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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Memorial Services for Jack Hoggett

Jack Carleton Hoggett went home to be with his Lord Monday August 13th. Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at the First Presbyterian Church in Junction, Texas. Reverends Jim and Laurie Barker officiating. There will be a reception following the service in the Fellowship Hall.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Scripture & Questions for Sunday (8/12/18)

Men's Breakfast Saturday morning 8 AM. Coffee will be on at 6:30, so come early to visit and bring a friend.

Micah 6:6-8
"With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?" 8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Questions for Reflection
1.    How did Israel propose to make up for its sins? (6:6-8)
2.    What did God desire from His people? (6:8)
3.    How do the sins of the church today compare with the injustice of God’s people during the time of Micah?
4.    What does it mean to act justly? love mercy? walk humbly with God?
5.    In what way does God want us to be a force for good against evil in the world?
6.    If all Christians were spiritual people who always obeyed God faithfully and acted justly, how might our society be different?
7.    What is the difference between punishment for sin and the consequences of sin?
8.    When have you, like Micah, felt depressed by all the troubles around you?

Monday, August 6, 2018

Scripture for Sunday (8/5/18)

  • Laurie and Jim will be at Bloys Camp meeting in Ft. Davis Thursday August 2 through Wednesday August 8.
  • Men's Breakfast will be Saturday August 11th 8 AM. 
  • Sunday, August 5, Lewis will be preaching from Genesis 4:1-14. 
  • Sunday August 12 Laurie will be preaching from Micah 6.
Scripture for Sunday
Genesis 4:1-14 (ESV)  
Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, "I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord." [2] And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. [3] In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, [4] and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, [5] but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. [6] The Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? [7] If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it." 
[8] Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. [9] Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" He said, "I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?" [10] And the Lord said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground. [11] And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. [12] When you work the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth." [13] Cain said to the Lord, "My punishment is greater than I can bear. [14] Behold, you have driven me today away from the ground, and from your face I shall be hidden. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me." 

Friday, July 27, 2018

VBS this Week | Scripture & Questions for Sunday (7/29/18)

Fish Fry:  Saturday, July 28th there will be an all church Fish Fry at the McMillan cabins starting at 5pm. Please bring a dessert or a side dish to share. You may want to bring a lawn chair as well. The VBS kids will have a show and tell at 4:30.

Directions:  Take 377N towards London, turn Right onto KC 315 (Duck's Lane), paved road. Drive 1.3 miles and when the road curves right veer Left onto the dirt road KC 315, and follow 1 mile to a gray metal house with red trim. The gate will be open.

Scripture for Sunday
John 8:1-11 (ESV) 
But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. [2] Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. [3] The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst  [4] they said to him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. [5] Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?" [6] This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. [7] And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, "Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her." [8] And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. [9] But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. [10] Jesus stood up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" [11] She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more."]]

Questions for Reflection
1.    What sins do most people think they are incapable of committing?
2.    Whom did the Pharisees bring before Jesus? (8:3-4)
3.    What did the Law of Moses say should happen to the woman caught in adultery? (8:5)
4.    Why did the Pharisees bring the woman before Jesus? (8:6)
5.    Why did Jesus issue a challenge to the Pharisees? (8:7)
6.    What did Jesus tell the woman to do? (8:11)
7.    Which sins do we tend to categorize as “big” sins (those that are worse than all others)?
8.    Why do we rush to point out other people’s sin?
9.    How should we treat people who have sinned?

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

VBS Schedule

Friday, July 27th
1:30 Check In
2:30 Group time
3:00 Break into small groups for rotation
4:30 Snack Break
6:00 Group time
7:00 Dinner
8:00 Worship
9:00 Bed

Saturday, July 28th
7:00 Breakfast
8:30 Morning worship
9:00 Float Trip
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Break into small groups
4:00 Snack time, pack, shower, free time
4:30 Get ready for show and tell
5:00 Show and tell, dinner, and depart

Directions to the McMillan Cabins: head north on 377, turn onto County Road 315, follow the road signs and you can’t miss it! (Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair)

If your child is attending: 
If your child is under 8 and spending the night, they need an adult chaperone.
Supply list: bug spray, sunscreen, cap/hat, river shoes, tennis shoes and socks, change of clothes, swimsuit, towel, flash light, life jacket. Put your name on everything. 

If you happen to have a tube for floating the river, please bring it; if not, don’t worry arrangements will be made.

NO electronics please.

If you are spending the night bring a sleeping bag and pillow.

If you have any questions/concerns/comments please call Mary (210) 246-3920 or Teena (325) 446-6267.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Scripture & Questions for Sunday (7/15/18)

  • VBS is coming SOON! VBS will be Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at the McMillan Cabins. Children are invited to spend the night, younger children will need a parent to stay with them. Help is needed, if you are willing to help please contact Mary Whitworth or Teena Hagood.
  • Saturday July 28th there will be an all church Fish Fry at the McMillan cabins starting at 5pm. please bring a dessert or a side dish to share. You may want to bring a lawn chair as well.

Mark 13:1-8 (ESV)  
And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, "Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!"  [2] And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down." [3] And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,  [4] "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?"  [5] And Jesus began to say to them, "See that no one leads you astray.  [6] Many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and they will lead many astray.  [7] And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet.  [8] For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains. 

Mark 13:31-37 (ESV)  
[31] Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. [32] "But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.  [33] Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come.  [34] It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake.  [35] Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the cock crows, or in the morning— [36] lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.  [37] And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake." 

Questions for Reflection
1.    Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
2.    Why is it so difficult to wait patiently for an exciting event (such as an upcoming party, vacation, or Christmas)?
3.    How did Jesus use the conversation of His disciples as an opportunity to teach? (13:1-2)
4.    What did Jesus mean when He said the temple stones will be “thrown down”? (13:2)
5.    What did Jesus’ disciples ask Him privately on the Mount of Olives? (13:3-4)
6.    How did Jesus respond to His disciples’ question? (13:5-8)
7.    What should the “servants” do to occupy their time while they wait for the owner’s return? (13:34)
8.    Why do you think Jesus told His disciples not to worry about what to say whenever they were arrested for their faith?
9.    How does the promise of the Holy Spirit’s active presence encourage you to follow Christ through difficult times?
10. What tends to distract us from living for Christ?
11. In what way do we need to be on guard until Christ returns?

Monday, July 9, 2018

Scripture & Questions for Sunday (7/8/18)

  • Brenda and Rodney Murr are requesting healing prayers for their son, Chris Heisner.  Chris is battling cancer.
  • VBS is coming SOON! VBS will be Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at the McMillan Cabins. Children are invited to spend the night; younger children will need a parent to stay with them. Help is needed, If you are willing to help please contact Mary Whitworth or Teena Hagood.
  • Saturday, July 28th there will be an all church Fish Fry at the McMillan cabins starting at 5 PM. Please bring a dessert or a side dish to share. You may want to bring a lawn chair as well.

Scripture for Sunday
Luke 6:27-38 (ESV)  
[27] "But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,  [28] bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. [29] To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. [30] Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. [31] And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. 
[32] "If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. [33] And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. [34] And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. [35] But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. [36] Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. [37] "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; [38] give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you." 

2 Cor. 9:6-15 (ESV)  
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. [7] Each one must give as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. [8] And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. [9] As it is written,
    "He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor;
        his righteousness endures forever."
[10] He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.  [11] You will be enriched in every way for all your generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. [12] For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. [13] By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission flowing from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, [14] while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. [15] Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!  

Questions for Reflection
1.    What images come to your mind when you hear about a “cheerful giver”?
2.    Who is the most generous person you know? Why do you think so?
3.    What does God provide? (9:10)
4.    What results from the generosity of Christians? (9:11)
5.    Why does God love a cheerful giver over someone who grudgingly gives large sums of money?
6.    Why does giving in a grudging manner make any difference if the need is met?
7.    How should you react when other Christians give generously to you or your family?