While in Denver we viewed a display of some of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Denver Museum of Science & Nature. The display was awe inspiring, it had many archeological finds from Israel. We saw ancient stone altars and jars. One display special to me was the oldest known copy of Isaiah!
I announced the June birthdays who are Kevin Stone and Mary Haley and we sang “Happy Birthday.” Then we wished happy anniversary to Ike Wade and Patty Hirst, Pastor Ken and I, and Cliff and Nancy Wooldridge.
I served as Worship Leader and Rev. Ken Lunsford gave a short talk concerning dysfunctional families, including Jesus’ family; before introducing Rev. Cliff Sims who told us about the good works of the Christian Women’s Job Corp.
Dr. Sims said that volunteers are the life blood of the Job Corp. He said some churches give an occasional donation, but other churches support this ministry with regular monthly donations. Dr. Sims says women’s lives are transformed by their time spent at CWJC. He reminded our congregation of Jesus’ words from the Gospel of Matthew, “When you have done this for the least of these my brothers, you have done it for me also.” We were asked to pray every day for this ministry.
Amanda Hatley, a young woman from the CWJC, was present to give her life story and testimony. She had a difficult life and a heartfelt testimony to give.
We enjoyed visiting with Amanda and her little daughter, Kaylee.
Jerry Westmoreland has been back in the hospital but may be back to Golden Age.
Virginia Stephens says she is staying at Mulberry Manor in Stephenville, but she was “out and about” last Saturday enjoying reunion day in Dublin.
Our congregation extends deeply felt sympathy to the Harrell, Stevens, and Ware families on the tragic death of Jeremy Ware. A young man gone too soon.
Jesus said, “Whoever does God’s will is my brother, sister, and mother