August 4, 2019
D.J Klutts announced the head count for last week’s Community Table was about 300. It is hard to get a clear count because some people eat twice and get another plate. D.J. does know that we fed 88 folks “in house.” That is one of our best attended meals! A total of 320 meals were served.
Gee whiz, if we can throw a party that quick, I think it is time we had a “Lord’s Acre” fund raiser.
We just need to settle on a date for it, and menu.
I have a story to tell! Juanita Duncan’s oldest son, Terry, told Pastor Ken Lunsford that his younger brother Tommy saved Juanita’s life. Terry said if Tommy had not insisted and taken Juanita to the emergency room at Stephenville, she would not have survived! Juanita now has a pacemaker and she is much better. God bless and keep Juanita and for sure, God bless Tommy.
We have a much-improved parking lot. It has been repaired and re-striped. Many thanks to Gene and D.J. Klutts for their generous gift to our congregation.
We are thrilled to see three guests back with us Sunday.
The chairs donated by Robert and Irene Sohm are very comfortable. Come and try one out, you will be like Goldie Locks, and find just the right one.
Pastor Ken’s good friend, Kevin Caraway, will bring the message this Sunday and Kevin’s lovely daughter-in-law, Sarah Caraway, will sing for our congregation. Please be here to hear it.
Lisa Leatherwood served as Worship Leader and read the scripture from Luke 12:13-21.
Rev. Ken Lunsford’s lesson was titled. “Be Rich Toward God!”
In Luke, Jesus warns against all kinds of greed. Jesus told a man to guard himself because one’s life isn’t determined by one’s possessions, not even for the very wealthy. Then Jesus told a parable about a man whose land produced a bountiful crop. He thought he would tear down his old barns and build bigger ones to hold all his grain. But God said to the man, “Fool, tonight you will die. Now who will get the things you have prepared.” Jesus warned, “This is the way it will be for those who hoard things for themselves and are not rich toward God.
Money is important. But it is only a means by which we reach higher goals. It is all right to make investments if we understand that the best investment that we can make is in the Kingdom of God.
All that we have is on loan from the Lord God. When we share and freely give, we acknowledge that. Let us store our money in the stomachs of the hungry, the bodies of the sick, and the spread of the Gospel. Then we shall be rich toward God!
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