A tremendous thanks and appreciation goes to everyone who helped unload the storage barn, set up the items, sort and mark. The “Rummage Queens” had lots of help this year. Our Queens are Neva Smith and Kathy Logan, and they did a great job. Pastor Ken Lunsford and faithful member, Ray LaBaume worked hard, they carried and lifted the heavy items. They also delivered the furniture for us.
Ola Mae LaBaume once again baked plenty of goodies and sent to the weary work crew.
Members of Laurel St. United Methodist Church are pitching in to help with “holiday bags” for the Food Pantry. These items or a monetary donation are needed by 11-17.
Annette Cleveland still oversees this important project. The Food Pantry at First Methodist, with help from many sources, continues to serve the community.
November birthdays are Judy Lunsford on 11-2, Alford Havens, 11-6, Kristi Gordon, 11-11, Nancy Wooldridge, 11-18, Ken Lunsford, 11-21 and Juanita Duncan on 11-22. Jack and Norma Parks celebrated an anniversary on 11-5.
A Harvest Festival dinner and live auction has been planned for 12-7.
Items for silent auction continue to be displayed in the foyer of the church. New items come in everyday.
Laura Leatherwood served as Worship Leader and taught the children’s lesson.
Laura talked about honoring our veterans who have served in the armed services. She showed the children pictures of the soldiers training. Laura said they must train even in bad weather. The Army does an advertisement that says ”Be All That You Can Be, Be Army”
Laura said that Christians need to train also. They should pray, read the Bible and be like Jesus. Then she gave out wrapped cookies with a picture of a soldier on them. The cookie said “Be All That You Can Be for God.”
Laura and Jim Leatherwood were pleased to have their grandchildren, Ally and Silas, with them in church.
The Ushers taking the offering were David Cleveland and Joe Salinas.
Rev. Ken Lunsford’s sermon was taken from Luke 20:27-38 and titled “God of the Living!” These passages tell
about a question the Sadducees asked Jesus. The Sadducees did not believe ia
resurrection, a Heaven or a Hell. They only recognized the first five books of
the Bible. So the question they posed to Jesus about life after death is quite
Jesus replies “The people of
this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy of
taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will
neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the
resurrection. But in the account of the burning bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord “The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all are alive.”
Jesus quoted from the Torah and the story of Moses. God said to Moses “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” God did not say, “I was the God.” Jesus says this is evidence in the Torah that life after death exists.
Heaven is not our responsibility that is God’s responsibility. Our responsibility is how we live life here and now.
Life beyond the grave is a reality. Because He lives, we, too, shall