The Weekly Update

(October 11, 2017)

What happened on this date in history? Some semi-famous people were born. Some political things happened. Some historical things happened. Not a lot. So, if you were born on Oct. 11, congratulations, you may be the most important thing going on in this date in history.

Our Wednesday power sessions also are going on in this date in history. They continue at 6:30 p.m. this evening. Rodney Snyder will be teaching tonight. Next Wednesday will be J.R. Duncan followed by Bruce Ballard on Oct. 25. These services will continue into November. In addition, our youth, children and nursery will be meeting. The kids get to eat as well.

Pastor Daryl will begin a new sermon series this week on resisting the devil. Services begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

This is the final weekend we will be promoting and asking for your help with a fundraiser for Panhandle Adult Rebuilding Center (PARC), a group we have given money to in the past. This program, located at 413 SW 6th Ave., gives the homeless population a place to go in the daytime. They offer a variety of programs and classes. Through relationships built, these members can begin to remember who they really are and gain the confidence needed to break the cycle of homelessness in their lives.

How can you help? This year, on Oct. 20, PARC will be showing the movie premier of Same Kind Of Different As Me, an adaption of the book with the same name, at Hollywood 16 (I think). The book was amazing by the way. The movie features Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight. A $30 donation admits you and a PARC member to the movie as well as to an exclusive viewing of Denver Moore’s original artwork alongside local high school student artists. The PARC member also will receive popcorn and a drink. You will not be responsible for taking the member to the movie. We will have more information at church on Sunday for those who are interested.

This month’s Ladies Night Out extravaganza will be the ever-popular bunco game. All women are invited. It begins at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 19, with a Mexican pile on potluck meal. Please sign up in the foyer so we will know who is bringing what dish and so we’ll be able to arrange proper childcare.

Fall is here and that means it’s almost time to change our clocks. This fall, Daylight Savings Time is Nov. 4-5. So, turn your clocks back one hour that night and enjoy the extra hour of sleep.

This year’s Handmade Holiday Market is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11. I don’t have the official rules but will have them shortly. Amber Howe also will have the information. So, begin preparing your homemade items to sell.

In addition, we will be having a chili cook-off and beard growing contest. Sign up for the chili cook-off in the foyer. It will be the day of the fair. There is no entry fee. All beards must be shaved on Oct. 14. There is a $5 entry fee. Sign up in the foyer as well.

If you need to hear from the Lord or need some time to rest in His presence or receive ministry, we invite you to join us 6:30-8:00 p.m. each Tuesday. We have healing and prophetic rooms as well as worship, prayer and ministry. Tuesday nights will end for the year on Nov. 14.

Please check the calendar below for more information. You also can go to our website at

Sunday groups and classes:

  • J.R. Duncan leads a men’s class at 9:00 a.m.
  • Intercessory prayer is at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday in the Red Room near the southwest entrance. This class is led by Jennifer Martin, Danielle Ramos and Linsey Beggs.
  • Steve and Brenda Cutberth lead an evening group called Lifestyle at their home, 8 Manchester Rd., in Bishop Hills. This is an interactive study of the Christian lifestyle and Jesus’ leadership style. Call 335-5572 for details. The group begins at 6:00 p.m.
  • Debra Crump leads, “Thin Within,” a grace-based weigh-down class, 9 a.m., in the classroom. Open to men and women.
  • Mike and Tina Hadley lead a marriage class at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. The series, by Gary Chapman, is The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted.”
  • Alex and Tori Flores lead a group leaning toward the younger crowd who wants to be in community and relationship. This group will meet 6-8 p.m., every other Sunday at the home of Rodney/Courtney Snyder, 3527 Bremond Dr. Check with Alex, Tori, Rodney and Courtney to double check the dates.
  • The Life Recovery Group, led by Gary and Laura Jones, meets at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

Wednesday groups:

  • The group formerly led by Rodney/Tanya Garner will now be led by Troy and Camelia Johnson at their home, 3716 Clearwell. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month. Troy can be reached at 290-6327 and Camelia at 382-0404.
  • Debra Crump has a study for women at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday. The class is going through the book, “Magnificent Grace.” There is no childcare at this time. Please let Debra know if it is needed and we will see what we can do. This class is free.
  • Brad and Crystal Chambers have a community group that meets in their home the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. They meet at 6:30 p.m. at 7203 Jameson. For more information, contact Brad at 584-6560 or Crystal at 584-6731

October Schedule:

  • October 15 – Water baptism
  • October 19 – Ladies Night Out – bunco, 6:30 p.m.
  • October 20-21 – Youth lock-in
  • October 22 – Baby dedication
  • October 29 – Youth week to feed the homeless

November Schedule:

  • November 4-5 – Daylight Savings Time, turn clocks back one hour
  • November 5 – First Fruits Offering
  • November 11 – Handmade Holiday Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • November 12 – Our week to feed the homeless
  • November 14-15 – Tuesday/Wednesday services end for the year
  • November 19 – Water baptism
  • November 23 – Thanksgiving Day
  • November 26 – Baby dedication

Weekly Schedule:

  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m., GROW classes (adults and children)
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m., Intercessory prayer
  • Sunday: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., Sunday service
  • Sunday: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., Children’s church
  • Sunday: After 10:30 a.m. worship, MORE JV for 6th-10th graders
  • Sunday: Homeless meals needed second Sunday of each month
  • Sunday: 6:30-8:00 p.m., classes and community groups
  • Tuesday: 6:30-8:00 p.m., healing/prophetic rooms, worship/prayer
  • Wednesday: 6:30-8:00 p.m., adult service, children and youth
  • Weekly – Community groups that meet periodically (

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for Amanda Hardin who has a mass on her kidney. She is taking medication and will have an MRI on Oct. 16. Results will be known Nov. 7.
  • Pray for Brittany Stevenson’s grandmother Nicky who is very ill. Her body is shutting down. She’s being medicated. She’s in the hospital in Lubbock.
  • Pray for Brittany’s stepbrother who has been having seizures and will see a cardiologist soon.
  • Pray for Carol Saunders’ father, Eugene, 80, who is recovering from surgery to repair a perforated bowel. He will have a colostomy bag for a few months.
  • Pray for Joe Henard and the Texas Baptist Men’s group. He’s in Victoria helping with hurricane cleanup.
  • Pray for those with long-term health issues: Oscar Ramirez’s mother (home hospice), Lisa Campbell (three-month recovery from neck surgery), Nick Sianez (diabetes); Tim Murphy (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease), Vickie Moss (cancer); Barbara Lill (Becky Waldrip’s mom, cancer in lung, lymph nodes); Charles Fraley (cancer in bladder, lymph nodes, tailbone, etc.); Jean Thurman (pain from an elbow injury that won’t heal); Ronnie Mullins (recovery from auto accident).
  • Pray for family and friends in our congregation who are struggling with meth and other addictions.
  • Pray for the Steve and Jill Hill family, missionary evangelists and former MORE members.
  • Pray for Martin and Rebekah Neil and their ministry Voices from the Nations.
  • In addition, please pray for all of our military personnel, leaders, president and cabinet members.

MORE Money:

Sunday, 10/08/17 offering was $11,754.16. YTD giving is $541,473.04. Budget is $546,530. Attendance was 386.

Thoughts for the week:


  • “Ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity.” (Dr. Rick Rigsby, author of “Lessons From A Third Grade Dropout”) (See his video on Facebook)
  • New bumper sticker – Self-Medicate With Prayer


How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you’re on.


My grandpa would always tell me that when he was growing up in rural Texas, his momma would give him $1 and send him down to the store. He’d come back with two loaves of bread, half a gallon of milk, a carton of eggs and a pound of pork.

He says you can’t do that now-a-days. There are way too many security cameras.


Attorney: All of your responses must be oral, okay? What school did you attend?

Witness: Oral.

That’s all, folks. Enjoy the rest of your week.