November 11, 2018
Our church office will be closed on November 22; Thanksgiving Day.
Community Table for November is on the 28th, we will serve Taco Soup. There will be lots of yummy desserts to choose from and hot coffee to go with them. In December, the Community Table will be move up to the 19th, which is one week early because of Christmas. Please let everyone you know about this one-time change.
Sunday, December 16, “Cookies for the Troops” are due here at First United Methodist, 630 Highland Ave. Dublin. Place one dozen large cookies in a gallon size zip lock bag. Please no nuts in the cookies. So, let’s bake those cookies and let our troops know that they are loved and appreciated.
Our congregation extends sympathy to the families of Wayne Sorrells, La Nell Hamilton, and James Williamson.
James and Leta Sage’s son, Keith, was sick enough to be in the Seguin hospital. The young man and his family are in our prayers.
Laura Leatherwood told us her daughter Elise, and granddaughter Gracie, have been very sick with a virus. So sorry mommy and baby both have tummy problems!
Prayers for Frank Gaitan, who has undergone surgery.
Betty Lusk came to church walking with long braces to help her knees. She reminded me of someone from “Star Wars.”
Irene Sohm happily announced that her friend, Angie Melton, had made a remarkable turnaround in the hospital and was much better. Praise God for his grace and mercy.
Our scripture lesson was Mark 12:38-44. The story of the poor widow is in these verses.
As Jesus was teaching, He said to watch out for the legal experts that walk around in long robes and show off by saying long prayers.
Jesus was sitting in the temple across from the collection box. He witnessed a poor widow put two small coins worth a penny into the box. Jesus called His disciples to Him to say, “the widow has put in more than anyone else because she gave everything she had.”
The wealthy and well-off people giving at the temple treasury shared their abundance, but the poor widow gave all she had in the world. That means her gift was more significant to God than Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s billions! Because God measures not how much we give, but how sacrificial is our giving.
The widow’s gift was an act of devotion from someone who had suffered hurt and loss. But she had no bitterness or anger towards God for her situation. She was at peace with God.
Please Give to the Dublin Goodfellows and Dublin Salvation Army, especially during this Holiday Season. Give sacrificially!
Please Note: The Dublin Ministerial Alliance will be hosting the Annual Community Thanksgiving Service at the Double N Cowboy Church on Highway 6 East of Dublin on Sunday November 18, 2018 at 6:30PM. All are invited!