SUMMER IS UPON US!
Just two weeks ago, I had to cover my tender plants due to a late winter’s freeze. Now, I water them constantly to battle triple-digit temperatures. How quickly the year passes! We’re headed toward Summer!
That means graduation is at hand. Brittany Calloway graduated from NTSU, last weekend. Angela Hall also had a daughter (LaJoya) graduate at the university level. Erin Flood graduated from law school. Now, Brandy Calloway, Ashley Moore and Dolly Bean’s granddaughter, Alexis, who sometimes visits worship, are graduating from High School. We congratulate these families on this accomplishment. Children are a priceless gift from God. May we each have strength to raise them well.
Rise and Shine
Sadly, we’re going to be hearing a lot about Oklahoma over the next few days. I know we’ll all keep that whole region in our prayers. The recent Mid-America devastation has brought back some sad memories of my experiences in Florida during Hurricane Charley. When it’s happening, it seems like everything is moving in slow motion. Feelings of terror can overwhelm you. You wonder when it’s going to all be over because it seems like it lasts for an eternity. But, when it finally does end, and you find out how long it actually lasted, it seems like a nightmare. You ask yourself, “Did that really just happen?” But, believe me, unlike a bad dream that vanishes with the morning light, the effects of natural disasters like this one are permanent. Not only are lives lost and changed forever, but the impact on those that remain is a lasting one. For those who are at a distance, sadness and sympathy will overwhelm us--until the next big news item distracts us. But, for those experiencing this up close and personal, it will take a long time before the reality becomes a memory. Let’s remember to pray for them as they deal with this awful reality.
Our Sincere Sympathy
To Milton and Delma Lee and family in the death of Milton’s aunt, Ella Mae Waters, who died May 18 in Tyler, TX. The family will be traveling to the funeral on Wed. and requests prayers for a safe trip. To Gene and Nell Dycus in the death of Gene’s sister-in-law, Sarah Jane Dycus, who died Monday, May 20. Services will be at the First Baptist Church in Lorenzo--time is pending at this writing. Also, to the Johnson family in Amarillo, whose son-in-law was killed in a motorcycle accident the night of May 18. Also, we related to you Sunday that the 92-year old grandfather in Austin was very ill and not expected to live. The grandfather passed away later Sunday afternoon, May 19. (Greer Johnson is Brooke Edwards’ (Sandra Medley’s granddaughter) boyfriend and this is his brother-in-law and grandfather.)
We rejoice with Trudy and Vernessa Saunders in the baptism of their granddaughter and niece, respectively, Kierra Saunders, who was baptized into Christ on May 18 at the Southside Church of Christ in Killeen. Her proud parents are Charles and Sophia Saunders.
Ladies Day: There will be a Ladies Day update meeting for a few minutes after worship on Sunday morning, May 26.
Lee Cole & the Singing Youth of Denver will be worshipping with us Sunday evening on their way to Dallas.
Children’s Home of Lubbock
We will be collecting packages of toilet tissue for the Children’s Home in the following 2 months. Please bring what you can between now and June
Reminder: Please check the calendar on the west wall in the office when planning events to be sure there is no conflict where the use of the building will be involved.
...to our high school graduates
Frenship High School
Lubbock High School
(Note: Our graduates will be honored at the close of morning
worship on May 26.)
Congratulations to Richard & Deborah (Rojas) Kirkpatrick who were united in marriage May 18. Deborah is a daughter of former Parkway member, Elizabeth (Rojas) Turner.
Vacation Bible School 2013: Be watching for VBS news updates from time to time.
Military Addresses - Tory Benson
PFC Tory Benson A1C
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