Bulletin / Prayer List 7-10-15

Prayer List
A.C. Quinn’s nephew Terry Moore has developed congested heart failure.
Wanda Peterson is having medical problems.
Debbie Kluge is in the hospital and improving.
Robert Embry’s uncle, Glenn Durham has been diagnosed with cancer.
Butch Balzen’s cousin Stanely Sugg has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Also, another cousin Melissa Lightfoot has spinal and neck problems. Melissa’s sister’s son, Calvin is recovering from surgery.
Leta Embry’s aunt Peggy Taylor is having eye problem.
Don Boyd, a church of Christ preacher is being treated for cancer.

Armanda family, Eddie Griffin, Florene Griffin, Jerry and Betty Harris, Nell Hall, Don Hickerson, Larry Lee, Lester and Billie Phillips, Mary Jean Turner, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Doris James, Dan LeDane, Gary Hickerson, Beryl Miller, Dean and Della Price, and Terry Turner.

Serving in the military: 
Dakota Smitherman has been deployed to Afghanistan. 
Travis Counts 
Faith Balzen 
Cody Blomstedt

Let us pray for our country and government leaders and those who are in harms way, military and civilian personnel.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much…

Our sympathy and prayers go out the Counts family in the loss of their nephew.

The next Texomaland Summer Youth Series is July 12 at 7:30pm at Pottsboro church of Christ.

The Elders would like to thank everyone who came and prepared the church for our VBS.

Men’s Business Meeting is today after evening worship services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

VBS will be Saturday July 16th from 8:30 – 12:30am. We need to plan now to invite children. Our success depends upon our efforts.

Pantry Item: Spaghetti Sauce

July 17th Prayers – Morning: Butch Balzen – Barry Cox
Evening: Don Harrington – Greg Counts
Scriptures: Robert Courtney
You Expect Me to Believe That?

  • In the beginning there was nothing. And suddenly for no reason nothing exploded and created everything. You expect me to believe that?
  • At some point, by chance the right chemicals happened to float together at just the right moment to be struck by an electrical charge and become life. You expect me to believe that?
  • Somewhere two non-human mothers each gave birth to a human child. They were born at the same time and in the place, one was male and one was female. These two new “humans” gave birth to the human race. You expect me to believe that?
  • One of the descendants of these first humans was born with a knowledge of right and wrong. No longer driven by instinct, this person suddenly was making decisions based on a morality for which there is no real explanation. You expect me to believe that?
I’m sorry. I don’t have that much blind faith. It’s all just too farfetched to be anything more than a fairy tale. I can’t believe intelligent people claim it is “science” (cf. 1 Timothy 6:20).

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). I can believe that without stretching my imagination into the realm of the impossible. The universe was created by all-powerful, all-knowing God. That I can believe!

--Paul Grear, House to House