March 1, 2020
Whoops, I miss-spoke in my previous article. Brookshire Bros. brought 15 sacks of groceries not 11 to the Food Pantry. We thank them very much.
Last Sunday was the first Sunday in Lent, the 46 days from Ash Wednesday to silent Saturday, the day before Easter. The color of the vestments on the altar and pulpit were purple. I enjoy seeing the colors of the church universal change through the church year just as I like to see the seasons change. They are like old friends that have come to visit.
We had two guests last Sunday, they were the Reids, and they were moving to Bluff Dale.
Neva Smith asked for prayers for her son, Mike Hancock, who was scheduled to fly to California.
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Leslie Ethetton on February 28. Our congregation extends sympathy to the family and many friends of Leslie.
Lisa Leatherwood served as Worship Leader and read the scripture lesson from Genesis 2:15-17 & 3:1-7. Joe and Jaxson Salinas were our acolytes.
Rev. Ken Lunsford titled his message, “Trusting in the Goodness of God.”
The story Lisa read to us is about Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The man and his wife had things very good in the Garden. They had plenty to eat, a beautiful place to live, and immortality. God only ask them to keep one rule, one law, but they didn’t follow God’s instructions and ate the fruit from the tree of knowledge.
Lenten season is the time Christians examine our hearts, repent of our sins, and give up a pleasure to identify with Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf. This is an uncomfortable time in the church, and it is supposed to be that way. For 46 days, we think about how much our sin separates us from God and how far God would go to heal this separation.
Adam and Eve lost sight of the goodness and holiness of God, and we do the same sometimes. We say we believe in God, but do we really trust God? There is a difference. Trust Him enough to give your life to Him!
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