Laurel St. United Methodist Church along with First United will participate in the Historical Museum’s “Summer Sunday Afternoon” program. The fun starts on August 12 at 2:00 p.m. We look forward to this special event hosted by Mary Yantis. Mary has some yummy treats for us at the end of the tour.
Our congregation is helping out the supply closet at the Dublin Elementary and Intermediate schools. They are needed by 8-27, which is the first day of school. Items needed are; red pencils, glue sticks, notebook paper, no. 2 pencils, crayon boxes, spiral notebooks, 2 inch notebooks and highlighters. Bring any supplies by the church office during the week; the office is open until 1:00 p.m.
If anyone in the community wishes to help with this project it would be appreciated.
The Small Church Initiative group will meet at Greens Creek United Methodist Church on 8-11 from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.
Kaitlyn Gordon performed as our acolyte Sunday. It was her first time to do the job all by herself. I know she missed her cousins’ help but she was brave and did her best. Judy Lunsford served as Worship Leader.
Pastor Ken talked to the youngsters about looking for signs. He held up some paper signs and asked what they meant and the children could name each one. Pastor Ken told them we look for sign to tell us what we should do or where we should go. He said the Bible has signs that instruct us also. He asked the youngsters to look for the signs God sends to us.
Rev. Lunsford titled his sermon “Live a Life Worthy of Your Calling!” It was the 4th in a series based on Ephesians.
Pastor Ken told a story about the late country comedian Jerry Clower. Jerry was a very religious man. Jerry invited his 14 year old daughter Sue and one of her friends to go to the Country Music Awards in Hollywood, Calf. But Sue had to decline the offer because there was a church activity she did not want to miss.
Jerry said tears of joy welled up in his eyes and he wanted to sing the Doxology to think his daughter would rather participate in a church activity than go meet celebrities in Hollywood.
Pastor Ken asked us “How important is church to you? Do you believe God has a plan for our church? Do you believe that preparing this world for the coming of the Kingdom of God by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is the most important work any group of people can do? Or do you look at the church as
just another organization that is good for the kids or perhaps good for your business?”
The church is God’s agent, Christ’s body at work in the world! Certainly He saved the world through the cross, He gave his life and by his life we received life eternal. But Christ is still saving the world today by the church in service to the world. If we fail to do what Christ has called us to do, then Christ’s saving action will be incomplete.
Each of us has a gift to be used in God’s service. The crisis of the church today is one of commitment. Jesus said. ‘If anyone would be my disciple, he must take up his cross and follow me.”
Make attending your church a happy priority in your life.