It is time to get those nut-free and peanut butter free cookies baked for the troops and put one dozen cookies in a zip lock bag. The church will box for transport. Sunday, December 15 is the cutoff date for the cookies. Don’t forget our military as we rush to get things done.
Community Table is moved up to December 18! Please come, but, show up on the 18th.
We are decorated and ready to shine with plenty of green swags and red bows.
Our Worship team met after church this past Sunday to plan the Christmas Eve services. Special solos and Bible reading along with Christmas carols will be enjoyed. The time was set for the Christmas Eve Service is 7:00 p.m.
Lisa Leatherwood served as Worship Leader and read the scripture lesson from Isaiah 2:1-15.
The Advent reading and lighting of the first candle on the Advent wreath was done by Dr. Harlan and Eddie Raley.
A prayer rail offering was taken for the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco. This program serves more than 1,400 children and youth daily through residential programs at the Waco campus, the Boys Ranch, foster homes, transition services and a variety of additional services throughout Texas and New Mexico.
The Dublin Goodfellows and Transformation Pathways (formerly Christian Women’s Job Core) could sure use your donations this Christmas. And the local library and Transformation Pathways have “angel trees’ with families names and information who could use a helping hand this season.
Paul and Pat Beaty have an anniversary on the 23rd then Gene and DJ Klutts celebrate on the 26th. Ben Pate has a birthday on the 26th. Congratulations to all.
Rev. Ken Lunsford’s message was titled “A Vision of Hope.”
The Prophet Isaiah is called by God to pronounce God’s coming judgment on the people of Jerusalem and Judah. Isaiah also is given a vision of hope, of God’s plan to restore God’s chosen people someday. Isaiah can see a day when God’s Messiah rules the nations of the world with peace and justice. Isaiah has a vivid picture of what life will be like someday, in the last days, when God’s people finally turn back to their Lord. Isiah had this vision 700 years before Christ’s birth.
This is a good Bible passage to start off the Advent season, when we prepare for Jesus’ coming. For Emmanuel means; God with us. Jesus is our second chance to undo the damage of our sin and restore us. Jesus is our view from the mountaintop. Don’t miss this opportunity.