It was great to see Michael and Mary Haley in church last Sunday. They have been on a wonderful vacation to Germany and France. They visited old friends and areas where they once lived.
Neva Smith was happy to have her son, Mike Hancock, bring her to church. We enjoyed visiting with Mike also.
September birthdays are David Cleveland and Kaitlyn Gordon and we want to say Happy Anniversary to James and Leta Sage.
The Food Pantry needs dry spaghetti, canned tomato sauce, instant potatoes, canned fruit, canned vegetables, all types of canned beans, dried pinto beans, rice, canned chicken and tuna, peanut butter and jelly. For a complete list please call our church office at 254-445-2157.
Juanita Duncan is making good progress with her pacemaker and her physician has cleared her to drive!
Prayers and thoughts go to Jeanne Wendt for her upcoming medical tests.
David Cleveland is once again assisting the Dublin Boy Scouts in collecting scrape metal, if you have an old water heater or washing machine, contact a scout or our office.
It will be Community Table again on 9-25. We need cookies and desserts. I’m thinking of making Pumpkin Pie Crunch and a big ole pound cake.
D J Klutts served as our Worship Leader and read the scripture lesson from Luke 15:1-10.
Rev. Ken Lunsford titled his sermon, “Seeking the Lost!”
Jesus told this parable: “Suppose someone among you had 100 sheep and lost one of them. Wouldn’t he leave the other 99 in the pasture and search for the lost one until he finds it? And when he finds it, he is thrilled and places it on his shoulders. In the same way, I tell you, joy breaks out in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who changes both heart and life”
The Pharisees and scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow; welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to Jesus. The Pharisees saw a danger of getting too close with the wrong crowd. But Jesus reaches out and loves everyone, especially the most unloved.
God does not want us to be ignored, neglected, or lost. God wants to bless us, all of us, He seek out everyone, even the most unlikely person. God rejoices when one of us is found. Jesus wants us to understand that.