October 20, 2019
I have some good news! Wednesday, 10/30, is Community Table and Chicken Spaghetti is being served. Chicken Spaghetti is one of my favorites that DJ Klutts cooks up for us. The side dishes will be delicious also. Helpers are needed for preparing the take-outs.
DJ says we need more cookies baked because we send out at least 300 cookies a month. Let’s do some yummy fall desserts for those dinning at the fellowship hall. I may bake my Pumpkin Pie Crunch again since it turned out well for the Garden Club.
I have had the flu and that is tough to deal with, but I am much improved. I appreciated my husband’s time and care. He brought in chicken and dumplings from town, and that is the safest way for him to cook.
I missed church last Sunday, so I am following Pastor Ken’s notes and the lovely bulletin prepared by Leta Sage.
Prayers were offered for Pat and Lisa Leatherwood, Dr. Rodney Schneider, and me.
Nancy Wooldridge served as Worship Leader. Nancy read the scripture lesson from Luke 18:1-18.
Rev. Ken Lunsford titled his sermon, “What Will He Find When He Returns?”
Jesus told a parable about a judge that neither feared God nor respected people. There was a widow who kept coming to the judge asking for justice in the case against her adversary. For a while he refused but said if I don’t give this widow justice, she will keep on coming here and embarrassing me. The Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. Won’t God provide justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will He be slow to help them? I tell you; He will give them justice quickly. But when the human one comes; will He find faithfulness on earth?”
You see the widow had hope, she thought her continued pestering of the unjust judge was working, and eventually it did!
A lively and excited hope is a necessary ingredient in the Christian Life. Hope is crucial to the church’s faithful discipleship and the stewardship of the gospel. It is holding to the promises of God, by our belief in the integrity of God.
God’s faithfulness will last. The only question is whether human beings will be faithful to the end. When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?