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To God Be the Glory!
Metropolitan Church of Christ
PO Box 15450
Fort Worth, Texas 76119

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APRIL 24TH, 2021

Jesus is the missing peace.✝

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2020 Contribution statements have been emailed out. If you have not received a copy, please click here to request a mailout. 

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COMMUNION AND OFFERING WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERED ON SATURDAYS IN LIEU OF CHURCH SERVICES RESUMING  MAY 2, 2021

WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASS

Just click link below to sign up and wait to receive a phone call 6:50pm on Wednesday, which will connect you to the conference. It's that easy! In case you forget, you'll get a reminder text approximately 20 mins before we begin. We are studying the book of Deuteronomy and having a great time! https://bit.ly/3gQDxlm

Tarrant County COVID-19 Vaccination Signup info

Get vaccinated by Tarrant County Public Health. For information on receiving COVID-19 vaccine click here. http://bit.ly/3osMZ1T

TODAY'S SERMON:

PASSING THE BATON

In a relay race the runner at the back has the responsibility to properly place the baton in the hand of the runner in front. The runner at the back must make sure the baton is not dropped. Christians have the responsibility of passing God’s word on to others. In doing so we must take care not to drop the baton.

TODAY'S DEVOTIONAL:

Hindrances to Prayer

James 4:1-10

Is God answering your prayers, or does it seem as if He’s not listening? Hearing no reply can be very discouraging, especially when you really need His help. Although it’s not always possible to know why God is silent, James offers some possible reasons:

• Sin (James 4:1-2). Unaddressed sin hinders communication with God. This may have been the case with the recipients of James’s letter, who were quarreling and feeling animosity. 

• Wrong Motives (James 4:3). Sometimes our petitions may be self-centered. James clearly says that God won’t answer this kind of prayer, which amounts to asking for our will to be done rather than His.

• Worldly Desires (James 4:4). The world presents deceptive philosophies that lure us away from pure devotion to Christ. When we find more pleasure in its offerings than in Jesus, we are vulnerable and can easily be distracted from things that are of eternal value. Whether we realize it or not, this puts us in opposition to God.

If you recognize any of these hindrances in your life, the solution is clear: Confess and repent of your sinful attitudes, actions, and desires (1 John 1:9). Then thank God and rejoice in His cleansing. intouch.org

GIVE ONLINE BY TEXT OR MAIL

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Your offering can also be mailed to:
Metropolitan Church of Christ

Po Box 15450

Fort Worth, TX 76119

  1. Text the amount you'd like to give to  817-532-5240 (e.g. $50).

  2. If you have donated by text before, you'll receive a text in response confirming that your gift has been received successfully and you’re done.

  3. If it's your first time donating by text, you'll be sent a message that says, "It looks like you are a new giver; to begin: (link provided). 

  4. It will be a link to the church's online giving page. By clicking on the link you will be asked to supply your payment method (credit card, debit card, or bank account). This payment source will then be linked with your phone number so that, in the future, all you will need to do is text in the amount. (You will not need to re-enter the payment information.)

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(Prayer requests remain in effect for 1 week unless renewed)

FAMILY & FRIENDS

April Watson, Marvin Jr, Christene Peoples, Frankie Venters, Nathaniel ElderBro Hamilton 

BEREAVEMENT:
Wanda Sanders - Niece

Ken McDonald Family

SICK & SHUT-IN

Bonnie Barnes,  Geneva Foster - recovering from hip surgery, Nellie Jordan - Nursing Home, Bill Ravin, Ozella Mitchell, Lola Breed – Emerald Hills Rehab & Healthcare; Jerry W Elder - Southwest Rehab,  & Brenda Allen - Vincent Victoria Village Rehab, Marie Bolton 

Happy Birthday

BIRTHDAYS
 

Lola Breed                   Apr 03
Ella Price                      Apr 03
Bonnie Barnes            Apr 10
Sherry Bolton              Apr 15
Stanley    Miller           Apr 16
Nellie Jordan               Apr 25
Azerleen Johnson       Apr 27