The Finance Committee meets on 5-20 at 6:00 p.m.
More birthdays are coming up, Buddy Wooldridge’s is 5-21, and Jim Leatherwood and James Sage both celebrate on 5-29. Let’s tell these civic minded, helpful fellows how much we think of them.
Jo Ann Pate will soon be going back to Senior Care in Stephenville for therapy, then she will go home to a clean house. We know that because her faithful daughter, Jill Moore, has been getting Jo Ann’s home ready.
Laura Leatherwood brought an emery board to the Children’s Lesson. What could she tell the children about that?
Laura said the little emery board is for smoothing the rough spots on your finger nail edge. Just like sandpaper smooth’s a rough board when you build something.
Mothers smooth things out for their children, they comb your hair or fix your shirt or listen to your story when someone has hurt you.
God smooth’s things out also, He shapes us into what we should be.
The youngsters gave out an emery board to all the ladies in the congregation. After that chore, they gave long stemmed roses to all the mothers present.
Mother’s Day afternoon Pastor Ken and Judy took the remaining roses to Golden Age Home and gave roses to our members and friends.
Rev. Ken Lunsford took his sermon from the scripture reading of 5-10 which was Acts 10: 44-48
The Hebrew people believed that God is the solid base, the rock, the support, the “Amen,” upon which life must be raised. The Bible says we are to live by faith, we read this in several books of the Bible.
Faith is an active term, it is a distinct way of acting not merely a state of mind.
The true victory for Joshua was not when the walls came down but when he believed God would do something great that day. The miracle of Peter’s walking on water was not how far he got without sinking, but when Peter lifted his leg over the side of the boat and stepped out!
Faith is obedience, it is trust and trusteeship in God’s power. The Bible in Acts and in 1st John link the forgiveness of sins with faith in Jesus Christ. Faith is healing and faith is inclusive.
Pastor Ken followed his sermon with a letter written by the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church who were meeting in Berlin, Germany. Our Bishop had much to tell us and he closed with this, “We affirm that all lives are sacred and that a world free of racism is not only conceivable, but worthy of our pursuit.” Remember this commandment we have from Christ: “Those who claim to love God ought to love their brother and sister also.” 1 John 4:21