Golden Age Nursing Home will hold a huge Easter Egg hunt on Good Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. This is for little children and is fun to watch. They can usually use some volunteers for this project, so give them a call.
Sunday is Easter and all the Christians of this earth will be celebrating our Lord’s resurrection from the tomb! From Jerusalem to Dublin, TX let us sing, pray and shout halleluiah.
The Dublin Ministerial Alliance is gathering for a Sunrise Service at 7:15 a.m. on Sunday in the First United Methodist Church Prayer Garden. This service is meaningful as the sun rises and the birds start to sing. Come a little early to find a seat and stay for breakfast in the fellowship hall. The Dublin First Baptist Church Youth Director will bring the sermon.
Our congregation will have a second service at 11:00 a.m. inside the First Methodist sanctuary.
We have many birthdays in April to celebrate and a lot of people to be thankful for. We sang “Happy Birthday” to all of them last Sunday. Ricky Rowe had a birthday on 4-2, Travis Rasberry on 4-3, Dr. Harlan Raley on 4-4, Michael Haley on 4-8, and Adrian Salinas on 4-12. Betty Lusk will mark her big day on 4-20, Laura Leatherwood 4-22, Ray LaBaume 4-24, Annette Cleveland 4-25, Lisa Leatherwood 4-28, and Kathy Logan on 4-30.
The church office will be closed on Friday. 4-18.
The Women’s Group enjoyed an evening at Kathy Logan’s home on the 9th. We had finger foods for supper followed by some of Kathy’s fantastic homemade pies. We could choose between Coconut Cream or Chocolate Meringue pie. Some of us chose a little slice of both.
Our entertainment was a DVD of a Christian comedian. We laughed till our sides ached and had a good time.
David Cleveland, Ray LaBaume, and Pastor Ken Lunsford cleaned up the Prayer Garden for Easter Services.
They worked hard clipping, raking, mowing and hauling away. We thank them very much.
Mary Haley reports the Food Pantry has been busy for several weeks. The canned goods are holding out well but the pantry needs other supplies. Items needed are dried beans & peas, rice (boxed or bagged), peanut butter, pasta and crackers. Please donate to the Food Pantry.
Eddie and Harlan Raley report there was a fire in the metro-plex at the condominium where their granddaughter lives. She is alright and the fire did not reach her home, but there is damage to her condo.
Mike Haley announced that the Dublin Goodfellows have received monetary help from The United Way of Erath County. Mike was thankful for this donation because Dublin needs it. We praised the Lord for His mercy and love.
“A Salvation Army Parade” was the title of Rev. Ken Lunsford’s sermon.
Pastor Ken told a story about a church in Chicago where the worshipers wave palm branches and another group of worshipers play musical instruments and together they march around the city block. They sing and make music as they march on the way into the church. One year a young man living across the street opened his window and shouted, “What’s all this noise? You sound like the Salvation Army.” The pastor responded loudly, “Son, we are the salvation army. Come on down and join us!”
That first Palm Sunday could be called a Salvation Army parade with Jesus as the Grand Marshall. But Jesus knew His purpose was not to be the city’s honoree. He knew he had a different calling. He came to serve, He came in humility. He rode on a donkey colt, a symbol of meekness and peace.
The king is coming, the parade approaches and we must decide. The choice is ours to make. We can be flag-waving Christians who go home after the parade. We can throw our offering in the plate and feel good about ourselves and let the world move on. Or we can follow Him completely and stand with Him at the cross. If we follow the parade we must give Him our devotion, we must march to His destination. Jesus was on His way to bring us new life and salvation.