Judy Lunsford brought Debbie Hammonds to church, Debbie enjoyed being out and about with her new friends. Judy visited with Elizabeth Young after church and admired Elizabeth’s room at Golden Age Home. She has wall of great family photos. When leaving Elizabeth’s room Judy met Laura Jones and James Fritts in the hallway. Laura looked great
and was feeling good. She and James were delivering clothes and other items to Elizabeth.
Lisa Leatherwood was beaming when she brought her brother David Newton, sister-in-law Sylvia, and niece Yolanda with her to church.
For our second hymn of the morning the overhead read “please be seated” but Leta told us to stay up because the next song was“I Stand Amazed in the Presence,” and we just could not sit through it.
“Listen to My Son!” was the title of Rev. Ken Lunsford’s sermon, it was based on Mark 9:2-9.
Pastor asked the congregation if they had anyone in their family who has a listening problem. Then he did a head shake and made a tsk, tsk sound. He said his wife Judy had the first hand up.
Pastor Ken noted he did not say a hearing problem; many people have good hearing but are selective in what they hear.
There is an old saying that God gave us two ears but only one mouth indicating that God wanted us to spend twice as much time listening as
Our lesson is from that magnificent scene on the Mount of Transfiguration. Jesus took Peter, James and John with him up a high mountain where they were all alone. It was there that Christ’s transfiguration occurred. His clothes became dazzling white and Elijah
and Moses appeared and began talking with Jesus.
Saint Peter wanted to build three shelters, one for Jesus, Elijah and Moses. The Bible says Peter was frightened and did not know what he should
Then a cloud appeared and covered them and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to Him!”
Our primary responsibility is to listen to Christ. Paul Tillich, a theologian, wrote that “The first duty of love is to listen.” That’s very true. Are you willing to fulfill the first duty of love and listen with your eyes, listen with your heart, to take time to listen to your family, friends, and particularly to
“This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to Him!”That is not just good advice that is a command from God.
On Saturday, 2-25 there will be a Small Church Initiative meeting at Greens Creek United Methodist Church.The meeting is 10:00a.m. till 2:00
Please come, it will be good to meet with other small churches and get new ideas on how to grow our membership and offer more to current members.
Our congregation plans to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day activities. We have some fund raisers and outreach programs planned. Call the office for an opportunity to serve on St. Patrick’s Day, 3-17. We can all help our city in some capacity that day; call the Chamber of Commerce and