Lee Leatherwood continued to serve as Worship Leader this past Sunday. Lee volunteered for the month of February.
Our acolytes in training were Leah Kunselman and Kaitlyn Gordon. They received assistance from Josh Kunselman who is Leah’s father and Kaitlyn’s uncle.
Ushers for the New Year were Alford Havens and James Sage. Our past ushers have done an excellent job and now they can relax and sit with their
We learned that Sadie Ethetton is back in Community Home. Sadie suffered a fall and was in the hospital for a while. She has been through a lot of pain and discomfort and needs your prayers. Sadie received love and care from her son and daughter-in-law, Less and Betty Ethetton, during her difficulties.
Elizabeth Young has a room of her own at Golden Age, but she is close to the rooms of Sibyl Hodges and Debra Hammonds.
We are glad our friend Mr. L.E. Malone is up and going and doing so well after his recent stroke. How fortunate to have a good EMT for a son who could make a quick assessment of his problem.
Remember Barbara Bean who is in Mesa Vista Inn, 5756 N. Knoll Dr., San Antonio, 78240. We miss being in church with all these ladies.
It was great to see Monita Cebell, and Elissa, Madee, and Davin Crouch visiting with us on Sunday.
Pastor Ken gave the children’s lesson. He asked them if they ever had poison ivy or skin itch problem. Two of the small one had, and one little boy got it in his eye. Pastor Ken talked about calamine lotion and medicine to stop the itch. Then he told the children about the disease leprosy and what a terrible thing it was to have leprosy back in Jesus’time on earth. Pastor Ken told them how badly people were treated and how hopeless their lives were. But Jesus helped a man; He cured the man of leprosy. Pastor Ken said when things seem hopeless, call on Jesus.
“I Do Choose, Be Made Clean” was the theme of Rev. Ken Lunsford’s sermon. He read from the bible in Mark 1:40-45.
Pastor Ken said in this day and age we cannot appreciate the fear of contracting leprosy that prevailed over the ancient world. People did not know much about the disease, but they understood how it maimed and
In Jesus’ day a leper by law could not get within fifty yards of a clean person. Lepers were put in pits and kept separate from their loved ones and their religious leaders. What a hopeless situation for them. The only friend a leper had was God himself.
In the story from Mark we learn of man who is a leper. He must have kept it hidden because he had not been put away in a pit. There is no one else mentioned in the text, just Jesus of Nazareth and a leper. It says “And behold a leper came to him and kneeling before him said: If you will you can make me clean.” Christ, stretching his hand, touched him saying:“I will – be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed and he walked away.
It seems a very short gospel story. Let us look at a deeper meaning. The leper did not say if you can cure me, if you are able. He said “if you will!” The man was sure and certain Christ could help him. Christ did not hesitate, He said I will.
When we are hurting it is hard to see that God is at work in our lives. When we feel like we will never have cause to smile again. Perhaps we feel our present situation will have to be lived in till the end of our days. Maybe we are all alone, enduring our lowest point.
Christ is always willing to touch the untouchable and love the un-loveable. Just ask Him to, ask will you come into my heart.