Bulletin / Prayer List 2-5-17

Prayer List
Dale Brown a friend of Kerry and Carla King needs our prayers.
A friend of Butch Balzen’s, Thomas Mako has been diagnosed with kidney and pancreas cancer.
A friend of Kathy Hill, Della Price is in 7 Oaks Nursing Home room 14
Robert Embry’s niece Yvette Steward is in TMC with high blood pressure..

Andy LeDane, Eddie Griffin, Florene Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Jerry
Harris, Don Hickerson, Lester and Billie Phillips, Dan Tucker, Mary Jean Turner, Armanda family, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Doris James, Gary Hickerson, Bobbie King, Dan LeDane, Carol Moore, Beryl Miller, Don Boyd, and Ronnie Brown.

Serving in the military: 
Dakota Smitherman is back in the U. S... 
Travis Counts is in San Antonio. 
Faith Balzen is in California. 
Cody Blomstedt is in El Paso, Texas.

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…

1st Sunday Singing is today at 2:30pm at Ector.

There will be a Teachers Meeting Sunday Feb. 12 at 5:00pm. All teachers are requested to be there.

The Men’s Business Meeting is Sunday Feb. 12 after evening services. All men are invited and encouraged to attend.

Pantry Item: Assorted Cereal     They will be here Feb.13-16.

Feb. 12th Prayers: Morning: Butch Balzen – Don Harrington
Evening: Charles Counts – Jerry Harris
Scriptures: Greg Counts


A man who attended church regularly once wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.
I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and the preachers are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”
This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor’s” column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!

When you are DOWN to nothing… God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!
Selected & Adapted

What Must I Do To Keep from Falling?
  1. Read the Bible daily—2 Timothy 2:15
  2. Pray without ceasing---1 Thessalonians 5:17
  3. Add to your faith the seven Christians graces---
2 Peter 1:5-11
  1. Attend every service--- Acts20:7; Hebrews 10:25
  2. Be faithful until death--- Revelation 2:10

If your faith will not take you to worship, what makes you think it will take you to Heaven?