July 15, 2018
There is a planning session tonight at First United Methodist for the joint VBS with Primera Iglesia Bautista Church. Roxy Volkmer is chairman of organizing the bible school. The “Polar Blast” will be at Perry Hall at 709 Sheehan St. in the Dublin Housing Authority. We are doing an evening school on a Tuesday and Wednesday, from 5:30 pm till 8pm. Supper will be provided.
Some of the items needed for the “blast” are mittens, caps, empty cardboard boxes, floating Noodles, wading pools, and small fleece blankets in matching pairs in size 3X4 ft. Please donate any of these items to our school. Also put your name and phone number on the items.
Community Table is on July 25 and we still need volunteers. The VBS starts on July 31 so we are burning our candle at both ends this summer.
Stormy Armstrong and her son, Bradley, were in town this past week cleaning and working on the family building on Patrick St. They stay in the vacation house built on the Humphries family farm located west of Dublin.
The Sanders Family Reunion was held in our fellowship hall recently. Kathy Sanders Logan attended the gathering and said hello to her Dublin friends.
Barbra Stevens brought her daughter Dana to church last Sunday. Dana came in from Oklahoma to take the four youngest children of Andy and Debbie Harrell back home with her. What fun that will be for the youngsters and Dana.
Robert and Irene Sohm will have their grandson, Robert, with them for a nice visit. Young Robert lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Cliff Wooldridge was care flighted to Harris Southwest Hospital with complications from an infection. He is continuing to improve, and his wife Nancy asked that we keep Cliff in our prayers.
Pat Leatherwood has been very ill and in a lot of discomfort at home. Lisa requests we add Pat to our prayers.
James Sage is “under the weather” with allergies and his wife Leta, is out of town caring for their granddaughters! Our Methodist men are having a rough summer.
Our friend, Joe Charles Logan, has been ill but is recuperating at home.
Laura Leatherwood read the scripture lesson from Ephesians 1: 3-14
Rev. Ken Lunsford preached on what it means to be blessed.
Paul wrote in the first Chapter of Ephesians: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Paul says God predestined us for adoption to be His children through Jesus.
Paul did not mean blessed with money, fame, or good looks. You can have those things and still lose your soul. Paul meant the fruits of the Spirit as listed in Galatians 6: 22-23. They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. You can find other blessings in the Beatitudes. Being blessed so much doesn’t mean life is going to be smoother or that God loves us more than others. It means our lives have meaning and purpose. We are the children of God and the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.