There were many new recipes tried out at the luncheon after church. We learned a new way to fix squash in a salad just as I thought I had exhausted every idea.
The new rubber floor mats in the kitchen are there for safety, but they feel a lot better than the concrete floor!
Jo Ann Ragan was able to be back in church and she got a round of applause to welcome her. Jo Ann brought her great-grandsons, Tommy and Brandon Spurger, along to church.
Debra Hammonds is feeling better and returned to church also.
It was wonderful to have guests and four visited with us on Sunday; two stayed for lunch.
Stormy Armstrong served as Worship Leader on 6-30. Stormy read from Galatians 5:1, 13-25. Pat Beaty and Leta Sage did a fine job on the music. They sang a special for the Offertory, it was “Freely, Freely” and the harmony was
Prayers were offered for David Mayfield who was injured while participating at a ranch rodeo in Oklahoma on Saturday 6-29. Also in our prayers were Sarah Harris and Del Higgins.
Our congregation extends sympathy to the friends and family of Mrs. Tommie Calloway and Mr. Jerry Stark.
Pastor Ken gave the children a lesson on direction. He showed them his handy dandy I Phone which has a compass application. He told them a compass will help you find which direction you want to go. He said so will a map. Then Pastor Ken told the children that the Bible tells us what direction to follow with our lives. He said read the Bible and learn from the stories.
The sermon Rev. Ken Lunsford preached at Laurel St. United Methodist was titled “But First.” Pastor Ken talked about the “But-First Syndrome.”
Some things in life should not be delayed. But we do delay them because we don’t attach any real urgency to them. We don’t have sinister reasons; we just get side-tracked.
There are plenty of instances where we could have served Christ better, but somehow other things got in the way. Jesus wants people who will walk in His footsteps daily regardless of their circumstances. Jesus wants people who will be with Him whether He ascends to a throne or is crucified on a cross. He does not need those who are continually making excuses about why now is not a good time for them to make a commitment. Jesus is looking for people who will wake up each day with a determination to live as Christ would have them live. Can Jesus count on you?
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