The Ash Wednesday service on 2-16 was filled with scripture reading and old-time hymn singing. Pastor Ken titled his sermon“Showy Religion!” It was gleaned from Matthew 6:1-6 and 16-21.
Saturday, 2-16, the Clay Annex was full of people helping Doris Morton celebrate her 90th birthday. Doris had a passel of family
of all ages there and friends from everywhere.
A table was set up with two old windows that used to be on Doris’ home and the windows were covered with photos of Doris through the years. Many birthday cards were on the table. Canning jars filed with pink and orange flowers decorated the tables. It’s been said that Doris has canned more vegetables than Del Monte. The big birthday cake was decorated in pink and orange also.
Judy Lunsford served as Worship Leader on 2-17. Pat Beaty was at the piano as usual and in fine singing voice as she helped us sing some great old hymns such as “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
We enjoyed a beautiful vase of cut flowers on the altar provided by the family of Doris Morton. They were placed there in her honor and celebration of Doris’ 90th birthday.
Our congregation prayed for many across the world, but we especially prayed for Ruthie Bradley and Jo Ann Pate who broke her hip.
“The Life Question: What are you looking for?”This was the theme of Rev Ken Lunsford’s sermon.
The life question Jesus asked the disciples of John the Baptist was “What are you looking for?” This is the first of several questions Jesus asks in the Gospel of John. John the Baptist knew who Jesus was, and John said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.”
What you are looking for tells the story of who you are. If you find what you are looking for and don’t know Jesus, you will still need more to make you happy.
There is no life, no abundant life, no life with meaning for now or eternity apart from Jesus Christ. Hear what Jesus says to us: “But I am come that you might have life and that you might have it abundantly… take up your cross and follow me.” Introduce someone to Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.
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