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"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land "

2 Chronicles 7:14

 

TULIA, TEXAS

October 17, 2021

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Church Family News

 Our Prayer List

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY:

** We extend our deepest sympathy to Mike and Jessica Guerra on the passing of their son, Brandon. Funeral services were Friday.

** Our thoughts are with Jerry and Betty Herndon on the loss of her sister-in-law, Lillian Gatewood. Memorial services will be held at a later time, when Lillian's daughter, Candace, recovers from lymphoma and is able to travel to Corpus Christi for the service.

** Linda Hayhurst has been in the hospital since last Wednesday. She is dealing with several issues. Please keep her in your prayers.

** Rudy Melendrez has some health issues, but got a good report from a procedure he had last Wednesday. Keep him in prayer.

** We are sending 19 Sonic cards to college students and AIMers. Thank you to everyone who responded with donations.

** Dear Church Family,
Thank you all for the love you have always shown us. You have always been so special to us and will always be in our hearts. Thank you for the send-off! The mailbox is so pretty and the notes are a treasure! The contributions will help get us started in our new place. We will miss you!
We love each one of you,
Wayne and Yvonne Nevins


** If you would like Wayne and Yvonne's new mailing address, please contact the office.

                                

Also keep these people in your hearts and prayers:

 

Ray Jennings, Darla Young, Gaye Young, Melody Jennings, Linda Hodges, Lanelle Dovel, Bill Huff, Wynelle Waldo, Glen Waldo, Sr., Herb Jennings, Margaret Huff, Butch Moore, Annette Tracy, Terry Cash, Duane Tracy, Sean Chambers, Linda Hayhurst, Lena Allison, Gigi Barlow, Noe Jackson, Yvonne Nevins, Charles McKone, Carolyn Cox, Jeff Swanson, Gayle Scott, Linda Cates, Theron Culwell, Carolyn Culwell, Nelda Elliff, Dony House, Linda Magallanes, Tommy Stewart, Blake Pigg, Service men and women, AIM, Mission Teams, College Students

     

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Please check the activity table for details on all of

these upcoming events.

** Remember movie night is tonight. Episode 2 of The Chosen will start at 5:00 and Episode 3 will start at 6:00. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Popcorn will be furnished.

** Please join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mike and Patti Allison next Sunday, October 24th, from 1-2:30, at 41 Travis Road. No gifts please…but cards are welcomed! Please mail cards to the address above if you're unable to attend.

** We are planning a Trunk or Treat event, weather permitting, at Connor Park on Broadway Sunday evening, October 31st, from 5-6:30. We will have hot dogs and our annual Trunk or Treat. The community will be invited, so we need everyone to bring treats to pass out from the pavilion or your trunk. You may want to bring your lawn chairs. The AIMers will be here to help us.

    

                            

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WELCOME TO CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST!!!

If you are visiting us today, we are honored you chose us. We hope that today's time together will help deepen your relationship with God and widen your circle of friends.

We are a church family who seeks to follow Jesus and be true to the Bible.

Please stay around after our assembly so that we might get to know you better.

Thank you again for worshipping with us today.

 

 

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ELDERS

Toby Brown

Larry Stewart, Daryl Tucker

 

DEACONS

Richard Combest, Ross James,

Kevin Leatherman,

Bobby Moudy, Danny Tucker,

Brian Bailey

 

MINISTERS

Tim Johnson, Delphine Ruiz

 

 

 

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Schedule of Services

Sunday: Bible Class...9:30 a.m.

Worship...10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Bible Study...9:30 a.m.

Bible Study...6:00 p.m.

1st and 3rd Sundays of the month...potluck followed

by early afternoon service.

 

CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST

3rd & Donley, PO Box 357, Tulia, Texas 79088

806-995-2561

www.coctulia.org

 

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Because the Lord is my

Shepherd, I have everything

I need! He lets me rest in

meadow grass and leads me

beside the quiet streams.

Psalm 23:1-2 TLB

 

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MONTHLY REMINDERS:

 

October

Mission Contribution

Bible Class --9:30 AM

Services -- 10:30 AM 

Wednesday night -- 6:00 PM

 

 

 

 

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    Happy Birthday

October

20th-John Brookins

 

 SUMMER SERIES - 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019

 

All Lessons are available at

www.coctulia.org/sermons

 

 

  

   www. coctulia.org

Check our website for current information about Central. It is updated weekly.

 

 TWO GREAT RESOURCES

Did you know we have two great resources at the church for study? Have you looked at the church library in a while? We are always adding new books to it. Also, have you checked out the sermon tape library? There are many good topics there also.

 

 

 
Our Youth

 

 

 

  

Have you seen the church's website?

www.coctulia.org

 

Stop by and check it out.

 

 

Thoughts

Simon the Leper

In Mark 14, we read the following:

Mark 14:3

While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper…

In this text, Jesus was most likely having a meal at "Simon the Leper's" home. Evidently, Simon was actually a healed leper because according to the law, he would have had to be healed of his leprosy in order to host a party. But the thing I find interesting is, even though all evidence points to Simon as being healed at this point, he was, and still is known as "Simon the Leper."

A leper's life was difficult not just because of the leprosy but maybe more so because leprosy was believed to be a curse from God. It was believed during those days that a leper was a leper because of some outrageous sin in their lives and they were under God's judgment. But we also know that when Jesus heals, He heals completely.

So are we guilty of labeling people this way still today? You know what I mean, once a drug addict, once an alcoholic, once an unwed mother, once an illegitimate child, once a divorcee…are they known as a "Simon the leper" forever, even after they give their lives to Jesus and He heals them completely?

Or once a liar, once a thief, once an adulterer…we talk and preach on Sunday's that God can and does forgive completely, and that He can wash away all those labels, but are we, as people, ever guilty of never completely forgetting?

As followers of Jesus, we are called to always receive all those who Jesus receives, completely. God can heal the labels that so many carry around, and if God can heal it, then shouldn't we as followers of His forget that label as well? Love people until they ask you why.

I love you all,

Tim

 

 

 

         

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 AIMERS

Matthew Cash - Marion, AR

Dace Whaite - Madera, CA

Isabella Snyder - Beulah, CO

Carson Tate - Holland, MI 

Libby Tharp - Rockwall, TX

Trisha Gardner - Wasilla, AK

Tabitha Hyland - Mesquite, TX

             

 “WORLD MISSIONS: Beginning in Tulia”

SUPPORTED MISSIONS

Bible Chair

High Plains Children Home

AIM

Sunset School of Preaching

 

 

 

 

   

Elder & Deacon Serving List

YOUTH:

Elders - Toby Brown

Deacons - Brian Bailey, Kevin Leatherman

 

WORSHIP:

Elders -Toby Brown, Larry Stewart

Deacons - Bobby Moudy, Danny Tucker

 

BENEVOLENCE:

Elders - Larry Stewart, Daryl Tucker

Deacons - Bobby Moudy, Ross James, Danny Tucker

 

OUTREACH:

Elders -

Deacons - Ross James, Richard Combest

 

MISSIONS:

Elders - Toby Brown

Deacons -

 

FELLOWSHIP:

Elders - Larry Stewart, Daryl Tucker

Deacons - Brian Bailey, Richard Combest

 

MAINTENANCE:

Elders - Larry Stewart, Daryl Tucker

Deacons - Kevin Leatherman, Bobby Moudy

 

SPIRITUAL TRAINING:

Elders - Toby Brown

Deacons - Ross James

Senior Group:

Elders - Larry Stewart, Daryl Tucker

Deacons - Ross James

Funerals:

Elders - Larry Stewart

Deacons - Brian Bailey

Minister - Tim Johnson

Communion:

Elders - Mike Allison, Daryl Tucker

Deacons - Danny Tucker, Richard Combest

(Anthony McDaniel)

Security:

Elders - Daryl Tucker, Larry Stewart

Deacons - Brian Bailey, Bobby Moudy

 

 

Thought for the Week

Proverbs 14:34 -- Righteousness exalts a nation,

but sin condemns any people.