March 11, 2018
A tremendous thank you goes to the workers who cleaned the broken limbs from the Prayer Garden. Pat, Lisa, and Lee Leatherwood, and Ray LaBaume moved the ice storm debris to the road-side and the city crew removed it!
Stormy Armstrong and her family have been working on a labor of love to make the 100th Anniversary of Armstrong Motors on Saturday a success. Stormy will be moving to Kerrville later this year so, come see the family, have some refreshments, and say good-bye.
Wednesday, is the “Christ in Passover” presentation sponsored by the Dublin Ministerial Alliance. It will be in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. Over 38,000 people have viewed this program and the numbers are growing every day. Karol Joseph is the lady coming to explain the Passover from a Messianic Jew’s viewpoint. The program is free to the public.
Last Sunday we sang “Happy Birthday” to our March birthday friends who are; Jaxson Salinas, Pat Outlaw, and Pat Leatherwood. Then we wished a happy anniversary to Lee and Betty Lusk.
We were joyous to see Cliff Wooldridge up and walking well and Cliff was glad to be back to church.
Irene Sohm’s friend, John Dolen, needs our continued prayers. He has a difficult recovery ahead of him.
Pastor Ken Lunsford only has a few more radiation treatments to take. Then we hope and pray for a clean report and Ken can regain his strength.
Nancy Wooldridge read our scripture lesson from Ephesians 2: 1-10 and Rev. Lunsford called his sermon “You are God’s Handiwork!”
A compliment is truly oxygen for the soul. Well, how about this verse from St. Paul: “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Think of being God’s work of art. When Paul wrote that we are God’s handiworks, he is not saying we are perfect, or better than other people. Paul begins by detailing what rascals we’ve been. He says. “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins.” But then Paul writes, “But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ.”
Christ is standing at the door knocking. That door is your heart. He wants to come in and make you a new creation.
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