March 10, 2019
The Wesley Foundation in Stephenville has a shoe drive in progress. They want new or gently used shoes. There is a collection box in our foyer and our administrative assistant, Leta Sage, is here from 9:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. so bring us some good shoes please!
Community Table is the last Wednesday of this month, and we serve from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu for March is chicken, rice, and vegetable casserole along with fabulous desserts and drink. Get your cookies to the church early. The take-out deliveries get cookies for dessert. I wish everyone could eat “in-house” with us, but that is not feasible for many folks. We need helpers and drivers to get the food out to the community.
Our congregation extends sincere sympathy to the friends and family of Jimmy Woods. Jimmy was a nice fellow and good boy while growing up. When we were children, he would visit his cousins across the road from our house and we would all play in their yard.
The little “preemie baby”, Sterlin Dane, we are praying for, is doing well and gaining weight! Irene Sohm went through the procedure on her heart with flying colors. She phoned Ken and I in the best of spirits! Praise God and His mercy for these out-comes.
Pat Leatherwood has some health issues and would appreciate your prayers. Recently, Pat and his son, Lee, did a much needed and appreciated repair service at Jeanne Wendt’s home. Jeanne can use her kitchen sink again!
D.J. Klutts was our Worship Leader last Sunday and did a great job. She read the scripture lesson from Luke 13:31-35. I told her she was ready for the six o’clock news now that she is so smooth at public speaking.
Rev. Ken Lunsford title his sermon, “Who Lives in You?”
Jesus told the Pharisees, “Go tell that fox, (Herod) that I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow and on the third day reach my goal.” Jesus believed what He was doing was God’s work.
If someone rang your doorbell who would they find at home?
Some houses look neat on the outside, but the interior is so cluttered with junk you can’t get through the front door. Some houses look great and impressive, but on the inside everything is artificial. That is the way people’s lives are sometimes.
What sets the course of your life? What determines the way you think and treat others in your world? We would like to say that it is our Christian faith that guides us. But is that so? Two types of people can be home – citizens of the world or citizens of heaven.
The Christian faith is more than a set of doctrines, more than a creed, more than assertions we study. It is the life we live. It is the set of moral principles and decisions that is reflected in our behavior. It is the words we use, our response to the poor, it is our record of worship and scripture reading and most certainly our attention to prayer. What does a follower of Jesus Christ look like to you: In your community, In your church? Is it someone who shows love through caring for others? …………
I cannot say I am a child of God and then live afraid someone will discover my true identity! May we in truth say, Christ lives in me for I live in Him. Amen!