First United Methodist Church
Mark your calendar right now for the next Community Table Dinner; it is Wednesday, 2-26. The food and friendship will both be warm so come and join us from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in fellowship hall. There is no charge.
Do not forget our folks who are in Golden Age Home or Three Oaks assisted living. They would enjoy a visit or phone call.
Jennifer Miller was our Worship Leader last Sunday and Corbin Gordon served as acolyte. Corbin’s grandfather, Charles Gordon, passed away and we extend our sympathy to all the Gordon family.
Kaitlyn Gordon has been ill with asthma and breathing problems. We are praying for Kaitlyn.
The congregation sends heartfelt sympathy to the family of Gloria Marshall. Neva Smith asked that we pray for Gloria’s daughters.
There was a large gathering of family for the baptism of Miss Ally Kay Grimm. We welcome Ally into the family of Christian believers.
We sang “Happy Birthday” to our members with February birthdays. They are Corbin Gordon, Jill Moore, John Miller, Doris Morton, Butch Belew and Leah Kunselman. We wish a happy anniversary to Butch and Carolyn Belew on 2-15.
“Jesus; Light of the World” was the title of Rev. Ken Lunsford’s sermon. He took his lesson from Matthew 5: 13-20. After Jesus lays out His Beatitudes, He lifts up two metaphors of how disciples of the kingdom will be known to this world. They will be the “salt of the earth,” and be the “light of the world,” a light that will shine before others.
Salt sharpens flavors and light sharpens both sight and insight. The light Jesus calls His disciples to shine out into the world is a light that equally illumines sin and suffering. It is a light that knows judgment, yet offers love.
The Rev. Dave Stone, a pastor of the Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky said this at a conference: “Satan knows your name, but calls you by your sin; Jesus knows your sin, but calls you by your name.” Remember Isaiah 49:16 “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.”
If we all see each other as Jesus sees us, then we would see everyone we meet as a beloved child of God.
If you have a prayer request call the office at 254-445-2157 or email us at email@example.com