We are a People of Hope

By Lance Mayes Psalm 62:1-2, 5-7 I really love our mission statement: “We are a people of hope seeking to proclaim the love of Christ.” Hope is one of my favorite words. I’ve known too many people who had no hope. They felt they had nowhere to turn, nowhere to go. They thought that no…

Hoping and Waiting

By Lee Weems Romans 8:18-25 The typical scenario at the Malls for many families is to stand in the long line with children and/or grandchildren. There each person waits, seemingly forever, for a child to sit on the lap of a white-bearded Santa. Then, in a deep voice, Santa asks THE question, “What do you…

Parenting is Hard

By Eastin Kandt Isaiah 40:11 “He will take care of his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs together and carry them in his arms; he will gently lead their mothers.” Isaiah 40:11 GNB It is hard being a parent. Of course, I don’t have any experience except from watching my parents parent…

With All Your Heart

By Matt Allen Jeremiah 29:11-13 Craig Courtney composed a beautiful choral anthem based on Jeremiah 29:11-13 (“If You Search With All Your Hearts”). It was a “sugar stick” for my high school youth choir and served as the theme for the choir during my senior year. More than that, it eventually became my theme. A few…

Light in the Darkness

By Dena Dalton Psalm 63:1-8 “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you…” I am partial to Christmas Eve. We attend church. We have our Christmas dinner. We stay up late watching old movies, listening to music and wrapping last minute gifts. We celebrate European traditions and sneak around putting candy outside each other’s…

I Saw Santa, Maybe

By Bob Flynn Isaiah 7:14 We were a farm family in West Texas. We made our Santa Claus list from catalogs—Sears Roebuck, Montgomery Ward, Bella Hess. There was no TV or Santas in stores. Santa came to our two-room school house once. He scared us so that he was never invited back. My brother, sister and…

Alongside

By Karen Calhoun Isaiah 40:1-5 My dad pastored small Texas Baptist churches. When I was eight, I had already lived in Brownwood, Fort Worth, Big Spring, Cohoma, Hico, Stephenville, Talpa and Bangs. Making and keeping friends was impossible — we were always moving! In third grade at Bangs, Donna asked me to come and swing with…

Hurricane Harvey: How to Help

Updated: Sunday, October 29 Here in San Antonio, we watched in relief and horror Hurricane Harvey unleash its fury on the Texas coast. Rain amounts in the worst hit areas reaching 50″. San Antonio was spared by just 30 miles. What now? What can we do? Here at Woodland, we are planning at least two…

VOLUNTEER: Extended Session Workers Needed

Do you like working with our youngest Woodlanders? Our children Pre-K through Kindergarten age go out of the worship service before the sermon each week. We are in need of workers to be with the children during this time. If you can help once every several months, please contact Lisa Shinkins at (210) 846-2433