The Administrative Council will meet on Wednesday, 9-25 at 6:00 p.m. Any member is welcome to attend and all committee chairpersons need to be there.
Fifth Sunday Singing is Sept. 29th so if you have a request for a special song please let the office or music team know, so the music team can be ready to play and sing.
The music was so good this past Sunday with Pat Beaty on the grand piano and Leta Sage on the keyboard/organ. They harmonized so well on “Seek Ye First.” It kept going through my mind how fortunate this congregation is to have such talent in our church.
A rack of coats and jackets have shown up in the foyer, it tells us to hurry and get our own donations turned in. If you can’t find good clean ones at a yard sale they can be purchased new from Family Dollar Store and Walmart for a reasonable price. Don’t leave a child out in the cold this winter.
James and Leta Sage will be celebrating an anniversary on 9-28. Congratulations to a great couple.
David Mayfield of Greens Creek is off the ventilator machine. David will be coming home soon. Sammy Moore announced that his father, Sam Moore, will be having surgery soon. Jill Moore told us that her mother, Jo Ann Pate, was in the hospital and is improving. The Moore Family needs our prayers and support.
Christa Pack was added to our prayer list by Karen Rowe.
Our congregation extends sympathy to the family and friends of Eddy Caudle of Stephenville. In rodeo and cutting horse circles Mr. Caudle was legendary.
Brady Moore served as our Worship Leader on 9-15 and did a fantastic job. We were all impressed with this young man’s ability to lead us in worship. Thank you Brady!
Laura Leatherwood brought a “lost and found” box to show the children. They found several items in the box including her glasses.
Then Laura told the children about the Shepherd who left the 99 sheep to look for the one sheep that was lost. Next she told about a woman who had ten silver coins but lost one of them. The woman swept her house looking in the dust for the coin. She found it and celebrated that what was lost is now found. Laura said that is the way God feels when lost and sinful people come back to Him. God and the angels in heaven celebrate their return.
“I was Lost, But Now Found!” This is what Rev. Ken titled his sermon and gleaned it from Luke 15: 1-10.
Pastor Ken said he loves how the chapter begins.“Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.”They were hungry for Christ’s message and they were not coming out of curiosity. They were there out of a deep spiritual need. They needed His message of salvation.
Secondly they were acknowledging that need. Many people need to come to Christ; few are willing to admit it. The tax collectors were considered traitors to both Israel and God. They were despised by the citizens and were cut off by the religious authorities. The sinners were the immoral and unjust who did not keep the Law. They were prostitutes, liars, thieves and murders. So when Christ came preaching deliverance from sin and hope of the Kingdom of God they flocked to hear Him.
Jesus not only preached to these rejects, He visited them in their homes and ate with them! The Pharisees and teachers were offended by Jesus’ actions. Jesus told the crowd the parables about the lost sheep and the lost coins because Jesus came to save that which is lost. That is the heart of the Gospel. That is good news because we all sin and fall short.
We had a room full of ladies for the first lesson of our Bible study on Tuesday, 9-17. We saw a video, read from our Bibles and answered questions from our study book all in one hour. Juanita Duncan was thoughtful enough to bring bottled water for us and Pastor Ken made a pot of coffee. Be there or be