January 30, 2016

Dear Friends,

ANNUAL MEETING AND VESTRY NOMINEES

On Sunday, February 7th at noon, we will have our Annual Meeting.  Following lunch, we will elect members of the Vestry, Nominating Committee and Synod Delegation.  We will also review the budget and look forward to the coming year together.

This year’s Vestry nominees are:

Katana Zachry

Doug Whiting

Bob Landreth

Dan Stoelzel

All 4 are needed to replace those who are retiring.

Nominating Committee nominees are:

Heather Hale

Teresa Sheppard

Synod delegate nominees are:

Greg Clark (delegate)

Charles Zachry (alternate)

Many thanks to this year’s nominating committee: Dene Sheppard, Alex Hale and your Rector.

Please do make every effort to be with us on the 7th!

NEW FELLOWSHIP: PEOPLE OF THE BOOK, THURSDAY MORNINGS AT 7:30 AM

Some months ago, Greg Clark shared his vision with me to begin a new fellowship to meet on Thursday mornings at 7:30.  The idea was to begin with breakfast (cooked by Chef Greg!) and then to rotate leaders sharing a passage of scripture and why it is important to them.  It is a simple, conversational format that will finish by 8:30 each week.  This fellowship is open to both men and women and meets at the Jubilee Center, 3311 Andrews Highway.

THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS

-Sundays, Classes at 9:15 am.  Worship at 10:30 am.

-Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: Bible Study, This week: 2nd and 3rd John at the Oknefski’s: 2201 Hereford Avenue.

Thursdays, 7:30am to 8:30am, People of the Book, breakfast and fellowship at the Jubilee Center.

-Friday, February5th at 8:30 am, Stocking shelves at Jubilee Center.

-Saturday, February 6th from 9:15 until noon, Food Distribution at Jubilee Center.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

-Sunday, February 7st at noon: The Annual Meeting and Luncheon.

-Tuesday, February 9th, Vestry Dinner and Meeting, 6:00pm in the Rector’s Office.

-Wednesday, February 10th, 7:00pm, ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE!

-Wednesday, February 17th, 6:00pm, Book of Revelation Study Begins, 6:00pm at the Oknefski’s, 2201 Hereford Ave.

December 19, 2015

Dear Friends,

Just two reminders this week:

Merry Christmas! Christmas Eve service will be at 5:00 pm.  We are happy to welcome two guest musicians this year.  May Lai will be playing the sax in a duet with her mother Lisa.  Lindon McCarty, a professional guitarist (and son of John and Melissa), will be offering beautiful version of O Holy Night.

Christmas Caroling! Tomorrow at 1:30 pm (after church), we’re headed to the home of Jan and Wendel Miller to bring some Christmas cheer and to offer carols and prayers.  The Millers live at _____________, about 2 miles from the church.

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK – The Promised Messiah

The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shone.
You have multiplied the nation;
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
For the yoke of his burden,
and the staff for his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult
and every garment rolled in blood
will be burned as fuel for the fire.
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Isaiah 9:2-7

As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.

Your fellow servant,

Fr. Tom

THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS

-Sundays, Classes at 9:15 am.  Worship at 10:30 am.

-Sunday, December 20th at 1:30 pm, Christmas Caroling for the Millers.

-Wednesday, December 24th at 5:00 pm: CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE!  This represents a time change from last year.  Several have asked that we move the service earlier.

-Wednesdays at 7:00 am: Morning Prayer in the church (come to the glass front doors).

-Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: Bible Study, NEW STUDY: The Letters of John at 2201 Hereford Avenue.  We are taking a break until Wednesday, January 13th.  See you then!

 

LOOKING AHEAD

-Friday, January 8th at 8:30 am, Stocking shelves at Jubilee Center.

-Saturday, January 9th from 9:15 until noon, Food Distribution at Jubilee Center.

-Sunday, January 10th, Second Sunday Lunch and Jubilee Center collection.

-Sunday, February 1st at noon: The Annual Meeting.

December 9, 2015

Dear Friends,

Bishop Mark and Cindy Zimmerman Visit this Weekend

Our bishop and his wife Cindy will be with us this weekend to join in our ministry at Jubilee Center, to share dinner with us on Saturday evening and to confirm and receive new members on Sunday morning.

Here is the itinerary:

Saturday Morning from 9:00 to 12:00: We’ll be at the Jubilee Center for our annual Christmas food pantry.  Join with us in ministry to 300 families in need.  The Jubilee Center is at 3311 Andrews Highway.

Saturday Evening beginning at 6:00: Dinner with Bishop Mark and Cindy at the Oknefski’s.  Please do call or text Nadine at 432-631-xxxx by noon tomorrow (Thursday) if you plan to attend.  It will help with meal planning and seating.  All the food is provided, just come and enjoy!

Sunday Morning at 9:15: Question and Answer with the Bishop in Room 101 – the Adult Sunday School classroom.

Sunday Morning at 10:15, Worship and reception of new members: Bob Landreth, Susan Benham, Ricky and Anease Benton.  Remember your gifts of macroni and cheese or other non-perishables for Jubilee!

Sunday at 12:00 Noon, Second Sunday Lunch with the Bishop and Cindy!  Bob Landreth has the main course covered but we do need side dishes and desserts.

Wednesdays, Beginning This Evening at 6:30 pm, The Letters of John

Christian faith is always lived in the midst of competing religions and philosophies.  Near the end of his life, the Apostle John wrote to the Church about how know when a beliefs are in step with Christ.  At that time, he greatest challenge came from Gnosticism—a philosophy seriously at odds with authentic Christianity.  John restated the essentials of the faith in such a way that his readers could understand the failings of Gnosticism and virtually all other challenges to the true Gospel.  Even today, his words will give you the lens you need to see clearly as you hold fast to the “faith once delivered to the saints.”  The Bible study meets at the home of Gary and Nadine Oknefski, 2201 Hereford Blvd. in Grasslands.  All are welcome!

Christmas Gifts for the Jubilee Center Children

If you would like to provide gifts for one or more of the most needy children at the Jubilee Center, see the sign up list at the back of the church this Sunday.  You can also call or text Marianne at 432-853-xxxx to let her know of your interest.

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK – The Fellowship of Believers

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.  Acts 2:42-47

As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.

Your fellow servant,

Fr. Tom

 

THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS

-THIS WEEKEND: See the description above.

-Wednesdays at 7:00 am: Morning Prayer in the church (come to the glass front doors).

-Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: Bible Study, NEW STUDY: The Letters of John at 2201 Hereford Avenue.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

-Sunday, December 20th at 1:30 pm, Christmas Caroling for the Millers and others.

-Wednesday, December 24th at 5:00 pm: CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE!  This represents a time change from last year and our most recent All Saints Update.  Several have asked that we move the service earlier.

-Sunday, February 1st at noon: The Annual Meeting.

November 7, 2015

Dear friends,

Second Sunday Lunch Tomorrow!

Neil Harris promises to provide several wonderful Italian main courses.  Our job is to bring the side dishes and desserts.  Words cannot adequately express how much I am looking forward to this!

Don’t Trust Anybody?

This week’s Scripture of the Week (below) comes from Psalm 146 and is one of tomorrow’s assigned readings.  As you read through it, take a moment consider what it means for your own life.  We grow up learning to trust parents, siblings, friends and authority figures.  And then, bit by bit, that trust is eroded or exploded by failures of character in the very people we thought would never let us down.  This is not just a matter of presidential politics or even a sad commentary on a parent or spouse.  Give it enough time and you will find that just about everybody will let you down sooner or later.  And so the psalmist writes “put not your trust in rulers, nor any child of earth.”  Not that we are to hold the world at arm’s length or despise others for their failings.  But rather, we are to trust God to guide us, heal our wounds and forgive our sins forever.  No human could ever fulfill all these roles and, quite frankly, it is unfair to expect them to do so.  When God is the source of your well-being, you can love others as he does.  They will fail you and you will fail them but God never fails and he never forgets his own.  Trust God alone and love others fearlessly.

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK – Trust God Alone

Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth, for there is no help in them.  When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and in that day their thoughts perish.  Happy are they who have the God Jacob for their help, whose hope is in the Lord their God. Psalm 146:2-4

As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.

Your fellow servant,

Fr. Tom

 

THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS

-Sundays, Classes at 9:15 am.  Worship at 10:30 am.

-Wednesdays at 7:00 am: Morning Prayer in the church (come to the glass front doors).

-Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: Bible Study, The Gospel of Luke at 2201 Hereford Avenue.

-Sunday, November 8th, Second Sunday Luncheon and Jubilee Food Collection (Bring Mac N Cheese or any other non-perishable food.)

-Tuesday, November 10th, 11:45 am.  Men’s Fellowship Lunch at the Jubilee Center.  Best darned food in Midland, Texas and pretty good company too.

-Friday, November 13th at 8:30 am, Stocking shelves at Jubilee Center.

-Saturday, November 14th from 9:15 until noon, Food Distribution at Jubilee Center.  There is only one distribution in November because of Thanksgiving.  Extra volunteers will be needed!

 

LOOKING AHEAD

-Sunday, November 22nd, Joint Service and Luncheon with Memorial and Church on the Journey.

-Sunday, December 13th, Bishop Mark Zimmerman visits.

October 10, 2015

Dear friends,

Tomorrow (Sunday) is our second Sunday lunch with Tola and Jay Dina providing the main course.  Please do bring along a side dish, soft drink or chips.  These lunches are at the very heart of our life together giving us time to enjoy time together over good food.  I encourage you sit with someone you don’t know as well so that you may get acquainted over lunch.

Remember also our monthly collection for the Jubilee Center.  Normally, we bring boxed Macaroni and Cheese, but if you don’t have any in the pantry, and you’re in for the evening, bring any other non-perishable food you may have around the house so that we might fill the collection tub.  I have noticed a growing number of visitors to the food pantry as layoffs take their toll on family incomes.  Pray for the unemployed among us and give generously!

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK – Jesus Our Great High Priest

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  Hebrews 4:14-16

As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.

Your fellow servant,

Fr. Tom

 

THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS

-Sundays, Classes at 9:15 am.  Worship at 10:30 am.  Tomorrow: Second Sunday Lunch and Jubilee Food Pantry Collection (mac n cheese).  Bring a side dish, chips or soda.

-Wednesdays at 7:00 am: Morning Prayer in the church (come to the glass front doors).

-Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: Bible Study, The Gospel of Luke at 2201 Hereford Avenue. THE BIBLE STUDY IS CANCELLED THIS WEEK!  We’ll be back in the saddle on Wednesday, October 21st.

 -Tuesday, October 13th, 6:00pm, Vestry dinner and meeting in the Fellowship Hall.

-Thursday, October 15th, 6:30 to 8:30, Hymn Sing and Prayer Meeting in the main Church with Memorial and Journey.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

-Tuesday, October 20th,11:45 at the Jubilee Center, 3311 Andrews Highway : Men’s Lunch.  A great fellowship and awesome grilled and barbecued food!

-Tuesday, October 20th, 7:00pm at church: “Jesus Explained” Class Begins.  See Doug Whiting or Fr. Tom for details.

-Friday, October 23rd at 8:30 am, Stocking shelves at Jubilee Center.

-Saturday, October 24th from 9:15 until noon, Food Distribution at Jubilee Center.  Volunteers are needed.

August 6, 2015

Dear friends,

104 degrees.  That’s what my phone says the temperature is as I write this.  But, happily, I am in 74 degree air conditioned comfort and, I pray, so are you.  Check out what we’re up to in the next week or two and pause to pray for your friends at All Saints.

Second Sunday Lunch and Jubilee Collection This Week!

This Sunday, you are invited to join us for lunch immediately after service.  Katana and Charles Zackey will be providing the Ham.  Would you please bring a side dish or dessert to compliment?  We have a new Jubilee Box at the back of the church that you can make donations to at any time during the month.  Our congregation has been asked to bring boxed macaroni and cheese but you may bring other non-perishable food items as well.  Thanks for all you do to support our neighbors in need.

Islam and the Roots of Modern Jihadism, More Seating!

Our first session of the Islam class was rousing success.  So much so, that not everyone could find a seat in Classroom 2.  We have moved the round tables out of the room so there should be plenty of seating for all.  Remember, we begin at 9:05 am!  Room 2 is to the left as you enter the main lobby and just beyond the formal parlor.

50th Wedding Anniversary, Renewal of Vows and Reception, Sunday, August 16th at 2:30 PM

Wendel and Jan Miller celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, the 16th with a renewal of vows service and reception.  You are invited to join us for this very special milestone in their lives.  A brief service begins at 2:30 with punch and cake following.

Sunday, August 23rd, Visitors’ Sunday

Invite family, friends and neighbors to our special visitors’ Sunday service.  As we will soon move into our fall routines (not soon enough given this heat), this is an opportunity to introduce others to All Saints.  Pray about who you might bring and let’s make the 23rd a wonderful celebration.

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK – On Marriage

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”  This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.  Ephesians 5:31-33

As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.

Your fellow servant,

Fr. Tom

THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS

-Sundays, Classes at 9:15 am.  Worship at 10:30 am.  Islam Class at 9:05 in Room 2

-Wednesdays at 6:30: Bible Study, The Gospel of Luke meets at church this week.  All are welcome.

-Tuesday, August 11th, 11:45 am.  Men’s Lunch at the Jubilee Center, 3311 Andrews Highway.  The food is always a West Texas delicacy (barbecue, beans and burgers) and the fellowship is pretty good too!

-Tuesday, August 11th, 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall, Vestry Meeting with dinner provided.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

-Sunday, August 16th, 2:30 pm, 50th Wedding Anniversary, Renewal of Vows and Reception for Wendel and Jan Miller.

-Sunday, August 23rd, Visitors’ Sunday.

-Tuesday, August 25th, 11:45 am.  Men’s Lunch at the Jubilee Center, 3311 Andrews Highway.

-SAVE THE DATE: September 18-20, Men’s Retreat at Lake Brownwood (new location!).

August 1, 2015

Dear friends,

Just a reminder:

Islam and the Roots of Modern Jihadism, Sundays August 2, 9 and 16, 9:05 in Room 2 – When you come in the main entrance of the church, make a left to the end of the hall (just beyond the Parlor).

Some weeks ago, I overheard John McCarty describing the early history of Islam and its response to the Judaism, Christianity and Zoroastrianism and other tribal religions of its day.  In that brief conversation, he described the violent elements of its early history and how it differed markedly from our own Christian understanding of God and man.  In a word, I was fascinated.  It is common to hear people say “we all serve the same god” when referring to other religions.  Believe me, we do not.  John’s topics will include the Islamic understanding of the Jewish Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob), the personal history and earliest beliefs of Mohammed, the militant thrust of the early Islamic movement, the origin of today’s warring sects within Islam and how violent Muslims understand the “morality” of their behavior.  John does not claim to be a scholar of Islam or of comparative religions but he has read extensively over the past several months and can help us to gain some important insights into the challenges brought to all of us by global Islamic terrorists.  Please do come promptly at 9:05.  John assures me that there is much to cover.

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK – Choose this day who you will serve….”

“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.  And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods, for it is the Lord our God who brought us and our fathers up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight and preserved us in all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed. And the Lord drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God.” Deuteronomy 24:14-18

As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.

Your fellow servant,

Fr. Tom

THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS

-Sundays, Classes at 9:15 am.  Worship at 10:30 am.  Islam Class at 9:05 in Room 2 (See description above.)

-Wednesdays at 6:30: Bible Study, The Gospel of Luke at the Oknefski’s, 2201 Hereford Avenue.  All are welcome.

LOOKING AHEAD

-Tuesday, August 11th, 11:45 am.  Men’s Lunch at the Jubilee Center, 3311 Andrews Highway.  The food is always a West Texas delicacy (barbecue, beans and burgers) and the fellowship is pretty good too!

-Tuesday, August 11th, 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall, Vestry Meeting with dinner provided.

-Sunday, August 23rd, Visitors’ Sunday and Fall Kickoff.

-Tuesday, August 25th, 11:45 am.  Men’s Lunch at the Jubilee Center, 3311 Andrews Highway.

-SAVE THE DATE: September 18-20, Men’s Retreat in Fort Davis

July 21, 2015

Dear friends,

Jubilee Week is Here!

If you’ve been thinking of serving but haven’t yet decided when, let me suggest one of the following:

Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00:  Members of the Wednesday Night Bible Study will join with Greg to finish the exterior painting of the building.

Friday morning from 8:15 to 9:15 or later: We’ll unload boxed food and fresh produce from the truck and stock the shelves.  No need to stay away if you cannot carry heavy boxes.  Most of the work involves putting cans and small boxes on shelves.  If you have an interest in gardening, you can skip the unloading and stocking and enjoy the early morning breeze helping with the garden.

Saturday morning from 9:15 to 12:00: Join in the main event!  We warmly welcome the needy while distributing food.  It’s a simple thing but very rewarding.

Islam and the Roots of Modern Jihadism, Sundays August 2, 9 and 16, 9:05 in the Adult Education Class

Some weeks ago, I overheard John McCarty describing the early history of Islam and its response to the Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism and other tribal religions of its day.  In that brief conversation, he described the violent elements of its early history and how it differed markedly from our own Christian understanding of God and man.  In a word, I was fascinated.

It is common to hear people say “we all serve the same god” when referring to other religions.  Believe me, we do not.  John’s topics will include the Islamic understanding of the Jewish Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob), the personal history and earliest beliefs of Muhammed, the militant thrust of the early Islamic movement, the origin of today’s warring sects within Islam and how today’s violent Muslims understand the “morality” of their behavior.  John does not claim to be a scholar of Islam or of comparative religions but he has read extensively over the past several months and can help us to gain some important insights into the challenges brought to us by Islamic terrorists.  Please do come promptly at 9:05.  John assures me that there is much to cover.

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK – Love

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things….  1st Corinthians 13:4-7

As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.

Your fellow servant,

Fr. Tom

THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS

-Sundays, Classes at 9:15 am.  Worship at 10:30 am.

-Monday, July 20th to Saturday July 25th.  Jubilee Week!  All Saints members will have the opportunity to volunteer with fix-up or the food pantry in this special week of service.

-Tuesday, July 21st, 11:45 am.  Men’s Lunch at the Jubilee Center, 3311 Andrews Highway.  The food is always a West Texas delicacy (barbecue, beans and burgers) and the fellowship is pretty good too!

-Wednesdays at 6:30: Bible Study, The Gospel of Luke at the Oknefski’s, 2201 Hereford Avenue.  All are welcome.  THE BIBLE STUDY WILL BE SERVING AT JUBILEE CENTER THIS WEDNESDAY FROM 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM.

-Saturday, July 25th 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Cookie Baking for the next Kairos Prison Ministry Weekend.  Check in with me if you would like to take part.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

-Tuesday, August 11th, 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall, Vestry Meeting with dinner provided.

-Sunday, August 23rd, Visitors’ Sunday and Fall Kickoff.

-SAVE THE DATE: September 18-20, Men’s Retreat in Fort Davis.

July 11, 2015

Dear friends,

So glad we had the opportunity last week to worship with our friends from Memorial and Journey.  The music was beautiful with organ, piano, choir and a combined music team.  It was encouraging to be together and to triple our normal attendance with worshippers from all three churches.  I imagine we’ll worship together again at least once before year end.

We are collecting Macaroni and Cheese boxes tomorrow for Jubilee Center but there is no second Sunday lunch after church this month.  We’ll get back to it in August.

Here are a few items to get into your calendar:

Rockhounds Game, July 17th at 7:00 PM

Sign up this Sunday on the table near the kitchen for our All Saints night at the Rockhounds.  Based on how many sign up, we may be able to get a break on ticket prices or admission to the picnic provided by the Rockhounds caterers.  See Dan Stoelzel for more details.

August “Get Together,” Saturday, July 18th, at 6:00pm.

Memorial Church is sponsoring a “Picnic & Ice Cream” social in the courtyard with hot dogs, chips and drinks provided.  There will be games for the kids and good fellowship for all.  Bring your favorite ice cream!

Jubilee Week is July 20th through 25th

See the signup at church.  There will be opportunities to volunteer in the garden, with painting, in stocking shelves or with the clients themselves on Saturday morning.  Let’s all pick a time to serve.  It will make a wonderful difference in the ministry of Jubilee.

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK – Perseverance!

But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, 33sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. 34For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. 35Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. 37For,

“Yet a little while,
and the coming one will come and will not delay;
38but my righteous one shall live by faith,
and if he shrinks back,
my soul has no pleasure in him.”

39But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.  Hebrews 10:32-39

As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.

Your fellow servant,

Fr. Tom

THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS

-Wednesday at 6:30: Bible Study, The Gospel of Luke at the Oknefski’s, 2201 Hereford Avenue.  All are welcome.

-Sundays, Classes at 9:15 am.  Worship at 10:30 am.

-Tuesday, July 14th, 6:00 pm, Vestry Meeting in the Fellowship Hall.  Dinner provided.

-Friday, July 17th, All Saints Night at the Rockhounds Game!

 

LOOKING AHEAD

-Monday, July 20th to Saturday July 25th.  Jubilee Week!  All Saints members will have the opportunity to volunteer with fix-up or the food pantry in this special week of service.

-Tuesday, July 21st, 11:45 am.  Men’s Lunch at the Jubilee Center, 3311 Andrews Highway.  The food is always a West Texas delicacy (barbecue, beans and burgers) and the fellowship is pretty good too!

-Sunday, August 23rd, Visitors’ Sunday and Fall Kickoff.

-SAVE THE DATE: September 18-20, Men’s Retreat in Fort Davis.

July 3, 2015

Dear friends,

Joint Breakfast at 9:00 AM and Worship Service at 10:00 AM

This week, we worship with our friends from Memorial and Journey at 10:00am in the main sanctuary.  There will be no Sunday School.  Our preacher will be pastor Keith Gibbons of Church on the Journey.  Pastor Terry, who was a concert pianist, will provide some of our music along with the Memorial Christian Church Choir.  Our singers will join in with the music team from Church on the Journey and I will be celebrating the Holy Communion using our Anglican liturgy.

Breakfast will be served “pot luck” beginning at 9:00am in the fellowship hall.  Bring a breakfast casserole, fruit, juice or doughnuts and join us!

Rockhounds Game, July 17th at 7:00 PM

Sign up this Sunday for our All Saints Night at the Rockhounds.  Based on how many sign up, we may be able to get a break on ticket prices or admission to the picnic provided by the Rockhounds caterers.  See Dan Stoelzel for more details.

Jubilee Week is July 20th through 25th

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK – The beauty of unity.

Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!
It is like the precious oil on the head,
running down on the beard,
on the beard of Aaron,
running down on the collar of his robes!
It is like the dew of Hermon,
which falls on the mountains of Zion!
For there the Lord has commanded the blessing,
life forevermore.

Psalm 133

 

As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.

Your fellow servant,

Fr. Tom

THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS

-Wednesday at 6:30: Bible Study, The Gospel of Luke at the Oknefski’s, 2201 Hereford Avenue.  All are welcome.

-Sundays, Classes at 9:15 am.  Worship at 10:30 am.

-Sunday, July 5th, Joint Service with Memorial and Jubilee.

-Tuesday, July 7th, 11:45 am.  Men’s Lunch at the Jubilee Center, 3311 Andrews Highway.  The food is always a West Texas delicacy (barbecue, beans and burgers) and the fellowship is pretty good too!

Second Sunday Lunch and Jubilee Collection, Sunday, July 12th. Bring a donation of boxed Macaroni and Cheese for Jubilee.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

-Tuesday, July 14th, 6:00 pm, Vestry Meeting in the Fellowship Hall.  Dinner provided.

-Friday, July 17th, All Saints Night at the Rockhounds Game!

-Monday, July 20th to Saturday July 25th.  Jubilee Week!  All Saints members will have the opportunity to volunteer with fix-up or the food pantry in this special week of service.

-Sunday, August 23rd, Visitors’ Sunday and Fall Kickoff.

-SAVE THE DATE: September 18-20, Men’s Retreat in Fort Davis.