Vacation Bible school is set for July 8, 9, and 10. It will run from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Please pre-register your children and grandchildren if possible. For more information call the church office at 445-2157 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Central Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will be 6-8 through 6-11. Rev. Ken Lunsford plans to attend.
It was announced that young Zeke Miller will proceed from Cub Scouts into the Boy Scouts this May. Also his brother Nolan scored high on an important math test last week. Their mother, Jennifer Miller, has written an informative article for the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration. Congratulations to one and all.
High School graduation is right here upon us. Let’s support these youngsters and wish them well.
Last Sunday Pastor Ken presented a Memorial Day video on the overhead screen. It honored those who have served in the military and who gave their lives.
Laura Leatherwood brought the children’s lesson. This time she pulled a knife out of her sack! She asked if they knew what it was and the older boys sure did. It was a Swiss Army Knife. The boys said the knife had what a soldier needed to survive; a knife, can opener, scissors, and other parts. They said it had a lifetime guarantee.
Laura said that sounds like someone I have heard about. “Could that be Jesus,” Laura asked. Jesus offers you what you need to survive and He can guarantee eternal life! So when you see a Swiss Army Knife with a white cross on it, think of Jesus our Savior.
The children were given small US flags to carry back to their seats.
The sermon Rev. Ken Lunsford chose on 5-25 was titled “H.O.P.E.” It was about the hospital ship called H.O.P.E.
There were big naval ships designated as “haven class” ships which offered the most accessible care to wounded troops during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. One of those ships was named the U.S.S. Consolation and capable of caring for over 800 patients plus housing the medical personnel.
They were painted white and emblazoned with a red cross to show their non-hostile identity. But this did not insure their safety.
The Consolation was reborn in 1960 to civilian medical service. It became Project Hope. It stood for Health Opportunities for People Everywhere. It sailed across the world bringing help to those who needed it.
In our scripture today from 1 Peter 3:13-22 and St. Peter’s letter is a clear declaration of hope. Hope in Christ.
Christians have hope in God’s mercy and hope in God’s promise of salvation. They have hope in a future where a redeemed relationship with God will bring perfect peace and holy harmony.
Cling to hope, we are a people of hope.