June 7, 2020
Our sanctuary was open for services the past Sunday! It was wonderful to see our brothers and sisters in Christ again.
We wore masks and kept six feet apart from each other, but our eyes were smiling. Everyone used hand sanitizer or wore gloves. Pastor Ken did both when he blessed the bread and juice. It was so special to take Communion again.
Pat Leatherwood operated the camera for Facebook, and I did the power point projector.
Our scripture reading was Genesis 1:1-2:4, this was the longest scripture lesson Lisa Leatherwood had read as Worship Leader.
Rev. Ken Lunsford titled his sermon “God Spoke.”
In Genesis God spoke and the world was created. This is the first thing we should understand, God spoke!
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. “And God said, ‘let there be light”’ and there was light. Here we see the nature of real power. God spoke and the entire world was created.
Years later God spoke to a nomad named Abram and told him to go to a far-off land where he would become Abraham, the father of a great people. That people would be the people of Israel, chosen by God to be a light to the nations of humankind.
God continued to speak, He spoke to Moses, Elijah, Samuel, Jeremiah, and Isaiah and many others whose experiences with God are recorded in our Bible.
That is why the Bible is so precious to us. It is a record of God speaking through the ages to men and women seeking to communicate His plan and His purpose. And we do ourselves a great disservice by our neglect of this magnificent document.
God spoke again and humanity was redeemed. God spoke in a special way in Jesus, His Son. He is the word of God, He is the truth, He is the way, He is life.
One more thing needs to be added, God speaks today, and we find help for the living of our lives. Sometimes He speaks through nature’s beauty, reading of Scriptures, Sermons, Music, and/or Meditation.
We lost our connection to Facebook when our WIFI dropped and the second half of Sunday service was lost! So, the folks on their computers missed Rev. Ken Lunsford’s message. He went back Monday and recorded his Sermon, so you can sign into Facebook and view and hear the message. We will try again and hope for the best this next Sunday. Look for our church service at First UMC Dublin TX on Facebook.
The food pantry for the Dublin community, is open Mon. through Thurs. from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.