March 11, 2020
Prayer Requests Marcia Allen-health concerns Betty Andress-(mother of Paula Bowden)-health concerns Fran & Roland Bowden-health concerns Greg Camp-(Cousin of Matt Stidham)-health concerns Shanna Covington-health concerns Liz & Tommy DeLoera-health concerns Henry Dever-(brother of Jerry Dever)-health concerns Marc Eilenstein (father of Jennifer Stidham)-health concerns Erin Escobar-health concerns & loss of loved one Bertha Gilbert-health concerns Joe Dan Jones-health concerns Maritza Juarez-(friend of Isabel Cortez)-health concerns Sam Kitching-health concerns Jed Martin (grandson of James & Janet Wesson)-health concerns Natasha Mays-health concerns Charles Mick-personal issues Patricia Paris-health concerns Edwin Parks-health concerns Wilma Prater (mother of Paula Whitefield)-health concerns Jennifer Pruitt-health concerns Betty Starr-health concerns Brantley Stephens-personal issues Jennifer Stewart-health concerns Janet Wesson-health concerns James Whitefield-health concerns Evelyn Whitmire-(mother of Mark Whitmire)-health concerns
March Birthdays 04 Mar Collin Mitten; 2806 Denison Ave.; Snyder 79549 07 Mar Sue Badger; 804 24th St; Snyder 79549 08 Mar Ted Cerda; 10001 Cherokee Rd.; Hermleigh 79526 12 Mar Allen Paris; 4009 Irving; Snyder, 79549 13 Mar Michelle Lentz; 2109 41st St.; Snyder 79549 18 Mar James Travis Mays; 411 30th St.; Snyder 79549 23 Mar Dakota Chapman; 3781 Sunset; Snyder 79549 28 Mar Nell Parks; 514 Ennis Creek Rd.; Snyder 79549 28 Mar Elizabeth Whitefield; 1601 Hilltop Lane; Snyder 79549 28 Mar Mike Dennis; P.O. Box 67; Snyder 79550 30 Mar Magan Thomas; 11401 CR 4109; Snyder 79549 30 Mar Natasha Mays; 411 30th St.; Snyder 79549 March Anniversaries 13 Mar Terry & Tressa Stephens; 2500 36th St.: Snyder 79549 16 Mar David & Nelda Brooks; 405 42nd St.; Snyder 79549 17 Mar Keith & Chiva Pitner; 3003 33rd St; Snyder 79549 26 Mar Jimmy & Cindy McMillan; 1609 Augusta; Snyder 79549
Children’s Homes Requests New Mexico Children’s Home are requesting Non Perishable Food Items (Deadline May 3rd) The Children’s Home of Lubbock are requesting Cascade Action Pacs Dishwasher Detergent (Deadline April 26th) If you would like to help, please bring your donations by the Church office, or leave your donations in the East lobby for pick up. Thanks!
The food pantry here at East Side is low on the following items: Canned fruit, soups, & cereals. If you would like to help, you may bring your donations by the church office, or leave them in the east lobby for pick up. Thank you for your generosity in helping feed the hungry in our community!
There will be no services at East Side on Wednesday, 3/11/20 due to the Spring Break Holiday. Have a wonderful week!
We are beginning preparations for our Easter Sunday Celebration. We are gathering monetary donations for the children’s Easter baskets. If you would like to help, please give your donation to Alissa Whitefield or Marcia Allen. Thanks!
We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of former member Venona Gilstrap. Services will be held Saturday, 3/14/20 at Snyder Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. We extend our deepest sympathy to Erin Escobar in the loss of her mother Rita McCann. Services will be held Saturday, 3/28/20 at Queen of Angels in Newport Beach, CA.
East Side Church of Christ posted an announcement
East Side Church of Christ Mission Statement
“To grow in FAITH to bring HOPE to a dying world, and to be known by our LOVE.”
East Side Church of Christ posted an announcement
Everyone mark your calendars for East Side’s Ministry Fair on Sunday, March 22nd. Details to follow soon!
The Elder in Charge for March is Jerry Dever. Please see this Elder with questions or needs, but know that all Elders are available to help you.
What does Paul mean when he tells the Corinthians not to eat the Lord’s Supper in an “unworthy manner?” “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.” - 1 Cor. 11:27 NIV I have heard many teachings on the Lord’s Supper over the years, and most of the conclusions based on this verse indicated we need to spend this time focusing on the sacrifice that Jesus made. We need to visualize the cross, the suffering of our Savior, and the blood that was spilled. This should be a somber, quiet, and sad occasion. The problem is the above describes an altar (a place of sacrifice.) We have often confused the table with an altar. We, however, are called to gather around a table, not an altar! The first thing we need to realize is the Lord’s Supper was originally part of a meal. It was a time of feasting and celebration, not mournful reflection. Yes, a full meal that fed hungry people. This was not a sip of juice and a pinch of cracker. People were eating their fill. “Supper” is the evening meal. And the explicit problem with the church in Corinth was the wealthy were arriving early and eating all the food, leaving the poor hungry. Paul indicates this type of “dinner” should be done at home, not in worship gatherings. (1 Cor. 11:20-21) Paul further states that their actions show that they “despise the church of God by humiliating those who have nothing.” (v. 22) So the problem Paul is referring to is the Church being divided by not eating the Lord’s Supper together as equals. Paul reminds them that Jesus’ atoning sacrifice was for all of them (v. 24 - “you” is plural, as well as plural “drink” in verse 25). So how do we eat and drink in a worthy manner according to Paul? John Mark Hicks summarizes this passage well in his book, “Come To The Table.” “Consequently, to eat and drink worthily is not about private introspection, but about public action. Paul is not stipulating a kind of meditative silence on the cross of Christ or an introspective assessment of our relative holiness. On the contrary, to eat in an ‘unworthy manner,’ in this context, is to eat in a divisive manner like that which existed in Corinth. The church must examine itself about the manner in which the supper is conducted (1 Cor. 11:28). There may be many ways to eat the supper unworthily (e.g., 1 Cor. 10:18-21 where Corinthians ate unworthily because they ate with a dual commitment, serving two masters), but the specific unworthiness in 1 Corinthians 11 is a communal problem, not an individualistic one. The church eats worthily when it eats as a united community embodying the values for which Christ died.” - John Mark Hicks, Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper (Abilene, TX: Leafwood Publishers, 2012).
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