April 14, 2019
Community Table is this Wednesday and the menu is ham, macaroni and cheese and green beans. Those dinning at the church will also get a drink and dessert. We always welcome volunteers to help in any way.
Our Sanctuary will be open for prayer and reflection from 5 till 7 p.m. Thursday April 18, Maundy Thursday.
Tomorrow, April 19, the Good Friday Communion Service will be using Luke 24:1-12 for the sermon titled “Surprise One Got Out”, start time is 7 p.m.
The Ministerial Alliance Community Sunrise Service will begin Easter Sunday at 7 a.m. in the Atrium garden at First United Methodist Church, 630 Highland Ave. The Dublin Ministerial Alliance Pastors welcomes all of you. With breakfast following the service.
David Cleveland could use some assistants in the kitchen for cooking the pancake and ham breakfast. David will begin preparing the meal at 6 a.m.
Pat Leatherwood was back in church and said he was feeling much better now that a few kidney stone have been removed. Pat and Lisa’s grandson, Liam Cisneros, has received a great medical report and will not require any more surgery till he is much older. We all have so much to be thankful for.
James and Leta Sage have a new granddaughter! She was born on Sunday and her name is Dakota Mae, her parents are Keith and Kelsey Sage of Seguin.
I requested prayers for my friend and neighbor, Beverly Gilbreath, who has been in the hospital with serious health issues. Beverly will go to the Senior Care nursing home from the hospital. Prayers also for Beverly’s sister, Wanona Stevens, who has responsibility of her care.
Our friend Susie King needs our prayers, she has problems and her husband Royce has mobility issues. Susie has been active in the Dublin community in several areas, volunteering and cooking meals. Now it is time to assist her.
Jeanne Wendt served as Worship Leader and read the scripture lesson from Luke 19:28-40. Cole Moore performed as acolyte.
Laura Leatherwood gave the children’s lesson and talked about Jesus riding a young donkey into Jerusalem. Laura asked some sitting in the pews to wave their palm leaves and shout “Hosanna!” The children were given some bagged cookies from Laura and coloring pages/puzzles from Pastor Ken.
“His Triumphal Entry” was the titled of Rev. Ken Lunsford’s sermon.
Seven days changed the world. These seven days have been the topic of countless books, movies, and plays. They inspired the greatest painters, skilled architects, and gifted musicians. The cultural impact is immense. And countless men, women, and children have been transformed by these seven days as they played out in Jerusalem. When this occurred, it didn’t matter much to the world, just to a few of the people involved.
On Sunday, the first of the seven days, Jesus rode into Jerusalem to shouts of Hosanna and blessings on the king who comes in the name of the Lord. On Monday He walked into the Temple overturning tables where money exchange occurred. On Tuesday Jesus taught in parables and predicted the destruction of the Temple. On Wednesday, nothing is recorded. On Thursday Jesus celebrated Passover with His disciples. He gave them broken bread and wine. On Friday, following false trials and beatings, Jesus carried His cross to the hill where He was crucified. On Saturday He lay dead in a borrowed tomb. On Sunday morning Jesus was resurrected. He is ALIVE! And many people have seen Him. There is triumph of love over hate and life over death! Again, the greatest triumph is LOVE OVER Hate!!
Thanks for reading, God Blessings be upon you!