Sunday, December 20, 2015

Weekly Update - 12/20

Thank you Patrick for the message this morning...To Us a Child is Born with the text taken from Isaiah 9:2-7
In Isaiah’s day it was extremely dark.
Matt.  1:23
On the edge of this darkness God reveals that He was going to do something new.
Isaiah   9:2-7
- Those in darkness will see a great light
- Joy will replace despair
- The enemies’ power will be broken
Jesus will be known as the Mighty God. 
MIGHTY means…
- A hero; A proven warrior, unafraid to battle and never defeated.
- One of high ranking power who is expected to lead the battle. HE IS NOT AFRAID OF A FIGHT!

When you and I face impossible situations we need to recognize that we have laid claim to a Savior who is both the creator of all things but also one who is the provider of overcoming power.


  • Marcus and Sharon Roden's 3 year old grandson, Raylee Gene Parris, died in his sleep early Friday morning at home in Nashville, TN.  His parents are Corey and Heather Parris'.  No service details are known at this time.
  • Marianne Whitehouse's Mother, Cynthia Witmer, passed away last week and her services were held Thursday in Clarksville.
  • Debra Gage's brother-in-law, Clarence Mullens, passed away last week.
  • Allen Beeler's cousin, Aubrey Keith Beeler, passed away this weekend.  His services will be Monday morning at 11am at the chapel of Delta Funeral Home in Cooper.
  • Continue to remember Doris Wooldridge and Ruth McFadden's  families as they continue to grieve their loss.

  • Lloyd Usry - Will have knee surgery this Tuesday in Tyler.
  • Rickey McFadden -  will have shoulder surgery on Thursday, Dec. 31st.
  • Christine Henson - At home recovering from surgery
  • Robert Wilson - Health
  • Webber Woodall - Health
  • Tim Keele - Recovering at home from shoulder surgery.
  • Harley and Lucy Staley - Health.  They are home bound and would LOVE visitors.
  • Roy Jones - Health
  • Louise Peace - Health
  • Kristi Anthony - Mental and physical health.
  • Lance Johnson - ALS
  • Jordan Welch Wilhelm - Complications after birth of baby.
  • Ron Lewallen - continued healing from broken ribs. (Linda Erwin's brother)
  • Tornado victims in N.E. Texas and S.E. Oklahoma
  • Gary Hindman - In PRMC. (Friend of Wayne Kerby)
  • Jamy Raper - Is at home  (Jerry and Roxanne Raper's daughter-in-law.)
  • Becky Lamberson - Cancer has returned.  (Co-worker at First Federal.)
  • Bobbie Easterwood (friend of Sarah Smith) - Health.
  • Linda Warren (niece of Jean Anthony) has recently been diagnosed with cancer. 
  • Please remember all those traveling this week.
GOOD NEWS: The elders announced this morning that property has been brought for the LACOC Hispanic congregatiion.  It's one block north of Lamar on 20th in the building that formerly was the home of the Church of the Nazarene.  The move will take place in the next few months.
They also told us that the property across the street has been sold.

YOU ARE INVITED:  Louie and Marolyn Woodall invites you to their home on Christmas Day for lunch. Bring your favorite food, for favorite game, or just yourself for an afternoon of food and fellowship.  You can also invite a friend!

SERMON SERIES FOR DECEMBER:  The sign of the baby Jesus in a manger is a reminder that points us to the day that Jesus will come back to earth again; this time not as a baby, but as the rightful King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In the meantime, we wait… Waiting on God
*Dec. 27th A Tale of Two Kings (Matthew 2)

BLUE BABY SHOWER:  There will be a baby shower for Rebecca Murillo on January 10th at 1:30pm at LACOC.  Selections are at WalMart, Target, Itsy Bitsy Spider and Green Boutique.


:  Preemie and baby clothes

  Crackers, shampoo and toothpaste


Dec 22: Congregational Devo (Everyone in auditorium) 6:30pm - No Simple Supper
Dec 23-25: Church office CLOSED (No bulletin that week)
Dec 30: Congregational Devo (Everyone in auditorium) 6:30pm - No Simple Supper
Jan 5: Men's Breakfast @ 7am
Jan 10:  "Blue" baby shower for Rebecca Murillo
Jan 15-17:  WinterFest! (H/S only)
Mar 25-26: Leadership Training for Christ

Love you - MEAN IT!

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