November 26, 2017
The Community Table served Taco Soup, cornbread, tea, coffee, and desserts. We mean what we say, it is for our community so come and dine with us on the last Wednesday of the month. There is no fee, no donation jar, just food and fellowship.
We invite everyone to visit the Dublin First United Methodist Church website at http://fumcdublintx.com . We post photos, devotionals, and past news articles.
Our church is decorated for Christmas! Come by Monday thru Thursday before noon, or Sunday Services, and see how wonderful it looks.
It was Women’s Sunday and our ushers and greeters were Betty Lusk and Laura Leatherwood.
Laura Leatherwood gave the children’s message. She asked them about Thanksgiving and what they were thankful for. Then Laura showed them a donut she had wrapped in a paper towel. Laura asked the youngsters and the congregation to repeat a little saying; “Focus on the donut and not the hole.” Laura said look at your family and the good things as you go through life.
The children each received a small brown paper bag from Laura with a treat in it. We can only guess what it was.
Prayers were requested for Alton Lusk who is the brother of Lee Lusk, for Liam Cisneros who is Pat and Lisa Leatherwood’s grandson, and for Frank Stone who is Kevin Stone’s father. Jeanne Wendt would appreciate prayers for her brother Ronnie Laird.
The scripture lesson was from James 1:5, 19-27 & 3:17-18.
Lisa Leatherwood brought the sermon last Sunday. Lisa said she had been thinking about the Christ Child, about Jesus as a baby. She envisioned Him as a beautiful, perfect, and flawless child, who was sent into the world to be our Savior. It is hard to understand that God gave His son for us and that the Son suffered for all.
Laura was concerned about the ugliness and hatefulness in the world now, even among some church members. We should confront hate with love because more hate will not solve the problem. We must fight evil and we have the best soldier on our side and that is Jesus. As a Christian it is our responsibility to be kind to people always. We may be the only view of Christ that some people see.
Be kind, pray for your church and the world, and drown out the bad. God will equip us to face evil, He gave us the word to study. Pray constantly, God will direct you.
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