Granbury Church of Christ has always had a good representation at the North Texas Leadership Training for Christ convention, and this year was no different. The GCOC participants will be recognized in our own awards ceremony this Wednesday evening at 6:30pm in the Worship Center. Group events will be highlighted, with performances by the chorus and drama teams and video clips of the puppet performances at the convention. This assembly will be for all adults, teens, and children. The Cradle Roll will be available for infants and toddlers.
Come and support our children as they learn to lead and serve in God’s kingdom.
Please join in welcoming Dino and Mata Tzanetos (pronounced ja-net´-os) from Athens, Greece. In the 6:00pm assembly, Dino will be reporting on the status of their work and the church in Athens – a report that will certainly have some interest and urgency given all that has happened in Greece the past three years.
Dino was born in Athens in 1946 and as a young man was educated in Business Administration with plans to join his family’s business. However, in 1963 the seed of the Gospel was sown in his heart that ultimately changed those plans. At the age of seventeen he was baptized by George Dumas, an American missionary. In 1978 Dino and Mata were married and within a couple of months Dino gave up the family business to begin his full-time evangelistic ministry.
Later Dino and Mata lived in Lubbock for a couple of years while he attended the Sunset School of Preaching. After graduation from Sunset, they returned to Athens and Dino says, “My plans are to work for the Lord in Athens as long as I live.”
Please give a warm welcome to Dino and Mata, who have served the Lord in some very difficult times. No doubt we will be challenged and inspired by the faith of our brothers and sisters in Greece who continue to serve the Lord in spite of hardship.
It seems appropriate somehow that, at least in our part of the world, the anniversary of Christ’s resurrection comes in the spring, since both are synonymous with new life. This year, spring is a welcome sight after an unusually long, cold winter. The tree branches are filled with fresh, new leaves, and the rolling hills are blanketed with bright bluebonnets and green grass. The world around us is warm and beautiful once again.
Maybe you too have suffered from a long, cold winter in your life, spiritually speaking. Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and beaten down by people and circumstances beyond your control, or even problems of your own making, and you are here today in search of a fresh start and a new perspective. You need healing and renewal.
With these thoughts in mind, it is our hope and prayer that you will join with us today in celebration and worship of the One who provides new life, both physically and spiritually. Allow His entrance into your heart so that He can transform you and make your life beautiful once again.