Pastor-Weekly-Post

Pastor’s Post :  David Barrett, February 6, 2020

-REMINDERS-
Valentine Banquet – Love in Any Language
February 15 – 12 Noon – 2:30 pm.
Tickets are $10 for individuals and $15 for couples.
Be sure to get your Tickets on Sunday.

-WEEKLY SCHEDULE-
Sunday, February 9, 2020
9:45 am – Bible Study
11:00 am – Morning Worship “The Lord’s Supper” 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
4:30 pm – Adult Choir
5:30 pm – Evening Worship “Mortification” Colossians 3:5-11

Monday, February 10, 2020
11:00 am – Birthday Lunch
7:00 pm – Ladies Bible Study

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:00 am – Men’s Prayer time
10:00 am – Park Manor Sing

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
4:30 pm – Wednesday Supper ($3) – Spaghetti/Meatballs
6:00 pm – Adult Bible Study
6:00 pm – AWANA Clubs
6:00 pm – Youth Bible Study

Thursday, February 13, 2020
10:00 am – Ladies Bible Study

Saturday, February 15, 2020
12:00 pm – Valentine Banquet

-PRAYER CONCERNS-
Jeffery Atkins – Has been moved from Methodist Hospital (Willowbrook) to a Rehab facility.
Ann Babb – She is doing much better. She will have hip surgery on (2/18) at Methodist Hospital in the Medical Center.
Yaneko Brown – She is home and doing much better.
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.
Chestnut family – Lucille has a bad hip, but is feeling better. Being treated with therapy and pain shots. Keith and Julie have good and bad days. Jim Chestnut – Lucille’s Son. He is home and doing well. No after effects from TIA.
Alicia Conner – Cousin of Jim Thornton. Alicia is in Methodist Hospital. She is 34 years old. She has cancer in her lungs and kidneys – not responding to treatment.
Sandi Crawford – Going through a very difficult time. She will start physical therapy to help with pain.
Becky Ernst – Jackie Woods’ sister. Pray for her health issues.
Janie Gonzales – Broke her wrist
Chris Goodwin – Recent tests did not reveal source of his stomach problems. His wife, Trudy also has health issues.
Annette Hadnot – Health problems
Opal Havens – She is in HCA Houston Northwest Hospital. If antibiotics do not take care of infection, she will be put in hospice. (Friend of David and Pat Barrett).
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.
Michael Kenny – Ann Kenny’s Son. He had a stent put in today in Lubbock, TX.
Mike Kirtley – Eye is healed, but needs cataract surgery.
Betty Langston – Betty Vineyard’s sister-in-law. Cyst was not cancerous.
Austin Manning – Changing doctors.
Mona Maxwell Family – Lorene Williams’ niece’s mother. She passed away. Remember the family.
Beverly and Katie Millsap – Pray for Salvation.
Brenda Sue Morris – Sister-in-law of Brenda Heaton. She has pulmonary fibrosis.
Linda Morrison – Flu
Mary Nevels – She is home. Having problems with A-fib. Saw her Doctor today (2/6/20). For now she will be taking medicine to control the A-fib.
Carol Newsome. Has good days and bad days. Having tests run this week.
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.
Shirley Stewart – Flu
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.
Lowell Thomas – Linda Bell’s brother passed away. He was 56 yrs. old. Linda is in West Virginia with family.
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.
Danielle Williams – relative of Ruby Williams. Danielle’s mother passed away. Remember the family.
Tommye Wolverton – She is home and getting better every day. It is a very slow process. She is having problems with her eyes.
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- Preparing For Communion

“But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself.”  -1 Corinthians 11:28-29, NKJV-
Consider this your invitation to participate in the Lord’s Supper on Sunday, February 9th at 11:00 am. Every Sunday we have worship and this Sunday is no different. We will worship the Lord. We will commemorate what Jesus did for us on Calvary. Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of Me.”

I encourage you as Sunday approaches to prepare your heart for this special time together as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. It is very important that we do not partake of the elements in an unworthy manner. I’m sure that you know that none of us are worthy to partake of the Supper. Paul is telling us that we should take it in a worthy manner. We can do this if we will examine our hearts.

David wrote, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; 24 And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24, NKJV). Go before the Lord and confess your sins. As you do this, Jesus will forgive you and cleanse you from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9-10). Confession includes our disobedience to the Lord and bad feelings against our brothers and sisters in Christ. The Supper should be a demonstration of the unity of the church.

With this behind us, the Communion service will become a time of thanksgiving and a forward look to the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. As the song says, “The King is coming!”

 

 Have a blessed day,

David Barrett