July 1, 2018
First United Methodist and Primera Iglesia Bautista Church are joining together for VBS at Perry Hall. It will be on Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 1, the times are 5:30 pm till 8pm. We will provide a meal on both evenings for the youngsters. Please pray for us in this endeavor to reach out to the families in the far south-side of Dublin.
This coming Monday will be a planning session for bible school. We will meet in the church foyer at 7 p.m. Wednesday our Trustee Committee will meet at 6 p.m.
We got the final head-count for Community Table served on June 27, we fed 259 folks. Many of those eating at the Clay Annex that night ate more than one hot dog, so we really put a dent in the nation’s wiener supply. D.J. Klutts is doing a great job of coordinating the food orders, cooking, and volunteers, thank you so much.
We miss our friend, Stormy Armstrong, who has moved to Kerrville, but she trained us well to cook in large amounts. You can probably visit with Stormy most week-ends at her shop in Fredericksburg.
Happy July birthdays to D. J. Klutts, Conner Moore, Jack Parks, Judy Beckham, Eddie Raley, and Deborah Hammonds. July anniversaries are, Pat and Lisa Leatherwood, Jon and Roxy Volkmer, and Michael and Mary Haley. Give all these sweet people a phone call or send a card.
Leta Sage asked for prayers for Jerry Westmoreland. (NOTICE) Jerry Passed Tuesday July 3 at 1:30am. His Services will be at the Harrell Funeral Home on Friday July 6th at 11:30am with burial at Siloam Cemetery. Our prayers and sympathy are with his family.
Our congregation extends sympathy to family and many friends of Harry Tompkins. Now someone should write a book about the extraordinary life that Harry lived.
Lisa Leatherwood served as Worship Leader last Sunday. Laura read the scripture lesson from 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 and assisted Pastor Ken Lunsford in serving Holy Communion. Cole Moore served as acolyte.
Rev. Ken Lunsford preached on sharing with our brothers and sisters.
St. Paul was writing with great emotion about the sacrifices made by the impoverished churches in Macedonia. They were happy to give money to the persecuted mother church in Jerusalem. The Macedonians were not waiting to be asked but begging to take part in the relief effort.
The love of Christ brought together the former antagonists: the Jewish Christians in Jerusalem and the Gentiles.
These early churches helped establish a distinctive badge for the followers of Jesus. That is giving and sharing what you have with others less fortunate became the distinguishing mark of a Christian.
We are still giving to the hungry, but now most of the funds are spent in solving the cause of hunger. Self-help projects are conducted all around the globe.
In Haiti, 50,000 food-bearing trees have been planted. In other countries food-for-work projects are building roads, installing irrigation, digging wells, and growing improved crops. Mission work that makes a world full of brothers and sisters in Christ is a safer, better place to live.
Eating better improves the mental ability, it raises the I.Q. of children by up to 13 points. This has a direct bearing on peace.
Paul says this about the Macedonians, “But first they gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God.”