The Outreach Committee of the First United Methodist Church will have a coat drive in October. So please be shopping for coats for children of all size and age. If you find a sale let the office know.
The congregation was pleased to have Mr. and Mrs. Ron Baker visit with us Sunday. The Bakers visit with us on their way to and from their home in Houston.
Jill Moore was happy to have her mother, Jo Ann Pate, attend church with her last Sunday.
Prayers were requested for Weldon Houston who is in the Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. We also continue to pray for Shari Farrow and her family.
Serving as our ushers were David Cleveland and Jim Leatherwood; Brady and Cole Moore assisted with the offertory.
The youth heard a lesson on who would be the greatest. Pastor Ken told of the disciples arguing about who would be the greatest in God’s kingdom. Jesus said to them, “If you want to be first, you must be the last and you must be the servant of all.” He then put His arms around a little child and told His disciples, “If you welcome one of these, you welcome Me; and whoever welcomes Me, welcomes the one that sent Me.
Jesus wants us to think of others first and ourselves last. If we want to be great in God’s sight, we should seek to be a servant rather than seeking to be served.
Rev. Ken Lunsford preached about “Who Is Wise?” He talked about having a prayer plan for everyday life. A life lived in faith and committed to Christ, should not have to depend on emergency prayer. Our prayer life should not be series of 911 calls.
Our prayer life should be on our heart and soul every day. Life is unpredictable, things happen both good and bad all the time. That is why our connection to the Holy Spirit, the living presence of Christ, needs to be a daily thing.
That connection is the deciding difference between what the Book of James calls “earthly wisdom” and wisdom that comes “from above.”
Church Secretary, Wanda Myers, has added more photos to our web site at http://fumcdublintx.weebly.com, so look us up and see what your friends have been doing.