September 30, 2018
The final head count for Community Table for both delivered and in-house meals was 289! The take-out meals usually get cookies for dessert. The in-house folks got apple cobbler, pear cobbler, key-lime pie, brownies, caramel cake, and other sweets. The in-house count is growing as people realize we really do want to see you and say hello.
The Administrative Council meets Wednesday, 10-17 at 6 p.m.
It is hard to believe that our church is “winding up” the business decisions for 2018. What happened, where did it the time go?
Pastor Ken Lunsford Baptized Suona Justice’s granddaughter, Autumn, this past Sunday at Laurel St. United Methodist Church. God bless Autumn and her family.
DJ Klutts served as Worship Leader and read the scripture lesson from Mark 9:38-50. The Salinas brothers, Jaxson and Joe, did a fine job as acolytes.
The congregation enjoyed a another wonderful special from Julia Broussard. She sang “His Eye is on The Sparrow.” Leta Sage accompanied Julia on the piano.
Our congregation extends our sympathy to the friends and family of James Salyer.
On Fifth Sunday we call out our favorite hymns and sing a lot, we do not have a sermon. However, Rev. Ken Lunsford did bring a message at Laurel St. United Methodist Church. He delivered a timely sermon titled “Be at Peace With One Another.”
Jesus said, “Have salt in yourselves, be at peace with each other.” So why are we so often at odds with one another? Usually it is because of turf wars. We fight for our turf and that of others. Jesus says be like salt: Preserve what is best. If others are working for the Kingdom, don’t stop them.
Jesus warns us do not cause one of these little ones to stumble. And He tells us to get rid of those things which bring sin into our own life. Let me tell you how to have victory: “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off.” Shut it down! Turn it off! Say goodbye! Cut it off! Sin is very serious, and we should address it and remove it seriously.
Love without truth is flighty and sometimes blind. But truth without love can be offensive, it can turn people away from the gospel. Let us seek the lost and least and bring them to Christ for their sake and ours.
Proclaim peace between God and mankind and peace between you and me.