Many thanks to Fr. Steve Kelley for stepping in at the last hour to lead our worship on Sunday. I went to bed Saturday night feeling fine and woke up in the middle of the night with a stomach bug that commanded all of my attention for the next 24 hours. Fortunately, Fr. Steve answered my call at 7:00am and certainly rose to the occasion. If you weren’t in church Sunday, you will certainly want to hear his message at midlandanglican.org.
Thanks also to all who could join us for spring cleaning this past Saturday. Fifteen hearty souls from all three churches created about 75 large lawn bags of leaves, garbage and other debris from the gardens and courtyards. It made a real difference to the appearance of things! Now, if our West Texas wind would just stop blowing for a season….
Please do be praying about the “New Opportunities for Fellowship and Learning” offerings shown below. Launched just in time for Lent, they promise to bring great blessing to all who choose to make them a priority. It is always worthwhile to busy ourselves with things that have an eternal significance.
MID-WEEK BIBLE STUDY AT THE OKNEFSKI’S, WEDNESDAY AT 6:30PM.
We begin this week with Hebrews, chapter 11, the “Faith Hall of Fame.” This is the moving account of those who held firm to their faith before the coming of Christ. Join us at 2201 Hereford Avenue.
NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR FELLOWSHIP AND LEARNING
Monday Evening Fellowship: Mondays at 6:00pm, beginning on March 10th. A typical evening will run from 6:00 pm until 7:15 with dinner out afterward for those who wish. Our study during Lent will be the Apostle John’s account of the last hours of Jesus’ life (John 13-18). If you are thinking of coming, please do add your name to the sign-up sheet this Sunday.
Dinner and Devotions for Families: Alex Hale is working on launching a new fellowship for families with kids. This group will also meet at 6:00pm (night to be determined) with separate dinner and devotions for adults and kids. We will end by 7:15 so that the kids will have time to finish homework and get to bed at a reasonable hour.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES, 9:15AM
· Philippians and the Theology of Joy: (Fr. Tom in his office)
· Found in Him: (Brad Watson in Room 101)
· Joke of the Week: It may surprise you to learn that the term “Bible” is actually an acronym. It stands for Basic Information Before Leaving Earth. Even if that didn’t make you smile, it should make you think!
· If you are in need of pastoral care, you can reach me at 432-853-2751. Please don’t hesitate to call.
Your fellow servant,