April’s Community Table will be moved up to the 16th due to Easter. We will have an Easter egg hunt before the meal on that night.
Our church had a vehicle in the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade on 3-15. Raymond Salinas lent his pickup and David Cleveland drove it. Barbara Stevens kept David company and waved at the people lining the street. They had a truck bed full of children with Adrian Salinas watching over them.
Barbara Stevens was our Worship Leader on Sunday, 3-16. Pastor Ken had Zeke Miller and Joe Salinas helping him as acolytes.
Our congregation extends sympathy to the family of Sy Norris and keeps them in our prayers.
Laura Leatherwood presented the Children’s Lesson. She brought pictures of a caterpillar and told about a real hungry caterpillar. Laura showed a picture of a caterpillar making a covering for himself called a chrysalis. The children knew what this was and that a butterfly would emerge from the chrysalis. Laura showed a picture of a butterfly and said “look this is a different creature”
Laura told the children about Nicodemus’ questions for Jesus. She told what being born again or born anew really means. She said that when you believe in Jesus and give your life to Him you become different, you are a new being.
Two new members were received into our congregation last Sunday; they are Lee and Betty Lusk. We are very pleased to call them members.
Rev. Ken Lunsford chose John 3:1-17 to base his sermon on. This scripture of the Bible tells about a Pharisee called Nicodemus who was a Jewish leader.
How much trust in God must we have? How much faith does it take? How can we be born again? These are the same questions Nicodemus had for Jesus.
No one can be part of the kingdom of God unless he is ready for commitment. We must be willing to let the old life go and trust in God for a new birth. You must take the risk to start again. No one can go back to seize opportunities; time has snatched them away.
We can move forward, we can trust Jesus. We can look to God to lead. When we ask God to open doors for us to make a difference in the lives of others that is taking a risk. When we talk to someone about our faith, despite our fears, that is spiritual adventure.
Faith means being born again as a new person; you will be leaving the comfortable behind to adventure with God.