WHO: Youth of NMCoC - North Mission church of Christ

The Unexpected Journey
Attendance & Prayer Slip
It is amazing how many books one can read that are about
someone living an ordinary life and then BAM the unexpected
happens and the main character goes off on an adventure.
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February 1,2015
Volume 18, Issue 5
Bilbo Baggins was about to sit down to tea when, BAM, 13
dwarves and a wizard invade and Bilbo goes off to steal from a dragon in
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
Chyna Shepherd was going to enjoy a weekend with her friend’s
family when, BAM, she follows their killer to have a one on one showdown in Dean Koontz’s Intensity.
Jack Ryan was with his family in London when, BAM, he stops an IRA
assassination and becomes the new target in Tom Clancy’s Patriot Games.
Harry Potter had accepted the fact his life would be miserable
with the Dursley family until he grows up when, BAM, owls, letters, a
half giant, and the news he is a wizard in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter
Jonathan Harker was going on a simple business trip to see a
client named Count Dracula when, BAM, he is kept prisoner by vampires
and the Count travels to England and causes all sorts of havoc in Bram
Stoker’s Dracula.
A great story can come from the unexpected. Dean Koontz
(mentioned earlier) is a great example of an author that repeatedly crafts
stories from random events that happen to ordinary people. Many of his
characters are not thrill seeking adventurers, but rather husbands, wives,
parents, children, young people, and older people that have to react when
various unexpected adventures happen to them.
This type of literature imitates life. Every day is a new adventure. We do not know what will happen on any given day, we just get to
react to it and respond in the best way we can. When we are caught off
guard by life, do we respond in Godly ways? Are God’s word and the
Holy Spirit so much a part of our lives that even when we are surprised by
an unexpected journey we can respond and handle it with God’s righteousness?
Paul and Silas were ready to stop a Roman guard from killing
himself in Acts 17. They went to his house where they taught his family
the gospel and they were all baptized.
Stephen was suddenly arrested in Acts 6-7 and then spoke bravely for
Christ in the face of the Sanhedrin before becoming the first martyr.
Peter was rejoicing over the baptism of Cornelius’ household in
Acts 11 and then he has to explain his actions to circumcised believers
who were not happy with him.
Unexpected journeys do not just happen in fiction, we will all
face them. If we dedicate ourselves to the teaching and models of Christ
and to the power of the Holy Spirit, we can handle it and respond as good
representatives of Christ.
Blessings to you all, we are all in this together.
Chris Nuse: Recovery from port removal surgery last Tuesday.
Pray that the cancer has been eradicated from this young child
of 2nd grade age. (Sarah Dunn for student in Joplin, MO)
Aline: Our daughter’s healing from a severe case of
strep throat. (Phil & Nelly Watkins)
Taylor Clough: Recovery from wrist surgery last Tuesday.
(Michelle & Rick Clough)
Celia Avila: Strength and comfort for my friend and colleague,
an elementary school principal in Edinburg. (Angelica Parez)
Christina Cramer: A friend facing multiple health problems.
(Barbara Griffin)
Lila Torguson: Headache, sore throat & not feeling well.
Sherri LupPlace: My mom has allergies. (Sydney LupPLace)
GloriaGalindo: Our son Louie had moved back in with us from
Houston and will again be moving out but staying in the Valley.
Now our daughter Rachel is moving in from Houston soon.
The Back Slidden: Pray for those who have lost their faith
to find God again! (Jeremy Tomlinson)
Sylvia Nave: She desired to place her membership once again
with this church family and we welcome her back!
The Family of Ben Stevens (Uncle of Kim Hawkins)
The Ed Kraus Family (Brandi Ousley’s Grandfather)
“God’s Lavishing Love”
February 14th at 9:00 a.m.
I John 3:1
The Ladies of North Mission
Church of Christ will be hosting
our Annual Honor Winter Texan
Ladies Breakfast in the Family Life Center. ALL
Ladies are invited to attend and a special invitation is extended to our Winter Texan Ladies.
This is a wonderful time of food and fellowship
and helps us to get to know one another better.
If you would like to attend, please sign up on
one of the sheets for attending and one for
bringing dishes, posted on our Ladies Bulletin
Board directly across from the Family Photo
Wall. This enables proper preparation for the
number attending. If you have questions or
need more information, please see Joyce
Tidwell, 682-5355, or Renee Fulp, 630-6049.
The Winter Texan Ladies are not to bring
dishes. This one is for you!!
Dear Christian Friends, I want to thank everyone for the
The Wayne Ward Family (Carol Ward’s husband)
cards, visits, candy and flowers. I have enjoyed every one. I,
The Josefa Ramirez Family (Mother of Jesse Ramirez)
especially, want to thank the Sisters of Soul for the nice lap
The Bill & Carol Rose Family (Sister of Gary Goss)
Remember to Pray for:
Our Church, Ministers, Elders, Deacons, Missionaries,
Orphans, Widows. Widowers, Home Bound, Our Country,
Our Leaders, Our Veterans, and Our Military.
Prayer requests on the Attendance & Prayer Slips
will be updated WEEKLY.
throw, footlettes and the “goodies”. Thank you most of all for
your prayers. With Love - Joy Kirkpatrick (A recipient of
different visiting members as well as the SOS care bags & Joy
requested that her thanks be shared in the bulletin.)
WHO: Youth of NMCoC
WHAT: Garage Sale (de-junk your home)
Members, download your own picture!
Help update or fill in the online Instant Church
Directory where we do not have photos. Now have
the photo you want in the church directory.
STEP 1: On the administrator page in the Families tab, you will
see "Request a photo" under the family photograph. There are
two options for sending an invitation to submit a photo: oneclick Email or Copy and paste the invitation into an email. Click
"Learn more ..." for details about the options. STEP 2: Members click on the unique link in the email to submit a photo.
STEP 3: Administrator approves the photo and it instantly
appears in the directory.
WHERE: Gym (bring donations by or call Jake)
WHEN: Saturday, February 21st
WHY: Fundraiser for mission trip to
Honduras this summer
Rio Bravo Update: On January 10th, even on a cold, wet
Saturday, 30 teens still attended their Youth Rally at the Ron
Cook Community Outreach Center, where there is a heater.
They had a great time and are hoping to schedule another
Youth Rally a week before school begins in August.
[email protected]
Iglesia de Cristo, Rio Bravo, Mexico
[email protected]
When We Meet
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01/25/15 for the Record
Bible Class — 77
Praise Service — 227
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Announcements and information...
for the bulletin should be turned in to
the office by Thursday, 9AM, in writing
or e-mailed: [email protected]
Please fill out the attendance sheet with
all the information the first time, after
Budget Requires....$7,005
that we only need the names of all
Offering last week..$5,933
persons attending and any updates.
Bible Class 9:30 a.m.
Praise Assembly 10:30 a.m.
Small Group at LupPlaces 6:00 p.m.
Youth Small Group at Thomas’ 6:00 p.m.
Mid Week Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
All Ages Bible Study Classes 7:00 p.m.
How to Reach Us
Office: 956-585-0146
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.– 2 p.m.
1410 E. 3 Mile Rd.
Palmhurst, Texas 78573-7982
Email: [email protected]
You Are the Song That I Sing
Unto Thee, O Lord
Soldiers of Christ, Arise
Attendance & Prayer Slips
Open The Eyes Of My Heart
Holy, Holy, Holy!
The Lord’s Supper: Jake Thomas
Servers: Armando Garza, Vince Ousley, Jeff Stolpa,
Manny Rodriguez, Joe Rosales, Albino Villagomez,
Rick Martinez, and Kyle Brashear.
Offering: Travis Lester
Sung during the collection:
I Love You, Lord
Scripture Reading & Prayer by
Elder Dale Dunn - Isaiah 52:7-10
Great Are You Lord
The Glory-Land Way
Dismiss to Nursery, Bible Hour
and Junior Church
Scripture for Message:
Gary Whitaker - Isaiah 49:5-6
Message by: Jeff LupPlace
“The Reaction: Part 2”
Luke 2:21-40
Invitation Song:
Just As I Am
Announcements & Closing Prayer:
Raymond Juarez
P.S. Members, you, too, can easily be missed.
Mission Work
Praise Service
~ Your Secretary.
Annual Honor Winter Texan Ladies Breakfast: Saturday, Feb. 14th
at 9AM in the gym. Sign up. Renew or make new friends!
Ladies Luncheon: Koko’s on frontage 83 at 11:30 a.m., Feb 20th.
Youth Garage Sale for Honduras: Saturday, Feb.21st at 8AM.
Volume 18, Issue 5
Unless you attended Sunday School and checked off your name as attending, we have no record of your attendance. The Attendance & Prayer
Slips are how we know you are here. They also provide the opportunity to
share prayer requests and praises. After giving all your information the first
time, thereafter you need only to fill out your name or the names of all attending. I try to recall who attended but I actually don’t know everyone, nor
am I able to see everyone. So, I beg for your cooperation and thank you so
very much for it.
Mark your calendar…
February 1, 2015
Today, February 1
12:00 p.m.
Christ’s Kids: after the service in the gym
3:00 p.m.
Elders Only Meeting
3:30 p.m.
Potluck Super Bowl Party @ Thomas’
Monday, February 2
Tuesday, February 3
6:00 p.m.
T.N.T.– at the church for Jr. & Sr. High
Wednesday, February 4
10:00 a.m.
Mid Week Bible Study on Job
7:00 p.m.
All Ages Bible Study Classes
Thursday, February 5
6:00 a.m.
Men’s Breakfast at Cracker Barrel
Friday, February 6
7:00 p.m.
RAK: 6-12th meet at the church
Saturday, February 7
7:30 a.m.
Set Up for Distribution
8:30 a.m.
HHFM Distribution #39
RAYMOND JUAREZ 956-778-8140
PHILIP WATKINS 956-519-7019
ARMANDO GARZA 956-630-4425
TONY MARTINEZ 956-630-1444
Minister of the Word
JEFF LUPPLACE 956-252-1597
Youth & Family Minister
REBECCA DUNN 956-585-0146
RICARDO SANCHEZ 956-960-1924