THE WEEKLY UPDATE
On this day in 1923, the U.S. Patent Office granted a patent to Garrett Morgan for his three-position traffic signal. Though Morgan’s was not the first traffic signal (that one had been installed in London in 1868), it was an important innovation nonetheless. By having a third position besides just “Stop” and “Go,” it regulated crossing vehicles more safely than earlier signals had.
That’s one way to look at it. Or, this was the beginning of “Punch it!” when that third color came up. Anyway…
Tonight, we celebrate 20 years as a church. It was this coming Sunday two decades ago when MORE had its first church service. We are grateful to every person who has been with us for all or part of the journey. We would never be where we are today with each and every one of you.
If you signed up for the dinner, the doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. The meal is in Legacy Hall in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center at WTAMU in Canyon. There is no assigned seating.
Speaking of tonight, remember there are no more Wednesday services this year. We will return on Jan. 8, 2020.
Thanks to all who participated in the Handmade Holiday Market and Chili Cook-Off. It was a great day. People’s choice winner for chili was Carol Vansickle. Sally Anglin took home second place honors while the grand champion for the first time ever was Pastor Daryl Roach. We promise it was not rigged. He’s tried to win every year. Congratulations to all.
We have a special treat after church this coming Sunday. Please join us after the second service as we have an ordination service for new deacons Patrick and Shelly Wood.
As Chad Conner mentioned last Sunday, ACTS Community Resource Center will be collecting blankets for San Jacinto residents. If you have extras or are able to buy an extra to donate, you can begin bringing them to the church on Sunday or take them straight to Chad at ACTS. Also, Delinda Flake is collecting donations to buy scarves and gloves for the residents. These items are needed by Dec. 15.
The women’s Christmas party is set for 6:30 p.m., Dec. 12, at the church. There is no money needed to sign up. Childcare will be available.
On Dec. 14, we will shop and wrap presents for MORE Angels. This project allows us to buy Christmas presents for the children of our Prisoner ReEntry Project (PREP) program as well as other needy children at MORE. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer for anyone who wants to help on that day. We will begin shopping at 9 a.m. and wrapping about 10 a.m. We really have enough wrappers but could use a couple of more shoppers.
Even though Thanksgiving has not come yet, we want you to be able to put the Christmas Eve service on your calendar. As always, we will have a 30-minute service at 5:30 p.m., Dec. 24. We will sing a couple of songs, have a short message and take communion as one big family. There is no childcare during this service. We look forward to seeing you Christmas Eve.
Please check the calendar below for more information on what’s going on at the church. You also can go to our website at www.ilovemore.org or visit us on Facebook.
Sunday groups and classes:
· Experiencing God, led by J.R. Duncan, for men, 9 a.m.
· Intercessory prayer, led by Jennifer Martin and Linsey Beggs, 9 a.m., in the Red Room near the southwest entrance.
· Women’s class, The Rescue: Setting Captives Free by Dee Brestin, led by Chantell Hicks, 9 a.m.
· November 20 – Anniversary dinner, 6:30 p.m.
· November 24 – Water baptism and baby dedication
· November 24 – Deacon ordination (after the service)
· November 28 – Thanksgiving Day
· December 1 – First Fruits Offering for MORE Angels
· December 6 – Polar Express for children, 6:30 p.m.
· December 8 – Our week to feed the homeless
· December 12 – Ladies Christmas Dinner and party, 6:30 p.m.
· December 14 – MORE Angels shopping and wrapping, 9 a.m./10 a.m.
· December 15 – Water baptism
· December 15 – Deacon ordination after church
· December 18 – Youth Christmas party, 6:30 p.m.
· December 22 – Baby dedication
· December 24 – Christmas Eve service, 5:30-6:00
· December 25 – Christmas Day
· December 29 – Youth feed the homeless
· December 31 – New Year’s Eve
· Sunday: 9:00 a.m., Intercessory prayer
· Sunday: 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., Classes (adults and children)
· 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, youth service for 6th-12th graders
· Sunday: Homeless meals needed second Sunday of each month
· Monday: 5:30-6:30 p.m. – MORE Recovery…All or Nothing group
· Monday: 6:30-8:00 p.m., Crump Church
· Tuesday: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Justin/Cara Young group, 1929 S. Harrison
· Weekly – Community groups that meet periodically (www.ilovemore.org)
· Pray for Patti Conner who had surgery this week. She is feeling better than at first believed she would. She has a long recovery ahead of her.
· Pray for Mary Ann Miller who is recovering in NWTH from injuries suffered during a head-on car crash last week.
· Pray for Paula Butler’s cousin, Anna Harrison, to stay strong in the Lord as she fights some health issues.
· Pray for Kenneth “Gabby” Hinds. Doctors found a growth on his lung. They say it’s not cancer but want to keep an eye on it.
· Pray for Cameron, Desiree Vansickle’s uncle, who had bypass surgery recently.
· Pray for Janell Fleet’s mother, Jan, who is recovering at home with a life vest after having several stents put in followed by complications.
· Pray for Birdie, Lonnie and Delinda Flake’s granddaughter who has TB and went to Fort Worth late last week for a consultation with her surgeon.
· Pray for Claire Roach, the mother of two of Pastor Daryl and Wendy Roach’s grandchildren, as she recovers from an auto accident.
· Pray for Ryan Davies, husband of Jamie Miller, who is dealing with complications from back surgery. He is not able to work.
· Pray for Shelly Mixon’s unborn grandbaby who is due in March. A sonogram showed that its intestines are outside the body. The parents were told the baby will need surgery upon birth.
· Pray for Chuck Melear who has been in a long battle with throat cancer.
· Pray for Pastor Seth and wife Anastina from Tanzania (a ministry we have helped in the past). She is ill with a stomach tumor and mental issues.
· Pray for family and friends in our congregation who are struggling with meth, alcohol and other addictions.
· 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.
Sunday, 11/17/19 offering was $19,019.09. Year-to-date giving is $699,909.02. Budget is $692,400. Attendance was 573.
Thoughts for the week:
· “It takes so little to do so much for a bunch of kids.” (Cal Farley)
· “It’s always too early to quit.” (Cal Farley)
· “It’s easy to smile when someone cares.” (Cal Farley)
“I’ve been hiding from exercise. I’m in the Fitness Protection Program.” (yourecards)
“When I was a kid, we had a quicksand box in our backyard. I was an only child, eventually.” (Steven Wright)
“My brothers would never let me play with them so to get back at them I put Vaseline on the Twister mat. Left arm, BROKEN!” (Brian Regan)
“I was diagnosed with antisocial behavior disorder so I joined a support group. We never meet.”” (Craig Sharf)
That’s all, folks. Enjoy the rest of your week.
Sunday Morning Services9 & 10:30 AMSunday Classes & Groups9 AM
Sunday Nights at MORE6:30-8 PMCommunity Groups & Classes
MORE on Wednesday NightsThese services are on break & will resume January 86:30-8 PM
Healing, Prophetic & Prayer RoomsMORE KidsMORE YouthCommunity Groups
*Childcare provided at the church for these meetings*
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