Cole Moore and Joe Salinas served as acolytes on Sunday, 2-22. We appreciate their help.
Joe Horn is feeling better and we hope that he is his “Ole self again.”
Kathy Logan is still mending from her fall. She has had a lot of “drop in” company to check on her. If only we could make the hurt go away, then we would be really useful.
Check your March calendar, Day Light Savings Time is coming up again and Easter is around the corner.
At Children’s Time, Laura Leatherwood spoke about what Lent means. She said it was the old English word for spring and it means renewal time. Not every denomination observes Lent, but ours does.
Laura said Jesus went out into the wilderness to think and prepare. He did not eat for 40 days. During Lent we are preparing ourselves for Easter.
Laura gave out crosses for the youngsters to take home and decorate.
“A Reminder to God and to Us” was the title Rev. Ken Lunsford’s lesson, it was taken from Genesis 9: 8-17. It is the story of Noah and his sons and the covenant or pledge God made with Noah and his decedents.
God sends a great flood and there is no escape. There is no high ground to move to. God is doing a system reboot and starting all over. Only one family in all the world will be left. Noah was a righteous man and Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord the writer of Genesis tells us.
God tells Noah to make a large ark of cypress wood and water proof it with pitch on the inside. Then fill it with all the animals and birds on the earth, take them male and female, two by two. After the rains came the land was flooded for one hundred and fifty days. When the ark came to rest on Ararat and the earth was dry again, Noah came out of the ark.
Then God made a covenant with humanity, He said never again would all life be destroyed by a flood. “Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears, I will remember my covenant (promise) between me and you and all living things.
The power of a promise kept. Some of you have seen it in your parents’ marriage. You’ve seen it in the faithfulness of good friends. Some of you have experienced it in those dark hours when you needed God’s power. God is a promise keeper.
The rainbow may be a reminder to God, but the cross is the reminder to us that God so loved the world that He gave His son for us.