January 20, 2019
Community Table is Wednesday, Jan. 30 and we are serving hot soup and sandwiches. That we be great especially if it is a cold, blustery day. And there are always delicious desserts, tea, and coffee to enjoy. So, come to help or come to eat.
Pat and Lisa Leatherwood were happy to have their three-year-old grandson, Liam Cisneros, with them for church.
The children’s lesson was given by Pastor Ken. He explained to the youngsters how important Jewish weddings were back in Jesus’ time and serving enough food and wine was expected by the guests. Jesus and his disciples were invited, and they went there. The first miracle Jesus performed was to turn water into wine. The children received coloring pages from Pastor Ken before they politely returned to their seats.
I acted as Worship Leader and brothers, Joe and Jaxson Salinas performed as acolytes.
Neva Smith said she was so glad to be back in church with us, but she had been out sick so long she thought she should register as a guest!
Rev. Ken Lunsford was installed as the Eminent Commander and Alford Havens as Standard Bearer of Stephenville Commandery #100 of the Knight Templar this past Monday evening. Congratulations to these Methodist gentlemen and others who are held in high esteem by this organization.
The scripture reading was from John 2:1-11, this is the telling of the first miracle performed by Jesus Christ.
John begins by saying on the third day after Jesus had left Judea. Jesus and the disciple went to Cana in Galilee and it was a two day walk to Galilee. Cana was a small village about 3.5 miles from Nazareth and Jesus’ mother, Mary, was there for the wedding also.
Wedding festivities could last for days. Much food and wine were served to the guests. It was so important to do this that there are records of families being sued for running out of refreshments. It was a serious problem.
That explains why Mary, the mother of Jesus, brought it to his attention. Now Jesus did not see why He should become involved, but His mother had confidence and told the servants, “Do whatever He tells you.” That’s always good advice.
A lesson we can take from this is the purpose of miracles in the New Testament are signs that Jesus is who He says He is.
Have you seen miracles? I believe we have, if you are attuned to the presence of God in your life.
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