June 14, 2020
We hope everyone who could, enjoyed the Dublin Reunion activities last Saturday. I know many people did not come this year because of the Covid19 Virus and I understand their decision.
Dublin First and Laurel St. United Methodist Churches met again in person. Pastor Ken preached to both congregations.
At First Methodist, Laura Leatherwood served as Worship Leader, Pat Beaty played the piano and led us in song, I ran the Power Point, and Pat Leatherwood was operating the new camera.
We hear our young friend, Tyler Harrell, is recovering nicely from his accident. His father, Andy, says it is a miracle and many others agree with him.
June birthdays are Tesha Shafer, 6-1, Jennifer Caviness, 6-6, Kevin Stone, 6-24 and Mary Haley,6-29.
Keeping with tradition, we have a few anniversaries this month. June anniversaries are, mine and Ken Lunsford, 6-5, Cliff and Nancy Wooldridge, 6-9 and Ike Wade and Patty Hirst, 6-23.
Community Table is next week on 24th. We need more drivers and other volunteers. Pray for this ministry, it touches many people in the Dublin area.
The scripture reading was Matthew 9:35-10:8. In this lesson Jesus is traveling among many cities, He is healing every sickness and teaching in their synagogues. Jesus called His disciples together and gave them authority over unclean spirits and power to heal every disease and every sickness.
The twelve apostles are named in this reading. Jesus tells them to announce, “The kingdom of heaven has come near, and to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those with skin diseases, and throw out demons.”
Rev. Ken Lunsford titled his sermon, “Where are the Workers?’ His message focused on the evangelistic task of the church.
The one commandment that Jesus gave to His church besides “love one another” was to go out and make disciples of all people. Our failure to take that commandment seriously has resulted in a church that is no longer reaching people. In fact, the church is rapidly going out of style and out of business. But helping someone find new life in Jesus gives our own life a huge spiritual lift.
Jesus had compassion on the crowds He was seeing on His travels. We need that feeling for the people we meet in life. We should tell them Christ can help them put their lives in order. Christ can bring them joy, peace, and salvation. We are not merely trying to build up our church rolls.
People around us link up to false gods – power, wealth, good looks, and approval of their peers. Sooner or later these false gods betray them. So many people today feel unloved, undervalued, lonely, and that they do not fit in with this world. They must be told that Christ cares as well as we! There is an eternal God and He loves His people.
Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” Where are the workers? Can our Lord count on you?
Look for our church service at First UMC Dublin TX on Facebook. Our post office box is 248, Dublin, TX 76446. Phone number is 254-445-2157.