Melba Rasberry had her daughter, Brenda, join her for church and the luncheon. Lisa Leatherwood and Mary Haley had their sister, Brenda Horn, sitting with them for church so the three sisters were all in one pew! Carl B. Sanders was a visitor also and sat with his sister, Kathy Logan. Barbara Stevens was joined for lunch by her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Andy Harrell, and their four children. Joe Logan came for lunch to visit with Carl B. and Kathy. Alford Havens enjoyed visiting with both Carl B. and Joe, they can talk about former school days and past Boy Scout adventures all day long.
The congregation gave Connor Moore a round of applause for his academic accomplishments. Connor will be a senior in high school next fall.
The Ladies Bible Study has concluded its study and will break for the summer with this exception, they will meet once a month for a program and then all go to lunch together. The first monthly meeting is Wednesday, June 17, at 10:00 a.m. We welcome guests to join with us.
Our church reminds you to donate to UMCOR which is the world-wide relief branch of the United Methodist Church. You may be sure your money is wisely put to use to aid people and not for large salaries and this catastrophe is right down the road.
Sunday, June 7, is communion and also a day to bring food for the Food Pantry.
Sammy Moore read the scriptures in John 3: 1-17. In these verses Nicodemus, a Jewish leader, scholar, and teacher wants to see and speak with Jesus because Nicodemus believes Jesus has come from God.
Jesus tells Nicodemus that he must be born again or it is not possible to see God’s kingdom. This is very difficult for Nicodemus to grasp. “How is it possible for an adult to enter their mother’s womb and be born a second time” he asks.
We are all broken men and women and our need is to be healed, changed, and forgiven. Whether educated or uneducated, Jew or Gentile, black or white, rich or poor, powerful or weak, religious or sinner, we must all be born anew! Born of water and the Spirit.
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.