March 27, 2016 - West Erwin Church of Christ
Believe | Connect | Serve
March 27, 2016
Volume 47 – No. 13
Order of Worship
Our Weekly Schedule
Welcome/Call to Worship - Hebrews 1:1-3
#162 All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
We Bow Down
Wonderful, Merciful Savior
Low in the Grave He Lay
Communion & Contribution
Because He Lives
1 Peter 1:3-5
The Hope of the Resurrection
Mansion Over the Hilltop
Mansion Over the Hilltop
Into Our Hands
Be With Me, Lord
My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less
Strength for Today, Hope for Tomorrow
All to Jesus I Surrender
I'll Fly Away
Tuesday Lunch Bunch 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Clothing Distribution 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Food Distribution 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Evening Bible Study
Clothing Distribution 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Song #853 When We All
Get to Heaven
5:00 P.M. Assembly
David Wicks &
Info Center: Dannie &
Main Doors: Jay &
East Doors: Allen & Jan
W. Erwin Doors: Cal &
Jo Ann Wilkinson
PICK UP CARDS
Jackson Parker &
Clifton Lindsey &
Toddler AM: Emily Moore
BY BILL ALLEN
Today is Easter Sunday. If you are visiting West Erwin this morning we are happy to have you. We hope and pray
that our time of worship together brings you closer to the One who lived and died and rose for you.
The messages and songs today center on the hope and strength the resurrection of Jesus gives us. Our world today—
including our own communities and our own homes—desperately needs the hope and strength that will last through
all of life’s difficulties and can be found only in the resurrected Lord Jesus.
Our devotion to Christ does not exempt us from the sufferings that come with this life. We face all the same hurts that
everyone else experiences. But there is something different: we face them with hope.
When we struggle in this world, we are “joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Rom. 12:12)
When a loved one passes, we do not grieve like others “who have no hope,” because “we believe that Jesus died
and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” (1 Thess.
4:13-18) We live active, serving lives in the midst of this world with “work produced by faith, labor prompted by
love, and endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thess. 1:3) And others notice the difference.
Your hope-filled life becomes an opening to share the message of hope with others, being ready and willing “to give
an answer to everyone who asks to give the reason for the hope that you have.”(1 Peter 3:15-16) That reason is
the resurrected, living Lord Jesus!
We have about ninety of our church family participating in Leadership Training for Christ (LTC) this weekend.
Young people in 3rd through 6th grades have been focusing on the books of Joshua, Judges and Ruth as they prepared
for Bible Quiz and Bible Bowl, chorus and song leading, drama and puppets, Christian art and many other activities.
Thank you God for LTC, and thanks to all who have been a part of it this year.
Nothing could give us more hope for our country and our world, our present and our future, than this: thousands of
young people and parents, coaches and helpers, all across the country giving so much of their time and energy over
the last weeks and months to honor God and His Word in so many different ways.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by
the power of the Holy Spirit. (Rom.15:13)
In continuing our thoughts from last week, I wanted to look at specific areas of our lives where Peter gives us
expectations ofhow a “chosen people” ofGod should actin response tothe mercy God gives us. Consider Peter’s
ofvisitation(1Pet.2:11-12).As spiritualcitizensthatareliving forheaven,we are tobringgloryto God with our
don’tlivebythe world’sstandards.We don’t looklike theworldlooks.Wedon’ttalk liketheworldtalksandwe
whether itbeto theemperor… ortogovernors,assent by himtopunish those whodoevil…Liveaspeoplewhoare
WeglorifyGodwhenwe honor ournational citizenship.Godgivesusleaderstoprotectussowecanhelpwith
Join us for Bible Class this Sunday @ 9:00. This quarter our Bible
Classes are studying from Genesis & John. The title of our study
is “He is Sovereign" The lesson this week… “From Misery to
Mission" from John 20:1-31. More on this in class this Sunday
morning... Join us!
Consider the following from John 20:25-29 “But he said to them,
nails were, and put my hand into his side,I will not believe.”26A
them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among
your finger here;see my hands. Reach outyour hand and put it into
and my God!”29Then Jesus told him,“Because you have seen me,
Here is a great article on parenting adapted from Focus on the
Family… Part 2
Your Kids Are Important to You . . . Do They Know It?
"Whether I'm spending all my time doing "important things" or I'm
distracted by the little things, sometimes I forget the most
significant thing — making sure my children know how important
they are to me. So, how can a busy father show his kids they're
valued, even as he goes about making sure the bills are paid
and the kids' lives are stable? Here are a few practical tips I've
When I am spending time with my kids, I turn off my phone. I do
my best to eliminate outside distractions — no emails or
conflicting appointments. Almost every outside, urgent request
can wait at least a few minutes. My kids know how busy my life
is, so setting everything aside for them is an effective way of
communicating that they matter.
AREA-WIDE “GATHERING” – APRIL 10TH
Our next area-wide youth ministry worship is in two weeks on
April 10th at South Main in Henderson. The event is from 67:30pm, so we will leave West Erwin at 5:00pm and return at
8:15. 6th-12th graders, make plans to join us, and invite a friend!
LTC FINAL THOUGHTS
This weekend marks the culmination of several months of
preparation. Months spent studying the books of Joshua, Judges
and Ruth for our Bible Quiz students, months practicing singing
together for Chorus, acting together for drama, and perfecting the
art of synchronizing an inanimate object with your mouth and
hand for Puppets. Add to these group events the individual events
that a good number of our kids have worked and prepared for
outside of all those other hours. Bottom line, a LOT of work
goes into this weekend. Our prayer is that the things learned go
far beyond this convention, that they continue to use their talents
for the Lord, and that the time they’ve all spent together has
helped forge and strengthen friendships with each other. The
ministry of LTC would not happen however without all of our
coaches and volunteers. My bulletin section isn’t long enough to
mention them all, but if you come to our LTC awards night in a
few weeks, we definitely want to recognize those in this church
who’ve put in just as many (often times more) hours in helping
our students prepare for this weekend.
Thank you to everyone!
You are invited to a
NO DEVO TONIGHT
As most all of our teenagers and families recover and rest from
an amazing weekend at LTC (and catch up on the homework they
didn’t do at the hotel) there is no devo tonight. But we’ll be back
to normal next week, so make your plans!
The Benevolence Center is in need of
several men who are able to work on
By Danny Snell
Bridal Shower Brunch
We rejoice with our Hispanic
congregation and Gabriel and
Ana Zavala on the baptism of
their daughter, Jazmin, this
past Sunday. Please pray for
her and her new relationship
with Christ, and for her church
family as they encourage her in
Saturday, April 2 nd 10:00 a.m. til noon
At the home of Ann Hardin 7120 Walden Drive
Winsford at Hollytree – Tyler
Selections are at Bed, Bath & Beyond,
Cole and Company, Dillards and Sweet Gourmet
Introduction: Today we declare our belief in the resurrection of Christ
and the _____________ it brings to us.
Young At Heart
The North Tenneha Annual Senior Fellowship Salad Supper
is April 14th at 6 p.m. Please sign up by March 30th at the
Information Center if you plan to attend.
Prayer & Care
Lilly Joyce Brown was born Saturday, 3/19 to Lee & Janie Brown. She weighed 7.13 lbs. and
was 21.5 inches long. Nina Crow is the Great Grandmother, Lauren Delivaudais is her aunt
and Michelle Kuechle her Great Aunt.
Ruby Cliver is in Mother Frances with an infection in her leg after an earlier fall.
Louis Jones’ sister, GeneAnne Masters Robinson, suffered a stroke and is now in HealthSouth.
Julie Morrison, daughter of Jim and Carol Armstrong, will have surgery and has asked for
our prayers. Jim and Carol’s daughter, Joanie Prinz, and their son, Vince, also have health
Remi Roberts, the 5-month old daughter of Steele and Victoria Roberts (friends of Danielle
Rousseau), needs a heart transplant.
Marsha Richardson’s infant grandnephew, Kase Gartham, went into cardiac arrest on
March 3rd. He is in Texas Children’s in Houston. He is now off the ventilator. He is better but
they would like us to continue to pray for him.
West Erwin Family:
Davy Carter | Danny Beaver | Charles Rachui | Ruth Moore | Kalli Huff |
Clinton & Louise Culpepper | Elmer Miles | Forest McFadden | Brice Sustaire | Winona
Shankle | Millie Tomlin | Joann Davis | Nella Ware | Bill McCain | George Richardson | Ira
& Esther Wilson | Charles Harris | Nell Beard | Bob May | Jess & Charlotte Hopkins | Linda
Boudreau | Ruby Cliver | Tommy Parrish
Family & Friends:
Leon Welborn | Mildred Barnwell, mother of Linda Marts | Larry and Randy Davis, brothers
of Shirley Denman | Sylvia Caskey, daughter-in-law of Louise Caskey
420 West Erwin St. Tyler, TX 75702
www.facebook.com/WestErwin [email protected]
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The Elders of West Erwin are
available to meet with our
agreeable times for counsel,
information. You may make an
appointment with one or more
of our elders by seeing them at
any of our church meetings or
by a phone call at the numbers
*Chairman of the Elders