The Belew family conducted the event and did a fantastic job! They have taken on this fund raiser for a number of years and a multitude of thanks and appreciation goes their way.
Jill Moore set up the auction tables which were overflowing with all types of items. The kitchen staff was Melani Belew, Tammy Coan, Carolyn Belew, Stormy Armstrong and Neva Smith. Ronnie Belew manned the fish fryer. The fish were seasoned right and fried to perfection. Ronnie was assisted by Joe Silva who is a teenage foreign exchange student from Portugal who lives with Tammy and Gene Coan. If I left anyone out call the office and I will give credit where it is due.
I traded my hush puppies to my granddaughter for more fish. Amy said “look grandma, I am eating fish,” that was the first time we got her to try fried fish.
The Dublin Community Thanksgiving Service will be Sunday, 11-18 at 6:00 P.M. at Community Baptist Church. Let’s all pull together and support the Ministerial Alliance.
Congratulations to Karen and Ricky Rowe, they have a new granddaughter named Ally Kay.
Laura Leatherwood served as Worship Leader last Sunday; she was accompanied by her little granddaughter also named Ally. Laura gave the children’s lesson and brought a big clock to emphasize her message. She told us we can pray anytime and that God always listens.
Jack Parks, a veteran of the Korean War, came forward to read a poem titled “A Soldiers Prayer.” Jack told us that 7,000 soldiers are still unaccounted for from the Korean conflict.
Lee Leatherwood and Pastor Ken presented a reading honoring our countries veterans, and then Pastor Ken asked all veterans, their wives and children to stand and they were given a round of applause thanking them for their sacrifices.
The congregation offers heartfelt sympathy to our friend Fannie Chambers and her son Steven upon the passing of Fannie’s daughter, Amy Lea Esparza.
Sympathy is also extended to the family and friends of Ivie Batson and Janet Del Bosque.
Rev. Ken Lunsford’s sermon was given on the “Widow’s Mite” which is written about in Mark, chapter 12.
Jesus accused the Scribes of “devouring window’s houses.” They were taking advantage of those who were the weakest and most vulnerable to add to their own considerable wealth and status. In that day and time windows could not directly inherit their husband’s wealth or property and they were dependent upon the benevolence of their male children or an estate manager. The Scribes, who were Torah scholars, performed as the “lawyers” of their day. They often served as trustees for these widows.
In the 21st century one example of devouring behavior are the CEO’s who bail out of a business with millions and leave the employees to lose their jobs and retirement.
The poor window in Jesus’ story gives away the tiny amount she possesses because it does not possess her, it does not hold her heart or her hopes. Her faith is being stockpiled in heaven, not on earth. She was compelled to give her all.