October 21, 2018
We need volunteers for Community Table on Halloween night. What better place to work than a place with steaming spaghetti, hot garlic toast, and a room full of cake, pies, and candy. Don’t crowd the kitchen door trying to get in.
Leta Sage sang us into the sanctuary last Sunday as she played and sang “Make Me a Servant.” Lisa Leatherwood, who was our Worship Leader, said, “What a way to start the service!”
We were glad to see Irene Sohm back in church. She is feeling better.
I must let you know that Laurel St. United Methodist is growing! And they have young families coming to church. Having the children come up and give the Pastor a hug after the service is surely a high point of the day. Laurel St. UMC is located at 504 Laurel St., Dublin and times of service are: 9:30AM Worship, and 10:30AM Sunday School or Small Group Study.
Pat Leatherwood is sounding better after having a super bad cold or sinus problem. Pat goes to all the high school football games and does a lot of cheering.
We gave thanks for the plentiful rains Dublin has enjoyed and also that the Dublin Lions have won seven games in a row.
Prayers were said for the family whose mother was struck and killed on the highway.
It is time for Christmas shoe boxes for the Samaritan’s Purse ministry. This operation is 25 years old. I hear it started in 1993 with boxes to Kosovo. There are pamphlets in the foyer of our church that give instructions on what to give or you can visit online at samaritanspurse.org/occ.
Rev. Ken Lunsford titled his sermon “Serve, Not Be Served!” he took his lesson from Mark 10:35-45.
James and John, two of Jesus’ disciples, asked to sit on the left and right of Jesus when He came into His glory. Jesus told them they did not know what they were asking. They did not understand that Jesus would be crucified, buried, and resurrected before He entered His glory.
Jesus tells James and John and us also that whoever wants to be great among you will be your servant and whoever wants to be first among you will be the slave of all. Jesus said, “For the Human One didn’t come to be served but rather to serve and to give His life to liberate many people.”
True greatness is about serving God, serving the community, working for your church, and identifying with Christ.
Jesus Christ wants to make something magnificent out of your life, if you will let Him.
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