Laurel St. United Methodist Church and First United Methodist had a wonderful time at the Historical Museum’s “Summer Sunday Afternoon” program. Mary Yantis had a lot of stories to tell us, and then she asked the audience to tell of memorable people and occasions. We brought some scrapbooks and photos from our churches that had not been displayed before. The museum had old photos, newspaper clippings and an old quilt covered in stitched autographs to view. The quilt was made for Rev. Walker many years ago and returned by his survivors to Dublin.
A few folks from other denominations were present for the program and we all enjoyed the Dublin Bottling Works soda pop that Mary furnished. Kathy Logan and Neva Smith brought cookies and brownies for dessert.
Remember to donate to the supply closet at the Dublin Elementary and Intermediate schools. Items needed are; red pencils, glue sticks, notebook paper, no. 2 pencils, crayon boxes, spiral notebooks, 2 inch notebooks and highlighters. Bring supplies by the church office or call and someone will pick up your donation.
There will be a “Baby Shower” for Erika Grimm on Saturday, 8-25 at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Erika is Karen and Ricky Rowe’s daughter. Call the office to find out where Erika is registered and call Khristi 254-977-2570 if can NOT attend.
Another “Work Night” is planned for 8-22 at 6:00 p.m. The crew will be renovating the playground equipment. The ladies will provide food and drinks.
Wanda Patterson is moving out of town to live with her daughter. Our congregation will miss Wanda and so will the Senior Citizens Center. Wanda’s sister, Jo Ann Ragan, will miss her also, so give Jo Ann a call and cheer her up.
There is a Methodist “Pool Party” scheduled at the Dublin Swimming Pool on 8-29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A supper of hot dogs and all the trimmings will be provided that night. So mark your calendar and dig out that old swim suit.
Expressions of sympathy go out to the Moore family of Gustine on the tragic loss of their daughter.
The youngster’s lesson was about Heros. Pastor Ken talked about the kind of people they should look up to as heroes.
He said Jesus makes a great hero and people who try to live like Jesus make good role models.
Rev. Lunsford based his sermon on Ephesians 4:25 and 5:2. Paul was writing from jail, he instructed the church at Ephesus to maintain their unity and to develop the gifts God had given them. Paul told then they were doing God’s work on earth.
Paul is speaking to the modern world today about its hostility and anger. We have road rage or scream at the television and computer. People seem to be angry and upset most of the time.
Paul is telling us to get rid of all of our hostility, to be kind,
compassionate and forgiving. Most of us would agree that is easier said than done. But Paul managed to do it and he was writing from prison, a fate he did not deserve.
Paul tells us to not grieve the Holy Spirit of God. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, along with every form of malice. We should be forgiving each other, just as in Christ; God forgave you.
Anger is a spiritual problem that requires a spiritual solution. Pray for help to remove this problem, then you can move on to that high level of spiritual maturity, that is returning hatred and anger with love.
Call the office anytime at 254-445-2157 or email us
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