August 14, 2016 - Turlock Church of Christ
Staci Isaac, the Washington family,
Carl and Bonita Wallers, Jim
Browning, Amy Uloa, Katie van
Zee, Symphony, Shelly Armstrong,
Patsy Collins, and Verna and Rod
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REMEMBER IN PRAYER
August 14, 2016
Daniel Walker, Evangelist
John McCranie, Outreach Minister
Office Phone: 209-632-4593
Hours: Monday - Friday
Secretary: Dana Rickard
Assistant Secretary: Donna Nelson
Mike Summerlot is at home. His surgery was very extensive and
recovery will take some time.
FINDING OUR CALLING
Esther Farnstrom, and her daughter Nan, have gone to Oregon
to attend the memorial service for her brother, Willis Langford,
who passed away recently. Another brother, Howard Langford,
will be starting chemotherapy soon for Stage 4 cancer.
This year has been all about “Taking the Next Step” in our
Christian walk with the Lord. I feel we have made some
great “strides” forward. Sometimes, however, it is a continuing
struggle as we seek to follow Christ and find our “calling” in life.
While we often think in terms of occupation and location,
perhaps a more important issue is one of character—the being
that undergirds the doing. “Lord, who do You want me to be?”
Yuri Duran requested prayers for her marriage.
In Ephesians 4:1-2, Paul wrote, “I, therefore, the prisoner of
the Lord, beseech you who walk worthy of the calling with which
you were called.” He followed this with three “be’s,” as one
translation renders it: be humble, be gentle, be patient, so you
can bear with one another in love” (NIV). Paul wrote this from
prison, a difficult place where he continued to live out his calling
from God. He continued to, “fight the good fight and keep the
faith.” Oswald Chambers said:
“Consecration is not the giving over of the calling
in life to God but the separation from all other
callings and the giving over of ourselves to God.
Letting His providence place us where He will—in
business, or law, or science; in workshop, in politics, or
in drudgery. We are to be there working according
to the laws and principles of the Kingdom of God.”
Sherryl Murray’s brother-in-law has been having serious health
issues for several weeks including multiple surgeries. His doctors
are having difficulty determining what else to do.
When we are the right people before God, we can do whatever
task He sends our way, wherever He puts us. In so doing, we
can discover and affirm His calling for us. Remember—it’s not
what you do but who you are that is most important.
I love you all,
Please remember the family of Chris McKebbons. He passed
away last week.
Betty Mathis tore a muscle in her leg and will have to be off of it
as much as possible for a couple of weeks.
Bill Falk’s niece, Lori, fell and broke bones in both of her arms.
Renae Jefferson is having difficulty getting her blood sugar levels
Carolyn DeFeo has been having several health issues and will be
having more tests to find out the cause.
Orval and Diane Welch will be travelling the next couple of
Donna Nelson’s nephew, David Harris, has been deployed to
Marilyn House requested prayers for the Campbell family whose
father has been placed in hospice care.
Week of August 7, 2016
Attendance Sunday Morning Bible Class
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Bible Class
YTD Below Budget - $13,451
New Families - 7
Responses/Prayer Requests - 4
Baptisms - 5
SCHEDULED TO SERVE
Open/Close/Organizer this week:
Matt Rickard, 968-4628
Opening Prayer Jim Madsen
Lord’s Supper Ray Nelson
Attended Nursery - Marcia Downey
Children’s Bible Hour - Brenda Bunnell
Closing Prayer Bill Falk
Open/Close/Organizer next week:
Steve Mayfield, 668-1431
Next Sunday Morning
Opening Prayer Ray Nelson
Lord’s Supper Bill Falk
Attended Nursery - Lynsie Isaac
Children’s Bible Hour - Adam Enos
Next Sunday Evening
Closing Prayer Jim Browning
Month of August
Scripture Reader - Steve Mayfield
Prepare Communion - Ruia Walker
Men in charge this month!
POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST 23
Women’s Bible Study
Led by Sheri Yagi
“Your Weakness. God’s Strength.”
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM at the building.
If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Yagi.
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
TEACHERS’ MEETING - TODAY immediately following morning
worship. Fall Quarter curriculum will be distributed. Please see
David Jigour for more information.
ELDER TIME - This afternoon at 5:00pm. The Elders have
decided to set aside a regular time on even dated Sundays to be
available for anyone to meet with them. This will be an informal
time to bring any concerns to them. The next Elder Time will be
on August 28th.
FAMILY ACTIVITY DAY - Originally scheduled for August 20
has been cancelled.
SOUTH VALLEY AREA WIDE SINGING - 2:00pm, Saturday,
August 20, at the Visalia Community Church of Christ. A flyer
with more information is posted in the foyer.
GOSPEL MEETING - with the East Side Church of Christ in
Stockton, Sunday-Saturday, August 21-27. Please see the flyer
in the foyer for a list of speakers and times.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY - 6:30pm, Tuesday, August 23.
Please see Sheri Yagi for more details.
MOVIE NIGHT - Save the date! Friday, August 26, food will be
available at 7:00pm with movies to start at dark. Two movies will
be available for your choice: Woodlawn or Big Hero 6. See the
poster in the foyer for more details.
“You CAN make a DIFFERENCE!”
We received the results of the recent coin collection for Agape Villages. A total of
SIGN UP SHEETS WILL BE
POSTED IN THE FOYER SOON
(NOTE: PARTICIPATION IN SMALL GROUPS IS OPTIONAL! THERE WILL
STILL BE WORSHIP AT THE CHURCH BUILDING ON SUNDAY EVENINGS.)
was turned in. Everyone doing a little bit CAN really add up! The Enos family
collected the most ($62.06) and Peggy Story was a close second ($55.03). This
CAN be an ongoing effort and your previously used collection cans are in the
foyer. If anyone would like to join in, we can provide more cans!