June 17, 2018
Neva Smith wants to thank all those who sent food to the luncheon for Jeremy Ware’s family last Thursday. She also thanks those who came to help. We saw new faces in the kitchen and it touched our hearts. Many thanks go to the folks from other churches and a local food truck who brought food.
At last Sunday services Barbara Stevens also thanked everyone who “stepped up” to help with the luncheon. She thanked her church family for the phone calls, cards, food, visits and hugs upon the loss of her grandson. Barbara also gave testimony to the comfort and strength she received from God and her savior, Jesus Christ.
Jeanne Wendt served as Worship Leader last Sunday. Our music team of Pat Beaty and Leta Sage were in fine form.
We were truly blessed with a special from Julia Broussard who sang “Because He Lives,” Julia was accompanied by Leta Sage on piano.
Pastor Ken Lunsford recognized the fathers in our congregation by giving a study Bible to Jon Volkmer for having the most children and Lee Lusk received a study Bible for the most grandchildren!
Roxy Volkmer is our chairperson for this summer’s Vacation Bible School. She had a planning meeting on Wednesday and we are excited about what is instore.
If you want to help in any way whether it is teaching, providing snacks, or doing crafts, please call the church and volunteer.
Rev. Ken Lunsford titled his sermon “The Kingdom and the Seed.” He took his lesson from Mark and the parables Jesus told about planting seeds.
There are three parables of the soils and the Kingdom in the fourth chapter of Mark. The first is the story of the Sower and the importance of good soil. People who are like the good soil “Hear the word, accept it and bear fruit.” The second is about the harvest of the grain. For each of us there will be a harvest day. The third is the parable of the mustard seed. The Kingdom of God is like the mustard seed which is very tiny, but it grows into a large shrub with many branches.
Cooperating with the grace of God in life is like a seed falling on good soil. It germinates and moves with marvelous certainty towards the harvest that comes with death and resurrection.
Pastor Ken asks us to think about the Great Commandment; to love God with all our heart, mind, and spirit and our neighbor as our self. He asked us to pray every day about it, then do what God tells us to do.
Laurel St. United Methodist located at 504 Laurel St. in Dublin, is growing! So far this year there has been a 13% growth in attendance. They also enjoy having a special song leader, Sheran Weible, who has come to lead them in singing the Hymns.