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THE SICK

Please pray for the following Christians: Bobbie Whittaker who is suffering from cancer; Tim Peek who has a brain cancer; Randy Cocklin who is recovering from a stroke; Shirley Calvert whose cancer is being treated; Patti Whigham who continues her dialyses; ; Versailla Hibbs who battles cancer; Wayne Fussell who was to begin radiation treatments; Russell Jones who is recovering from surgery; Joy Burkett who is recovering from an aneurysm and surgery; Stephanie Grooms who has been very sick; Patrick Lackey who is recovering from surgery; Gene Hopkins who continues to recover from heart surgery; Joyce Harris who is recovering from eye surgery; Brendia Watts who is fighting cancer; Lois Hanson who had cancer surgery recently and now is in serious condition from complications; Wilma Wood who fell from her wheelchair and suffered some bruising; Mike Verner who is seriously ill; Sylvia McDaniel who had surgery for oral cancer; Lou Spradley who has been fighting an infection in her heart; Mike & Irene Hopkins who both have been very sick; Bill Braden who is having chemotherapy; Ariel Dimick who has a blood clot in a lung; Paulette Byrd who has cancer; Janice Taylor who had emergency surgery; Viola Helms who has liver cancer; Wilma Nichols who continues to need constant care; Glenn VanStavern who is seriously ill; Dana Harris who was injured in an auto accident; Debroah Powell who may have Hodgkin Disease; Dora Lee Lowery who has serious health problems; Roger Smith who has throat cancer; Jordan Smith who has an undetermined health issue; These all Christians would appreciate your prayers for them. You possibly know others who would ask you to=2 0remember them when you speak to the Father. Please don't forget the elderly too.

OUR PASSING LOVED ONES

~~LOUIE COSTA~~
Brother Louie Costa of Oakdale, California passed from this life Saturday morning, February 21, 2009. Brother Louie was a faithful member of the Lordís church for many years. We are told that "Our Heavenly Father" did grant him "a peaceful hour in which do die" which was just as he asked in his public prayers. May the Lord now comfort his wife of 65 years, Leona Costa and his sons, Bill, Myron and Ivan and his daughters Barbara Cole, Louise Boek, Mary Alice Hodge, and Cynthia Tidmore. We pray the blessings of the Father upon all who grieve the passing of our brother Louie.

~~ROY BILL MODGLING~~
Brother Roy Bill Modgling of Modesto, California has passed away. For the last few years he had been a member of the Ceres congregation. For many years he and Alyine were part of the backbone of the congregation at Orange in Southern California. He is survived by his wife, Alyine (Smith) Modgling, his brother, T.L., his son, Karl and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Sarah Modgling, and one son, John Modgling, a preacher of the gospel. Our prayers go up to the Father in Heaven for the family and our hearts reflect with fond memories of this kind man and his good sense of humor.

~~JESSIE NORTON~~
Sister Jessie Norton of Mansfield, Texas passed from this life in the morning of Thursday, March 12, 2009 at the age of 99. Due to failing health sister Jessie had not been able to attend worship since the middle of last year. She had been a faithful Christian since obeying the gospel in her youth, making this a beautifully long life in service to her Master. She is survived by her son, Joe Norton and his family. May all who grieve the passing of sister Jessie be comforted by the promises of the Lord.

~~FRANCES HOGLAND~~
Sister Frances Hogland of Harrison, Arkansas left this life on Thursday, March 5, 2009. For many years brother Virgil and sister Frances were mainstays in the 85th and Euclid congregation in Kansas City, Missouri. Their home was open to many visitors through the years; all felt a warm welcome from this kind and hospitable Christian couple. May the Lord bless Virgil, their family and all those who miss this good sister. In Christ we look for a brighter day.
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New Congregation Announcement
North Texas Church of Christ
1709 Colony Drive
Irving, TX 75061
&nbs p; March 4, 2009
We, of the North Texas Church of Christ, are pleased to announce the establishment of a new congregation in Irving, Texas. The desire for a congregation in this area was first discussed about two and a half years ago. On February 1, 2009, after many months of thought and prayers, the first worship service took place. We are a few in number (12 to 15), but are excited about the possibilities of sharing Godís Word with people in this city with a population of about 200,000.
We are presently worshiping in the home of Mark and Janice Bailey; however, we are hoping, Lord willing, to move into a public building in the near future. Due to the interest and work of some members of our congregation we have been blessed with visitors at every service through the month of February. We have also had promises of several others from the community to worship with us.
As a congregation, we appreciate the encouragement and support of our previous home congregation, The Church of Christ in Grapevine. They are a wonderful congregation filled with peace and unity and with the desire for Godís Word to be spread.
Please remember us when you pray, as we reach out to save the lost. We look forward to any opportunity that you may have to visit and worship with us. Please do not hesitate to call or email if you have any questions or need directions to our place of worship.
Time20of Worship: Sunday morning: 9:30 AM
The membership of the North Texas Church of Christ,
For additional information call: Mark Bailey 972-333-3716mark@baileyfirst.com Alton Bailey 972-252-1114
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LIBERTY, KY
(Hilltop)
With Jerry Dickinson
APRIL 1-5
Wed. - Sat. 7:30 p.m.
Lordís day 10:00 a.m.
& 2:00 p.m.
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LAWRENCEBURG, TN
(Springer Road)
With Kevin Presley
APRIL 3-5
Friday 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 p.m.
Lord's day 10:00 a.m.
& 2:00 p.m.
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BIRMINGHAM, AL
With Kevin Presley
APRIL 6-12
Mon. - Sat. 7:30 p.m..
Saturday 6:00 p.m.
Lord's day 10:30 a.m.
& 2:00 p.m.
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ATHENS, AL
(Sanderfer Road)
With Tony Melton
APRIL 17-19 For information on
meeting times call--
256-233-0106
256-233-7390
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LOWERY, AL
With Taylor Joyce
APRIL 15-19
Wed. - Sat. 7:00 p.m.
Lordís day 10:00 a.m.& 2:00 p.m.
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"God does not show favoritism" (Acts 10:34; Rom. 2:11; Eph. 6:5) and He demands the same of those who lead His people.