Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The life of Jesus illustrates the Kingdom:
Jesus invites me to his table and he invites others. He invites people that are not like me. Yes, I am a sinner as are all the others at the table. He invites my enemies; people I don’t like and people that don’t like me. All at the table desire to eat with Jesus, but we do not want to eat with one anther.

Who is at my table? Who is not?

Sunday Night October 16th: Halloween Hat Party!

This Sunday night we at Ken and Linda Henry's home. Ken and Linda live at 9222 Alta Oaks. Vans depart from the church at 5:30 pm and arrive back at the building at 8:15 pm.

Prizes will be given for the scariest hat, silliest hat, and the wierdest hat.

See you Sunday night!

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Weekend of October 1st -2nd

Saturday October 1st Carwash: 8:00 am to11:00 am
This service project will be with the Friends, Skillman's young adults. All of us will be washing cars to help Dana Anders raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Dana is one of our young adults. She is running in a marathon with several thousand people to rasie money for this cause.

Sunday Morning Bible Class at 9:00 am
Charme Robarts and a group of leaders are teaching and discussing "How the Lord's Prayer Can Get Us Through Life".

Sunday Night Sand Volleyball at 4:30 pm
The weather will be awesome this weekend when we hit the sand for volleyball. Dinner is being provided by the Blessings Class -grilled hot dogs. We are playing at the Campbell Green Recreation Center located at 16600 Park Hill (Campbell and Hillcrest). The van leaves at 4:30 pm and arrives back at the building at 7:30 pm. Danny and Martha Horan and Alan and Bonny Green are sponsors for this event.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Sunday Night Ocotber 2nd

This Sunday Night SYM is playing sand volleyball at the Campbell Green Recreation Center located 16600 Park Hill, 75248. This is the cross street of Campbell and Hillcrest. Dinner will be provided by the Blessings class. The van will depart from the FLC at 4:30 pm and return at 7:30 pm.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Taylor Gray Football Schedule

Catch Taylor Gray playing football in Richardson.
September 29 (Thursday) - 7:00 at Carrollton Creekview
October 7 - JJ Pearce
*October 14 - at Lake Higlands
October 21 - JesuitOctober 28 - Berkner
November 4 - at Carrollton Newman Smith

All Friday games start at 7:30 pm. Home field is Eagle-Mustang in Richardson - on Dogwood, just north of Belt Line. *You can catch Taylor and Clayton at the Lake Highlands game October 14th.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

2006 Summer Calendar Meeting: Update

Thank you for the great turn out and support for our gathering of the minds this past Sunday evening. Dwight, Charme and I are pleased with the ministry's enthusiam which includes a willingness to participate from both students and parents.

Thank you for the things you are doing and what you are commited to do in the future.

One thing to note about the meeting. A committee has been formed that is investigating our plans for summer camp. It had been decided that we would no longer use Texoma Youth Camp. Bill Minick spoke from the heart to our group. Many willing hands were raised in support of working make to TYC a reality for the next few years. This group decided to take a couple of weeks to make a decision about whether or not Skillman can make Texoma happen.

If you have not received a calendar please contact Nathan at 214-823-2179 or ymminister@skillmanchurch.org and request a copy be sent to your home.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Game Times!

Allison Calvin cheers and Sam Laceky and Nathan Hogg play football for Lake Highlands Junior High at the following times. All games are played at Lake Highlands High School.

at LHHS Tues 9/20 at 5:15
at LHHS Tues 9/27 at 7pm
at LHHS Tues 10/25 at 5:15
at LHHS Tues 11/1 at 7pm

Check out the action from Covenant Christian School to see Archer Hodges, Cameron Teaster, and Austin Martin play Junior Varsity six-man football. Gresham Hodges cheers for the Varsity games and Will Martin plays football for the Varsity squad. All games are played at Highland Park Stadium on Lover's Lane just West of Preston Road.

Home game 10/1 JV at 5:00 pm
Varisty at 7:00 pm
Homecoming game 10/15 JV at 5:00 pm
Varsity at 7:00pm
Tailgate party between the games

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Jesus and our identity

Last Wednesday night we talked about loneliness. What makes people lonely? What makes you and me lonely? How do we deal with loneliness and do we look to God during these times?

We looked at Jesus’ healing of the man with leprosy. We decided that Jesus did and was three things for this person. He was his Savior. Jesus saved him from the perils of a disease that rots the physical body. He was freedom to the ill man. He released from the prison of the outcasts of society. Jesus was his healer. He healed his body and even deeper he healed his spirit.

We decided that we can take on the identity of Jesus in our lives this week by emulating Jesus in this situation. As Jesus laid his hands on a man who was “untouchable” so we can lay hands on those who are considered untouchable in our world. This kind of laying on of hands brings freedom from being a social outcast. We decided that praying over someone is a way to bring healing. Not only from physical sickness but spiritual or emotional as well. We also concluded that listening is one way to bring freedom. We decided that being heard is somehow a saving event for a hurting heart.

I wanted to rethink these with you. Have you done any of these this week?

Of course we realize that any of the three –listening, laying hands, and praying over someone bring healing, freedom, and saving in some form.

See you tomorrow night.