Remember after Katrina, these charities could find the needy when the local, state or federal folks couldn’t. They are set up to go; their hierarchy is not paid a fortune for serving their fellow man. Let us be generous as the Heavenly Father has been generous to us.
Ronnie Belew, the chairman of our Administrative Council, says sell those tickets! Ronnie brought Fish Fry tickets to distribute after last Wednesday’s council meeting. The donation is still $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. Ronnie and his lovely wife Melani are usually working in the snack bar at the school volley ball and basketball games. But they are serving their church this November by organizing the ‘Lords Acre”. This proves if you need something done, ask a busy person.
Carley and Carey Belew turned 15 years old on 10-27. What a privilege to see these young ladies grow up.
Stormy Armstrong served as Worship Leader this past Sunday and did an excellent job. Laura Leatherwood brought the children’s message.
Laura made an impression on the youngsters by breaking a candy bar in half and asking them which they wanted, half a candy or a whole candy. Laura went on to explain the Lord God want us to love Him with all our minds, our hearts, and our souls. He does not want just half of us, but all. Then Laura dismissed the children with a prayer and a whole piece of candy.
Kathy Logan has a new great-granddaughter and she is thrilled. Kathy has been sewing pink things with ruffles on them for months; we think Kathy knew a little girl was on the way.
Joseph Cisneroz of Deleon had successful hip surgery and is recuperating. No one is more relieved than his fiancée, Amy Leatherwood. Joseph has visited our congregation in the past to sing and play his guitar. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Prayers were requested for Tina Salinas; Tina is Raymond Salinas’s sister.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Sharon Whitehead.
Pastor Ken titled his sermon “Lord Let Me See Again.” Mark 10:46-52 was the inspiration for his lesson.
The story from Mark was about blindness. Blindness is bad in the 21st century, but it was much worse in Jesus’ day. Today a blind person has the hope of living a useful life with proper training. But in the first century blindness meant abject poverty. You would be reduced to begging in the streets for a living. You would be at the mercy of others.
One of the signs of the coming of the Messiah was that the blind would receive their sight. When Jesus announced his messiah-ship, he said; “The spirit of the Lord is upon me. He has sent me to recover sight to the blind.”
Jesus meets blind Bartimaeus sitting at the edge of Jerusalem on the Jericho road. That day Bartimaeus cried out; Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. Bartimaeus physically lacked sight, but he still saw further than most.
Jesu Christ is Lord and Savior. He came to make us whole and to perfect his good work within us and he is sufficient for our every need. Why can’t we see that?
Don’t forget the clean up night on November 7 to prepare for the Lord’s Acre. Call the office and let them know you are going to volunteer.