Christmas is just around the corner. If you haven’t been to church in a while, come back. If you don’t have a church home there are plenty in this area that will be glad to have you. Don’t keep putting it off; a great weight will be lifted when you find a church where you feel at home.
We were happy to have a visitor with us Sunday and hope he makes our church his home.
Neva Smith announced more money is still coming in from the rummage sale. I haven’t figured out how that happens, but we are glad to take it!
Sammy Moore announced that his father, Sam Moore, will start treatment for cancer.
Pastor Ken asked for prayers for Wilma Davis who has gone to Baltimore, MD to seek help for her problems and for Wilson Sanders who has serious kidney problems. Both of these folks are part of Pastor Ken’s congregation at Laurel St. United Methodist Church.
Nancy Wooldridge will have surgery in December at Stephenville. Nancy wanted to offer thanks to those who have been praying for Jim Roach, Dublin’s Code Officer. She also wanted to praise God for the current good news that Jim has received from tests run. We hope and pray that Jim finds answers to his difficulty.
Laura Leatherwood reported that she carried 23“Shoe Box” Christmas gifts to the Presbyterian Church in Stephenville. This is part of Franklin Graham’s world ministry to poor children. Thank you to everyone who participated in this cause.
During children’s time Laura talked about fear, paralyzing fear. Laura brought a small rock to show, she asked “what is this rock doing?” Joe Salinas answered “It is just laying there.” Laura said yes, it does nothing. Sometimes we are afraid to do things and set like a rock. But we need to talk to Jesus about our fears. We should do what we need to do; God will help us through it. We should always trust Him.
Laura gave out little trophy cups with a piece of gum and paper with a Bible verse on it.
Brady Moore served as acolyte and assisted with the offering. Alford Havens and David Cleveland took up the offering.
A wonderful duet of “Sweet, Sweet Spirit” was sung by Pat Beaty and Leta Sage for the Offertory. Wow, they can harmonize.
Judy Lunsford preached at Greens Creek Methodist Church last Sunday at 9:00 a.m. She enjoyed seeing her many friends who attend there and visiting with David Mayfield.
Rev. Ken Lunsford and Judy choose the same verse for their lessons. It was Luke 21:5-19. In this part of Luke Jesus talks about the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem and the end of the world.
Jesus says no matter how wonderful the Temple is and how large the stones are it is made from, the day will come when it is brought down. He also tells his disciples there will be many wars and signs to come. Many false prophets will rise up and declare that “They are the one you are waiting for.” But do not listen to them.
The Temple on the mount in Jerusalem in Jesus time was rebuilt by King Herod. It could hold thousands of worshipers. The interior had been scraped down to the bedrock and the bedrock remains.
Our faith needs to be like the bedrock. We need to withstand much difficulty. The Church of Jesus Christ at
work in the world is not mortar and stone, it is the believers who witness for
Christ. The Church is the flesh and blood body of Christians who represent the
body of Jesus.
Stay firm and keep the