4-6 is communion Sunday and also Food Pantry Sunday. Remember to bring needed items such as rice, dried beans, peanut butter, jelly, and saltine crackers. Canned vegetables are always welcome.
At 6:30 p.m. on Monday, 4-7 there is a vacation Bible school planning session in the Clay annex. Laura Leatherwood hopes to get enough interest to be able to have a successful bible school. So if you have been wondering where I can serve my church and community; here is your opportunity. This meeting is not limited to the women of our church, men and teenage boys and girls are welcome to participate.
The Worship Committee will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 4-9.
An Easter egg hunt is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. on 4-16 at First United Methodist Church so bring your little ones and a basket to collect the eggs.
A free meal will follow the egg hunt, it is our Community Table, so bring the whole family and join us for fun and fellowship.
Anyone wishing to donate candy eggs or small treats may bring them by the church office before noon each day of the week.
Judy Lunsford announced that she had attended a 10 hour Advanced Lay Speaking class on Saturday, 3-29. The class was held in Cross Plains, Texas and led by Pastor Kevin Morton.
The children’s lesson was taught by Laura leatherwood. Laura talked about spring time and spring cleaning. She said she sweeps the old dust and dirt out and makes everything fresh again. That is also what we can do with our lives, we can stop doing the wrong things and begin anew. Laura gave out small dust pans with little brushes to the children. Some of the ladies said “I need that for my car, it is the right size!”
JoAnn Ragan’s daughter, Debbie Melton, has been very ill and in the hospital. Debbie has been added to our prayer list.
Cliff Wooldridge served as our Worship Leader on 3-30 while his wife Nancy sat in the congregation with their tall handsome grandson Gage Wooldridge and Gage’s friend Regan. Cliff read the scriptures for the congregation, it was John 9: 1-41. This chapter tells of Jesus healing a blind man and all the controversy this
Rev. Ken Lunsford has been preaching on the Lenten series, “Return to the Lord Your God.” He titled his sermon for last Sunday “A God Who Suffers with Us.”
The Bible story goes as Jesus and the disciples were walking along they saw a man who was blind from birth. The disciples asked Jesus “Who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither, he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.”
What kind of God did those disciples believe in? Did they really think that God looks down from heaven and says, “All right fellow. I’ve seen you cheating on your taxes so I’ve decided to make your baby be born blind.”
Many people view God in those terms. When tragedy strikes or when suffering comes calling who hasn’t asked the question, “How come?” Why would God allow this to happen? We want easy answers for everything.
But life is not like that, bad things happen to good people. Misfortune happens. In a world that often confounds us with no answer we can turn to the One whose love we can trust. Draw near the cross and there we are comforted. For our God suffers with us.
If we believe that God was present in the sufferings and death of Christ, then we must believe that God is present with you and me in our suffering as well.