& CrossWalk Worship
Sunday the Pastor resumes his teaching series, "1 Thessalonians:
Finding Hope in a Hopeless World," with the message, "The
Life-Changing Power of the Word of God," 1 Thessalonians
You may find previous messages in the series in the Online Message Archives.
Morning Bible Study
Around Green Acres, the best place to find a group of folks with whom
you can learn and grow is in Sunday Morning Bible Study, and, with
the beginning of our new Gospel Project Study, now is the perfect
time. If you'd like to check out your options, here is the link to
the SMBS Guide, or you might enjoy trying
the online Interactive SMBS Finder. But,
whatever your source of information, the next step is up to
Order of Worship
THIS SUNDAY GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY
to express a giant-sized THANK YOU to Lanette James
for her eleven years of faithful service leading our Children's
Ministry. We'll be recognizing Lanette in both Celebration
Worship services Sunday morning.
IT'S OBVIOUS TO EVERYONE involved in our Children's Ministry that Lanette has
done an amazing job. There are several words that come to my mind as
I think about serving the Lord with Lanette: Caring, Positive,
Stable, Creative, Loyal, Diligent, Thorough, Excellence, but most of
all LOVE. She has demonstrated a love for Jesus and a love for
children that can't be faked.
WE ARE GOING TO MISS LANETTE - and no pun intended - but this Sunday is "Miss
Lanette" Sunday in preschool and children's Sunday School. Miss
Lanette will be down in the Children's Welcome Area for much of the
morning, so I hope you'll stop by and express your love and
appreciation to her. We will be praying for Lanette as she
organizes the Children's Ministry at the North Campus of Prestonwood
Baptist Church in Dallas.
THE MONTH OF MAY IS GRADUATION
for a lot of people. Whether you're graduating from
high school, college, or graduate school, or kindergarten, you are to
be congratulated. Here's my short-list of advice to high school and
1. Life is all about relationships
- build them.
2. Any job is a good job
- work hard at whatever you do.
3. Strive for significance rather than success
- you can make a difference in somebody's world.
4. Never stop learning
- even when there's no degree to earn.
5. Know the difference between joy and happiness
- happiness is only a thermometer, but joy is a
6. Live below your means
- Give God 10%; Save 10%; learn to live on 80% of your
7. Keep your faith in God
- He is your source of true HOPE.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO walk where Jesus walked next February? We're
providing brochures and taking applications now for my next trip. If
you're interested call Arlene at 903-525-1118 or stop by the Bethany
Suite after worship on Sunday morning.
THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Southern Baptist Convention is scheduled for
June 11-13 in Houston. Our church is eligible to send 10 messengers.
If you're interested in attending the Convention, please contact
Arlene at 903-525-1118.
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AS LANETTE JAMES prepares to
leave us this Sunday to assume her new role at Prestonwood Baptist
Church, in Dallas, there is another staff member that I want to call
to your attention. She will be ending her role at Green Acres at the
end of the month, and although her responsibilities do not encompass
the scope and size of our Preschool and Children's Ministries, she
has been nonetheless vital in our ministry to another vital and
unique group in our community -- our College Students.
ELLEN WINEGEART began her ministry at Green Acres back in 2000, as a
part-time Student Ministry Assistant. In 2007, after considering all
of the possible candidates for the then-open position of College
Minister, it became increasingly apparent that she was the ideal person
for that role. She has since proven that fact repeatedly.
HER "MATERNAL" GIFTS, combined with her caring heart, innovative spirit,
and passion for reaching college students, not only with the Good
News, but with the challenge of service, has allowed her to touch the
lives and hearts of students, not only on the campuses of our Tyler
colleges, but around the world.
AS SHE, AND HER HUSBAND GLEN, shared their life and home with the students, the
students responded by following her on cutting-edge (and still
somewhat-classified) missions endeavors in South America, in
restoration and recovery efforts following multiple natural disasters
here in the states, and in personal outreach on local campuses. As
the students responded to her compassion, they complimented her
efforts by inviting her to serve alongside of them as chaplain to
several athletic teams at area schools.
ELLEN LEAVES US at the end
of May to pursue her passion for helping young women caught in the
trap of human trafficking (right here in East Texas), and to be
increasingly flexible to follow that passion into other areas as God
CHANCES ARE, unless
you've had a student in the College Ministry, you will never be fully
aware of all that Ellen has done; but if your student has been the
recipient of her compassion, you will most certainly never forget.
ELLEN WILL STILL BE an active part of Green Acres. We wish her well as
she explores exciting new, and unquestionably innovative
opportunities for ministry.
(Click on the image to view the video)
The North Face
suffering shatters the carefully kept vase that is our lives, God
stoops to pick up the pieces. But he doesn't put them back together
as a restoration project patterned after our former selves. Instead,
he sifts through the rubble and selects some of the shards as raw
material for another project - a mosaic that tells the story of
- The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language
God, you are
We're the clay and you're our potter:
All of us are what you made us.
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