PRAISE & PRAYER CONCERNS

February 16, 2020

CHURCH CALENDAR
And when you pray this week: Praise our Lord and Savior; Praise God for giving you the invitation to pray. Praise God for giving you the desire to learn to pray. Ask God to strengthen your prayer life. Thank Him for His many blessings; Pray for our church and the members; for our country; and ask extra blessings and help for the following:
 

Dear Church Family,
 
    My morning devotional today is so good, I'm going to share it in its entirety. It's from a book called Be Still and Know.

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
    Joshua 1:9

    What does it mean to be commanded to be brave? We often think of bravery as an innate character quality. You're either a bold person, or you're not. And if we are being completely honest, few of us truly feel brave. There is a lot that scares us. We are afraid of failure, of death, of the unknown, and even of insignificance. We don't feel courageous when faced with opposition or hardship, and even those of us who have some resolve to be bold can lose it quickly in the wrong circumstance.
The key to obeying this command is understanding that when we become followers of Jesus Christ, his bravery becomes our own. Through his grace and in his power, we are brave. We are able to face the obstacles in our lives with strength and resolve because we have a mighty God who goes before us and behind us.

Lord, remind me continually that I can be strong and courageous because you are with me. I don't have to fear because you have cloaked me with you bravery. When I begin to feel frightened and overwhelmed, remind me of your power and your grace for me.
Amen.

I hope you enjoyed the devotional. Pay attention to the events coming up. We will be kicking off the Lenten season soon. See ya Sunday!

God loves you and I do too!
Pastor Beth

THE OLSTAD FAMILY
LIZ WILLINGHAM
JOSH SUMMERS
THE ROBERTS FAMILY
DEBBIE FERGUSON
ROBERT WILLIAMS
THE SCHENKWEITZ FAMILIES
THE GERBER FAMILY
THE MONTERO FAMILY
CASEY GRAHAM BROWN
THE GRAHAMS
WASEY BOURQUE
HANNAH ALLEMAN
THE SHAW FAMILY
CRES SUAREZ
REMI RAE MCMANN
LIZ WILLINGHAM
SHIRLEY WISE
BILLY BERGERON
ANNEKE JUNIER
ELLY ROLLEMA
JOE WOOD
CAROLYN HANEY
CH BRAWLEY
JIM PURKEY
MABEL FERRELL
CHARLOTTE DAVIS
HANK BEENEN
BENJAMIN RACKLEY
PEGGY WINTERS
REBECCA & SCOTT
HORTON
JEAN HOLLAND
JUNE GOOCH
THE DAVIDSONS
TRACIE THOMAS
BUBBA WILLIAMS
ALICE SPRINGFIELD
LARRY WILLIAMS
MRS. TANNER
DUKE BONURA
PATSY & THURMAN BOBO
JEAN HOLLAND
RITA & MAX LAPRE
JOHNNY KOCH
YOLANDA LAPRE
FREEMAN FAMILY
FIRST RESPONDERS, OUR
MILITARY & OUR COUNTRY
WE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER:
Beth Gay, The Allens, Robert Chambers, Layla Grace, Ashlynne, Sasha Fisher, Ramon Ordonez, Mandy and Kory Gerber, Gary Bruce, The Carlisles, Kenneth Connor, Bill Cumming,

Birthdays
February 21st
David Delaney

Sunday, Feb. 16th
9:15am Sunday School
10:30am Sunday Worship
5:15 The Table
 
Wednesday, Feb. 19th
5:15pm Dinner
6:00pm Bible Study
7:00 pm Choir
 
Thursday, Feb. 20th
8:00 am Workday

Sunday, Feb. 23rd
9:15am Sunday School
10:30am Sunday Worship
5:15 The Table
 
Monday, Feb, 24th
9:30 MOMS Bible Study

Tuesday, Feb. 25th
5:30 Mardi Gras Party
 
Wednesday, Feb. 26th
5:15 Soup Dinner
6:00 Ash Wednesday Service


Tithe Counters: Donna & Roger Dillon
Worship Deacon: Casey Stephenson
Elders: Lynn & Mike Rodgers
Worship Leader: Roger Dillon
Open Building: Mike Hamilton
Home Centered: Lynn & Mike Rodgers
Ushers: Andrea Graham & Geoffrey
Stephenson
Greeters: Mike Milich, Shelby Evans &
Linn Wallace


Zara Gene Harbert, 81, of Groves, Texas passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
Zara was born August 24, 1938 in Port Ar-thur, TX. She was adopted by Henry Till-man Sikes and Alta McDaniel Sikes. She was a lifelong area resident and member of First Christian Church in Beaumont.
Zara retired from Monro's as an office man-ager after many years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Earl Frank Harbert; son, Bobby Magouirk; and brother, Tillman Sikes.
Survivors include her children, Kathy Rog-ers and Mark Crow of Groves, Terry Ma-gouirk of Nederland, David Magouirk of Houston, Jackie Kuchar and husband Jeff of Port Neches, Cindy Magouirk of Houston and Earl Harbert Jr. of Fannett; grandchil-dren, Samantha Magouirk , Kandice Har-bert, Jaymi Kuchar, Brooke Rogers, Jarrett Kuchar, Justin Kuchar, Robert Harbert, Chase Magouirk, and Nicholas Rogers; twelve great-grandchildren, and her cat, Star.
A visitation for family and friends will begin at 9:00 am, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at Green lawn Memorial Park in Groves, TX., fol-lowed by the graveside service at 10:00 am with Pastor Beth Graham officiating under the direction of Levingston funeral home in Groves.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas in memory of Gene Harbert.