The Community Table supper last week fed over 100 people. If you have not been by to eat with us you are missing out! Those who feel guilty eating for free can pay it forward by helping someone else. We have taken donations from the public if they feel called to do so.
Virginia Stephen is so pleased with her cataract surgery, she says the world is a beautiful place and she intends to enjoy it.
The atrium garden looked clean and neat last Sunday, and that is thanks to Ray LaBaume. Pastor Ken went to check on “how bad” the garden looked and caught Ray working hard mowing and trimming. We send a big thank you to Ray for all his “behind the scene” endeavors for his church.
Mark those calendars for Youth Sunday, 10-12. Brady Moore will be preaching that day and other youngsters will be serving in church, so please support these young men.
On 10-19 Danny Hancock will be presented for baptism. Danny is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hancock and a cousin of Neva Hancock Smith.
Our church family extends sincere sympathy to the family of Steve Patterson. Steve is the son of our dear friend and member, Wanda Patterson. Wanda has returned from out of town to her apartment in Three Oaks.
Joe Salinas and Cole Moore performed as acolytes Sunday, Conner Moore, David Cleveland, and Cole Moore took the offering, and Brady Moore served as Worship Leader.
Sammy and Jill Moore were very proud of their sons and the service they do for their church. Jill and Sammy also had fun playing with Jill’s little niece, Emma, who is a cutie. We are happy they brought Emma to church.
The children’s lesson from Laura Leatherwood was informative. “Miss Laura” brought a big plastic trash bag and a yard rake to help explain the lesson.
Laura talked doing chores at home. Some children clean their room, some help with the dishes, and some must help in the yard.
Laura told a story about a father who asked his son William to rake the leaves up, but William said “I need to finish my model airplane.” The father asked his other son, John, to rake leaves and John said “sure I will.” But William decided to rake the yard and John kept on watching TV. Now this story is like a parable that Jesus told in the Bible in the book of Matthew.
Jesus talked about a farmer who asked his son to go work in the vineyard, but the son said “I will not!” But later on the first son changed his mind and went out to the vineyard. So the man asked his other son to work and the son said “I go sir”, but the second son did not go to work. Now Jesus asked, “Which son did his father’s bidding?” Well the youngster all said the one who really did the work! Laura said the message means don’t just say it, do it. Don’t just say you are a Christian, be a Christian.
Rev. Ken Lunsford’s sermon was titled ‘Our Actions Speak Louder than Words” and it was also taken from Matthew 21:23-32. This is the lesson of saying one thing and of doing another. Pastor Ken expounded on the lesson the children received.
Pastor Ken asked us if we got the point, for the message of repentance is for all of us. Sometimes we are blind to God’s actions in our life. We are all talk and no action. We refuse to let God break into our lives and help us make a new start by His grace. A farmer had two sons – which one describes you?
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