Judy Lunsford has been running errands for her Pastor. She has visited with Jo Ann Ragan who is recovering nicely from a broken leg and cracked ribs. Jo Ann says hello to her friends at church and square dancing; she will be more active when she gets the heavy protective brace off her leg. Next Judy visited Debbie Hammonds at Golden Age and delivered church bulletins, a recording of the 6-9 Sunday service and a box of donuts!
Judy is also “gearing up” for the Lunsford’s 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday 6-15. It will be a come and go reception from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the foyer of our church.
Please drop by to visit and have some cake.
The Keith Family is having a reunion in the Clay Annex also on the 15th so the church will be full. It will be interesting to see how many people go in the wrong door to the wrong celebration. Maybe a trade can be made; anniversary cake for potato salad. We hear Keith’s have good cooks.
Congratulations to Pat Leatherwood who was recently sworn in as a newly elected Dublin ISD School Board Trustee.
Speaking of school, congratulations go to a member of our congregation, Conner Moore, for Academic Awards in Social Studies, Agriculture, and 9th grade academic excellence. We are also recognizing Cameron Price who grew up in this church, before attending another denomination, for his awards in Mathematics, Science, Foreign Language, other subjects and 10th grade excellence. These fine young men deserve a pat on the back.
Karen Rowe served as the Worship Leader on 6-9, Karen did the welcome and announcements, the opening prayer, led us in the Affirmation of Faith and gave the scripture reading from Ephesians 4: 7-16, 22-24.
Judy Gordon was added to our prayer list and we ask for prayers for 14 year old Madison Taylor who has extensive surgery today, 6-13, at Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Madison is the daughter of Melissa Summers who is the principle of Dublin Elementary School and Chad Taylor of White Settlement. Chad is the son-in-law of Pastor Ken and Judy Lunsford.
Our congregation extends sympathy to the family and friends of Peggy Ann Rasberry. Peggy passed away 6-6 and was laid to rest on 6-9 in Lower Greens Creek Cemetery.
Pastor Ken did the children’s sermon and explained the importance of the family unit. He said some people say we need more strong moral leadership at the top of society’s rung. They think that is how America will become a righteous nation again. But Pastor Ken said I think that is up-side down thinking, we must begin with the family unit. If fathers, mothers and children are worshiping God, praying together and following Jesus’ teaching it will grow the nation righteous. We need a strong base to support the top of civilization.
“Fanning the Flames of Family” was the title of Rev. Ken Lunsford’s sermon.
“It only takes a spark to get a fire going and soon all those around can warm up in its glowing.” Could the lyrics of that hymn be true for the American family? What happens in your house may be more important than what happens in the White House! Terrorist’s threats, storms from above; but our greatest threat may be the disintegration of the family we turn to in times of crisis.
St. Paul said “Love one another as Christ loves the Church.” That is wise instruction for husbands, wives, children, grandparents and anyone who claims any kin to one another.
Love is first hand devotion; love is an act of will that leads to service and love is grounded in mutual respect. Love one another and begin at home.
The Bible says “Live as children of the light, for the fruit of the light consists of goodness, righteous, and truth.” Spiritual transformation is a life-long process. Habits formed when we are young define us when we are older. But we can also say we never graduate from the school of discipleship. To be formed into the “likeness of Christ” is a life-long adventure. Ephesians says “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another just as Christ in God has forgiven you.”