West Oaks Church of God Newsletter for March 05, 2023


Lifeguards at America's beaches and lakes are getting a new lifesaving tool. Remote-controlled drones are set to monitor the waters, ready to drop a rescue kit to swimmers in trouble. When the kit hits the water, it will instantly inflate into a flotation tube, a bright yellow horseshoe with grab handles.

God has two tools in His rescue kit for us-- the prayers of God's people for each other and His Holy Spirit. Paul wrote Philippians while in Roman confinement, but he told the Philippians he was certain of deliverance. He knew it would come as his friends prayed and as God sent special provisions to his heart by the Spirit.

When our own strength is exhausted, we need to remember that God's children live in the center of His energy, which energizes us with His power. How this happens, we cannot discern, but we know this: Just when we need it, the Lord gives the needed strength for the necessary occasion.

If you're in over your head today, ask someone to pray for you - even as you keep the names of others on your own prayer list. Ask God to send you the strength you need by means of His Spirit.
Philippians 1:19, NIV
I know that through your prayers and God's provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.


Donna Scott, Jacky Freeman, Ruby Messer, Jewel Allen, Stacey and Bob Bobbitt, Cephas & Billie Ann Goodman, and Larry Campbell. Remember also to pray for our Pastor and wife, our teachers, the West Oaks School and the Peace of Jerusalem.

  • **Remember to turn your clocks ahead next Sunday morning.
  • **March 17th is St. Patrick's Day and March 20th is 1st day of Spring.
  • **Congratulations to Jeff and Jill Hanson as they are purchasing a new home in Zellwood Station. So happy to have them in church.
  • **Glad to have Bob Bobbitt back from his trip to Alabama. He drove 12 hours each way nonstop.
  • **After getting her floors done late (after her moving), Jacky found out they put them down wrong so has to have them all redone. This move has been very trying for her, but she keeps positive and keeps cheerful.
  • **The new movie 'The Journey' will be shown in theaters April 2-6.

Homographs are words of like spelling but w/ more than 1 meaning.
  • 1 - The bandage was wound around the wound.
  • 2 - The farm was used to produce produce.
  • 3 - The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
  • 4---We must polish the Polish furniture.
  • 5 - He could lead if he would get the lead out.
  • 6 - The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
  • 7 - Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
  • 8 - A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
  • 9 - When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
  • 10-I did not object to the object.
  • 11-They were too close to the door to close it.
  • 12-A seamstress and sewer fell down into a sewer line.
  • 13-The wind was too strong for me to wind the sail.
  • 14-Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.