Rafter J Cowboy Church Bulletin for Sunday, December 17, 2017


Sermon by Pastor Bob Young

Death Defying Faith

 Scriptures: Hebrews 11:20-22

This Week at Rafter J:

Sunday, December 17:   9:45 am Nursery Opens, 10 am Worship Service, Youth and Children’s Church after Music Worship, Sermon, New Member Meet the pastor after church service, KCSR in arena 1 pm – 3 pm,  Open Arena 3 pm – 5 pm.  Collecting for church food pantry. 

Monday, December 18:   Monday Open Arena 7 pm.

Wednesday, December 20:  Celebrate Recovery 7 pm – Christmas Celebration – Meal Served 6:15 – 6:45 pm. 

Thursday, December 21:  Bibles and Bulls 7:30 pm – Devotional – $10 per mount. 


Sunday, December 24: New members introduced to Congregation.  Candlelight service 7 pm.

Sunday, December 31: New Year’s Eve Bull Bash 3 pm.  $5 gate fee. This event includes National Sr. Pro Bull Riders, ABRF Bull Riders, Women’s Bull Riders, and Steer Riding.

Sunday, January 7:  Elder nominations start (church members only).  This runs the 7th through 21st

Sunday January 21: New Member Meet the pastor after church service. Collecting for church food pantry.

Sunday, January 28:  Elder elections (church members only)   4th Sunday Pot-luck lunch after service.  New members introduced to Congregation. 

We need volunteers to serve on our CARE TEAM, please see Ms. Red if you are interested.

We are in need of food or monetary donations for Christmas Baskets.  See Dee with any questions.

If you have a prayer request, please drop it in the wooden church, by the table next to the doors.  You may also contact Shirley McFarlin 214-729-0603 rsmcfarlin@att.net or Janie Collins 214-803-3545 bjcollins0221@yahoo.com 

If you do not have email and wish to be contacted via text or phone, please contact Cindy Brown 972-567-6422 or cindydbrown@att.net 

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Celebrate Recovery @ Rafter J Cowboy Church – Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – Amends Lesson

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Meal Served @  6:15 pm 6:45 pm
Large group starts at 7 pm (age requirements 15 years and older)
Small groups start at 8 pm (age requirements 18 years or older)
Principle 6:  Evaluate all my relationships.  Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
“Blessed are the merciful.” (Matthew 5:7)
“Blessed are the peacemakers.” (Matthew 5:9)
Step 8:  We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31)
Making your amends is the beginning of the end of your isolation from others and God.  The AMENDS acrostic will help you get started.
Admit the hurt and the harm
Make a list
Encourage one another
Not for them
Do it at the right time
Start living the promises of recovery
Focus  Question: How can you begin to live the promises of recovery? What promises of recovery have come true in your life?
Amends  Lesson Prayer:
Our Father, I pray for willingness, willingness to evaluate all my past and current relationships.  Please show me the people who I have hurt, and help me become willing to offer my amends to them.  Also, God, give me your strength to become willing to offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me.  I pray for Your perfect timing for taking the actions Principle 6 calls for.  I ask all these things in the name of Jesus, Amen.
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