We learned the number of people fed at Community Table last week was 298! Someone should have filmed a video of the crowd forming an assembly line to make those big burritos! They were wrapped in foil to protect them during carry out and delivery. Those eating in-house could wrestle their large flour tortilla any way they chose. The in-house desserts were outstanding. I felt all I could do to add to the bounty was go buy a bucket of ice cream, so I did.
Darwin and Carolyn Hester continue to heal from the horrific auto accident they were in. They have injuries, bumps, and bruises, but their car is a total burned up heap. They were rescued by passing motorists. Darwin and Carolyn’s survival are a miracle.
Jill and Sammy Moore announced the death of Gerry Kendall, the congregation extends sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Gerry.
Our congregation extends much sympathy to the family and friends of David Mote.
The fellowship hall door, which faces the parking lot, is out of order. Someone put too much pressure on the key lock mechanism, and it jumped a cog. That door gets a lot of use; deliveries of supplies to cook with, meals go out, cub scouts meet in our fellowship hall, and family reunions rent the hall. Any donation to the door repair fund will be appreciated.
The Worship Leader last Sunday was Jeanne Wendt. Jeanne has some health problems, but she rises to the call when her church needs her. That makes for a caring friend and good neighbor.
Pat Beaty was back at the piano and did a superb job Sunday. Be sure and ask to see Pat’s granddaughter’s pictures. Pat will be glad to produce photos.
The scripture reading was from Timothy 6:6-19. This writing from Paul contains much advice on successful living. It is as timely now as when it was written.
Actually, Godliness is a great source of profit when it is combined with being happy with what you already have. We didn’t bring anything into the world and so we can’t take anything out of it. People who are trying to get rich fall into temptation. The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some have wandered away from the faith and have impaled themselves with a lot of pain because they made money their goal. Tell people who are rich at this time not to become egotistical and not to place their hope on their finances, which are uncertain. Instead they need to place their hope in God, who richly provides everything for our enjoyment.
Paul says to tell these rich people to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous, and to share with others.
Rev Ken Lunsford preached about “it’s not striving; it’s what we are striving for.”
The absence of God speaks almost as loudly as does God’s presence. When you have been separated from the presence of God for too long, you either stop caring about it, or you hunger for God. Maybe you have prayed that you might see any sign of God’s work in your life. And you wondered; is there any reason left to hope? The answer is, yes! Because God made us, God can save us, there is still hope.
Strive for eternal goals. “Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.”
These are the eternal qualities that will bring true contentment into your life and mine.
So, the next time your bank account gets you down, remind yourself the only wealth that really matters, is in God’s love for you.
John Wesley said, “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.”