You are all invited to our next meal on Wednesday, 1-28 starting at 5:00 p.m. We can’t get the price any lower; it’s free.
The Women’s Bible Study started off great, there were 13 ladies present, but we have room for many more. The meeting time is 10:00 a.m. on each Wednesday in the 20th Century Class room.
Pastor Ken said he had a moving moment Sunday morning over at Laurel St. United Methodist Church when he heard a baby cry!
Judy Lunsford served as Worship Leader last Sunday. She read a touching thank you letter from the family of Travis Rasberry.
Barbara Stevens’ grandson Nick Ware and his lovely fiancé, Rosie, joined her in church.
Mike and Mary Haley were happy to bring their grandson Kyler Gibson and his friend Triston, to services.
Laura Leatherwood brought her grandchildren, Aly and Silas to church along with granddad Jim. Laura had some good things for Children’s Time.
Laura said her daughter, Elise, shared some cookies with her last week. The cookies smelled like peanut butter and chocolate. Her daughter said they were a new kind of cookie made with little Reece’s Cups. Laura said we need to share with our friends and family but we need to share more than cookies. Then Laura told about Phillip meeting Jesus. Phillip believed Jesus was the person Moses wrote about, so he wanted his friend Nathanael to meet Jesus also. Laura said it would be good to tell more people about Jesus because we want our friends to share in His love.
Then Laura gave all the children some of those new cookies.
The congregation learned Margaret Cote’ is in the hospital and that she has been staying in Golden Age.
Pastor Ken reminded us to visit those in the nursing homes.
Doris Morton’s one year old great-grandson has been hospitalized in Fort Worth, but he is slowly getting better. His problems started with severe allergies.
We were privileged to hear some beautiful harmonizing from Pat Beaty and Leta Sage singing “Here I Am.”
Rev. Ken Lunsford composed his sermon from John 1: 35-51. In this text we learn when Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter met Jesus. Andrew then led Simon Peter to Jesus. Next Jesus met Philip and said “Follow me.” And Philip found Nathanael and told him “We have found the one Moses wrote about.”
Philip comes to Nathanael and proclaims he has found the one whom Moses wrote about, and that he is Jesus of Nazareth. To which Nathanael replies “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”
Some of us may sit under a fig tree like Nathanael and ask, Can anything good come from Dublin First United Methodist, and can anything good from the Community Table?”
Philip answered Nathanael’s question with “Come and see.” He wanted Nathanael to see the souls that were redeemed and the growing followers of Jesus. Andrew, Peter, Philip, and Nathanael would join eight others who would become the twelve apostles. This was the beginning, soon there would be 70 that comprised an outer circle. The net of redemption was cast out in a large circle. Hundreds were soon following and by the end of the 1st century it would be half a million.
Today the church is growing in South America and Africa at ten times the rate of North America and Europe. The church’s work is not done yet.
I know you believe God can redeem a soul so I ask you to go out and ask someone to come and see; live like Philip from this moment on. Something good can come from Nazareth!