The Good News Nov. 15, 2018
" Coming together to know Christ and make him known"
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov. 18 "Know Life" 1 John 5:6-13
Nov. 25 "Know Confidence" 1 John 5:14-21
Our new sermon Series will begin the 1st Sunday of Advent, December 2.
Wednesday, November 28 at Noon, there will be a simple Service of Remembrance in the sanctuary to honor the lives of those we have lost as we care for those grieving in our church family. If you would like the name of your loved one read, please email or call the office at 903-234-0032 with the name(s) by Nov. 27.
Attached is a copy of the letter mailed to the congregation on November 6. Commitment cards may be found in the church foyer or you may pledge online here . Cards may be mailed in or placed in offering boxes. Your response helps the budget process tremendously. Thank You!  

This year we are hosting a Giving Tree to help Buckner families bring joy to their children this Christmas season. The trees in the foyer decorated with items for children of all ages, separate cards for teens and Christmas meal gift card opportunities. Please pick a "card (s)" you would like to fulfill and please SIGN the List with the Card number.
All unwrapped gifts, etc. can be dropped off at 1014 South High Street through December 7 or drop them off at the church office by Wednesday, December 5 and the church will deliver them for you. For questions, call the church office (903.234.0032). Click here to see flyer.
about the Nativity
"God with Us"
December 2 at 5:00 pm
Invite your friends! Reception following.
Come join us as the children tell God's big story of grace through our Savior's presence. All are welcome.
Remaining rehearsals for our upcoming Christmas musical are Nov. 18 at 4:00 pm; 1st dress rehearsal on December 1 at 4:00 pm and final dress rehearsal on December 2 at 1:00 pm.
Please join us at 5:30 p.m. We will begin with a light supper with cookie decorating (for dessert or to take home) in Trinity Hall. We gather in the in the sanctuary to prepare our hearts for the wonder of the incarnation and the joy that it brings as we celebrate together and decorate! 
For many of us, this is one of our favorite events of the year as we bring all our generations together for a wonderful evening preparing our church home for the Christmas season.
Thank you
for your contribution of $1,360 to the orphanage in Sumpango, Guatemala. Your support of Next Step Ministries allows this organization to affect the lives of so many students, families, and communities in need.
"where short-term misison trips collide with long-term community development"
Prayer Concerns:
Current Need: Bettye Yater.

Continued Need : Jan Kelly, Tony Insua, John Dalton, Janice McVay, Richard & Marti Fuhrman, Joe & Barbara Steinbach.
Our Retired Community:
At Home: Betty Rader, Frances Sample, Jean Knight, Charlotte Poole
Heritage Place - Ann and Bill Howell
Buckner - Judy Smith, Felicia Grubbs,
Martha Ellis, Dorothy Chandler,
Elaine Beckett, Jim & Lanette Yancey
Colonial Village - A. J. Luna
Treviso - Joanne Edwards
Whispering Pines - LaVern Byrd
Parkview - Marge Smith,
Pat Willbanks
 Summer Meadows - Bettye Hill
Lindale- Dotty Rawlins
Henderson - Bob Bement,
Marjorie Davis
Tyler - Richard Fuhrman
 Austin - Kitty Booth
Happy Birthday!
11/15: Keelan Hammer, Stephen Tubergen
11/16: Hettie Pollock
11/19: Lyla Martin, Melissa Swallow
11/20: Cliff Hale
11/23: Jacob Taylor
11/24: Scott Byrd, Maureen Carrigan, Judy Johnson
11/25: Nathan Foy, A.J. Luna, Robin Martin
11/26: Robert Bruton, Corinne Selph, Eric Smith
11/28: Shane Best
11/29: Beth Franklin, Tiffany Jehorek
11/30: Karen Harding
12/3: Melissa Hudson
12/4: Mary Grace Carlisle
12/7: Nancy Hale
12/8: James Wright
12/10: Paula Kaplan
12/12: Reece Wright
November 28, Service of Remembrance at 12:00 pm
December 2, 1st Sunday Communion, Confirmation Sunday, Sunday School 10:45
December 2, GOD WITH US - A children's musical about the nativity 5:00 pm
December 5, Hanging of the Greens, supper 5:30 and service 6:30 pm
December 12, Lunch Bunch 11:30 am
December 16, Cards & Carols at 10:45
December 24: Christmas Eve Family Service with Candles 4:30 pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service at 6:30 pm
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Shredding bins available in Trinity Hall & Church office.
Worship Service at 9:30 am each Sunday
11.15.18 Semi-monthly Good News. Next publication Thursday, December 6.
Publication dates will be 1st & 3rd Thursdays.
Office will be closed Wed., Nov. 21 at 1pm and Thurs.-Fri for Thanksgiving