July 22, 2018
Preregistration is tomorrow (Friday) for vacation Bible school, we will be at Perry Hall, 709 Sheehan in the housing authority area. It starts at 5:00 p.m. You can register your children at our church office on Friday morning and on the night of bible school held at Perry Hall.
Be there for our Polar Blast on Tuesday, 7-31 and Wednesday, 8-1. The hours are 5:30 till 8:30 p.m. An evening meal will be served to the children.
Community Table was delicious! Taco Salad hit the spot after all this hot weather. The desserts were scrumptious.
This coming Sunday will be singing, no sermon! The Gideon Quartet are coming back to perform southern gospel and they will get your blood circulating. Also, Julia Broussard will do a special for us. Please attend and enjoy yourself.
Our congregation extends sympathy to family and many friends of Neal Tompkins. Such a tragedy to occur so soon after his father, Harry’s death.
We received a letter from our Bishop, Mike Lowery, informing us that this district has raised $32,000 to renovate the Wesleyan Building near the Tarleton University campus. The work was started this week with volunteers from many United Methodist Churches. Stephenville First United Methodist Church was hosting the breakfasts and lunches for the workers.
I served as Worship Leader last Sunday and read the scripture lesson from Ephesians 2:11-22.
In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians he tells the church they were once aliens rather than citizens of Israel and strangers to the covenants of God’s promise. Paul said, “You had no hope and no God.” He said “Thanks to Jesus, you who were once so far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Paul tells us we are fellow citizens with the Jews and we belong to God’s household. “You are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone. Christ is building you into a place where God lives through the Spirit.”
Mac McKinnon visited with us last Sunday. Mac is a Gideon and he came to speak to us about the world-wide effort of Gideon International.
Mac told us the Aboriginal people of Australia have no written language, but the Gideons and other groups are attempting to translate the Bible into a language the Aboriginals can understand.
The Gideons give out little New Testaments to schools, colleges, and the military. 3,200 New Testaments were given out to Tarleton students this past year. The Gideons place larger Bibles that contain the Old and New Testament in motels, hotels, and hospitals. Last year 93 million Bibles were given away!
Mac told our congregation that the world has had five billion Bibles printed and put “into circulation” and that two billion were distributed by Gideons!
The Gideons only go where they are invited, all funds collected by the group go to the manufacturing and distributing of the Holy Bible. All other costs and expenses are funded by the Gideons themselves.
Mac McKinnon ask that our congregation members help the Gideons carry the salvation of Jesus Christ to the world.
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