Praise & Answered Prayers!

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Posted on : 03-11-2017 | By : wmb | In : Uncategorized

Marla asked for prayer for the nursery. From those prayers:

 We are excited and blessed to have had Dana Kawata, Preschool Minister at Crossroads Baptist church (Crossroads Baptist Staff), do an “outside eyes” walk through of our nursery/preschool area. She also stayed several hours to help rearrange, sort and organize this area.

 Brandi Massey has volunteered to be the pre- school Sunday School teacher and Marla will be the Nursery Sunday School teacher.

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In the Student Ministry, we have been focused on the topic of salvation; how salvation is only found through faith in Christ, and what it means to show the world the richness of a life that has been redeemed. Now that we have laid the basis for our salvation, we will net focus on Evangelism. Over the course of this study, your teenager will hopefully understand that God has always had a heart for being in relationship with humankind, that Jesus desires for us to be active in sharing the Gospel with those who need to hear it, and that he or she would begin to identify–and address–some of the hang-ups that keep him or her from being more active messengers of the Gospel. Please pray, as we move into a really busy church calendar season, that many of our students will participate. Also, please pray that God will give me wisdom as I put together the 2018 calendar and our Student Ministry plan of action.

Sunday School

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SUNDAY SCHOOL Allow me to introduce myself, I am Oscar Garcia from the good old town of Lubbock, Texas, born and raised in Texas. I am former Texas Tech University Engineering graduate and employed by Jacobs Engineering as a Commissioning Specialist (Inspector). I moved from Lubbock to Dallas as God prepared my loving soulmate April in 1997. We have been blessed with two beautiful and awesome children MariElle and Levin whom we adore and love very much for they are blessings from God.

I have loved and served the Lord since I was a young boy and raised to do so unconditionally and unselfishly by my parents and grandparents whom the dear Lord has now taken home to be with Him. I have served as greeter, sang in the choir and volunteered in church activities because this is who I am, a servant for the Lord our God. I have been blessed tenfold by the Lord and will continue to serve our Him until I am called home.

It was a humbling honor to be asked to lead our Sunday school program as Sunday School Director by our congregation to be able to serve, love and share God’s word under His authority. As Sunday School Director I will be dedicated to do my best to help our teachers to reach, teach and minister to our congregation and community, by welcoming and encouraging their feedback and thoughts. And doing my best to supply the necessary teaching materials, training and electronic aids needed for their success in spreading Gods word.

There are so many opportunities to serve in the church and community to share God’s word. By simply greeting new visitors or volunteering over the weekend to mow a yard, remembering that each and every one of us are Gods little messengers planting a seed for the word of God. No matter who you/we are, we are all loved and will be loved by God yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever. Do all you do in the name of the Father to glorify Him.

As a servant of God what I do, I do in His name under His authority, this has been my calling. It has always been on my heart to serve unconditionally and unselfishly, and I will do so until my time on this earth comes to an end and then I will serve and glorify Him infinitely for eternity. I believe in paying it forward and as recipients of His grace let us all be His disciples to reach, teach and minister the love of God to all.

Oscar Garcia

OUTREACH MINISTRY: Thoughts for the holidays

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OUTREACH MINISTRY: Thoughts for the holidays… Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before we know it! The time of year we all start getting busy preparing plans and activities with family and friends. So much to do and see. For most of us, we’re all able to get out and enjoy the holidays while others are not. The sadness and loneliness of those confined is tremendous! A simple smile and a few kind words is all it takes to cheer them up. On the mission trip to Louisiana, we were able to visit a nursing home and saw firsthand how much the elderly enjoyed it. Sometimes that’s the only visitor they will have. We can do this again. There’s a home in Navasota that would love for us to come out. So while we begin our planning and scheduling for the next couple months, please think/pray about going to Navasota, one Sunday afternoon a month.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Your Sister in Christ, Christie Atzenhoffer

DECEMBER AT THE FELLOWSHIP

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DECEMBER AT THE FELLOWSHIP… We are jumping into the Christmas season and spirit early in December this year, beginning Sunday, December 3 with The A. D. Players Touring Company’s presentation of “Hark the Harold” at 6pm, followed on Sunday, December 10 by our Christmas Music program “The Greatest Story Ever Told” at 5pm. Following each of these we will have a time of fellowship and refreshments. For our Fellowships we need someone(s) to be responsible for coordinating them, i.e. getting the tables set up, lining up refreshments and help to serve them, then putting away/clean up at the end of the evening.

For the refreshments we’re asking for (as usual) cookies, brownies and loaf pan breads/cakes to be sliced… napkin type desserts. If you can help with the refreshments and would like to make them ahead of time you may bring them to church and we’ll put them in the freezer. Please label them “Christmas Fellowships”. Or if you prefer to bake them and bring them with you on those evenings, please do! We have trays available for this. If you are able to help in any of these areas please let us know by signing up, the sheet is in the foyer. Any help in these areas it would greatly appreciated, see Maudell or April if you have any questions.

Also… We’ll decorate the Fellowship building and the sanctuary on Saturday, Nov 25 any and all help is appreciated! See Maudell.

Christmas Music program

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Christmas Music program!!! We are so excited about our Christmas music this year!!!!! We have a great team of singers ready, willing, and able to MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE! Thank you all so very much for your willingness to use your talent to praise our Lord Jesus as we celebrate His birth. There are still so many opportunities to participate in this ministry outreach, to name a few… child care (during practice), helping in the sound booth, help with the fellowship (See below) and goodies following the program… and inviting your friends and neighbors. Pray as to how the Lord would have you be a part of this wonderful ministry.

A.D. Players – Live performance of “Hark the Harold”

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Invite your un-churched friends! Sunday, December 3rd at 6 pm.

What’s happening? The A. D. Players touring company will bring the magic of theater to The Fellowship. They will present “Hark the Harold” by Melanie Hampton. Harold is not the brightest angel in the heavenly host, and his enthusiastic shenanigans are really trying the patience of his new partner, Gabriel. As the two carry
God’s messages to Joseph and Mary, will the angels realize His plan for redemption? Come and find out in this heavenly production full of laughter and Christmas joy…. This is our gift to you and your friends. There is no charge and a time of fellowship and light refreshments will follow the show.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE

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COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE Join us along with Sister churches in our area for the annual Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday, November 19th at Waller Baptist, 2520 Cherry St, Waller, TX. Service will begin at 6:00pm, Pastor Tom Dobbs of Pine Island Baptist will bring the message and the music will be brought by the Bailey Chapel COGIC Worship Team. The service will be followed by a time of fellowship. All are encouraged to be a part of this time of worship and fellowship with our Sister churches.

Operation Christmas Child – Packing Party

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Join us for a time of shoebox packing, letter writing, craft-making, snacking and lots of fun!!! All ages are invited!!!!

When: Sunday, November 12 Where: Fellowship Hall
Time: Following morning service Light Lunch provided!!!

Please bring any last-minute items to fill shoeboxes or if you have filled a shoebox bring it to the party. Sunday, November 12 is the last day for Operation Christmas Child. Boxes will be shipped out the week of Nov. 13-17. Thank you to everyone who has donated items! We are still collecting boy’s/girl’s small toys, new clothing/shoes, school supplies and $9 shipping donations! This is an amazing opportunity to share the Love of Christ with children all over the world!

For more info: How to Pack a Shoe Box Questions? Contact Kyle and Shar-nel (832)

MISSIONS – MEMORIAL BAPTIST PORT ARTHUR

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MISSIONS – MEMORIAL BAPTIST PORT ARTHUR The church (Memorial Baptist) voted last night, October 29, to move forward with the restoration work as soon as possible. The goal is to be able to worship in the facility as soon as possible. They will have to go through the city regarding certain permits, having an asbestos survey , and identifying a contractor. Pastor Bill has begun dealing with these. They have been given sheet rock and are trying to store it. When these requirements are met work can be scheduled. Prayer is needed immediately:

 that the city requirements be met
 that the hearts of the opposition will soften and will be supportive

 that the ministry will resume soon to the community
 that we will be faithful to our commitment to support and encourage

We are thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this work. Pray and be ready as we join them and God where He is at work.