December 26, 2021

209 South Brown Street

Tom Bean, Tx 75489

Phone: (903) 546-6620






Kerry King



                             Greg Counts              Jerry Harris            



            MORNING                                                   EVENING

Walter McMillen                                         Kerry Kin g

            Jerry Harris                                                Greg Counts



Kerry King


Don Baker – is recovering from heart surgery at home.  He is doing better is having some trouble with his right knee.

Charlie Counts had a checkup on his incision.  He will have to keep the drain for a little while longer.

Frank is having more problems with his bladder and is scheduled to have a procedure Monday.

Brenda Williams (AC’s daughter) will be treated with heart medication and possibly have to have a pacemaker.

James Campbell (Frank’s son-in-law) is having severe back problems. He is still waiting for a treatment plan.

Don Hickerson had a stress test last Thursday, still waiting on results.

Barry Petrie (Linda’s sone) has kidney cancer and is scheduled for surgery Jan 17th.

AC Quinn will have a nuclear stress test on Jan 6th.

Jerry Harris is having a hard time with arthritis.

Remember in Daily Prayer:

Cancer: Frank Roden, Betty Clark, Ruth Stone (Greg’s boss’ wife), Debbie Brown (Jan’s cousin), Sue (Charlie & Helen’s friend).

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), Jennifer Campbell (Frank’s daughter - MS), Anna Lois Farris (heart), Lisa Courtney (hole in her lung), Steven Wilkerson (Lexy’s great grandfather) is on Liver Transplant list, Carol Moore, Billy Clinton, Daniel White (Jan’s nephew – seizures).


Sympathy For Lost Loved Ones:

Butch’s father, Archie, passed away on Dec 18th.

Pat Lovera passed away last week.


Serving Our Country:

Cody Blomstedt (Korea), Kirklynn Hance, Tyler Davies, Jesse Thetford


Police & First Responders, Medical Staff & Doctors:

Travis Counts, Dalton Griffin, Chelsie Serrano, Kim Counts


Pantry Item:  Canned Vegetables


Men Serving Next Month - January

Announcements & Scripture Reading – Kerry King

Lord’s Supper – Kerry King & Greg Counts


Men Serving Next Week Jan 2, 2022


Morning:                                   AC Quinn – Jerry Harris

Evening:                                   Walter McMillen – Charlie Counts

Eagerly Awaiting

Of all the circumstances which vex the soul, delay may be the most difficult to endure. From our earliest days as children we heard our parents say, “Wait a minute!” or “Hold your potatoes!” (What does “holding your potatoes” have to do with anything?). Waiting begins at childhood and continues throughout life. Sometimes waiting can be the most difficult part of our earthly struggle. This is why we need to remember that there is strength to be found and help to be sought in any situation (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Our Christian hope involves waiting. However, some grow tired of waiting and give preference to the enticing pleasures of the world, falling away from the faith and piercing themselves with sorrow and disappointment. The Hebrew writer says, “And inasmuch as it is appointed for men once to die and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin to those who eagerly await Him” (Hebrews 9:27-28). Christians must wait for Christ’s coming. This involves a great deal of patience and endurance. Peter mentions some who grew impatient and mocked God by saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?” (2 Peter 3:4). But, we must be faithful, knowing that God is always true to His promises. If we are faithful, we will receive the crown of life (Revelations 2:10).

What shall we do while we are waiting? Shall we lie with our hands folded in peaceful slumber? Shall we dream away the hours in quiet solitude? Shall we pace the floor like an anxious father expecting the arrival of his firstborn child? For many, this is the picture envisioned as they wait for the return of the Lord. However, nothing could be farther from the truth! If this were the case, Christianity would be a lifeless drudgery. But, the Christian’s anticipation of the second coming involves also a joyful and active participation. Our anticipation is much like that of a young lady awaiting her wedding day—she joyfully and actively prepares for the day.

The church is the bride of Christ and awaits His coming with earnest preparation. We must be found faithfully preparing at His return or we will be left outside standing in the darkness (Matthew 25:1-13). Are you eagerly awaiting Christ’s return? Or, better yet, are you earnestly making the needed preparations in your life?

–Glen Elliott–