SAN ANTONIO — What is M.A.G.I.? According to Healing Hands International, it is an acronym that stands for “Making a Godly Impact” and it brings joy to many of God’s children. In this outreach, hundreds of church members gather personal hygiene incidentals, toys, and other small gifts, pack them in thousands of boxes and present them to children who would appreciate them in Honduras, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Zambia. (more…)
SAN BENITO — “Birthdays are special times and we celebrated in September with a true Birthday Bash! for the children born in that month,” raves Director Chase Palmer of the Sunny Glen Children’s Home here. Area sponsors and donors regularly gather the resources to make the parties hearty throughout the year. (more…)
SAN BENITO — “We are excited to report that Dr. Rosalinda Mercado has been selected to serve as the new board chair,” announced Chase Palmer, Executive Director of Sunny Glen Children’s Home. The board of directors for the agency took this step during its Aug. 11 meeting. (more…)
SAN ANTONIO – On Sept. 1, Casey Tucker Lankford started working at Northwest Church of Christ as the new associate minister. (more…)
CORPUS CHRISTI — . . . said Youth Minister Ken Pinckley NEVER! The theme title for the Oct. 20-21 youth event at Bandina Christian Youth Camp does ask, “Are you a Fast Food Christian?” (more…)
SCHERTZ – The 15th Annual Schertz Lectures are scheduled for Sunday through Thursday, Nov. 11-14 this year. The speakers continue with “Studies in the Psalms, Vol. 2 (73-150).”
The elders aim to provide fundamental, sound biblical teaching that edifies all who attend and those who will learn from the book, audios, videos, the live streams or the online archived programs. The church members will serve lunch and light refreshments every day.
Area hotels and RV spaces will help with housing. An attended nursery will be provided for preschoolers who are in good health.
There is no charge for the lectureship. More information and the schedule are available at Schertzcofc.org or by calling the church office 210-658-0269.
MEDINA – Observing Ps. 95, the Stringtown Road church of Christ brethren invite you to “Come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation!” They will host area-wide singing and refreshments on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 6 – 8 p.m.
The weekday timing provides the opportunity for fellowship to those who cannot make afternoon songfests on weekends and would like to attend more regional gatherings.
The building is located at 196 Stringtown Rd., Medina, TX 78055. It is across the street from Medina Elementary School.
BUDA- – As fall arrives, preparations are being made to sing “Hymns in the Hill Country” for the fifth year at the Camp Ben McCulloch pavilion in Driftwood. The annual free music-chili-and-pie event puts the Lord’s playlist out on the brisk country air on Saturday, Nov. 3 beginning at 2 p.m. You, your brethren and friends are invited to make the hills come alive with the sound of His music. (more…)
SAN ANTONIO — Gladys Lucille Norsworthy was born in 1920, in Dierks, Ark. She died in San Antonio at 98 years of age on Sept. 3, 2018. For thirteen years, she served as a member of the Northside Church of Christ here. She set an admirable example of faithful attendance and ministry until her declining health made participation impossible during the final months of her life.
The young Lucille was elected Homecoming Queen in 1938 at Nashville, Arkansas’ high school. After graduation, she worked for a time as a dental assistant and then as an office manager for several businesses.
Lucille and her husband Leo were charter members of the Waterview Church of Christ in Richardson, Texas. Together, they served in several ministries, teaching classes and visiting hospitals.
Given the gift of hospitality, they willingly opened their home to friends and family members in need, sometimes for extended stays. Lucille’s mother shared their home for 37 years.
A memorial service for Lucille Norsworthy was held at Northside on Sept. 6. She was laid to rest later beside her husband at Restland Cemetery in Nashville, Ark.
Her two sons live on: Dr. Gary Norsworthy of San Antonio and Dr. Larry A. Norsworthy of Abilene, as well as their wives, Linda D. Norsworthy and Trisha R. Norsworthy, respectively. Dr. Gary Norsworthy and his wife Linda are long-time members at Northside. Four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive her.
The family asks that Lucille’s memory be honored with donations to the building fund of the Northside Church of Christ, 19818 US Hwy N, San Antonio, TX 78258.
by Marsha Dowell
When things get really bad, we turn to God. But what about when things get good? That is when we should also turn to God. When things get good, more good is expected of us. God is blessing us to bless others: “Every one to whom much is given, of him will much be required.” (Luke 12: 48, RSV) (more…)
by Paul McQuien
The historian and religious writer, Garry Wills, has written a recent book titled “What the Qur’an Meant and Why It Matters” (2017). He begins his analysis with an observation that the Qur’an is “a desert book” in which water plays a central role, both literally and symbolically. (more…)
Editor’s note: The contributor is a member of a Church of Christ in San Antonio. We have used a pseudonym for her name and her son’s name to maintain security requirements.
Based on an account by Diane Roffee
SAN ANTONIO — We all pray for our children’s safety, but for me it became very personal once again recently.
As the world watched and prayed for the Wild Boars soccer players who, with a coach, had become trapped in an extensive cave system in Northern Thailand, the rescue took an unexpected turn for me. My son, Todd, was one of the hundreds of emergency workers who rushed against time to find, stabilize, and bring out the twelve boys and their assistant coach. The cave exit had become blocked on June 23 after seasonal rains that came early raised the water level. (more…)
SAN ANTONIO — At the West Laurel Street congregation’s gospel meeting this year, hearers will go back to the beginning for a scriptural look at man’s fall from grace, his first encounter with Satan and God’s attempt to find and reconcile man to Himself. The Annual Fall Gospel Revival Meeting will take place at the building from Sept. 23-26, Sunday thru Wednesday. (more…)