Judy Lunsford served as Worship Leader on Sunday, 5-18. Judy gave the opening and offertory prayer and read the scripture lesson.
Prayers were requested for our friend, Gracie Maikell, who is in the hospital.
There will be a Safe Sanctuary Webinar on Tuesday, 5-27 from 10:30 am till 12.00 noon. Everyone who will be working with children should attend.
That same Tuesday, 5-27, there is a District Conference at the Stephenville First Methodist Church at 7:00pm.
Next on Wednesday, 5-28, Community Table comes round again! We serve food from 5:00 pm till 7:30 pm. So have an appetite built up and be ready to eat. This means you!
We had a productive meeting last week to organize the vacation bible school that First Methodist is having this summer. We will have a space exploration theme and a lot of fun with decorations. The bible school is set for an evening session. Any members or parents that want to help or participate call the church office ASAP at 445-2157 email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Ken Lunsford’s sermon was “Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled!” He took his lesson from John 14:1-14. This is the scripture where Jesus says “Don’t let your heart be troubled. Trust in God. Trust also in me.” He tells His disciples that “My Father’s house has many rooms and where I go you may go also.” Jesus tells them that He is the way, the truth, and the life.
How would you describe a troubled heart, what words would you use? Fearful, angry, bitter, envious, or stressed out? The United States is among the wealthiest countries in the world, and yet it is filled with people, rich and poor, who are anxious about their future and who feel that they don’t have enough.
Most of our troubles boil down to one word: fear. Envy is fear that we don’t have what someone else does. Greed is fear that we don’t have enough, that we are somehow incomplete.
Some of us have legitimate fears about our health, our family, or about our future. But many of us are troubled far beyond what we need to be. We need to open ourselves to the Great Physician and ask Him to change our attitude toward life.
Ask God for a new perspective. Step back and look at our lives through the eyes of faith. Ask God for patience, sometimes problems take care of themselves, don’t live your life dreading things that may never occur. Faith in God is the best remedy for our problems, so ask God for stronger faith.
Those who live in Christ have an inward joy because they have hope!
Our congregation gained a new member Sunday, he is Jim Denn. Jim comes to us from the Catholic tradition and we welcome him as a brother in Christ.
Sunday evening Pastor Ken and Judy Lunsford went out to Greens Creek United Methodist’s tabernacle for their co-revival with Greens Creek Baptist Church. The music was wonderful and the preaching was meaningful. Bro. Ben Macklin from Stephenville First Baptist brought the message. After the service we enjoyed all flavors of ice cream served with baked desserts. Pastor Ken went back on Monday for more preaching, he was getting “his batteries recharged.” If you didn’t make it out to Greens Creek this year you better hope you live till the next revival, put it on your “bucket list!”