Bulletin / Prayer List August 30 2020


Tom Bean church of Christ

August 30, 2020

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620

Email: tombeancoc@gmail.com

Website: tombeancoc.com

                       ELDERS                     DEACONS          PREACHER

                   Charlie Counts               Greg Counts           Kerry King                                             Kerry King


Sunday         Bible Study 9:00 AM     Worship 10:00AM     Worship 6:00 PM 

Wednesday   Bible Study 7:00 PM




Kerry King


Robert Embry               Greg Counts 



Jerry Harris              AC Quinn 

      Walter McMillen         Greg Counts 


Kerry King


Melissa Pool, Paula’s daughter is out of the hospital and is doing some better.

Don Baker is having more problems with his back and hip.

Anna Lois Farris is in a Texarkana hospital in ICU. She now has a blood clot in her lung.

Joy Fowler has been receiving more treatment. She is doing better.

Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister) is getting better. She will be re-evaluated soon.

Gordy & Glonda Hicks family (friends of Charlie & Helen) Their daughter, Pam, has passed away. Gordy is in the last stages of cancer and has pneumonia and the Corona Virus. He is in the hospital in Huntsville. Their granddaughter, Courtney is doing better and is able to care for her son Brantlee, who has autism.

Beryl Miller has been having more problems with her eyesight.

Larry Lee (Toreta Miller’s father) had successful colon surgery but now he has had a heart attack while in the hospital. Will need to have a heart cath probably Monday.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Kathy Hill, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Jesse Farrer (Tom Bean schoolboard president), Sharon Ditto (friend of Jan), Mary Estep, Don Stringfellow.

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Greg Counts, Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Carmen Loftice, Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Bill Davis (stroke), Darril Slone (Mysathenia Gravis).

Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Kirk Johnson (Kuwait)

Tyler Davies was injured and is now in a hospital in Germany.

Jesse Thetford (deployed to Afghanistan).

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano

Men Serving Next Week September 6, 2020


Morning: Robert Embry – Don Hickerson

Evening: Kerry King – Charlie Counts

Pantry Item: Green Beans.

“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
(James 5:16) 

Finding Our New Normal

By Glen Elliott

  Still trying to find the new normal? Join the club. What is normal? According to Merriam-Webster, the word came into our language in the 17th century as a carpentry term, meaning to form a right angle. By extension, it was applied to that which is “done exactly, according to the rule, or square” (Merriam-Webster). Today we use the word to refer to what is average or typical—how we are supposed to think and feel. So, how do we go about finding our new normal?

  If our new normal is determined by how we are supposed to think and feel—that is, by the expectations of those around us—then we are headed in the wrong direction. The majority-rule approach of today’s political correctness is deceptive. Moses warned his people not to “follow the masses in doing evil” (Ex. 23:2). Majority-opinion is never a safe guide (Mt. 7:13-14).

  Another guide people use to find their new normal is self-rule. In other words, we are the ones who decide upon our new normal. The turbulent and often rebellious biblical period of the Judges, is described in Scripture as a time when “every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Jud. 17:6). While self-rule appears “normal” in our age of moral relativity; there is a supreme, over-arching truth which must be considered. Namely, that “each one of us must give an account of himself to God” (Rm. 14:12).

  This brings us back to the 17th century definition of what is normal: that which is “done exactly, according to the rule.” This has greatest promise of success. When Joshua was finding his new normal after the death of Moses, he listened to the voice of God who said, “be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go” (Joshua 1:7–8). What he discovered is what we must discover—that our new normal is not new at all. Our normal is to remain consistently centered in the will of God as revealed to us in the Scriptures.