How about those Dublin Lions! We congratulate the coaches and team. Two of our members are playing Lion football this year and we pray for their health and safety.
The Fifth Sunday Singing was a lot of fun and spiritual also. Leta Sage, our pianist and song leader for the service, said we sounded good and there was even some harmonizing!
The covered dish meal after services Sunday was delicious with about three times too much food. We got to take home some of Norma Sharp’s Chicken Spaghetti casserole. Yippee!
Lee and Betty Lusk brought grandchildren and great-grandchildren to church with them.
Neva Smith’s cousin, Danny Handcock along with his lovely family, came to visit with us Sunday and stayed for lunch.
Virginia Stephen was to have cataract surgery Tuesday and she asked for our prayers that all goes well.
The Trustee Committee will meet on Monday, 9/8 at 6:00 p.m. in the foyer. Call the church office or Stormy Armstrong if you cannot attend, we must have a quorum to vote on decisions.
Wednesday, 9/10 the Administrative Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Clay Annex.
One of the hardest working volunteers in Dublin, David Cleveland, has a birthday on Sunday, 9/7. Happy Birthday to a nice guy!
Pastor Ken asked for prayers for Jill Hodges who is fighting cancer. Jill is a wonderful pianist and has played for Laurel St. United Methodist Church and Greens Creek Methodist.
Rev. Ken Lunsford preached a sermon titled “Auditing the Class.” When you audit a class you go and sit in the college classroom, but you do not have to take tests nor do you receive any grade or credit for it.
Many Christians sit in church on Sunday mornings and audit the sermon. They have a textbook, the Bible, in hand and listen to the pastor. But all they want to do is audit, they don’t want to be expected to do any homework. They don’t want to pass any tests God may send their way to check their understanding. When you live this way there will be no divine recognition and no experience of calling.
Jesus said to Peter and the other disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple, must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” Taking up your cross means you are willing to live the Christ-life regardless of the costs. But why, someone might ask, should we make a life-long commitment like that in the first place? Because God has made that commitment to us.