PRAISE & PRAYER CONCERNS

September 15, 2019

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,
 
Good morning! It's a beautiful hot humid day in Southeast Texas! When is Fall going to get here? I can't wait.
 
Last week, I talked about the first part of the Lord's Prayer-"Our Father." This week I'm going to talk about "…Who art in Heaven. Hallowed by Thy name…" One interesting tidbit is that in the Greek it's not "heaven" but "heavens." In some faiths there is a belief that there are 7 levels of heaven with God dwelling in the 7
th heaven. Perhaps the plural "heavens" stems from this belief.

The bulk of our study Wednesday night was on "Hallowed be Thy Name." "Hallowed" can also be translated as "Sanctify" or "Make Holy." In the Lord's Prayer, we are not telling God to sanctify of make holy his name. God's name is already holy. We are asking for God's name to be made holy through our lives. We honor God's name through our lives, our behaviors, and our attitudes. Since we are God's sons and daughters, we carry his holy name everywhere we go and people experience God through us. Hefty responsibility, huh?

But, how do we convey to God that we think he is holy? It's through adoration. Adoration is the act of paying honor, fervent love, or worship. We adore God in prayer when we recognize God's awesomeness, power, mercy, love, righteousness, etc. etc. It's important to include ideas like these in your daily prayers so we are in the right frame of mind to enter the throne room. We know that God accepts us just as we are, so we are free to come before God in prayer. However, we also need to remember with awe his holiness. Then, and only then can we offer up our wants and needs. When we remember the holy name of God, our prayers seem deeper and more fulfilling.

That's all for now! Come to Bible Study Wednesday and learn more! See ya Sunday.
Pastor Beth

ANNEKE JUNIER
ELLY ROLLEMA
JOE WOOD
CAROLYN HANEY
CH BRAWLEY
JIM PURKEY
PARKER EUGENE STEPHENSON
MABEL FERRELL
MICHAEL RIDEAUX
CHARLOTTE DAVIS
CHARLOTTE DAVIS
CASEY GRAHAM BROWN
BILL KREIS
PEGGY WINTERS
REBECCA & SCOTT HORTON
CLAUS MARTINEZ
ABIGAIL MCMANN
JUNE GOOCH
THE DAVIDSONS
THE GRAHAMS
TRACIE THOMAS
BUBBA WILLIAMS
ALICE SPRINGFIELD
LARRY WILLIAMS
MRS. TANNER
DUKE BONURA
JOHN & EVELYN GERBER
PATSY & THURMAN BOBO
LINDA DALLAS
RITA & MAX LAPRE
JOHNNY KOCH
YOLANDA LAPRE
WILLY KOCH
FREEMAN FAMILY
AMAZONION RAINFOREST AND FIRE RESPONDERS
ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY
FIRST RESPONDERS & OUR MILITARY
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, Linda Dallas, Mary Dalton, Steve Dalton, Andrew Delaney


Birthdays
September 15th
Nancy Carlisle
September 17th
Jim Purkey
Anniversaries
September 17th
Janice & Jon Justice

Tithe Counters: Donna &
Roger Dillon
Worship Deacon: Cindy Summers
Elders: Jon Justice & Jamie Bollich
Worship Leader: Mike Rodgers
Open Building: Mike Hamilton
Home Centered: Jon Justice &
Jamie Bollich
Ushers: Geoffrey Stephenson & 
Carolyn Haney
Greeters: Mike Milich, Shelby Evans & Linn Wallace

Sunday, September 15th
9:15am Sunday School
10:30am Sunday Worship
5:00pm The Table

Mon, September 16th
930am Ministry of
Mothers
6:30pm Worship Ministry Meeting
 
Tuesday, September 17th
6:30pm Church Growth and Prayer Meeting
 
Wed, September 18th
5:15pm Dinner
6:00pm Bible Study

Thurs, Sept 12th
8:00am Work Day

Sunday, September 22nd
9:15am Sunday School
10:30am Sunday Worship
5:00pm The Table