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                                                       DECEMBER 20, 2020
                                        WESTFIELD CHURCH OF CHRIST
                            1610 WESTFIELD LOOP, HOUSTON, TX  77073

                                                       
     ELDERS:
                   James Fillyaw: 713-560-5104; Hubert Crowson: 281-732-9606;
                  Jerry Loyd:  713-775-5377;     Church Office:  281-821-8531
                                                
   CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday worship services only at 10:00 a.m., until further notice.  Amen
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting
one another, and so much the more, as you see the day approaching”  (Hebrews 10:25).  
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR DECEMBER
4th Jim Endy;  5th Piper Hunt;  7th Alonso Garrett;
12th Kohen Fillyaw;  14th Elijah Baker;14th Dennis Dearing;  
18th Holly Colotta;  20th Evalette Dunbar;  21st Kenneth Bone;
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FOR DECEMBER
9th Dennis & Margo Dearing;  12th Don & Pat Henderson;
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IN MEMORIAM:
  This past Thursday, our Sister Ethel Mae Crowson passed from this life to be
with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in His heavenly home.   She was 83 years, 11 months of
age (71 years being a member of the Lord’s church.   She is proceeded in death by her Mother
and Father, Elmer and Adelia Nicholson.   She is survived by her loving husband, Hubert, her
son, Paul, and daughter Theresa.   Two sisters, Helen and husband, Luther, and Faye., with
Nieces and Nephews, and many more family and friends.  The funeral arrangements are:
visitation-Wed., Dec. 23, 5-8 p.m.; service:  Thurs. Dec. 24, 10a.m., Graveside: 11:00 a.m., at
Brookside Funeral Home, on Eastex Fwy. No. at Lauder Rd.  May God bless the family.

READING THE NEW TESTAMENT:   HEBREWS

Chapter 9:19b-28:   The Old and the New:   and sprinkled both the book itself and all the
people, saying, “This is the blood of the covenant which God commanded you” (Ex. 24:8; Mt. 26:
28).  And in the same way he sprinkled both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry
with the blood.  And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with
blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.  Therefore it was necessary for the
copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things
themselves with better sacrifices than these.  For Christ did not enter a holy place made with
hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God
for us;  nor was it that He would offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year
by year with blood that is not his own.  Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since
the foundation of the world;  but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been
manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.  And inasmuch as it is appointed for men
to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the
sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who
eagerly await Him.   Chapter 10:1-7:   One Sacrifice of Christ is Sufficient:   For the Law, since it
has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the
same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near.  
Other-wise, would they not have ceased to be offered,  because the worshipers, having once
been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins?  But in those sacrifices there
is a reminder of sins year by year.  For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take
away sins.  Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, “Sacrifice and offering You have
not desired, but a body you have prepared for Me;   In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for
sin You have taken no pleasure.  Then I said ‘Behold, I have come; (In the scroll of the book it is
written of Me) To do Your will, O God.’”   (Psalm 40:6).                      (More Next Week!  Stay
Tuned!)
Ten Commandments for Husbands!
From the Heart to Heart Bulletin.
One:   Remember that thy wife is thy partner and not thy property.
Two:   Do not expect thy wife to be wife and wage earner at the same time.
Three:   Think not that thy business is none of thy wife’s business.
Four: Thou shalt hold thy wife’s love by the same means that thou won it.
Five:  Thou shalt make the building of thy home thy first business.
Six:  Thou shalt cooperate with thy wife in establishing family discipline.  
Seven:  Thou shalt enter into thy house with cheerfulness.
Eight;   Thou shalt not let anyone criticize thy wife to thy face and get away with it;  neither thy
father, nor thy mother, nor thy brethren, nor thy sisters, nor thy children.
Nine:   Thou shalt be in subjection to Christ in all things so thy wife may find joy in being in
subjection to thee.
Ten:   Thou shalt keep thy marriage vows with all diligence as a sacred covenant between thee,
thy wife, and God.
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the
church and gave Himself up for her”   (Ephesians 5:25).
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The Kind of Dad I Would Buy:
By Helen Kitchell Evans

If I went shopping for a dad, Here is what I would buy:
One who would always stop to answer a little boy’s “Why?”
One who would always speak kindly to a little girl or boy,
One who would give to others a bit of sunshine and joy.
I would pick a dad that followed the Bible’s Golden Rule.
And one who went regularly to church and Sunday School.
I would buy the very finest dad to place on our family tree,
And then I would try to live like him so he would be happy with me.
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The Quick-Thinking Usher!

An elderly woman walked into the local country church.   The friendly usher greeted her at the
door and helped her up the flight of steps.
    “Where would you like to sit?” the usher asked politely.
    “The front row, please,” she answered.
    “You really don’t want to do that, do you?” the usher said.  “The preacher is really boring.   
How about half-way back?”
    “Do you happen to know who I am?” the woman inquired.
    “No,” he said.
    “I’m the preacher’s mother.” She replied indignantly.
    “Do you know who I am?” the usher asked.
    “No,” she said.
    “Good,” he answered, and quickly walked away.
ATTENTION:     Let’s not forget to restock the pantry.   As a reminder, the pantry is ‘always’ open
for any that have a need.   Amen.
NOTICE:     The program, ‘In Search of the Lord’s Way’, airs on Sunday mornings.   Check your
network provider for time and channel.
ATTENTION:     The worship service at Village on the Park, on Sundays, has been put on hold
for an unspecified time.  It shall return soon.
TEST YOUR BIBLE KNOWLEDGE!
‘Bible Riddles’ You Should Know (Easy From the N.T.):   
1.James reminded the saints how Elijah prayed it would not rain;
  How long did that drought last before God sent rain again?
2.In a cold Roman prison, Paul wrote to Timothy:
  “The ______ I left at Troas, Please bring it to Rome with thee.
3.Regard no man’s race, his color, or nationality
  “In truth, I perceive that God show no ________.”
Answers to Last Week’s ‘Bible Riddles’: 1. Peter (2nd Pet. 3:14-17);  2. The Rich ((James 5:1-
6);  3. Jude (Jude 3).
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Our memory verse for December comes from the New Testament book of 1st Peter. Only one
verse. Easy and familiar.   Repeat it over and over.   You can do it.
“Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good?” (1st Peter 3:13.)
REPEAT IT AGAIN; THEN AGAIN;  TEN TIMES TEN
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                                  Is Four Million Dollars Enough?
                            By John Gipson, Heart to Heart Bulletin
    David D. Burns is a psychiatrist who comes in contact with many who suffer from depression.  
Dr Burns once had as a patient a 70-year-old woman whose husband had done to her
“something so bad” that she couldn’t put up with it any longer and wanted a divorce after 50
years of marriage.   “Why was she so upset?” he thought.   “Had he beaten her or was he an
alcoholic?”   She told Dr. Burns, “Last week my husband gave me $4 million dollars in cash!”   
Dr. Burns was dumbfounded!   And asked, “When he gave you the money, what were your
thoughts?”    She said, “If he really loved me, he would have given me $8 million.”
    “She felt unloved and poor;  she thought her life was not worth living;  and she had thoughts
of divorce and suicide.   Yes, it sounds crazy when it happens to somebody else, but when it
happens to you, it seems to make sense,”   Dr. Burns summarized.   “We all have a tendency to
reflect on the things we don’t have rather than on the things we do have.   As a result we
become miserable, because there is always someone who is “better off” than we are.”  (See
Hebrews 13:5, “be content with what you have.”)

REMEMBER IN PRAYERS….
Special prayers for Brother Crowson and family as they deal with Sister Crowson’s passing.
Norma Hicks; Sharon (Norma’s dtg.in-law);  Violet Kendrick & family; Jean Williams; Kenneth
Bone; ‘Ro’ Higgins (Roy Higgins son); Selena Baker; Louise Drake; Ramona Jackson; Ed
Walker; Ken, Beverly, Kamryn Fillyaw; Ronnie Weaver; Suzie Stephens; ‘Cotton’ Weaver;
Evalette Dunbar; Jim & Sande Endy; Amelia Williamson; Rebecca Stone; Faye Stephens; Billie
Nelson; Henderson family; Don Blackwell; Maya Briggs; J. O’Brien; Donne, Ina & Henry family;  
Sis. Burns dtg., Xavier;  
SPECIAL PRAYERS TODAY FOR….
Sis. Burns’ dtg. Xavier, to have tests for frequent shortness of breath.   Remember her & family
in prayers.
Donnie & Ina Henry doing well.   Remember the family in your prayers.
Jim & Sande Endy doing well.  Remember the family in prayers.
Sis. Evalette Dunbar having some tests.  Remember her in your prayers.
Baby Maya Briggs doing better.   Remember her and family in your prayers.
Sis. Rebecca (Becky) Stone needs our prayers.
Remember Ken, Beverly, and Kamryn Fillyaw in your prayers.
Remember Bro. Cotton Weaver in your prayers.
Bro. Kenneth Bone doing well and still needs our prayers.
Ronnie Weaver still needs our prayers.
Ed Walker still needs our prayers.  
Bro. Shawn Henderson & family needs our prayers as they deal with illnesses.
“. . . The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much”  (James 5:16b).