June 07, 2015
The Trustee Committee believes they have found a lovely substitute for the parquet flooring which was ruined during the hail storms. It is ceramic tile. Our committee was advised not to use wood on that area again by our insurance provider and by a local contractor. We want you to know the trustees have met almost as often as the “old men’s coffee crowd.”
Any special memorials for a loved one given to either the flooring fund or the new roof would be appropriate and greatly appreciated.
Pastor Ken Lunsford has been attending The Annual Conference of the Central Conference of the United Methodist Church. Alford Haves attended also as a representative of our congregation.
Our Administrative Council will meet Wednesday, 6-10 at 6:00 P.M. All members are invited to attend.
The ladies Bible Study will hold a summer meeting on Wednesday, 6-17 at 10:00 A.M. Then the ladies will go together, to a local restaurant for lunch. All ladies in our community are welcome to join us for this time of study and sisterhood in Christ.
Judy Lunsford was our Worship Leader on Sunday, 6-7.
The congregation wished Pastor Ken Lunsford and Judy a happy anniversary which was 6-5 and also a happy anniversary to Cliff and Nancy Wooldridge who celebrated on 6-9.
Virginia Stephen of Stephenville was present with us and said she was looking forward to Dublin’s big reunion day on Saturday, 6-13.
Rev. Ken Lunsford titled his sermon “Don’t Give Up.” He took his message from 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1.
St. Paul had as many problems as anyone and probably more than most. He was persecuted, shipwrecked, beaten, thrown in prison, and we understand he was martyred. He spent years traveling under primitive conditions. Paul made enormous sacrifices for the cause of Christ and yet he never seemed to get discouraged.
Paul writes in 2Corinthians 4: “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” Paul tells us to fix our eyes not on what is seen, which is only temporary, but on what is unseen which is eternal. He says we have an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
Paul was an amazing man with an immovable faith in God. It’s the kind of faith you and I need. Because Paul knew Christ is alive, he knew life conquers death, hope conquers despair, and love defeats hate.
We need this attitude when we want to give up on life. Paul’s confidence was founded on the resurrection of Christ! It is the sure hope that because of Christ, tomorrow will be better than today.