Weekly Cowboy Church Round-Up

Cowboy Church Round-Up Weekly Newsletter

Howdy Pardners,

Just letting everyone know; there will NOT be a Construction Workday at the Cowboy Church this Saturday. We will let you know when we will have the next one! Thanks to Fred and Jane Craig for their good work of cleaning the church sanctuary this past week! Looks great!

The Chuck Wagon Dinner and Wild West Show last Saturday was an awesome success by any measure. About 75 people enjoyed a bit of the Wild, Wild West, great cowboy cooking, and fun cowboy/cowgirl fellowship. And six lucky families, from the 30+ families that donated something to the cowboy church building fund, won one of my brother, Gary’s, great intarsia wildlife artworks. We also raised over $5,000 for the church building fund! Thanks to Ray and Barb Spencer for putting the evening all together for us and thanks to all those who helped or participated in any way to make the event so much fun!

Wednesday night, Oct 10th, was the third meeting of the Ladies’ Study entitled, “She Did What She Could” based on the story of Mary anointing Jesus’ head with perfume to prepare Him for burial. Ten ladies attended the study and discussion time Wednesday. The meetings will go for another 4 Wednesdays (excluding Halloween). Every lady is invited to join in with these ladies this next Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Cowboy Church.

This coming Sunday and Monday we will be having the Lord’s Supper at the Cowboy Church worship services. Please prepare your hearts for this special time of communion with the Lord. Every Christian is welcome to join in with the Lord’s Supper at the cowboy church. As a guide for children, they may take the grape juice and unleavened bread if they have been baptized. Otherwise, they can have a donut during our fellowship time right after the service. (Put on your calendars this year’s last Lord’s Supper – December 16 and 17)


Ladies’ Study – Wednesday, Oct 17th, 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Movie Night – Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:00pm. Dave and Sue Binney are the Point Riders for this monthly activity. This month’s movie will be “Old Yeller”.

Chrome, Christ, and Cowboys Motorcycle Ride and Rally – We are having an 85 mile motorcycle ride and rally on October 27th beginning at 8 am with breakfast at Liberty Baptist Church in Columbia, Missouri, riding out at 9 am. The motorcycle ride will end at 11am to 12 noon at the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church, with lunch, a devotional message, and prize giveaways. The ride will take approximately two hours, with a midway break along the route. Gary Hood and I are leading in the planning of this fun event. Spread the word to everyone that owns an “Iron Horse” (Motorcycle)and invite them to join us for this ride and rally, to the glory of God! If you donate a prize for the giveaway, please make it something that can fit in a motorcycle saddle-bag!

Marcie Johnson and Barb Spencer, our Monday night Children’s Cow Town teachers, are planning a “Buckaroo Fall Festival” for children on Sunday, October 28th at about noon and right after the church service Sunday morning. (The Service is from 11 am to noon.) There will be another Buckaroo Fall Festival on Monday evening, Oct 29th, from 6 to 7 pm, which is the hour proceeding our Monday Cowboy Church service. There will be fun, games, and prizes for the kids. We will need lots of volunteers to help with the games! More information will be coming soon for this great Kid’s event.

ON SATURDAY NOV. 17th there are TWO EVENTS you will want to take note of:

We are planning on hosting at the Cowboy Church building, the Annual Clark, Missouri Community Thanksgiving Dinner. We will be doing this in conjunction with the other churches in the Clark Community. The cooked Thanksgiving Turkeys and some side dishes will be provided by folks from the other churches. Besides hosting the dinner in our building, we will also be asking our church family to bring some side dishes also to share at the dinner with those who attend. Perhaps as many as 80 people could attend. Times for this dinner on that day will be shared as soon as we know them.

Another Event on that same day will be a Chili Supper and Benefit Auction for David and Brenda Reed of Higbee, MO. This event will take place in the Cooper’s Oak Winery in Higbee, MO, The Chili Supper will begin at 11 am that Saturday, Nov 17th, and the auction will begin at 1 pm. For more information, to help with the supper, or to donate an item for the auction, you may contact Robert Phillips at 660-651-2227 or Alex White at 660-414-7068. This event is to help with David’s medical bills after his recent tractor accident and hospitalization. (David and Brenda Reed are the organizers of the annual “Saddle-Up for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Trail Ride and Benefit Auction” which has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for the Children of St. Jude.) They are such good people and they have given to everyone and anyone who is in need. We want to see if we can help them now!

Obviously we will have to coordinate our Cowboy Church members that day so that we can participate in both of these worthy events as best we can.

Finally, we welcome home Wayne and Cathy Walker after their week of working with the Southern Baptists’ Disaster Relief Teams in Wallace, North Carolina after the devastation of Hurricane Florence in that area. Wayne used his skid steer and dump trailer to clean up trees and debris in the yards and homes of many Wallace area residents. Cathy worked with the Missouri Baptists’ mobile feeding units serving free meals to over 6,000 people a day - residents that are trying to put their lives back together. (Pray also for the folks in the Florida Panhandle that were in the devastating path of Hurricane Michael and all the relief workers, including our Southern Baptist Disaster Relief workers like Wayne and Cathy.) Hopefully Wayne and Cathy will share with us about their experiences in NC when we see them at our services this Sunday morning and Monday evening. Welcome home, Walkers, and thanks for your great volunteer work helping so many in need!

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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