Weekly Bulletin


WORSHIP AND BIBLE CLASSES

Sunday:

          Bible Classes…………………………………………….10:00 a.m.

          Worship……………………………………………………11:00 a.m.

Wednesday:  Class……………………………………………7:00  p.m.

              An unattended nursery – 2nd door West Hall of building

Hearing Assistance Devices

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request. Ask a member and you will be taken care of.

DATE                  REGULAR            MISSIONS        ATTENDANCE

Jan. 14             $1606                           $125                           67

Jan.   7             $2018                                                               53

Dec. 31             $2404                                                              60

Have a Good Day by Joe Barnett

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalms 118:24

Her purchases had been paid for and bagged.  As she turned to walk away, the perky clerk said, “Have a good day.”  Queen bee did a 180 and hissed, “Young lady, that’s just not in my plans!”

So, how’s your day gong?

You’ll get through it, one way or another.  How is mainly up to you.

You can grumble and growl, making yourself miserable.  You can snap and snarl, sending everyone you encounter running for cover.

Or you can be bigger than your problems, and see the day as a gift from God.  It is, you know.  What if he had decided not to give it to you?

Have good day…unless that’s just not in your plans.

Unhappy people are hard to love because they return so little of it.

Joe Barnett’s website:  www.pathwayco.com

 

BROADWAY

CHURCH OF CHRIST

1628 Broadway

P.O. Box 3835

Galveston, TX 77552

(409) 762-5566

www.broadwaychurchofchrist.org

NEWS & NOTES

January 21, 2018

 

Ministers

Allen C. Isbell

Larry Smith

  

Missionaries

Come Before Winter (Mariana Long)

Mike & Hope Zuniga (San Angelo, TX)

 

Welcome!

We welcome you to Broadway and Galveston Island. Please complete a visitor’s card and put it in the collection plate.

Today’s Sermon: “Prayer Has Great Power and Wonderful Results”  James 5:13-18.

The Adult Class:  Allen will begin a new series today:  “The Story of Jesus”.

Wednesday Evening Class: The study from the book “The Story” will continue this week.

 

Notice!

A new Senior Ministry/Social Group is forming at Broadway.  See Larry Smith for information.

 

Prayer List!

Keep these in your continued prayers:

Jim and June Hardin

Jean Nichols

Jim Withers

Ken Zimmerman

Lupe Thompson

Margaret Winters

There are others that we have not been told about, but with the flu epidemic in active mode, please pray that no one else falls victim!  Stay warm and stay well!

Wedding Anniversary!

Bill and Marie Nunnally have gone to Hawaii to celebrate their 45th Anniversary.  We wish them the very best!

Baby Shower!

Max is going to be a big brother.  Lola Carmen is due February 27, 2018.  Come help us celebrate with Jamie on February 4, 2018, @ 2:00 p.m. at Grandmama’s (Carla’s} house.

4730 Avenue R ½, Galveston, TX

Notice!

Your assistance is needed.  Please turn your cell phones off before services begin.  Cell phone activity can be very annoying.  We ask for your cooperation.  Thanks!

We Need Your Help!

To make this bulletin more informative, please give us your news.  Examples include anything considered interesting to the congregation such as births, travels, sickness, or requests for prayer.  It should be written down and given to Mikey.  Or, e-mail the information to mmisbell@swbell.net.   We thank you for your help.

Visitors for January 14, 2018!

  • Frank & Ercy Deal: Kingwood, TX
  • Don & Helen Bryan: Houston, TX
  • John & Diann Waggoner: Cisco, TX
  • Larry & Carolyn Foster: Forney, TX

Island Events!

Mardi Gras Galveston will attract many Island visitors from February 2-13.  Welcome them to Galveston!

 

WORSHIP AND BIBLE CLASSES

Sunday:

          Bible Classes…………………………………………….10:00 a.m.

          Worship……………………………………………………11:00 a.m.

Wednesday:  Class……………………………………………..7:00 p.m.                   An unattended nursery – 2nd door West Hall of building

Hearing Assistance Devices

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request. Ask a member and you will be taken care of.

DATE                  REGULAR            MISSIONS        ATTENDANCE

Jan.   7             $2080                                                               53

Dec. 31             $2404                                                              60

Dec. 24             $ 979                            $4,170                          47

Your Time Is Limited

Man’s days are determined; you have
decreed the number of his months.—Job 14:5

Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport, Texas, August 26, 2017. Officials ordered a mandatory evacuation.

Rockport Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Rios asked residents who refused to leave to write their name and Social Security number on their arm with a Sharpie, so first-responders could identify those who didn’t survive. Next of kin would need to be notified.

Catastrophes give a heads up to the fragility and brevity of life. James and Job put it in words . . .Instead of saying today or tomorrow we will do this or that, James wrote, “you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that’” (Jas 4:13).

Job said: “Our time is limited. You have given us only so many months to live and have set limits we cannot go beyond” (Jb 14:5).

Do it today. You have no guarantee of tomorrow.

Joe Barnett’s website:  www.pathwayco.com

 

BROADWAY

CHURCH OF CHRIST

1628 Broadway

P.O. Box 3835

Galveston, TX 77552

(409) 762-5566

www.broadwaychurchofchrist.org

NEWS & NOTES 

January 14, 2018

 

Ministers

Allen C. Isbell

Larry Smith

  

Missionaries

                                 Come Before Winter (Mariana Long)    Mike & Hope Zuniga 

Welcome!

We welcome you to Broadway and Galveston Island. Please complete a visitor’s card and put it in the collection plate.

Today’s Sermon: Thank you, Larry Smith, for preaching last Sunday.  Allen will preach today.

The Adult Class:  Bill will teach today.  Allen will begin a new series next Sunday:  “The Story of Jesus”.

Wednesday Evening Class: The study from the book “The Story” will continue this week.

 

Notice!

A new Senior Ministry/Social Group is forming at Broadway.  See Larry Smith for information.

Welcome!

Troy Anderson placed membership last Sunday.  He currently resides in Houston but plans to relocate to Galveston. Contact: 409-443-7263;  etanderson75@yahoo.com

Prayer List!

Keep these in your continued prayers:

Jim and June Hardin

Jean Nichols

Jim Withers

Ken Zimmerman

There are others that we have not been told about, but with the flu epidemic in active mode, please pray that no one else falls victim!  Stay warm and stay well!

Thank You!

We are so grateful for your generous support of $2,364 towards the Solar Player Ministry.  So far Players have been distributed in Cuba, Honduras, Bolivia, Nicaragua and Ecuador.  This year our target nation is the Philipines, while continuing to bless Africa, Spanish and Arabic speakers.  May our God bless you richly in 2018.

Truitt Adair – Sunset International Bible Institute

News from Mike Zuniga!

Last weekend we had 46 in attendance.  This is almost a 50% increase from several months ago. We coordinated a “Meet the New Preachers in Town” and invited most of the ministers in our community to an informal reception.  According to some, it’s been a while since local ministers of Churches of Christ have come together.  In addition, we are discussing the possibility of developing a new Spanish ministry track at Southwest Bible Institute; a preacher training school in San Angelo.  Please keep all this work in your prayers.

Visitors for January 7, 2018!

Danny & Sherry Simmons from Union Grove, AL visited last Sunday.  They plan to be with us for three months.  They have an RV on the West End of the Island.  Welcome them to Broadway!

Island Events!

Mardi Gras will attract many Island visitors from February 2-13.  Welcome them to Galveston!

 

WORSHIP AND BIBLE CLASSES

Sunday:

Bible Classes…………………………………………….10:00 a.m.

Worship……………………………………………………11:00 a.m.

Wednesday:  Class……………………………………………..7:00 p.m.                   An unattended nursery – 2nd door West Hall of building

Hearing Assistance Devices

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request. Ask a member and you will be taken care of.

 

DATE                  REGULAR            MISSIONS        ATTENDANCE

Dec. 31             $2404                                                              60

Dec. 24             $ 979                            $4,170                          47

Dec. 17             $1413                           $575                             72

 

Start…and Don’t Stop by Joe Barnett

We will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9

Years ago, I asked a physically fit fellow, “What’s the best exercise plan?”   He answered, “Any plan will work.  There are only two important rules:  first, you gotta get started;  two, you gotta keep at it.”                                               Two days later, I saw this sign at a yard sale:

Exercise Bike – Rowing Machine – Treadmill, like new!

Did you know that 18 percent of those who join a gym in January drop out before the end of February?  And that 80 percent quit within five months?

Now, let’s get serious!  “Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important, for it promises a reward in both this life and the next” (I Timothy 4:8).

In your New Year’s Resolutions, prioritize Bible study and prayer.  There are two important rules:  you gotta get started; you gotta keep at it.

Initial enthusiasm is common.  Persistence is uncommon. 

Joe Barnett’s website:  www.pathwayco.com

 

BROADWAY

CHURCH OF CHRIST

1628 Broadway

P.O. Box 3835

Galveston, TX 77552

(409) 762-5566

www.broadwaychurchofchrist.org

NEWS & NOTES 

January 7, 2018

 

Ministers

Allen C. Isbell

Larry Smith

 

Missionaries

Come Before Winter (Mariana Long)

Mike & Hope Zuniga (San Angelo, TX)

 Welcome!

We welcome you to Broadway and Galveston Island. Please complete a visitor’s card and put it in the collection plate.

Today’s Sermon : Larry Smith will preach today.  Title:  “God’s Design for the Church.”  Rev.3:20

The Adult Class:  Bill will resume teaching today.

Wednesday Evening Class: The study from the book “The Story” will resume this week.

 

Notice!

A new Senior Ministry/Social Group is forming at Broadway.  See Larry Smith for information.

Thank You Note!

Dear Broadway Church Family,

We are ever so grateful for such wonderful caring brothers and sisters in Christ at our side.  It was a challenging few months and we are so pleased to be back with you all.

Thank you for all of your encouraging cards and messages during Amy’s recovery after a total hip replacement.  Thank you for your sincere condolence cards and lovely plant for the loss of Amy’s mother.

Grief is coming in many ways and we ask for continued prayers please.

We pray and care for each of you with complete thankfulness.

Mike and Amy Wortham

Sympathy!

We have learned that Dr. John Britt from Baytown passed away during the holidays.  A faithful member of the church, he made a significant contribution to the Texas penal system. Several decades ago, Britt and others started the educational program in the Texas penitentiary system.  He and his wife were frequent visitors to Broadway.

Prayer List!

Keep these in your continued prayers:

Jim and June Hardin – recovering from the flu.

Jean Nichols – recovering from the flu.

Kenneth Zimmerman requests your prayers.

Jim Withers is not feeling well.

Margaret Winters has been ill this past week.

Joan Mertens’ daughter, Aundie, is to have surgery this week in Oklahoma.  Joan has gone to be with her and Aundie’s husband, Wolf. 

 

Visitors for December 31, 2017

  • Marva Little: Spring, TX “Great service.”
  • Marguerite & Brittany Roberson: Shreveport, LA
  • Antonea & Aniyah Jackson: Houston, TX
  • Trent, Waylon, Brooklyn, Ty Wolfford, Baytown, TX
  • Paul & Denae Walden: Galveston, TX
  • Callie Veale & Bear: Galveston, TX

 

Have a Great Week!

 

 

 

 

Thank You!

Everyone enjoyed the Annual Baked Potato Bash Saturday evening.  If you missed it, there is always next year!!!  Thank you, Allen and Mikey for hosting this party each year.  Also, thanks to all the “elves” who helped to prepare for it – Doug Barnett, Sara Campbell, Marie Nunnally, Dorothy Jones, and Emily Garvin.

 

Out of Town!

Tim, Darla & Max Lewis are in Sherman for the next three weeks.

Zain Allison is attending his brother’s graduation at Harding University this weekend.

Bill & Marie Nunnally attended a Christmas party in LA on Friday night, then flew back to help with the Potato Bash on Saturday night!

 

Visitors for December 10, 2017

  • Larry & Janet Keele: Houston, TX
  • Sam & Janet Clark: Mesquite, TX
  • David & Samantha Williams: New Braunfels, TX
  • John & Donna VanDuyn: College Station, TX (former members of Broadway)

WORSHIP AND BIBLE CLASSES

Sunday:

          Bible Classes…………………………………………….10:00 a.m.

          Worship……………………………………………………11:00 a.m.

         Wednesday:  Class………………………………………7:00 p.m.                   An unattended nursery – 2nd door West Hall of building

Hearing Assistance Devices

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request. Ask a member and you will be taken care of.

DATE                  REGULAR            MISSIONS        ATTENDANCE

Dec. 3              $3867                           $125                             89

Nov.26              $3153                                                               77

Nov.19              $1512                           $125                             61

 

Leave Your Problems Outside by Joe Barnett

An anxious heart weighs a man down.  Proverbs 12:25

For years Gregg Teears saw his dad touch a branch of the bush near their front door every day when he came home from work.

One day he asked him why he did it.  “I try to hang all of today’s problems from work on the bush,” his dad said, “and not pick them up again until I go out the next day.”

Gregg says he has applied that lesson to his job and many other life situations ever since.

Not a bad practice.

Jesus said, “Don’t worry about tomorrow…Today’s trouble is enough for today” (Matthew 6:34).

“I lay down and slept.  I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me” (Psalms 3:5).

Get a good night’s sleep.  God is awake.

Joe Barnett’s website:  www.pathwayco.com

 

 BROADWAY

CHURCH OF CHRIST

1628 Broadway

P.O. Box 3835

Galveston, TX 77552

(409) 762-5566

www.broadwaychurchofchrist.org

 

NEWS & NOTES

December 10, 2017

Ministers

Allen C. Isbell

Larry Smith 

Missionaries

Come Before Winter (Mariana Long)

Mike & Hope Zuniga (San Angelo, TX)

Welcome!

We welcome you to Broadway and Galveston Island. Please complete a visitor’s card and put it in the collection plate.

Today’s Sermon: “He Heard My Voice”; Psalm 116

The Adult Class:  Bill will continue his series.

Wednesday Night Class:  Lesson 14

 

Mission Sunday!

Today is our annual Missions Sunday. The collection will be divided equally among 1. Come Before Winter (Mariana Long), 2. Sunset International Bible Institute Solar Ministry, 3. Gospel Chariot Missions in Africa, and 4. Miguel Zuniga. If you desire a different distribution, please indicate on your check.

Please place both your regular check and your missions check in the collection plate with the mission check marked “Missions”.  Thank You!

Miguel Zuniga Update!

Miguel and Hope who have recently relocated to San Angelo will be with us next Sunday.  He has agreed to preach.  Their son, Sam, is scheduled for surgery at UTMB the following Monday.  We look forward to having them with us.

Prayer List!

Amy Wortham and her mom, Gloria, who has been moved to The Crossings in the nursing unit.

Lupe Thompson’s brother, Tom, has been diagnosed with cancer.

Jean Nichols as she receives treatment.

Christmas Party!

(Known as the Annual Baked Potato Bash)

When:  Saturday, December 16th

Where:  Home of Allen & Mikey Isbell

1715  35th Street

Galveston, TX 77550

Time:     6:30 p.m.

Note:    All food, including desserts, will be provided.  Just bring yourself!!!

 

Visitors for December 3, 2017

  • Brent & Em Smith: Galveston, TX
  • Shirley Kriegel: Beaumont, TX (Kimberly Edwards mother)
  • Charles & Dana Henderson: Leona, TX (Iris Speed’s sister and brother-in-law)
  • Scott, Sandy & Jenna Ferguson: Missouri City, TX
  • Robert & Linda Buttrill: Houston, TX
  • Chris & Celeste Barrow: Magnolia, TX
  • Rusty & Melissa Langston: Carter Lake, IA
  • P. & Gayle Pratt: Graham, TX
  • Jimmy & Mildred Emerson: College Sta., TX
  • Mike & Jackie Blakeman: Iowa Park, TX

 

 

 

 

WORSHIP AND BIBLE CLASSES

Sunday:

Bible Classes…………………………………………….10:00 a.m.

Worship……………………………………………………11:00 a.m.

Wednesday:  Class……………………………………………..7:00 p.m.                   An unattended nursery – 2nd door West Hall of building

Hearing Assistance Devices

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request. Ask a member and you will be taken care of.

 

DATE                  REGULAR            MISSIONS        ATTENDANCE

Nov.26              $3153                                                               77

Nov.19              $1512                           $125                             61

Nov.12              $3027                                                               71

 

You Are Highly Favored by Joe Barnett

Greetings, you who are highly favored!  Luke 1:28

Angel Gabriel showed up at Mary’s door and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored!”

He told the mystified teenager that she would give birth to a son and that he would be great and would be called the son of the Most  High.

Highly favored indeed.  But the price she paid for the honor was agonizing.  She was engaged to be married:  had mapped her life in domestic frocks; a calm life in a quiet Nazareth neighborhood.

You know the rest of the story – she gave birth to her baby in a barn…and three decades later watched him die the death of a criminal.

When Mary said yes to God’s plan, she said no to her own.

We, too, have been highly favored; saved by grace.  Saying yes to his plan may mean saying no to our own.

A life without purpose is a life without substance.

Joe Barnett’s website:  www.pathwayco.com

 

BROADWAY

CHURCH OF CHRIST

1628 Broadway

P.O. Box 3835

Galveston, TX 77552

(409) 762-5566

www.broadwaychurchofchrist.org

NEWS & NOTES 

December 3, 2017 

Ministers

Allen C. Isbell

Larry Smith 

Missionaries

Come Before Winter (Mariana Long)

Mike & Hope Zuniga (San Angelo, TX)

Welcome!

We welcome you to Broadway and Galveston Island. Please complete a visitor’s card and put it in the collection plate.

Today’s Sermon: Joe Barnett is our guest speaker today.  He is our Dickens Weekend preacher every year.  His sermon: “The Gates of Hades”.  Welcome back, Joe!

The Adult Class:  Mariana Long will give her presentation about her 2016 mission activities.

Wednesday Night Class:  Lesson 12

 

Mission Sunday!

Annually Broadway has set aside a special Sunday to raise support for missions.  On December 10th, next Sunday, we’ll have a special collection. in addition to our regular contribution.  Monies collected this year will be divided equally among Come Before Winter (Mariana Long), Sunset International Bible Institute Solar Ministry, Gospel Chariot Missions in Africa, and Miguel Zuniga.

Gospel Chariot Missions is new to our outreach.  However, the Christian Chronicle that just arrived has an article about the work on page 3.  Those who received the Chronicle, please read.

Miguel Zuniga Update!

Miguel and Hope have relocated to San Angelo following 10 years of service to the Laredo Church of Christ.  San Angelo was their home for many years.  They are now with the Northside Church of Christ.  Their will serve the primarily elderly brethren and reach out to the Hispanic community.

Sympathy!

Our former member, Margie Blackburn, passed away November 24th.  Graveside services were in Nacogdoches on December 1st.

Potpourri!

Amy Wortham is doing well after hip surgery, but her mother has experienced some major health problems and is in the hospital.  Pray for Amy and her mom.  Amy is the primary caregiver.

Good to have Jean Nichols in services Sunday.

Wendy Clayton’s grandson, Kevin Marler, was in the hospital with a serious illness this past week. He is at home now.  Keep the family in your prayers.

Visitors for November 26, 2017

  • Shirley Kriegel: Beaumont, TX (Kimberly Edwards mother)
  • David, Sharon & Ricky Newberry: Euless, TX
  • Ron & Jan Davis: Arlington, TX
  • Vera & George Holt: Indianapolis, IN
  • Wolf & Aundie Scheible: Ardmore, OK (Aundie is Joan Mertens daughter)

Upcoming Events!

December 10th – Special Mission Contribution

December 16th – Church Christmas Party

December 25th – Christmas Day

 

Remember:  Sharing is Caring

Support the Missions

WORSHIP AND BIBLE CLASSES

Sunday:

Bible Classes…………………………………………….10:00 a.m.

Worship……………………………………………………11:00 a.m.

Wednesday: Class……………………………………………..7:00 p.m.                                  An unattended nursery – 2nd door West Hall of building

Hearing Assistance Devices

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request. Ask a member and you will be taken care of.

DATE                 REGULAR           MISSIONS       ATTENDANCE

Nov.19              $1512                           $125                             61

Nov.12              $3027                                                                  71

Nov. 5              $2373                                                                   70

 

 

Don’t Wait Too Long or Quit Too Soon by Joe Barnett

 

Keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Romans 12:11

 

Mozart was seven when his first composition was published.

Mickey Mantle hit 23 home runs when he was 20, his first year in the major leagues.

William Pitt II was 24 when he became Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Golda Meir was 71 when she became Prime Minister of Israel.

Benjamin Franklin was a newspaper columnist at 16 and a framer of the U.S. Constitution when he was 81.

The application we should take away is that we are never too young or too old to serve the Lord.

Those who wait until secular goals have been reached have waited too long. Those who quit when they feel too old have quit too soon.

Find your role and fill it.

Joe Barnett’s website: www.pathwayco.com

 

BROADWAY

CHURCH OF CHRIST

1628 Broadway

P.O. Box 3835

Galveston, TX 77552

(409) 762-5566

www.broadwaychurchofchrist.org

NEWS & NOTES

Nov. 26, 2017

 

Ministers

Allen C. Isbell

Larry Smith

Missionaries

Come Before Winter (Mariana Long)

Mike & Hope Zuniga (San Angelo, TX)

 

Welcome!

We welcome you to Broadway and Galveston Island. Please complete a visitor’s card and put it in the collection plate.

Today’s Sermon: Allen’s sermon: “He is my neighbor! Are you kidding me?” Luke: 10:25-37

The Adult Class:  Bill continues his series.

Wednesday Night Class:  Lesson 12

Notice!

Due to current events in our world, the door will be locked at 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday. There will be someone there to open it for late arrivals.

Another precaution: Those with keys to the building, please enter only through the front wooden door on the right of the building. Go immediately and disarm the alarm. Entering through any other door sets off the alarm. We are now past our free, courtesy false alarms with the city. There is now a $50 charge for each false alarm.

Potpourri!

Latest word is that December holds medical appointments for Bob and Ann Roland, one for Bob and two for Ann. Also, Bob had a touch of vertigo this past week.

Amy Wortham is doing well after hip surgery, but Mike had a flare-up that required an ER visit. Amy plans to get Mike in “tip top” shape so they can be at church this morning.

Jean Nichols was in Dallas for Thanksgiving, but returned to the Island Saturday. She hopes to be with us today.

Miguel Zuniga Update!

Miguel and Hope have relocated to San Angelo following 10 plus years of service to the Laredo Church of Christ. San Angelo was their home for many years. They are now associated with the Northside Church of Christ. Their goal is to serve the primarily elderly brethren and to reach out to the Hispanic community.

Mission Sunday!

Annually Broadway has set aside a special Sunday to raise support for missions. On December 10th, we’ll have a special collection for those wishing to give. This will be in addition to our regular contribution. Monies collected this year will be divided equally among Come Before Winter (Mariana Long), Sunset International Bible Institute Solar Ministry, Gospel Chariot Missions in Africa, and Miguel Zuniga.

Visitor for November 19!

Dan & Kate Branch & daughters Evelyn & Elizabeth: Dickinson, TX (Dan & Kate are former members.)

Upcoming Events!

December 2nd, 3rd – Dickens on the Strand

December 10th – Special Mission Contribution

December 16th – Church Christmas Party

December 25th – Christmas Day

Remember to Wear Your Dickens Finery

Next Sunday!

 

WORSHIP AND BIBLE CLASSES

Sunday:

Bible Classes…………………………………………….10:00 a.m.

Worship……………………………………………………11:00 a.m.

Wednesday: Class……………………………………………..7:00 p.m.                 An unattended nursery – 2nd door West Hall of building

Hearing Assistance Devices

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request. Ask a member and you will be taken care of.

 

DATE                 REGULAR           MISSIONS       ATTENDANCE

Nov. 5              $2373                                                               70

Oct. 29             $1956                                                               81

Oct.22              $1320                            $125                             70

 

Remembering and Forgetting by Joe Barnett

Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 8:11

When Moses delivered his valedictory to Israel he charged them to remember how God had blessed them; then gave them fair warning that when they became prosperous, built ritzy houses, and wined and dined in luxury, they would be in danger of forgetting what the Lord had done for them (Deut. 8:10-14). And sure enough, that’s what happened.

Prosperity is a blessing; also a danger. It can – and should – produce humility; it can – and often does – produce pride. “You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth” (Deut. 8:17,18).

Don’t forget what is best remembered  or remember what is best forgotten.

Joe Barnett’s website: www.pathwayco.com

 

BROADWAY

CHURCH OF CHRIST

 

1628 Broadway

P.O. Box 3835

Galveston, TX 77552

(409) 762-5566

www.broadwaychurchofchrist.org

NEWS & NOTES

Nov. 12, 2017

 

Ministers

Allen C. Isbell

Larry Smith

 

Missionaries

Come Before Winter (Mariana Long)

Mike & Hope Zuniga (Laredo, TX)

 

Welcome!

We welcome you to Broadway and Galveston Island. Please complete a visitor’s card and put it in the collection plate.

Today’s Sermon: Allen will conclude the study of Philippians 4.

Thanks to Chris for preaching last Sunday.

The Adult Class: Bill continues his series.

Wednesday Night Class:

We will continue in the new study of the book “The Story”. This week will cover chapter 11.

Sympathy!

We are saddened to announce the passing of Bob Johnson, husband of our Iris Speed. He passed away Saturday, November 4th in Llano, TX during a river outing, dredging for gold. This was a lifelong hobby of Bob’s. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Keep Iris and family in your prayers.

Prayers!

Amy Wortham had successful hip replacement. She progressed from a walker to a cane.

Jean Nichols is at home. She is being encouraged by all her friends and church family.

Welcome Home!

It is good to have Velma Williams back in services. She has been in Fort Worth receiving therapy. Welcome back, Velma!

 

Thank You!

Thank you to Tim Lewis and Jerry Edwards for installing a TV monitor in our foyer. This will be used to share pictures of activities and events involving the Broadway Family. We are in the learning phase of using this communication medium. More news to follow.

Patriotic Assembly!

Larry Smith was the keynote speaker for the school assembly at the Collegiate Academy in Galveston for Veterans Day and Marine Corps birthday. Larry dressed in full Dress Blues to the delight of those in attendance. He and the class enjoyed the experience!!…Teresa Fleury arranged this program.

Vagabonds Returned!

Sara Campbell and Wendy Clayton, our resident travelers, are back after an extended road trip. Never a dull moment with these two!!!

Visitors for November 5!

  • Eric Anderson: Houston, TX
  • Randal & Carrie Crawford: Grove, OK Upcoming  Events! December 2nd, 3rd – Dickens on the Strand December 25th – Christmas Day
  • December 16th – Church Christmas Party
  • November 23rd – Thanksgiving

 

 

WORSHIP AND BIBLE CLASSES

Sunday:

Bible Classes…………………………………………….10:00 a.m.

Worship……………………………………………………11:00 a.m.

Wednesday: Class……………………………………………..7:00 p.m.                 An unattended nursery – 2nd door West Hall of building

Hearing Assistance Devices

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request. Ask a member and you will be taken care of.

 

DATE                 REGULAR           MISSIONS       ATTENDANCE

Oct. 29             $1956                                                               81

Oct.22              $1320                            $125                             70

Oct.15          $2693                             $125                             75

 

 

Here is What God is Giving You  by Joe Barnett

 

That we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 5:16

Grace isn’t earned. It’s a gift from God.

God’s grace goes something like this…

Here is the world I’m giving you. In your world beautiful things will happen; also terrible things. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. I will never leave you.

Here is the life I’m giving you. You might have never been. But you are, because my world wouldn’t have been the same without you. I love you.

Here is the future I’m giving you. Eternal salvation. The party wouldn’t be complete without you. I can’t wait to see you.

Grace meets you where you are,

but doesn’t leave you where it found you.

 

Joe Barnett’s website: www.pathwayco.com

 

BROADWAY

CHURCH OF CHRIST

 

1628 Broadway

P.O. Box 3835

Galveston, TX 77552

(409) 762-5566

www.broadwaychurchofchrist.org

 

NEWS & NOTES

Nov. 5, 2017

 

Ministers

Allen C. Isbell

Larry Smith

 

Missionaries

Come Before Winter (Mariana Long)

Mike & Hope Zuniga (Laredo, TX)

 

Welcome!

We welcome you to Broadway and Galveston Island. Please complete a visitor’s card and put it in the collection plate. This weekend is special to Galveston. We are hosting the Lone Star Rally, the largest 4 day biker rally in the nation.

 

Today’s Sermon: Chris Garvin will be preaching this morning in Allen’s absence. His title is “Married to the Church” from Ephesians 5.

The Adult Class: Bill continues his series.

Wednesday Night Class:

We will continue in the new study of the book “The Story”. This week will cover chapter 10.

 

Prayers!

Amy Wortham had successful hip replacement last Monday. She’ll be in rehab for a few days.

Jean Nichols remains in Clear Lake Regional Hospital following surgery. Keep Jean in your prayers.

Congratulations!

Larry and Pat Smith are travelling to California for their son’s wedding this weekend. Larry will conduct the ceremony. They plan to return this evening or early tomorrow.

 

Thank You!

Thanks to Allen and Mikey for hosting the annual Halloween Party last weekend. Larry and Allen became mummies thanks to Kylie and Autumn, directed by the game master – Teresa. We’re sorry that some were unable to attend.

Where Are They?

Several of our members are out of town this weekend for various reasons:

Ruth Roberts is visiting her sister in the Houston area.

Jim and June Hardin are visiting relatives.

Joe and Dean Knox have joined Bill, Dean’s son, in Milano, TX. They return this afternoon as cousin Carol will arrive for an extended visit.

Allen and Mikey Isbell are in Muskogee, OK for Mikey’s annual Woods Cousins Reunion.

 

Visitors on October 29, 2017!

  • Charles & Charlene Nutley: Elk City, OK
  • Larrie & Lisa Askew: Starks, LA
  • Doug & Lynn Dye: Edmond, OK
  • Regina Jackson: Missouri City, TX
  • Gretel Owens:Stafford, TX “Nice environment, very friendly people.” 
  • Welcome Bikers!

WORSHIP AND BIBLE CLASSES

Sunday:

Bible Classes…………………………………………….10:00 a.m.

Worship……………………………………………………11:00 a.m.

Wednesday: Class……………………………………………..7:00 p.m.                 An unattended nursery – 2nd door West Hall of building

Hearing Assistance Devices

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request. Ask a member and you will be taken care of.

 

DATE                 REGULAR           MISSIONS       ATTENDANCE

Oct. 8               $2219                                                               64

Oct. 1               $3426                                                               89

Sept. 24            $3077                                                               66

 

Flubs Aren’t Final by Joe Barnett

I press on toward the goal to win the prize. Philippians 3:14

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of David? Is it his head-scratching character collapse; the blunder with Bathsheba? End of story? No! There are 150 psalms in your Bible; David wrote half of them.   God said he was “a man after his own heart” (Acts 13:22).

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Peter? Is it his weak-kneed, triple denial of Jesus? End of story? No! Peter was the keynote speaker on Pentecost, and he wrote two of the letters in your New Testament. He refused to live out his life in the shadow of shame.

Their flubs were mid-story, not end-story. So are yours.

The road to Victory almost always goes through a valley called Failure.

Joe Barnett’s website: www.pathwayco.com

 

BROADWAY

CHURCH OF CHRIST

1628 Broadway

P.O. Box 3835

Galveston, TX 77552

(409) 762-5566

www.broadwaychurchofchrist.org

NEWS & NOTES

October 15, 2017 

 

Ministers

Allen C. Isbell

Larry Smith

 

Missionaries

Come Before Winter (Mariana Long)

Mike & Hope Zuniga (Laredo, TX)

 

Welcome!

We welcome you to Broadway and Galveston Island. Please complete a visitor’s card and put it in the collection plate.

Today’s Sermon: Allen’s sermon continues the study in Philippians chapter 4.

The Adult Class: Larry will teach the class today. The lesson is “Emphasis on Self is Antithetical to Christ” – James 1:13-15

Wednesday Night Class:

We will continue in the new study of the book “The Story”. This week will cover chapter 7.

 

Guest Speaker Next Sunday!

Joe Barnett will preach for us next Sunday. He is always a favorite of Broadway. Not only is he preaching, he will walk in the D’Feet Event on Saturday.

Opportunity for Service!

Spring Branch Church of Christ invites our participation in their annual Coat Distribution on October 28th. Please bring the coats to donate by next Sunday. Thanks for your help!

Improved Sound!

Many have noticed that for the first time since rebuilding, we are able to hear clearly throughout the auditorium. We have very good equipment, but it takes an electrical engineer turned Ball High School counselor (Jerry Edwards) to fine tune the system. Thank him for this wonderful improvement.

Cowboy Coffman!

We received the sad news that Cowboy Coffman’s house near Cherokee, TX, burned down recently. Caused by a grease fire in the kitchen. Allen spoke with him this week. He is doing as well as expected. This is the house that Cowboy grew up in. Cowboy said to tell everyone that he was this 85 year old man who burned his house down! Many of us remember Cowboy who had a carriage business and who ran for City Council in Galveston. He was a very faithful member of the Broadway family.

 

Potpourri!

Gilbert and Lydia Alderete have been assisting the thousands of people who sought refuge at NRG and George Brown in Houston. In addition they have been assisting their children and others from Hurricane Harvey. They are great examples.

Joan Mertens has completed another dream from her bucket list by visiting the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Shirley Henry says that Velma Williams may come back to Galveston for a “visit”.

Dorothy Jones surprised everyone by purchasing a new RAV-4. That makes 2 new RAV-4s in our parking lot. Nancy Bailey drove one from Amarillo, compliments of Harvey. Speaking of Amarillo, it was 38 degrees this past week. We’re thankful for the Galveston tropical weather.

The cruise ship business in Galveston has increased 38% over last year. This translates to more visitors on Sunday morning!

Save the Date!

The annual Halloween Party will be Saturday, October 28th at the Isbells’ house. Plan to attend. Details next week!

 

Visitors for October 7th!

  • Milford & Marilyn Ratcliff: Jasper, TX
  • Anita Taylor: Galveston, TX
  • Jerald Adams: Galveston, TX
  • Chuck Holmes: Galveston, TX

WORSHIP AND BIBLE CLASSES

Sunday:

Bible Classes…………………………………………….10:00 a.m.

Worship……………………………………………………11:00 a.m.

Wednesday: Class……………………………………………..7:00 p.m.                   An unattended nursery – 2nd door West Hall of building

Hearing Assistance Devices

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request. Ask a member and you will be taken care of.

 

DATE                 REGULAR            MISSIONS       ATTENDANCE

Oct. 1               $3426                                                               89

Sept. 24            $3077                                                               66

Sept. 17            $1535                           $125                             75

 

Unfathomable Love by Joe Barnett

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us. 2nd Cor. 5:21

Jesus’ agonizing shriek on the Cross, “My God, why have you forsaken me?” was answered with silence.

Our Savior’s severance from our God can be comprehended only by awareness of the nature of sin – sin separates the sinner from God: “Your iniquities have separated you from God…” (Is. 59:2).

It was our sins that caused the breach, for he took our iniquities upon himself (Is. 53:6).   “He changed places with us and put himself under that curse” (Gal. 3:13).

Both the shriek of the Savior and the silence of the Father, say, “This is how much we love you.”

His immeasurable sacrifice trumpets his unfathomable love.

Joe Barnett’s website: www.pathwayco.com

 

BROADWAY

CHURCH OF CHRIST

1628 Broadway

P.O. Box 3835

Galveston, TX 77552

(409) 762-5566

www.broadwaychurchofchrist.org

 

NEWS & NOTES

October 8, 2017

 

Ministers

Allen C. Isbell

Larry Smith

 

Missionaries

Come Before Winter (Mariana Long)

Mike & Hope Zuniga (Laredo, TX)

 

Welcome!

We welcome you to Broadway and Galveston Island. Please complete a visitor’s card and put it in the collection plate.

Today’s Sermon: Allen’s sermon continues the study in Philippians chapter 4.

The Adult Class: Allen will teach the class today and the next two Sundays.

Wednesday Night Class:

We will continue in the new study of the book “The Story”. This week will cover chapter 6.

 

Baptism!

Ray Moody was baptized last Sunday. Ray is a friend and neighbor to B.J.   He’s been attending the last few weeks. His address: 1706 Ave. L, Apt. 11, Galveston, 77550. Please welcome Ray to the Broadway family.

 

Keep in Prayers!

Colin Adams has had dental surgery recently. We look forward to his recovery and return to services.

Bryan Smith has suffered a stroke. Karla asked for prayers for his full recovery. Karla and Bryan are former members and very active while here. He taught the adult Bible class several times.

Don Goeman passed away recently. He and his wife Shirley visited for the month of January for several years. Keep Shirley and the family in prayer.

Thank You!

We appreciate Bob Roland leading singing last Sunday in Colin’s absence. It was good to see Bob and Ann here after their recent flooding.

 

Opportunity for Service!

Spring Branch Church of Christ invites our participation in their annual Coat Distribution on October 28th. Should you have any extra coats, sweaters, sweat suits of any size or type, please bring to the building. There is a strong need for children’s sizes, especially small children. Note: This date is quickly arriving. Please have your coats to the building by Sunday, October 22nd. They must be transported to Houston the following week. Thank You!

 

Potpourri!

  • Congratulations to Jill and Sammy Bova who both received job promotions.
  • It was good to see Karen and her father Frankie Sargent last Sunday. Karen is planning a May 12th wedding.
  • Marie and Bill Nunnally are on a trip to Greece. His class will resume on Oct. 29th.
  • Our other “frequent flyers”: Jean Nichols will be gone 3 Sundays to Dallas and Alabama.Visitors for October 1st!
  • Sara Campbell and Wendy Clayton are on a road trip to Florida. They will return before Thanksgiving! Joan Mertens is also visiting in Florida.
  • Carolyn Townes: Galveston, TX
  • Gayland Auteu: Belton, TX
  • Barbara Martin: Galveston, TX
  • M/M Lee Mason: Mason, OH
  • Jack & Deanna Meredith: Belton, TX
  • James Meredith: Belton, TX
  • Patrick & Christina Rickert: So. Lebanon, OH
  • Dianna Stevenson: Belton, TX

 

 

 

Sunday:

Bible Classes…………………………………………….10:00 a.m.

Worship……………………………………………………11:00 a.m.

Wednesday: Class……………………………………………..7:00 p.m.                   An unattended nursery – 2nd door West Hall of building

Hearing Assistance Devices

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request. Ask a member and you will be taken care of.

 

DATE                 REGULAR           MISSIONS     ATTENDANCE

Sept. 3                   $2603                           $250                                 75

Last Sunday $750 was collected for the Hurricane Harvey Relief.

 

Your Strength and Your Song by Joe Barnett

The Lord is my strength and my song. Isaiah 12:2

“God is my salvation,” wrote Isaiah; “I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song.”

Your emotions are raw from the chafing manacles of fear. Fear that the love of your life won’t survive the surgeon’s scalpel. Fear that downsizing will land you in the dismissal queue. Or…name your fear.

But you possess the key to unlock the fetters of fear: God’s power! He “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).

Don’t miss that last phrase – his power is at work within you.

You need no other reason to “trust and not be afraid!”

Neither limp or whimper. Trust his strength. Sing your song.

The solution to your fear is his strength, not yours.

 

Joe Barnett’s website: www.pathwayco.com

 

 

 

BROADWAY

CHURCH OF CHRIST

1628 Broadway

P.O. Box 3835

Galveston, TX 77552

(409) 762-5566

www.broadwaychurchofchrist.org

 

NEWS & NOTES

September 10, 2017

 

Ministers

Allen C. Isbell

Larry Smith

 

Missionaries

Come Before Winter (Mariana Long)

Mike & Hope Zuniga (Laredo, TX)

 

 

Welcome!

We welcome you to Broadway and Galveston Island. Please complete a visitor’s card and put it in the collection plate.

Today’s Sermon: Allen’s sermon continues the study in Philippians 2.

The Adult Class: Allen will continue the series on Moses. This is lesson twenty-four.

Bill Nunnally will begin teaching this class on October 1. He always prepares excellent lessons.

Tuesday Ladies Class: The class meets at 10:00 on Tuesday mornings.

 

Wednesday Night Class:

Chris Garvin started the new Wednesday Night Bible Study. It is a chronological study of the Bible. The class will use the book “The Story”. See Chris for your copy of the book. You will benefit personally and you will encourage Chris as the teacher.

Please Note!

We are in the process of making a “photo board” to place in the foyer of the church so that we can get to identify and know each other. Mikey will be taking your picture soon!

 

Annual October Event!

This is to remind all who are willing to join the D’Feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk that the date is fast approaching. Saturday, October 21 marks this very important annual event. Broadway members have participated for many years. D’Feet is a non-profit organization helping the women of Galveston County in their fight against breast cancer. Please see Mikey if you would like to sign up.

 

Visitors for Labor Day, September 3rd

  • Wen Peng Haung: Galveston, TX
  • M/M David Martin and daughter: Temple, TX.                                                                                                                                            (David was born on the Island when his father Bruce was the preacher here at Broadway.)
  • Hurricane Harvey Updates!

  • Jean Nichols and Joan Mertens have been helping flood victims at the old Kroger at I-45 and 518. Joan keeps going every day because they are letting her do what she loves most…folding sheets!!!
  • Jan Persall-Thomas and her daughter Janet, fled for safety to League City. Her daughter, who knows about such things, told Jan Kaylene Coffey was in St. Louis working when she heard about Hurricane Harvey. She is back on the Island and all is well with her digs!
  • Sara Campbell is expected home after several weeks in Arkansas…But, she and Wendy Clayton and several friends from Wales are going on a cruise arranged by Claire Johnson…Who’s afraid of the “big bad wolf”?   Not Sara or Wendy…This week is the height of the hurricane season! They are scheduled for September 14!Keep all the people in Florida and adjoining states in your thoughts and prayers as they endure Hurricane Irma.

 

  • Bob and Ann Roland have had 27 helpers from the Missouri Street Church of Christ clearing their first floor. Also, they lost both vehicles…The most optimistic view is that they will be back in their home in 9 months.
  • Julianne Auzston evacuated with a friend. Her luck was not as good as Kaylene’s as she sustained major roof damage.
  • they needed to return to the Island because League City would be flooded. They did!
  • Joan’s granddaughter, Tiffany, a nurse assigned to the Red Cross, is working at a shelter in LaMarque. She reports an awesome experience!
  • Kenneth Zimmerman sends his greetings. He left before the storm. Rode it out in Summerville. His daughter Denise and husband Pete lost their house and both cars in the flood waters in Kingwood.

 

WORSHIP AND BIBLE CLASSES

Sunday:

Bible Classes…………………………………………….10:00 a.m.

Worship……………………………………………………11:00 a.m.

Wednesday: Class……………………………………………..7:00 p.m.                 An unattended nursery – 2nd door West Hall of building

Hearing Assistance Devices

Hearing Assistance Devices are available upon request. Ask a member and you will be taken care of.

 

DATE                 REGULAR           MISSIONS     ATTENDANCE

Aug. 13                           $2,103                $125                              83

Aug. 6                               $2,048                                                     101

You’re the Best at Something by Joe Barnett

We are God’s workmanship, created…to do good works,

“Find what you like to do, and do it so well that people will pay you to do it.”

That old chestnut is not just good advice; it’s a God-given game plan.

God mapped your course before you even showed up. It’s up to you to find and follow it.

How do you do that? By looking at what you’re good at; your unique skills and abilities: in a nutshell, by focusing on your strengths.

Are you hiding behind your perceived weaknesses?

I didn’t get an education.

I didn’t get the breaks.

It’s too late to start.

Whatever you add to that list will be something lots of people have conquered on their march to successful and meaningful lives.

Find and follow your strengths. You’re good at something. In fact…

You are the best there is at something.

Joe Barnett’s website: www.pathwayco.com

 

 

BROADWAY

CHURCH OF CHRIST

1628 Broadway

P.O. Box 3835

Galveston, TX 77552

(409) 762-5566

www.broadwaychurchofchrist.org

 

NEWS & NOTES 

September 3, 2017 

Ministers

Allen C. Isbell

Larry Smith

 

Missionaries

Come Before Winter (Mariana Long)

Mike & Hope Zuniga (Laredo, TX)

  

Welcome!

We welcome you to Broadway and Galveston Island. Please complete a visitor’s card and put it in the collection plate.

Today’s Sermon: Allen’s sermon text is Philippians 2:1-11.

The Adult Class: Allen will continue the series on Moses. This is lesson twenty-three.

Tuesday Ladies Class: The class meets at 10:00 on Tuesday mornings.

 

Wednesday Night Class:

Wednesday night the church met for prayer and thanksgiving that the Island had been spared the agony of “Harvey”. Larry Smith had a good lesson on Prayer. . . . Next Wednesday Chris Garvin will teach a new series of lessons. If you have not been attending this service, please begin this Wednesday. You will benefit personally and you will encourage Chris as the teacher. See Chris for your copy of the book that will be used for this study.

Congratulations!

We are so happy to announce the recent marriage of Elaine Williams and Charles Coulter. They were married on August 21st in Santa Fe. Diane, Elaine’s mother, and Elaine are long time members of Broadway. Congratulations to the family.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort!

Larry is assisting with counseling services and the collection of needed items for 250 displaced people. Special needs include: funds, food, water, toiletries, clothing and personal essentials. To help, contact Larry at 626-644-5443.

Please Note!

We are in the process of making a “photo board” to place in the foyer of the church so that we can get to identify and know each other. Mikey will be taking your picture soon!

Allen’s Notes on Harvey!

Kimberly and Jerry Edwards escaped harm. Went to Beaumont to assist her mother. No power and rain coming into mother’s home. Got stranded in Beaumont. . . . Bob and Ann Roland had to be rescued by boat from their home in Baytown. Their area received the highest rainfall in the storm ( 51+ Inches) . . . . Sara Campbell’s high rise was used as a rescue center by Jean Nichols and Joan Mertens.   Wendy Clayton, who lives in the high rise, served them hot tea (at the proper temperature) and scones while the storm raged. Wendy is from Wales and knows how to observe “Tea Time”. . . .Unrelated to “Harvey”, Mike Wortham had emergency surgery (inflamed appendix crisis) a few days before the storm. He is doing well, thanks to Amys TLC.

People thought Allen was crazy for coming to the Island on Friday before the storm struck the Texas coast. He was one of three vehicles on I-45 South crossing the Causeway onto the Island. Lanes heading north to Houston for refuge were bumper to bumper. . . . Joe and Dean Knox went to Temple to escape the storm. Should of stayed home! . . . .No power at Chris and Emily’s house. They took refuge in a motel in Texas City. Children thought they were on a vacation. . . . Shirley Bush Henry’s bank was flooded. Off work for a few days.  Armando Cardenas, not to be restrained by the storm, led singing at Avenue K Church of Christ last Sunday. There were 3 members in attendance.

The Isbells’ daughter Carla and Paul Stultz arrived before ”Harvey”, not knowing a storm was imminent! Carla was instrumental in restoring the building after hurricane “ IKE”.

The Strand businesses were flooded, but Galveston is resilient. Likely, many are open this Labor Day weekend. . . The last hurricane destroyed our building. Unable to use for two years.   Not a drop of water this time!

Everyone has his or her memories of this historic flood. But, Noah would say, “You call this a flood!”