Lisa Leatherwood announced that Joe Horn was on his way home to Dublin from Harris Hospital in Fort Worth. We are thankful and so is Joe’s wife, Brenda.
Travis Rasberry is back home from a hospital stay. I’m sure Melba will spoil him at home.
We learned that Joseph Cisneroz has been hired as the Youth Director for the Deleon United Methodist Church. Joseph is married to the former Amy Leatherwood. The Leatherwood family is happy for this opportunity for Joseph.
Keith and Kelcy Sage were our guests last Sunday, they live in San Marcos and were visiting Keith’s parents, James and Leta Sage.
Cliff and Nancy Wooldridge got their grandson Cody settled in at Tarleton. Move in day at college is always a challenge and this time Nancy had a big brace on her leg. Nancy’s knee will soon be operated on so let us all pray for a speedy recovery.
Lee Lusk’s sister, Betty Jones and Betty’s son Crandall, are both new residents of Golden Age Home. Let’s show these folks our love and support as they make new adjustments.
Laura Leatherwood was honored for her work in organizing our vacation Bible school program this past July.
Pastor Ken Lunsford gave Laura a certificate and many thanks for her excellent work.
Others present were recognized for their work and contribution to the vacation Bible school.
All teachers, students, and a school board member were called to the altar rail for a back to school litany. A congregational reading was given, prayers were offered for the well-being and safety of the group and each one was anointed with oil by Pastor Ken.
Laura Leatherwood served as Worship Leader with Cole Moore and Joe Salinas performing as acolytes.
Rev. Ken Lunsford told us about the only two people in the Bible that were praised by Jesus as having great faith and both of these people were Gentiles.
One was a Roman centurion in Capernaum who had a deathly ill servant. The centurion valued his servant highly and sent some Jewish elders to ask for Jesus’ help. The elders respected the Roman because he had built their synagogue. So Jesus went with them, but before they arrived a messenger met them and brought word from the Roman that he believed if Jesus would say for the servant to be healed that the man would be, that it was necessary for Jesus to come to his house. The servant was well when the centurion’s friends returned to his home.
The other person was a persistent Canaanite woman. The Jews thought a Canaanite was a low person indeed.
The story happens in the region of Tyre and Sidon. The woman came to Jesus crying out “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering.” One of life’s greatest heartaches is when our children suffer. We will go to the ends of the earth to help them.
Jesus does not answer her right away, and then says “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” But the mother does not give up and answers back “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” The response from Jesus was “Woman, you have great faith! You request is granted.”
Maybe you feel like a stranger to God’s grace. Bring your hurt, your needs, and your plea to Jesus. Give Him the chance to bring healing to your situation.