Weekly Cowboy Church Round-Up

Cowboy Church Round-Up Weekly Newsletter

Howdy Pardners,

We have had many great new folks visit us at the Cowboy Church over the last year! Some of you have found a new church home at the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church. We are very happy that you have joined us for worship and perhaps participated with us in our many activities.

People have asked me, “How do I become a member of the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church?” My answer to that is that we have several different kinds of relationships with the varied people who attend the Cowboy Church. If you want to be a full-fledged member of the Cowboy Church, you must be a professed believer in Jesus Christ and you will need to ask the cowboy church to receive you as a member. You may talk to me about that or one of our church members. If you are a believer in Jesus, but have not been baptized by immersion in believer’s baptism, you should do this in accordance with the Lord Jesus’ command to His disciples (Matthew 28:16-20). (We are going to be installing our baptistery as a part of our new building project, and I would encourage all believers attending our church to ask, if they haven’t already been baptized by believer’s baptism, to be baptized in the coming days.)

We also have Christians coming to our Monday night service, but they are members of a Sunday Church already. We appreciate and also love these guys and consider them a part of our church family, but know they are not seeking official membership in the Cowboy Church. That is OK. And we have what we might call, “Seekers” who have yet to profess a belief in Jesus Christ as their Savior, but they feel the tug of God’s Spirit drawing them to this church family. Our prayer is that in God’s good time, all of you will become believers in Jesus as your Savior and then follow His command to be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Just before the New Year, we will share in review in this newsletter all the great things the Cowboy Church has accomplished in the year 2018. Just after the New Year, we will have our first Wrangler Meeting of 2019 to begin to plan our Calendar for the New Year. If you are a Point Rider of one of our annual events, plan to come to that meeting so we can get your event on the new calendar.

We had an awesome Workday last Saturday, with 14 people participating. All the plywood on the outside west bathroom wall was put up, all the plywood inside the ladies’ new bathroom and most of the hallway between the bathrooms was put up! Phil McMahan finished the wiring to the men’s new bathroom and got the lights on in there. He also wired the new hot water heater. Herb Huck finished up the plumbing for the men’s bathroom and finished stubbing in the ladies’ bathroom plumbing. Some cleaning and organizing was also accomplished in our worship building. Thanks so much to this great group of willing workers! (Photos can be seen on the Cowboy Church Facebook Page.)

WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER WORK DAY THIS COMING SATURDAY AT THE COWBOY CHURCH! The Workday date will be this Saturday Dec 15th starting at about 10 am. If you can help, come for however long you can work. If you have the following tools, please bring your charged cordless drills and drivers, skill saws, tape measure, step ladders, extension cords, and work gloves! If you don’t have these, just bring yourself! We will mainly be putting the tongue and grove plywood up on the deck above the three new bathrooms this Saturday. (Note: This ¾” plywood is heavy so if you have back problems, this might not be something you will want to do. We don’t want anyone getting hurt!)

We will be serving the Lord’s Supper in December at the Cowboy Church worship services this Sunday morning the 16th at 11 am and Monday night the 17th at 7 pm! Please prepare your hearts for this sacred service.

Since Christmas is on a Tuesday this year, we will have our Monday Cowboy Church service on Dec 24th as usual, which will also be our Christmas Eve Service. (We will also move the service up to 6:30 pm that night!) There will be a Children’s Christmas Skit, Christmas Carols, , and a Candlelight Celebration. Then, instead of a dinner, we ask everyone to bring desserts so that we can enjoy a time of fellowship and then send everyone on their way to Grandma’s, or home before Santa arrives. We hope you and your family (including Grandma) can come that night and celebrate, together with your Cowboy Church Family, the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.

We hope to see you for worship at the Cowboy Church, Sundays at 11 am and Mondays at 7 pm. We have been having great attendance at both services as we glorify our God at each of our gatherings.

God Bless You All and Happy Trails,

Pastor Dale and MaryAnn Larison c}:-{ Website www.gtthccc.com

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