August 26, 2020
Elder for August 2020 Jerry Dever. Please see this Elder with questions or needs, but know that all Elders are available to help you.
God calls us to be "open handed" to those around us in need (Dt. 15:7-8). As needs arise, you can help! To be a part of the Open Hands Ministry, simply text "@openhandsm" to the phone number 81010. As needs arise we will share this information and work together to be "open handed" to those around us. Thanks!
Our needs for the Food Pantry have changed due to the COVID 19 situation. Many of the people seeking help are living in situations where they cannot cook. We need to provide foods that are ready to eat foods. The following are suggestions: Beef Jerky, snack crackers, canned meat, protein bars, fruit cups, peanut butter & saltine crackers. You may bring your donations by the office or you can leave them in the East lobby for pickup. You may also help by providing monetary donations for us to purchase the food for you if you wish. Those can be brought by the office or mailed to us. Thank you for your help!
East Side Family, Thank you for your prayers, calls, cards, texts, and the beautiful flowers. Your love is very special. Love, Jane Floyd
Reminder: Your contributions can be made online at our church website: www.eastsidefamily.church under giving, you may drop it off at the office; you may leave it in our locked mailbox, or mail it to us at 201 31st Street. Thanks!
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Immerse Beginnings starts Sunday, 9/6/20. Group Meetings (places, dates, times), will be announced soon! Books are available in the office or in the back of the auditorium for $11.00 each. Thanks!
Mark your Calendars for Wednesday, September 9th! Children's’ Bible Classes will begin at 7:00 p.m.! Details to follow soon!
There will be an Orientation Luncheon for all those who signed up to teach Children’s Wednesday Night Classes, on Sunday, August 30th after morning services in the MPB. Please join us for this important meeting! Thanks!
SERMON: Matt Stidham SERMON TITLE: Prayer Give Us This Day TEXT: CONGREGATIONAL READING: John 6:35 SONG LEADER: Craig Randolph CHILDREN’S CHURCH: Luke Nance OPENING PRAYER: Jimmy McMillan TABLE TALK: Jerry Dever CLOSING PRAYER: Allen Paris
The Scriptures have much to say about not coming to the altar if we are holding something against a sister or brother. We are told that we will be forgiven inasmuch as we forgive. The early church was known for its public confessions of sins. Many traditions of Christianity have practiced public confession, and many great revivals have been sparked by folks beating their breasts and confessing sins to one another. What are some ways we could incorporate confession into our lives? This is commonplace in Celebrate Recovery where we share testimonies, and in confidential small groups share our struggles. But what about at other times? Would confession of sins be a welcomed addition to Sunday morning, keeping in mind that the Apostles commanded us to do exactly that? (James 5:16; 1 John 1:9) What about in small group Bible studies, or with a trusted brother or sister in Christ? One practice used in some communities is called”prouds and sorries,” where each person is given the space to share something they are proud of and something they are sorry about. Just as we confess things that are wrong, we also need to be reminded that we are better than the worst things we do. Reconciliation is one of the fruits of confession, and it is worth thinking about ways of speaking into each other’s lives as we hope to restore whatever may have been broken or lost. (Some communities respond to confessions by saying together, “We proclaim to you God’s forgiveness and ours.”) Confessional prayer assumes that our worship takes place in a deeply flawed community. The church has always been a worrisome and dysfunctional place. But by grace we can take small steps to restore trust. Maybe it is writing a note to someone we have offended or calling up someone we have murmured to (or about) and asking for their forgiveness. Maybe it means each week choosing to do something nice for someone it’s hard for you to like. Seeking to be a blessing to others is not something we do to earn God’s grace; it’s the opposite - because we have experienced God’s grace, we can’t help but do some act of grace toward another person. So whoever you are, and whatever you’ve done, God offers forgiveness through the blood of Christ. And your church family stands ready to support you. “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” - James 5:16 NIV (Adapted from “Confession,” from Common Prayer, pg. 411.)
Betty Andress-(mother of Paula Bowden)-health concerns Jim Bob Cave-health concerns Shanna Covington-health concerns Liz & Tommy DeLoera-health concerns Jerry Dever-health Concerns Marc Eilenstein (father of Jennifer Stidham)-health concerns Bertha Gilbert-health concerns Jay Goodwin-health concerns Sam Kitching-health concerns Martha Lara-health concerns Sue Luft-health concerns Eulala Melton-health concerns Collin Mitten-health concerns Darrell Mize-health concerns Patricia Paris-health concerns Edwin Parks-health concerns Wilma Prater (mother of Paula Whitefield)-health concerns Augustine Ramos-personal issues Patsy Roe-health concerns Brantley Stephens-personal issues Jennifer Stewart-health concerns Ryleigh Stewart-health concerns Bruce & Karen Stidham (parents of Matt)-health concerns Vickie Torres (sister of Mike Torres)-health concerns James & Janet Wesson-health concerns Andy & Alissa Whitefield-Foster care & adoption James Whitefield-health concerns Ellen Whitmire-(sister-in-law of Mark Whitmire)-health concerns Evelyn Whitmire-(mother of Mark Whitmire)-health concerns
Our address is: 201 31st Street, Snyder, TX, 79549