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A Compassionate, Christ-Centered, Community of Faith

From the Pastor

We are the sheep of God's pasture, and we are designed to praise 👏 the Lord forever. Max Lucado pointed out an important truth about sheep and us in his book, From a Gentle Thunder:

"Sheep aren’t smart. They tend to wander into running creeks for water, then their wool grows heavy and they drown. They need a shepherd to lead them to “calm water” (Psalm 23:2). They have no natural defense—no claws, no horns, no fangs. They are helpless. Sheep need a shepherd with a “rod and shepherd’s staff” (Psalm 23:4) to protect them. They have no sense of direction. They need someone to lead them “on paths that are right” (Psalm 23:3).

So do we. We, too, tend to be swept away by waters we should have avoided. We have no defense against the evil lion who prowls about seeking whom he might devour. We, too, get lost. We need a shepherd. We need a shepherd to care for us and to guide us. And we have one. One who knows us by name."

This is a humbling realization but also a joyous one. We are not as capable, intelligent, strong, or wise as we may imagine. We cannot successfully take on the Devil, our sinful desires, and the world on our own. There are no Lone Ranger Christians who can stand on their own and save the day.

The good news of the gospel is that Jesus has already won the battle, set us free, and now guides us. The Good Shepherd of Psalm 23 is with us. The Holy Spirit fills and empowers us. The Father has an eternal plan and cannot fail.

Be joyful! Praise God! You are in the palm of His hand and under the protection of the mighty Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. We have joy, peace, and love because God first loved us and called us.

Love God. Love people. Love you because you are handmade by God and unique..

Nathan

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 10: More Women’s Event 6:30 PM at the Adelphia (101 FM 580 E.)

Ministry Focus:

Operation Christmas Child

Our goal this year is 30 boxes. (5 boy and 5 girl boxes for each of the 3 age groups).

How you can participate?

  • Donate one or more item of the month.

  • Purchase items from our Amazon Wish List.

  • Sponsor A Box suggested donation of $30.

October Item of the Month: Clothing, Accessories & WOW Items

Some possible ideas

  • T-Shirts

  • Caps

  • Gloves/Mittens

  • Scarves

  • Sunglasses

  • Watches

  • Wow items

Do not include:

  • candy, gum or any food items

  • toothpaste

  • used or damaged items

  • scary or war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figure

  • seeds

  • liquids or lotions

  • medications or vitamins

  • glass or breakable items

  • aerosol cans.

For more information about what can be included visit the Official Shoebox Gift page.

The age groups for the boxes are 2-4, 5-9, and 10-14.

Lampasas Mission

Current needs of the Mission:

  • Volunteers for Walmart pickup, office staff, temporary assistant to sign-up clients for Thanksgiving boxes, sorting & an morning assistant.

  • Paper products & hygiene items

    • Paper towels

    • Toilet Paper

    • Laundry detergent

    • Dish soap

    • Shampoo

    • Conditioner

    • Deodorant

    • Disposable razors for men & women

    • Body lotion

  • A two-drawer filing cabinet.

  • Items for Thanksgiving boxes