May 12, 2019
We hope all the moms had a wonderful Mother’s Day.
The big yard sale is Saturday June 1st, due to rains! The sale begins at 7 a.m. until 3pm. We have so much to sell; we will set-up on our parking lot and sell by the paper bag full. Brookshire Brothers grocery was kind enough to furnish us with large paper bags.
Pastor Ken gave all the women present Sunday a small cloth-bound journal with a pen attached. Pastor Ken asked the Cardoza brothers, Joshua, Jordan, and Jackson, to distribute the journals for him; and they happily obliged. Then Pastor Ken presented a study Bible to Micah Cardoza. Micah has been coming to confirmation class with her three sons and Pastor Ken felt Micah deserved a reward.
The church has six youngsters in confirmation class and that is more than we have had in years.
I served as Worship Leader and Joshua and Jordan Cardoza were our acolytes.
Pat and Lisa Leatherwood were beaming to have their daughter, Amy Cisneros, in church with them. And Amy brought her children Landry and Liam. The children were very good for the church hour. In fact, all the children present behaved well. See, prayers are answered.
Community Table is May 29 and we need helpers! Do you have college kids at home that feel bored and without a purpose? Well bring them to help with packing and delivering 200 plus meals to the Dublin area. If they do not know the neighborhoods they can “ride shot gun” with a driver.
Rev. Ken Lunsford announced that Rev. Ben Disney, who used to serve here in Dublin First Methodist, will be assigned to Graham First United Methodist Church.
I read the scripture lesson from Revelation 7:9-17 from the Common English Bible.
Rev. Ken Lunsford titled his sermon, “A Loving Parent.”
Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, God left us a powerful symbol of comfort: you will be alright, and I will come back for you. There are times we need to be reminded of that promise.
There are hurts only God can heal, there are burdens only God can lift, and there are fears only God can put to rest. So, it is with great joy that we read in Revelations that “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Notice how personal and intimate that word picture is. Like a mother holding her child in her arms and comforting them. For all His mighty power and majesty, the God of the Bible has the tender heart of the most loving mother or father. Through Jesus Christ, God offers you love and unshakeable hope for the future. Will you accept that love?
See you in church.