School Seniors was attended by a large crowd. The First United Methodist Church was filled to capacity. The young folks did a great job and Bro. Keith Colman gave a great message. Bro. Keith gave some interesting statistics and told some funny stories, then weaved a sermon for the youngsters on the importance of having Jesus Christ as your guide for living your life. Our own Pat Beaty served as pianist and played the Processional, “Amazing Grace” and the Recessional. Most of the families stayed for the reception in fellowship hall and enjoyed a visit with each other. Several family photos were taken in the foyer of our church and many taken in the prayer garden which was in full
bloom. Our church family was pleased to host this event this year which
is significant in the graduates’ life and in our community.
Many thanks and God bless you to all who made this evening a
Nancy Wooldridge served as Worship Leader for last Sunday’s service. Nancy invited Juanita Duncan to speak to the congregation about the
Juanita told us the children’s mission for several Sundays has been to raise funds for and awareness of homeless children. Juanita had done her
homework and she gave several startling facts and numbers on the homeless situation in Texas. There are approximately 76,000 homeless children in Texas. They are in a predicament not of their making. Juanita asked that the congregation to help the children in their mission. The funds will stay in Texas and go to programs in Fort Worth.
Stormy Armstrong told us her brother, Chris Humphries, had made
a trip home to visit. Chris works in Afghanistan.
Chris was pleased to tell the story of being invited and attending an Afghan wedding. Americans are usually not permitted at these
occasions. Chris said the women and men watched the vows in the same room and at the reception they mingled and danced together. He said our influence is being felt in their society and this is a positive thing.
Leta and James Sage were happy to have two beautiful little
granddaughters with them for church.
A short power point program commemorating Memorial Day was shown
to the congregation. Pastor Ken reminded us that this holiday is to remember and reflect on the fallen from all of America’s wars.
Pastor Kenneth Lunsford titled his sermon “Pentecost?” He did some explaining on the meaning of the word.
Pastor Ken asked is Pentecost a noun or can it be used as an adjective. If the church is alive in the world it is Pentecostal.
If we are to keep this spirit moving what must exist in us? We
are to be in one accord. The disciples were in one place waiting in expectation
for something. The Holy Spirit descended on them, Pentecost became the primal fact of church history.
The second thing we need is to be in prayer. The Bible says they all joined together constantly in prayer. The United Methodist Church is growing
the fastest in Korea, Africa, and Latin America. They are having massive
revivals in these places. The Korean Methodist ministers tell us the cornerstone of this renewal is prayer.
The third is to repent. If a person is in a moral crisis they must repent. If a church or an entire nation is in moral crisis, it must repent.
Receiving Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins is the basic requirement for entrance into the Kingdom of God.
Through unity, prayer, and repentance we can receive the power of the Holy Spirit.