Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of July 9

Rejoice with us and pray with us.
Ruth praises the Lord that she feels much better. Cathy is thankful to have Ruth still with us.  She is thankful that Benny is recovering well.  We’re delighted to have Teresa back with us.  Don is thankful that his kidney function is much better than they first thought.  Pray for continued improvement.  Linda is thankful that her friend Angella is out of rehab and back home after her car accident.  She asks prayer for her continued recovery.
Cathy asks prayer for Rodney who recently had heart surgery.  Pray for Kelly.  We lost Mr. Rich last week.  Pray for Tim and Cindy.  Tim has shingles and Cindy has hurt her eyes.  Pastor’s daughter Lindsey fell and hurt herself.  Pray for Cathy’s mother-in-law who is having hallucinations.  Edith asks prayer regarding health decisions she needs to make.  Lisa is home caring for Cory because he is sick.
Be a blessing this week, because you are blessed!
Larry

Message for July 9: What If God Gives You What You Want?

Blessings to you.  i hope you were able to enjoy the celebrations this week and to take a moment to reflect on what it is that we are celebrating.  We’ve had rain, but it is as if God worked it around all the firework displays.  It always came late night or early morning.

I enjoyed our time together last week.  Linda challenged us to study our Bibles during the Sunday school time.  The songs Don chose flowed right into Pastor David’s message about the source of true freedom in our lives.

This week I’m going to talk about Saul.  He doesn’t exactly fit the deliverer pattern we’ve been following.  One of the commentators I read called him a type of the antichrist instead of a type of christ.  Saul was Israel’s first king.  He was appointed for them by God at their request, even though their request was a rejection of His kingship over their nation.  He tells us so in our focus scripture, which comes from 1 Samuel 8:4-9.  What was wrong with their request?  Why would God grant it?  What was the result?  There are so many lessons we can learn here.  I hope you’ll join us.

We got a report from Brenda today that Don’s kidney function was much better than what he was told before.  Thank God for answered prayer!  Keep praying for each other and remember especially the requests that have been made.  You can always refresh your memory from the Praise and Prayer Requests page.

See you Sunday!

Larry

Message by Pastor David Whitmore for July 2: Free at Last

We are going to celebrate the 4Th of July this week and I think it will be a good time to talk about the freedom’s we have. My scripture verses are in Romans 6: 12-23. Paul is writing here about how we can be enslaved to sin or enslaved to Christ. He goes through the difference and how if we choose Christ we can be free, free to be the men or women God created us to be.

(Adapted from Pastor David’s sermon introduction)

Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of July 2

Rejoice with us and pray with us.
Ruth praises the Lord to be alive and is thankful that she is feeling better.  Pastor reports that Kim is feeling a little better.
Don is going to have medical tests for circulation problems on Wednesday.  Galen is going in for a procedure possibly heart related tomorrow.  Cindy lost an aunt last week.  Pray for her comfort.  Keep praying for Don regarding kidney function.  He’ll also see that specialist on Wednesday.  Linda asks prayer for her friend Angella.  She is in recovery after a serious auto accident.  Linda also asks prayer that we will be able to go and see her.
Be blessed to be a blessing this week!
Larry

Sunday July 2, 2017 "Free at last"

We had a short  service again  last week as Linda was not able to be there to teach Sunday School. We did have a going away party for Shannon, our latest intern from Dallas Theological Seminary, after the service as she and her fiancee are moving to Colorado.  Larry brought a message on the life of Samuel.  It was very informative and encouraging as the same God that spoke to Samuel still speaks to us.  Larry also sang a beautiful song called Trust in Jesus, he did a great job on it.  Sara also was with us as she was visiting from out of State.  All in all it was a great service.

This week I believe Linda will be back and will teach Sunday School and I want to bring a message on Freedom.  We are going to celebrate the 4Th of July next week and I think it will be a good time to talk about the freedom’s we have.  My scripture verse this week will be in Romans 6: 12-23.  Paul is writing here about how we can be enslaved to sin or enslaved to Christ.  He goes through the difference and how if we choose Christ we can be free, free to be the men or women God created us to be.  I hope you will join us Sunday as we celebrate our Freedom.

Please pray for those mention in prayer request.  Kim is trying to get through this time of doing nothing but laying on her back but she goes back to the doctor on Monday to discuss surgery on her ankle now.  Please pray for Kim and Pris because they are both trying to get through this as well as possible.  I hope you are having a great week and I hope to see you on Sunday!  Do something good for someone this week and don’t be too proud to let someone help you if you need help , that is why we are here.

We love you so much,

 

Message by Larry Thacker Jr. for June 25: Are You listening? – Lessons from the Life of Samuel

Are we listening for the voice of God?  Are we willing to obey?  Are we willing to share the message He gives us, even if it isn’t pleasant?  Join us as we examine the life of Samuel.

Praise and Prayer Requests from Sunday Service of June 25

Rejoice with us and pray with us.

Ruth is out of the hospital and is able to be with us today.  Keep her in your prayers as she is still not feeling well.  Edith is feeling better about her health.  Priscilla praises the Lord that Kimi is back home.  Ruth is thankful to be alive.  Didi is thankful for the health she has and the help people have given her.  Anita is getting better.
Cathy asks that we keep praying for Benny.  He is bruised and sore from the surgery.  Keep praying for Kim.  Pray for Linda.  Kelly says she’s always tired.  Keep praying for Shelly.
Be an answer to prayer this week!
Larry