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Kilgore, Texas 75662
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Bulletin for October 22, 2017

The Chatter for October 22, 2017:

Sunday Services:

Song Leader Howard Tooley

Announcements Ladd Sheets

Opening Prayer Ken Norris

Communion Talk John Stanglin

Lord’s Table Steve Mitchell Ty Sharp

Charlie Pinson Jarrell Truitt

Jody Seale Matt Zalman

Scripture Reading Dylan Carrell

Sermon Chris Vidacovich

Closing Prayer Frank Johnson

Door Greeters Red & Hazel


Nursery Robin Carrell

Jennifer Jones

Bible Hour Teresa & Noah Odom

Pat Nault

Sunday Evening Services

Announcements Ladd Sheets

Opening Prayer Archie Salyer

Closing Prayer Ben Preston

Thankful Thoughts…

When I think of giving thanks, my mind goes to Thanksgiving. It is a little early in the season to think of it, but really it should be an everyday thought process. There are many scriptures that instruct us in being thankful: I Chronicles 16:34, I Thessalonians 5:18, Colossians 3:15, 4:2; to name a few. I tend to be thankful if things are going well, but sometimes wonder what my attitude would be under adverse circumstances. Then I pray that God will not test me. I was rear ended in Tyler this week. My car was fine; the other car had much damage. I was shaken up, but not hurt. On parting the young girl, her mother and I agreed we had made new friends. We didn’t announce that we were Christians, but we shared that we thanked God that we were not hurt and felt blessed. We all left feeling thankful. By: Dee Samford


“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).

Think about your relationships with friends and family. All of your relationships have grown through conversation. Your best friend is someone you share everything with, right? But was your best friend always your best friend? Probably not. You cultivated that friendship by talking and spending time together. Because God is a relational being and wants a relationship with us, we can talk with God through prayer anytime! The more we talk with God, the more

opportunities we have to strengthen that relationship.

Upcoming Events

• West Texas Girls Conference – November 11th – 12th

• Dallas Mavericks Luxury Bus to the Game – November 20th – Cost is $25.00

• Winter Retreat in Lone Star – December 8th - 10th

UPDATES: Please pray for these loved ones…

Horace Reynolds & Shirley Carr would love to have cards, visits and prayers.

Ione Fouts will have her final epidural soon.

Bill McLemore had chemo on Thursday.

Dee Samford is having therapy on her right leg.

Tony Clark is having many health issues at this time.

Jenny Valuck has asked for prayers for Bill, wh0 is struggling with back and hip pain and some severe stomach problems. Also, his birthday is on Monday. Please take time to send him a card. There are mailing labels on the round table in the foyer, or you may leave them in the office to be mailed.

Deanna Williams’ sister Debbi, will have her heart procedure done soon.

Jimmy Palmer has returned home from rehab. Continue to remember Charl Palmer.

Angela Watkins’ niece, Courtney White, had chemo on Friday.

John Kyles’ brother will have a stint in a week or so.

Mary Brown’s co-worker, Amber, has a son with a growth on his arm.

Ryon Kampmann’s boss lost his son in a lake accident and is having a hard time.

NOTICE: Serving Our Country: Alden Curnutt, Derrick Davis, Josh Townlin, Elena Williams, Gabriel & Wendie Villanueva, Matt Eastwood, Joel Terry, Jared Anderson, Zack Phillips, Travis Korenek, Beck Stinsky, Tyler Brown, Dustin Stanton, Caleb Robbs, Jacob Whitworth, Justin Cheman, Jed Lloyd, Steve Yeates II, Nicole Levermann and Dakota McNeely.

Prayer List: Truman Couch, Shirley Carr, Allen & June Reedy, Horace & Bettie Reynolds, Camelia Pace, Callie Robinson, Ruth Bailey, Kimberly Brooks, Bill Valuck, Johnnie Davis (Britt’s dad), Amalie Underwood (Donna Vidacovich’s mom), Margaret Brown, Charlotte Robins (Pete Jones’ sister), Deela Clegg (Salyer’s daughter), Rooster Cogburn’s granddaughter, Kaitlyn Hill, Johnny Golleher, Arlene Miller, Ken Aggen, Bonnie Gome, Damon Weaver and Sue Wilson.

Thank You: A letter was received, from Bill Keele, thanking the elders for his opportunity to speak at our Gospel Meeting this year.

Please pray for our country each evening at 8:00 p.m.

Where’s Britt? Britt will be teaching a college class here at 9:00 and be here for services. He will be in Marshall, at Eastern Hills for PM services. Monday Night Dinner is on us! We would like to fix dinner for you! Eat in or take out! Just let us know, write it on your Sunday attendance card or tell Lisa or leave a note in the office. Also, if you have a friend, neighbor or loved one who is sick or needing a meal, you can pick up a to-go and drop it off to them. Takeout meals are ready at 5! Baked Potato and Chicken strips are on the menu this week. Visitors are welcome to sign up for yourselves or others, as well.

Coming Soon…We are looking for adults to partner with teens. If you are a teen and haven’t filled out a form, see Lane. It you would like to partner with a teen, please see Donna V. This is open to men & women, boys & girls. Let’s team up to get to know each other better and encourage our youth in their Christian walk.

Spiritual Reflections by Chris Vidacovich for October 22, 2017:


Have you ever had your integrity questioned? Now, before you get too defensive, it might not be a bad thing. The reason it happens could be you have done something which seems questionable or it could be the person challenging your integrity doesn’t have any of their own. Since they don’t know what it is, they don’t understand yours!

It is very similar to what Paul says in regard to faith in 2 Corinthians 13:5-6: “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you — unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test.”

Examine your integrity! This may seem difficult to do, but if Jesus is in you, and you are living by faith, you will not fail the test. There is a story about a group of college kids who went on a mission trip to a Pennsylvania town. They went up to an Amish farmer and asked him, “Are you saved?” The old farmer stood there for a moment. No one had ever asked him that question and he wasn’t sure how to answer it. So, he thought for a while and wrote down the names of ten people. He told them, “Here is a list of ten people who know me well. Some like me more than others, but all know me. Go to them and ask them if they think I am saved.”

When it comes to your integrity, what would your friends say about you? How about the people you work with or your teachers at school? What about the people you do business with or even your creditors? How about the people in your home congregation, or in congregations where you once worshipped? Next time someone asks about your integrity, hand them your congregation’s directory. Tell them to call the folks on the list and see what they say about you. Better yet, maybe you should call them and see what they have to say!

Peter is right when he writes in 1 Peter 3:15-16, “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope

that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander”.

If you are living for Christ, it is not this might happen to you but it will! If you have set apart Christ as Lord in your life, then as John says about Jesus in John 1:5, “The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. “Since Jesus says now "You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14), the world doesn’t understand you either. Therefore, your integrity is going to come into question.

Look into your heart and find your motive for all you do. Proverbs 4:23 teaches us, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. “Jesus says in Luke 6:45 “For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”

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