West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for October 17, 2021


For many years Pastor and Teresa have served this church as our pastor and wife, as well as overseeing the West Oaks Academy. In past years around this time, we have taken time to honor our Pastor and wife for a special day. Many churches also do this at one time or another during the year, but we chose to do so during October.

In the morning offering we ask you to give your tithes and also a love gift to our pastor and wife, showing them our love and loyalty for years of service.

If you didn't receive your love envelope last Sunday, the usher will be glad to give you one.


Last week William Shatner, age 90, best known for his role as Captain Kirk, launched from West Texas in the Blue Origin Rocket into space.

"Earth is so fragile" Shatner said, and "weightlessness undescribable". William also was so overcome with emotion at the sight of earth that he spoke uncontrollably as he was interviewed by the press.

Our earth is not supported by any other object - something quite unnatural for anyone to imagine. Indeed, the earth does float in space! We now have pictures of the earth taken from space that show it floating in the cosmic void. The earth literally hangs on nothing, just as the Bible teaches. Job 26:7-14 "He hangs the earth on nothing."

The Lord has surrounded us with His majesty - the blades of grass beneath our feet, the twinkling stars above our head. We're surrounded by His beauty and grace, which should always remind us of His power and glory. How majestic is His Name! One day the Lord will come for His redeemed and we will experience a glorious trip all the way to the Heavens where we will live with Jesus for ever. What a SUPER AIR RIDE that will be in the twinkling of an eye!


Pray for Len Hayles, Barbara Minger, Ruby Messer, Jackie Freeman, Cephas and Billie Ann Goodman, Skip Glover, our pastor and wife, and our West Oaks Academy teachers and students.

Also pray for the peace of Israel.

  • Have you ever walked in our Pastor's shoes,
  • And gone where his feet have trod?
  • Have you ever thought of what he means to us,
  • And on your knees, given thanks to God?
  • Have you ever told him thank you,
  • For being there, when times are tough,
  • For comforting words and fervent prayers
  • When trials come and the storms of life are rough?
  • When you pray, put him at the top of the list
  • And ask the Lord to surround him with loving care,
  • To give him Strength and walk with him,
  • To help him with the burdens he must bear.

  • There's another hero
  • that we never hear about,
  • Though her love and dedication
  • Are never in doubt.
  • Often taken for granted..
  • Never glorified,
  • Still she keeps on going
  • For the person by his side.
  • And just as he was called...
  • She was hand picked too,
  • For it takes someone Special
  • To do what she must do.
  • And though he may get the Glory
  • and he may get the Fame,
  • She will stand beside him in Love
  • And help him just the same.