For some folks just sitting in a pew on Sunday is not their calling. Many young folks don’t come to church or have a church home. They think the “old time” religions have out-lived their usefulness. Their brand of Christianity is physically doing something for the less fortunate in their area. This community meal is an opportunity for action, come and see what together, we can do. Jesus said when you feed the hungry and clothe the naked you have done it for me also.
The Fish Fry is getting closer and I am ready to eat a stack of fish! Saturday, November 01 is the big night. The Lord’s Acre begins at 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Get your unique items for the Lord’s Acre Silent Auction turned into the church. Right now the items for auction range from a “Santa” birdhouse, a casserole carrier, to Dr Pepper memorabilia - so anything goes!
There was two pews full of guests last Sunday, they were here to show support for Danny Hancock and his parents, Dan and Milli Handcock. Little Danny was presented for Christian baptism at the altar-rail and baptized by Rev. Ken Lunsford. This was a rather long ceremony and Danny was brave and sweet about it.
After services, the Hancock family invited Rev. Ken and his wife Judy to a buffet luncheon at their country home. Pastor Ken served as a State of Texas Game Warden along with officer “Mutt” Handcock who is a cousin to most of the Hancock family at the luncheon. They found plenty to talk about. Also Judy enjoyed reminiscing about Dublin High School folks that she and Ronnie Hancock used to know.
There was a connection to Milli Hancock’s side of the family present at the luncheon. Milli’s mom is from
a section of Germany that Pastor Ken’s grandmother was from. It seemed to be a God blessed and God inspired afternoon of fellowship.
Lee and Betty Lusk asked for prayers for Lee’s sister-in-law, Bobbie Lusk. She is facing weeks of chemo and radiation treatment.
The scripture read by Laura Leatherwood was from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. This scripture is a letter from Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy to the Thessalonian’s church. If the books of the Bible were put in chronological
Order, the first book would be Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, dated around 45 AD.
The New Testament begins with the biographical account of Jesus’ life, it tells us who His family is and the circumstances of His birth. But the first communication is the apostle Paul’s written testimony which predate those of the gospels. This is the first and oldest voice of Christian faith put into writing.
What a great first impression it is. Paul is writing to a new family, a community of people who have chosen to believe in and follow the person of Jesus the Christ. Paul writes a loving message offering encouragement and support.
You know you don’t have to have a lot of money to come to church, there is no membership fee. It is not a country club. You don’t have to have expensive clothes, come and see. You can’t wait till you are sin free, everyone sins and falls short. Church is a hospital for sinners.
Come on down like the TV announcer says, you could win the prize, which is peace, happiness, and eternal salvation!