Bulletin / Prayer List November 01, 2020

                      Tom Bean church of Christ

November 01 

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


Kerry King    Walter Mc Millen



AC Quinn                      Kerry King
         Don Baker                      Walter Mc Millen 


Kerry King


Anna Lois Farris is getting stronger and will return to the heart doctor in December.

Lovoe Harber (Charlie’s sister) is getting better.

Paula Courtney is home recovering from her emergency surgery for twisted intestine. She is doing some better.

Jennifer & Barry Cox are both doing some better after testing positive with Covid 19.

Robert Embry will have his gall bladder removed sometime this next week.

Jerry Harris had surgery to remove a blockage in his neck last Tuesday. He is at home recovering.

Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter) has been diagnosed with MS.

Sympathy for Lost Loved Ones:

Kathy Hill passed away Friday.

Vella Puckett (from Ivanhoe) passed away last Monday.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s bosses’ wife), Jesse Farrer (Tom Bean schoolboard president), Mary Estep, Don Stringfellow.

Macular Degeneration: AC Quinn, Beryl Miller

Others: Florene Griffin (back & hip), Beverly Roberts (MS), Dannie Baker (severe allergies), Steve Dupuis (heart, AC’s son in law), Bill Davis (stroke), Larry & Bridgett Lee.

Serving Our Country:

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

Tyler Davies has returned to his ship.

Jesse Thetford (back in the US).

Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano

Men Serving Next Week November 8, 2020


Morning: Charlie – Jerry Harris

Evening: Don Hickerson – Greg Counts

“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)

Something Beautiful

By Glen Elliott

Stubbornly ingrained in the male psyche, is a hidden angst that rises quickly to the surface when an unexpected, orange, diamond-shaped sign is spotted along one of our nation’s highways. We have already calculated our approximate time of arrival. The challenge is accepted and the quest is undertaken—even if only in our own minds.

Upon arrival, we expect questions, especially from our male counterparts. “When did you leave?” or “How long did it take for you to get here?” Trying not to sound proud, we answer in general terms; but, if pressed, we could supply the exact number of hours and minutes.

Leaving on time is important but the clock doesn’t start until the actual time of departure. So, everyone must use the bathroom before we leave, whether they need to or not, because we are not stopping until we need gas. Using the bathroom during that stop is permitted. But, it must be quick—very quick!

Slow drivers, congested traffic, and speed limits are expected annoyances. But, the orange sign warning of construction ahead—that is, indeed, a foreboding sight. And, should traffic come to a complete stop; it isn’t long before folks start bailing out like rats from a sinking ship. After all, a twenty-minute side trip to avoid a five-minute delay is well-worth the effort!

Construction has its purpose. Repair and maintenance prevents long-term damage and even longer delays in the future. We understand that building new highways and expanding old ones is the price of progress.

As Christians, our lives are under construction. It is not man; but, God who is at work in us (Ph. 2:13). We are His workmanship (Eph. 2:10). Christ is being formed in us (Gal. 4:19; Rm. 8:29). We are not transformed by the tap of a magic wand or by drinking some sort of mysterious potion. Our progress can be slow at times as we translate his word into our daily lives (Rm. 12:1-2). Other times, things can look a mess as we unravel mixed up priorities and put Jesus back in His rightful place (Col. 1:18; Mt. 6:33). Endurance must be cultivated through difficult times (Jas. 1:2-4). But, we are closer now than when we first believed and our destination becomes ever clearer before us (Rm. 13:11; Heb. 10:36).

Please don’t give up or give in because of construction along the way. It is the price of spiritual progress. We are not alone (Heb. 13:5-6). We are working together with God (2 Cor. 6:1). The path, at times, may seem obscure; but, it is set before us and we must take the step that is “next.” In doing so, we walk by faith knowing that God is making something beautiful of our lives.