Thanks to all who worked hard to serve the gospel up fresh last Sunday morning at the PAC! Thanks especially to Alexis Hudson for coordinating our children's team and to Josh Dean's dad, Tommy for presenting the blacksmith demonstration to the kids! Each grade school child got a nail he forged, as a reminder of Christ's sacrifice. I've heard great things about the worship service and the sermon. Thanks to our prayer team for leading us to trust in what God does when we are needy. If you were able to make it, you know what I mean about gobs of guests who come on Easter at the PAC! Thanks to all for your friendliness. That's one of the things I hear over and over about our church: our friendliness!
Thanks to our deacon ministry for taking on baptism ministry. The deacon baptism team is led by Gary Thomas and includes Bob Caldwell, Terry Parker and David Davidson. We have a new indoor baptistry, and its setup and prep for use is not simple. They will also assist in other ways on days we have baptism.
Call for help! (Or more appropriately-"Desperate call for help!") We are allowing use of our sanctuary for a memorial service this Friday afternoon at 3 PM for Bill Love, a long-time member of our community. At 4:30 PM we will need help immediately putting away chairs and bringing out some tables for the women's conference. Please come at 4:30 this Friday if you can help! We will also need help Saturday evening (about 5:30) putting things back.
Paid help needed:
One on one aide needed for a special needs student on Sunday mornings! We are looking for one or two consistent volunteers to be a buddy during church hours, 9:30-12 noon. Please contact Shelley McDaid at firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Training and supplies are provided.
Christine Bryan is having surgery for breast cancer today.
Sandra Snowden's mom, one week after breaking her wrist, fell and broke the bone going into the hip. Surgery to put in a rod was successful. She is hospitalized and will go to rehab next.
Tish Hallmark's mom, Dolly Hallmark has macular degeneration and her vision is declining rapidly. (She's 82 years old and still works full-time on her feet at Dillards!) She's a strong Christian and a member of First Baptist Buda, but she claims me as one of her pastors! I've known Dolly, Tish and Tish's daughter, Hannah, for 27 years!
Becky West is recovering from successful hip-replacement surgery.
Ernie and Becky West's son is recovering from heart surgery to replace two valves which were damaged from chemo.
George and Barbara McNiel moving to north Austin assisted living.
Holzapfel, Sophia Sutton's nephew, hospitalized with low-functioning kidneys, and a condition in which they keep producing multiple stones.
Caleb Whittaker's heart surgery has been postponed until April 26. He is son of Garrett and Sethie Whittaker.
Sandra McDonald has been on bed-rest mostly for past week after chipping a bone in her lower back in a fall.
Josh Williford (20) has been diagnosed with a very rare syndrome called "Stevens-Johnson syndrome" a form of toxic epidermal necrolysis, is a life-threatening skin condition, in which cell death causes theepidermis to separate from the dermis. The syndrome is thought to be a hypersensitivity complex that affects the skin and the mucous membranes.
Bill Kramer is recovering from successful heart procedure to implant two stents.