THIS SUNDAY, Nov. 5th
Choir: Lead Me, Lord
Preacher: Jason (this week: faithfulness)
A separate X-Tra Music Notes E-News will be sent out later today briefly explaining the Pastoral Staff Restructuring presented to the church in our Quarterly Business Meeting last week (10/25).
X-TRA REHEARSAL THIS SUNDAY, Nov. 5th! 3:30-5pm
A huge thank you to Glenna Applewhite for covering for me on such short notice this past Sunday due to me being ill. I was told you had an outstanding rehearsal!
Additional extra rehearsal dates & times:
(Possible x-tra rehearsal date) Sunday, Nov. 19th – 3:30-5pm
Sunday, Dec. 3rd – 3:30 til 5pm
Wednesday, Dec. 8th – 5:30-8pm
PERFORMANCE: Sunday morning, Dec. 10th – both worship services
DEADLINE TO TURN IN BOXES IS THIS SUNDAY, Nov. 5th
After our previous study on the paranormal I was approached by several people asking questions about what our loved ones are doing right now in heaven.
The biblical doctrine of Heaven is vast. So, we will be zeroing in on the specific area of “loved ones in heaven,” seeing what the Bible says about questions such as:
(1) Are our loved ones “looking down on us” right now?
(2) What are they doing in heaven?
(3) How old are they now that they’re in heaven?
(4) Will they recognize us when we arrive?
I researched all of these questions, and more, after our son, Jordan, stepped into Paradise four years ago.
When you stop and consider what Christ made possible for us (after life on planet earth) you cannot help but be overcome with joy and peace.
It’s a wonderfully encouraging study. I hope you’ll join me Wed. evening (11/1) at 6:30. nw
Nov. 12th – 10:30am – One worship service. No SUMMIT Groups.
Nov. 12th – Noon-3pm – “Come & Go” reception in the Family Life Center.
List of former Staff Members able to join us on Nov. 12th:
Darold Baldwin: Assoc Pastor, 1985-1988
Mike Bedford – Music/Youth: music 76-80 and youth 76-78
Truman Johnson: Senior Adult 2008-2016
Stace McEWin – Children’s Pastor, 1993-199?
Zane Bartel – Ed/Admin 1984 – 1997?
Mika McDaniel –Preschool 1997 – 2004
Reagan Miller – Education – 2000 – 2005?
Paul Kenley: Music 69-70; Music/Youth 72-24
TIRED OF BAD, DEPRESSING NEWS? WATCH THIS…
“FOR NARNIA” (Suicide Intervention Ministry) UPDATE
Christ continues to open door after door.
Last week I spoke at New Deal High School & Ropes High School. On Nov. 14th I will speak at Wheeler High School & Shamrock High School.
Continued thanks for prayers. Together we are giving hope and saving lives.
“ALL MY HOPE” by DAVID CROWDER
The Lord has been using this recently released song in my life. It’s one of those songs that, after you hear it, you continue to hum and/or sing throughout the day. Enjoy.
LUBBOCK RATED NO. 1 PLACE TO SURVIVE A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (I’m serious)
Have a fear of zombies? Be thankful you live in Lubbock, TX! 🙂 Read the KCBD article here.
QUOTE of the WEEK
LAUGHTER IS GOOD MEDICINE: HaPpY HaLlOwEeN!
GRACE NOTES: “Be a Sinner & Sin Boldly”
The Protestant Reformation
You may see posts today and/or tomorrow on social media marking the 500th anniversary of when, on October 31, 1517, a German priest/preacher named Martin Luther nailed a series of objections on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg in response to the corruption of the medieval Roman Catholic Church – specifically, in response to the satanic lie that “salvation in Christ must be – or can be – earned by human effort.”
The reformation of the medieval Roman Catholic doctrine neither began – nor ended – with Luther. But Luther gets most of the publicity due to his dramatic “nailing of his 95 Theses” on the Wittenberg church door.
That the persistent conviction, boldness & courage of the reformers (Knox, Hus, Calvin, Wycliffe, Tyndale, Luther, etc.) – even in light of punishment by death – moved the theological tectonic plates of the time cannot be overstated.
Personally, I love researching this particular part of religious history.
Here is a blog I wrote on the Protestant Reformation almost three years ago specifically for those who are imprisoned in forever trying to be good enough for God to love them.
You can read the blog here.
By the way, the valediction – or closing – I customarily use (“soli deo gloria”) is one of the “5 Solas” of the Protestant Reformation. It is Latin for “To God alone be glory.”
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick