May 20, 2018
The last Wednesday of the month is Community Table and we need volunteers.
Come and join us for an afternoon and evening of hearty food, laughter, and fellowship, then leave with a sense of accomplishment. The cooks will start by 3:00 p.m., the carry-outs will be filled by 4:30 p.m., next deliveries begin along with serving in-house meals, and clean-up starts by 7:00 p.m.
The menu for Community Table is Mexican Chicken with rice, drinks, and desserts. Bring a friend or neighbor and join us.
Our church office will be closed on 5/28 & 5/31.
Rita Wilson was a guest Sunday, Rita and Pastor Ken Lunsford were classmates at Carlton High School.
Prayers were requested Sunday for Betty Faulkner and for Weldon Hall.
We need to pray for Jeanne Wendt also.
This past Sunday was Pentecost! Rev. Ken Lunsford titled his lesson “Mighty Wind of God.” Our scripture reading was Acts 2:1-21. These verses tell the amazing story of the coming of the Holy Spirit to the apostles.
Jesus’ disciples were gathered in a house in Jerusalem when a howling wind swept through the building. Next flames of fire appeared on each disciple and they were filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they begin to speak in languages of other nations. The disciples came out and told the story of Jesus to many people and more than three thousand were converted.
When the wind of God blows, amazing things happen. The Hebrew and Greek word for spirit is the word for wind. Wind, like the Spirit, is powerful and it is also mysterious. It is invisible, but we can feel and see the what the wind can do.
Would we have a new sense of excitement if the Spirit came upon us today? I surely hope so. We could reclaim the joy that characterized the church at Pentecost. We would be empowered to do what God has called us to do. We are to find people who are hurting and love them into the Kingdom of God. We desperately need the Holy Spirit to transform us. Let us pray today that our hearts be open and be receptive to His Spirit.
To contact the church, email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 445-2157. We would like to hear from you. Our website is http://fumcdublintx.com .