Mary Haley welcomed everyone to church. Next Lisa Leatherwood served as Worship Leader.
We learned that Raymond Salinas had graduated from Tarleton University while holding a job, being a husband and father of two boys. Congratulations Raymond, that is quite an accomplishment.
Leta and James Sage’s son graduated from Texas A&M this May and Judy Baxter Scott saw two granddaughters graduate at A&M also.
Amy Leatherwood has a sore face from standing behind a man who talks with his hands. Amy has learned that is a dangerous place to be.
The Robert Callaway family has our sympathy and prayers. Our congregation also extends sympathy to the Glenda Joiner family and the Mulloy family.
The Cisneroz family from De Leon was our guest Sunday. Joseph and his sister Mica sang two specials for us. Their mother, Jennifer Cisneroz, and family friend L.C. were present to lend them support. Joseph played the guitar while they sang “Fire in the Heart” and “Lead Me to the Cross.”
Kathy Logan brought us a message in the form of her personal testimony. Kathy told of her childhood spent in Dublin. She accompanied her mother to Missionary Society Meetings, and after the religious service the ladies would bring down a quilt frame from the ceiling and quilt. Kathy would play with her dolls or paper dolls under the frame. She joined the Methodist Church at the age of 12. Kathy married her high school
sweetheart, Ed Logan, at 19 years of age. Ed was a good boy and a Methodist so she thought they wouldn’t have much trouble. They always attended church, but Kathy said you can “get to church’n and forget the Lord.” While they resided at Kermit, Texas Kathy attended a revival at her church. She was moved by what the visiting preacher had to say. She knew the preacher had been a rough oil field worker and that he had gone through a miraculous change. She fought the need to answer the altar call for a few nights, but on the last night of the revival, she went forward. Ed was right behind her. She was on top of the mountain for at least six months; she said she ran people off telling them how happy she was and about her new relationship with Jesus.
Kathy and Ed began to tithe to the church and the two of them started an early morning Bible study at home. They studied together until Ed’s death two years ago. Kathy continues her discipleship by baking bread, or a pie, or preparing a meal for someone when the Lord lays it on her heart to do
A video of the song “Praise You in the Storm” by Casting Crowns was shown on the over head screen with assistance by Pat Leatherwood.
Lisa Leatherwood spoke about the people she knew who praised God in the storms of life. Lisa witnessed her faith and told us of a healing she received when former pastor, Herman Merritt and his wife Theresa, came to her home and prayed for her. Lisa said she had not spoken much of this not because she was ashamed, but because she felt unworthy and overcome with emotion to be healed when others were not healed. Lisa
encouraged us to pray and to always believe our prayers are heard. She said some say it makes no difference; God will do as he chooses and prayer is useless. Lisa believes our prayers are important to God, it is one way we worship Him, we give thanks in our prayers and we ask for intercession in time of trouble.
Lisa reminded us we have the Bible to go to for the answers to our problems with day to day life. Lisa then gave an invitation to the prayer rail and most all the congregation came forward to kneel and pray. I think this will be a special Sunday in the memory of all who were there.
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