Monday, May 12 a Trustee Board meeting will be held at 6:00 pm.
Our last Community Table was bigger than ever! They served ground beef tacos with all the trimmings and wonderful desserts. If you need a ride to the meal please call the church and let us know. This meal is for anyone, young or old, rich or poor, but especially for those who are running low on supplies by the end of the month. The next Community Table is on Wednesday, May 28 from 5 to 7 pm.
Our congregation extends sympathy to the family of Helen Boatwright Holladay. We wish for you all peace and a brighter future. Pastor Ken preached Helen’s funeral this past week.
Amy Cisneroz celebrated a birthday on May 7, Amy’s brother, Lee Leatherwood will celebrate the 10th. Wanda Patterson’s birthday is the 18th. You can send Wanda a card to Three Oaks Assisted Living here in Dublin.
Lisa Leatherwood served as Worship Leader this past Sunday and Adrian Salinas gave the children’s lesson.
Adrian brought a pair of eye glasses to show the youngsters. She talked about how some people cannot see very well. They don’t notice what is going on around them. Adrian said eye glasses help a person to see better and to enjoy what they are missing. Then she read from the Bible in Luke 24 about two men who were disciples of Jesus that were walking on the road going to Emmaus. A third man joined them on the road. They talked about the things that had just happened in Jerusalem and the treatment of Jesus and his crucifixion. When they got to Emmaus they asked the stranger to have supper with them and when He broke the bread they could see He was Jesus! Immediately He vanished from their sight.
Adrian said we all should pay attention and try to see what is going on. We should look for Jesus and we will see Him.
Rev. Ken Lunsford called his sermon “Distracted by Disappointments, We Can’t See the Forest for all the Trees!”
Each of the Gospel writers tells the Easter story in a different way. These were the jumbled reports of eye-witnesses to the most dramatic moment in human history, when Jesus of Nazareth was raised from the dead. For many of us this fact adds a note of authenticity to these accounts. These were not carefully crafted works of fiction. They only reported what they had experienced.
We don’t know why these disciples were going to Emmaus which is about seven miles from Jerusalem. What we do know is that they walked and talked with each other about their experiences. Jesus Himself came up and walked along with them; but they both could not recognize Him. Not until supper when Jesus gave thanks and broke the bread did the men see who He really was.
When you lose hope, you discard your dreams, and you are blinded to the good things that still surround you.