The Salvation Army in Dublin is gearing up for Christmas. To donate money or to volunteer call the First Baptist Church by noon during the work week.
Whatever you decide, do not delay.
The First United Methodist Lord’s Acre Dinner will be on Saturday, 12-7 at 5:00 p.m. No tickets will be sold, admission is free. The members are baking pies, cakes and all kinds of goodies for an auction.
Christmas decorating in our church began on Tuesday 12-3. Oh my things look so festive.
There is a Women’s Christmas Party at Laura Leatherwood’s home on Wednesday, 12-11 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bring a“white elephant” gift to exchange and some finger food. Be prepared for fun!
There will be a meeting to begin a new group for United Methodist women in this area on Thursday, 12-12 form 5:00 till 8:00 p.m. This meeting is sponsored by The United Methodist Women of the West District. For more information call 254-893-6271.
This past Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent. Adrian Salinas did the Advent reading and the candle lighting was done by Joe, Jaxon, and Raymond Salinas.
The children’s lesson was about Advent. Laura Leatherwood explained Christmas is coming and that is very important. But she also said that we should be ready for the second coming of Christ. Little children and everyone else should live their lives so they are ready to meet Jesus.
Leta Sage brought her wonderful Hammered Dulcimer to church. She played “What Child is This” as an offertory special. The Hammered Dulcimer is an ancient musical instrument and just think over a thousand years ago someone played that same song for the Christmas season.
We were happy to see Cody Belew here with us on Sunday. Cody is on a break from Texas Tech University at Lubbock.
The scripture was read by Lisa Leatherwood, it was Matthew 24: 36-44. This passage is what Rev. Ken Lunsford took his sermon from.
Pastor Ken said this scripture doesn’t sound much like Christmas; it is about the end of days so it certainly isn’t jolly. Yet our church encourages us to read this for today.
Matthew presents us with four scenes, each told with a minimum of detail. The four scenes teach us something about what “that day and hour” will be like. Matthew says that “the Son of Man will come on clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” When God acts, when God reaches into creation in grace and power, some will not be included.
We may not like it that God speaks right before Christmas through Jesus and Matthew with these frightening stories, but God needs to get our attention. We have time to hear, to repent, and to obey.
Call the office at 254-445-2157 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org