
Opal Kirtley – Mike Kirtley’s mom had a mini-stroke (TIA) last Saturday. She was hospitalized for a few days. MRI did not show any signs of a stroke. She is home, but had a rough day today. She is weak and needs help to get up or down; very unsteady and did fall today. Trish is staying with her in the evenings.
Ruth Knight – Having problems with sight. She can only see in her peripheral vision. Recently she began having hearing problems as well.
Dorothy Littleton has Alzheimer’s
Austin Manning – He is still having problems sleeping. He will be taking an EEG and MRI to see if he was having seizures.
Bonnie Mayo – She is home now and recuperating.
James and Yolanda Mitcham Doing better.
Brenda Moore – Continue to pray for her and Robert, too. Both have health problems.
Dale and Brenda Morris – Brenda Heaton’s brother and sister-in-law. Dale is having back problems. Brenda has pulmonary fibrosis.
Mary Nevels – Doing better, but still having heart problems.
Carol Newsome – She is not doing well. She is now wearing a neck collar for protection. Also on her wrists, too. Either could easily break.
Eva Ray – Continue your prayers for the Ray family. Eva has to have constant care.
Ricky Ricks – Son of Betty Mitchel. He has diabetes. He will be having surgery to remove his big toe.
Steve Rohan – Jean Fournier’s brother is still fighting stage 4 cancer. His step-son Ron Cloier continues to fight his health problems, as well. Please pray or strength for Shirley as she is the caregiver.
Debra Russell is seeing a new doctor. He will be doing several tests to determine what can be done for her health. Walt Russell is doing well, but will need to follow up on infection in his throat and another colonoscopy in November. Pray for healing.
Carla Smiley – Radiation has been completed. Pray that her headaches can be healed.
Karen Stone – Bob and Eileen’s daughter still having problems with pain.
Loleen Styers needs our prayers. She has good days and bad days. And don’t forget Jimmy as He is by her side through this illness.
Adriana Thompson – Brenda and Robert Moore’s granddaughter. She is healing. Her newborn son is doing better every day. She is home, but needs our prayers.
Bill Vineyard had a check-up a couple weeks ago and some spots turned up in both lungs. He is scheduled for a pet scan to get a better view of the spots. He also has scheduled a second opinion at M D Anderson. Please keep him in your prayers.
Jeff Waller – brother of Eileen Sidlo. Had some issues with alcohol. Also, pray for his salvation.
Melody Williamson, daughter of Kathy Wilkerson was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She met with doctors last week to decide on treatment.
Tommye Wolverton – Doing better.
Harold Wood, Jackie Wood’s husband is back at work.
Butch Woodall – Friend of Dorothy Vineyard has colon cancer. Surgery went well. Pray for his salvation.
Jim Ywonske – Relative of Dolly Ritz. Pancreatic cancer. Experimental chemo.

-ENRICHMENT IN THE WORD-

Onward Christian Soldiers
“You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” –2 Timothy 2:3, NKJV—

Paul indicates that all Christians are soldiers. Their commander-in-chief is Jesus Christ. Whether we like it or not, there is a war going on. Paul tells us, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” Eph. 6:12, NKJV).

Hardships will come, but we must march into the battle following our Lord and put our trust in Him. John wrote, “And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith” (1 John 5:4, NKJV). Let’s join together as good soldiers and bring honor and glory to Jesus by using the Word of God to spread the Gospel message to those who are lost and in need of a Savior.

As the song says,
“Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before.”

Have a blessed day,
David Barrett