by LPCC Admin on December 6th, 2017

Our Christmas season started with a wonderful worship service this past Sunday! As we focus on the joy and blessing of the Christmas presence, I hope you will join us and bring a friend as we celebrate the birth of Our Lord and Savior. Make a date on your calendar to participate in our special events at LPCC this holiday season.

If you have not signed up to participate in the Women’s Christmas Dinner and Part this Friday, December 8, it is not too late. The dinner begins at 6:15. Come join our women’s ministry for this time of fellowship and celebration. You can sign up and let us know you are coming by calling the church office or sending an e mail to churchadmin@lostpinescowboychurch.com. Join the fun!

This Saturday evening, I want to ask you to join us for Alvarado Road Show’s Christmas concert at Lost Pines Cowboy Church.The show begins at 6:00pm, and it is a wonderful time of worship singing and celebrating the birth of Christ in word and song.Cleve and AJ are gifted Christian musicians and you will be blessed by their music and the fellowship together. Invite your friends to join you at LPCC Saturday night and let’s fill the worship center to capacity with songs of celebration! You will be glad you did!

This year Christmas Eve is on Sunday. It has been a tradition at LPCC to have a special service on Christmas Eve in the evening. But with Christmas Eve on Sunday this year, we will have a morning Christmas Eve service and give our families time to celebrate in the evening on Christmas Eve. We will have communion and a candlelight service as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Make plans now to join us for this special service at 10:30 am Christmas Eve and bring your friends and family with you.

If you missed the beginning of the Christmas sermon series this past Sunday, I hope you will make it a point to join us this Sunday as I continue the series, “Missing Christmas.” This season truly is one of the most wonderful times of the year with holiday celebrations, visits with family and friends, gift giving, the music and decorations and the reminders of the reason for the season. But with all the hustle and bustle, it is easy to miss Christmas. So, join is as we worship and discover the real reason for the season! It just might not be what you think!

Last and not least, make plans to begin the New Year in celebration at our New Year’s Eve Party December 31, from 7pm until 1am January 1, 2018. There will be something for everyone. For more information, call the church office or ask someone at church if they are going to the New Year’s Eve Party! You will be glad you did!


by LPCC Admin on December 2nd, 2017

I want to express my thanks and appreciation for everyone who made Sunday such a wonderful celebration of thanksgiving. Thank you for the fellowship, the food, and for the reminder of how much this church family loves. Your hospitality and gifts of grace are so evident. Thank you for making love the motive for all you do.

I will be away this coming Sunday due to a previous commitment on my schedule. In my absence, the only person I know who loves this church as much as I do will be preaching, my friend Charles Higgs. Charles is no stranger to LPCC. He was instrumental in supporting the beginning of Lost Pines Cowboy Church, and he dearly loves to come and preach at LPCC. You will be so blessed through his message. I want to encourage everyone to invite a friend and come this Sunday!

On Sunday December 3, I will begin a Christmas sermon series, “Missing Christmas.” Some people miss Christmas intentionally, while others miss Christmas and never know it. Perhaps all of us, to some degree, miss the real story of Christmas. Invite a friend and join us on Sunday December 3 as we prepare for the greatest gift we could ever receive this Christmas season. Don’t miss it!

One of my favorite web sites is “Radical Mentoring: Developing Lay Leaders for your Church. Radical mentoring was started by Regi Campbell to mentor men in their personal journey of faith and their responsibilities as men of God. In a recent article, Regi addressed a very important question from which, I think, we could all benefit.

Here is an excerpt from Regi’s post:

A friend of ours was talking about Thanksgiving dinner at her house growing up. “There was always someone there we didn’t know,” she said. “Mom would always call up someone she thought would be alone that day and include them at our family table.” Her story made me think of the school cafeteria and the kids who were never included and sat alone. Or for many of us, the relatives who never included us in things their families did. Few things feel worse than feeling excluded while few things better than feeling included.

The enemy of inclusion is selfishness. “I just want my people.” We know them. It takes less effort to be around them. It’s work to include people who aren’t like us . . . who might be emotionally needy, have little or no faith-walk, have irritating habits, or talk too much about things we don’t care about.


As Jesus-followers, we’re charged with loving others as God loves us, and that’s about as inclusive as it gets. …

In our everyday relationships with our families, friends and coworkers, we don’t see a lot to gain through new relationships. We’re not selling anything. We’re not trying to build databases or email lists. We’re simply trying to make our way through an overworked world where time is at a premium. Being an includer takes time . . . it’s messier and less comfortable than sticking with our exclusive circle of people who think, look and act in ways that make us comfortable.
Take a moment now and ask God to remind you of someone who might feel left out . . . someone He wants you to include somehow. Take a step . . . send an email, make a call, send a text, do one thing to include that person. 

Bonnie and I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving Day!

Greg

by LPCC Admin on September 8th, 2017

Romans 8:35 who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or anguish or persecution or nakedness or danger or sword?

Nothing you could ever experience, no matter how terrible and frightening, could ever separate you from the love of God. No tribulation and distress you might ever suffer could be so intense that God’s love for you is not even more available. No persecution could be so painful that God’s love cannot bring comfort.

We have recently seen tragedies from hurricane Harvey, with many people losing all that they have. We’ve got church members and loved ones who are suffering from cancer and struggling for life, we have parents and grandparents who lost children and grandchildren. Even death itself is incapable of robbing you of your heavenly father’s infinite love.

If you base your view of God’s love on your circumstances, you will become confused. There may be times you will ask, “How can a loving God allow this to happen to me?”  You may begin to question what you find clearly stated in the word of God. God promised that you would never be separated from his love; he did not say that you would never face hardship, persecution, poverty, or danger. If you doubt that God could love you still allow you to experience difficulty experiences consider the life of Jesus.

If you allow the death of Jesus on the cross to forever settle any questions you might have about God’s love, you will approach difficult circumstances with confidence. Knowing that there will never be anything that could separate you from God’s perfect love, you will watch to see how God expresses his love in each circumstance in your life. Don’t ever judge God’s love based on your circumstances. Instead, evaluate your circumstances from the perspective of God’s love.

The very 1st Scripture I ever learned at Sunday school was “God is love.”

Pastor Terry

by LPCC Admin on August 25th, 2017

- ALL ACTIVITES CANCELLED FOR THIS WEEKEND -

Due to the impending severity of weather in our area over the next several days, Sunday service WILL BE CANCELED. We cannot expect folks to get out in this weather and risk personal injury and or their lives. 

Please be safe, prepare the best you can, and most of all Pray for our church family and all of our neighbors in Texas. 

Love you all!  God Bless

Elder Brad Marshall
Elder Clayton Kerr
Elder Emerson Brister
PRACTICE PLAYDAY AND BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH ALSO CANCELLED.

by LPCC Admin on June 3rd, 2017

​Philippians 4:6 don't worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with Thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God.Paul is telling us not to be anxious.

Not to worry!  No matter what your circumstances are, turn your worries over to God and let his perfect peace guard your heart.

Lost Pines Cowboy Church is truly being blessed by God. We are seeing it every week with new people coming and visiting, people looking for a church home and deciding on lost Pines Cowboy Church. People hearing God's word and stepping forward to accept him and follow in baptism.

It's great to see the new direction that Kari and the children's ministry team are taking, with more discipleship. But we need more volunteers helping in the children's ministry. If you can give one Sunday every 6 to 8 weeks that would help in that ministry. (We need more adult bodies, women and men).

Activities in our arena are bringing new people in to our church. It was great to see the mounted shooting last week and the goat roping on June 3, coming up.It was good to see all of the spectators from our church, and so many people enjoying the concession stand and great lunches provided by our kitchen team.  The youth who worked in the kitchen, and also in the arena during the event did an excellent job.  

As pastor I'm starting to see the church come together in many ways. Let's continue to move in that direction and use what God has given us to grow His kingdom and give Him all the glory for it! See you on Sunday.

- Pastor Terry