November 18, 2018
Sunday afternoon, the 11th, Pastor Ken Lunsford drove Martha Starnes, Barbara Stevens, and me to Cross Plains for the West District Charge Conference. The First United Methodist Church there was our host and they were gracious.
A large choir was formed from two of the largest churches in our district and my oh my, could they sing. The church was packed to capacity and we stood and sang traditional hymns like we were raising the roof.
Lisa Neslony, District Superintendent, preached a fiery sermon and the Holy Spirit was truly among us. It took a couple of days for my feet to touch the floor again!
This past Sunday our congregation was fortunate to have Joseph and Amy Cisneros sing a duet for us. They sang, “What Have I Done?” Joseph played his guitar and it was wonderful. Later, Joseph sang a solo of “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”
Several members of Joseph’s family came to church to support their brother and Amy, his wife. There were two sisters, a sister-in-law, a brother-in-law, and numerous little children.
Community Table is next week, and we need volunteers and you need to work the calories off. Also, won’t Taco Soup taste good after all that turkey.
Keep baking cookies for our military, you can freeze them till the collection date of Sunday, December 16. Please no nuts in the cookies. Packing boxes and labels are already here at First Methodist.
Laura Leatherwood read our scripture from Hebrews 10:11-18.
Rev. Ken Lunsford repeated a story from over thirty years ago. In Salonika, Greece many of the pending court trials could not be held as planned because mice had eaten the files in the civil court archives. The evidence against many alleged criminals had disappeared. The records were permanently destroyed.
Our lesson from Hebrews carries a similar message. Christ, through His death on the cross, took away our sins as if they had never existed!
Our sins were made white as snow. “For by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” Are you among those people who are being made holy by the work of Christ?
Pastor Ken and I attended the community Thanksgiving Service at Double N Cowboy Church on Sunday night. Several ministers spoke during the service and offered prayers, read scripture, and a poem. Rev. Jimmy Holleman preached the message. We enjoyed the sermon and the music.