March 25, 2020
The Senior Banquet to be held on Sunday, May 3rd has been postponed for now. Kolton Chapman & Jay Beaver Are our graduating Seniors this year! Congratulations!
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.
No Services at building 04/05/20-join us on our website at www.eastsidefamily.church or on our Facebook page; East Side Church of Christ for live streaming. Sermon: Matt Stidham Title: Jesus Becomes King; Resurrection Text: Mark 15:40-16:1-8 Scripture: Psalms 118:24-27
Marcia Allen-health concerns Betty Andress-(mother of Paula 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 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 Brantley Stephens-personal issues Jennifer Stewart-health concerns Janet Wesson-health concerns James Whitefield-health concerns Evelyn Whitmire-(mother of Mark Whitmire)-health concerns
April Birthdays 02 April Shanna Covington; 2636 S. Hwy. 84; Snyder 79549 04 April Ezell Birmingham; 1708 28th St.; Snyder 79549 04 April Jalen Stinnett; 314 31st St., Snyder 79549 06 April Matthew Pruitt; P.O. Box 835; Snyder 79550 09 April Mike Kendrick; 2300 37th St.; Snyder 79549 11 April Ken Spoor; 3615 Ave A; Snyder 79549 16 April Roland Bowden; 4500 Fredonia; Snyder 79549 19 April Barbara Eicke; P.O. Box 1111; Snyder 79550 20 April Jane Floyd; 2206 45th St.; Snyder 79549 20 April Collyn Chapman; 1916 Lakeview Dr; Sweetwater, TX 79556 24 April Jerry Starr; 1611 Firestone St.; Snyder 79549 29 April James Wesson; 2201 45th St.; Snyder 79549 29 April Janet Wesson; 2201 45th St.; Snyder 79549 30 April Treyvon Kelly Jr.; 1708 28th St.; Snyder 79549 April Anniversaries 14 April Ted & Megan Cerda; 10001 Cherokee Rd. Hermleigh 79526 29 April Stevan & Michelle Lentz; 3806 Galveston Ave. Snyder 79549
Based on the recommendations from physicians and the CDC, we are cancelling all services and other meetings at the church building until further notice. We will have livestream for services on our website; www.eastsidefamily.church and on our Facebook page; East Side Church of Christ. Please join us!
The Wedding Shower for Daniel Miller & Anna Cox scheduled for April 5th has been postponed for now. We will reschedule at a later date. Thanks!
Psalm 3 Even though this Psalm of David was written thousands of years ago, we can hear echos of Christ, as well as a lesson on how to pray during the Coronavirus pandemic. LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” Psalm 3:1-2 NIV David was anointed as the next king of Israel while Saul was still on the throne. God had rejected Saul as king, and now David finds himself surrounded by Saul’s army. The taunt “God will not deliver him” was intended to break David’s spirit into believing that God had somehow abandoned him. It’s as if his enemies were saying “There is no hope for you David! Even God has left you!” We can hear similar taunts as Jesus was crucified (Mt. 27:43). But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. Psalm 3:3-4 NIV The Hebrew here is difficult to translate, and the tense can work either in present tense (as the NIV chooses), but could also be translated in the past tense (as the ESV chooses). It seems to work better in past tense as David has already committed to God his requests in prayer and it is as if God has already answered him. Because David has faith that God will deliver, he treats his situation as if God has already completed the work. Verse 5-6 remind us that God protects, even when we are the most vulnerable. No matter the size of the foe, or how helpless we seem, our God never sleeps and is never weak. We have nothing to fear because of the power and strength of our God. Also hear the echoes of resurrection. Though physical death brings us sleep, that is not our eternal fate. It is God who sustains. David pleads for God’s deliverance to defeat his enemies decisively. And verse 8 brings us a powerful reminder. From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people. Psalm 3:8 NIV Deliverance comes from God alone. It will not be by our efforts that we overcome, but by God’s blessing alone. This week as we are reminded once again that we are not in control, and we are surrounded by fear and foe, let us place our hope firmly in our God. Let us pray for deliverance, hope in resurrection, and rest in the assurance that he has heard our prayer and has already conquered on behalf of his people. Shalom. Matt
Our address is: 201 31st Street, Snyder, TX, 79549