Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 11. So be sure to “Spring Forward!” It seems like we just turned the clocks back, as I get older
these changes get harder and harder.
There will be a Trustee Committee meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14. Immediately after that meeting the Administrative Council
will gather at 6:30 p.m. Please mark your calendar and be present to participate in the decisions concerning our church.
An Antique Car Show and Rally will be held on our church parking lot all day Saturday, March 17. This is a Dublin Chamber of Commerce event and they needed a place near the City Park to park the cars. However, we Methodists are going to use the opportunity operate a snack bar for the car owners and the public. Come by for food, sweets, tea and coffee on St. Patrick’s Day and see the cars. Tammy and Gene Coan are organizing this fund raiser and could use some volunteers for St. Patrick’s Day. Call Tammy or the church office and give a couple of hours of your time.
Rhonda Price had a birthday on March 2 and Jo Ann Ragan enjoyed
one on the 4th. Darren and Rhonda Price will celebrate an anniversary
on March 23.
Pastor Ken taught the Children’s Lesson, he talked about playing marbles and “playing for keeps.” Pastor Ken said some folks live their life like
a game of marbles; they try to be the one with the most marbles at the end. They think having the biggest house, fanciest car, or most money will make them a winner.
But when they leave this life they don’t get to keep any of that with them. Jesus said if we want to be real winners we must be willing to give up our worldly possessions and follow him. We will have treasures waiting for us
in heaven and an everlasting life with Jesus. When we give our lives to Jesus, He “plays for keeps.”
“Who Do You Say That I Am?” was the title of Rev. Ken Lunsford’s
sermon. It is based on the 8th chapter of Mark. Jesus asked Peter that question and Peter answered, “You are the Christ.” That meant Messiah, the one we have been looking for. Peter may have thought that was the end of it, he had confessed his faith in Jesus Christ. But Jesus has more for him to do. Peter, like the rest of us, must take up his cross and follow Jesus and Jesus is going to Jerusalem to be crucified. Peter thinks they were going back to Galilee, the people are friendly in Galilee and everything is safe there.
Galilee is where the living is easy. It is where you can go to a workshop to learn to be a Christian. It is spiritual retreats, bible studies, and sitting in a pew on Sunday. There is nothing wrong with that, it is where most of us started our journey, in Galilee. But there is a difference between following Jesus around Galilee and going with Him to Jerusalem.
Life has a way of picking us up and putting us into situations that we did not expect and we didn’t want. We never thought this would happen to us!
But Jesus is showing us how to do it, He is showing the way. Many people feel when hard times come it means their religion has let them down, but it is when your religion can lead you on.
“What will it profit you if you gain the whole world and lose your soul?” I believe this means have some character, some strength and integrity, so when you are up against it, carrying your cross on your way to Jerusalem, you can do your best. You can hold to the highest.
Invite someone to church this week, give them a ride if they need one, and then take them to lunch. Tell someone about Jesus and what He means to you, it will make you feel SO good.