Our God is great; listen to His words and understand! God knows what is in your hearts!
Our District Superintendent, Rev. Larry Altman, preached, served Holy Communion and held Church Conferences for Art UMW and Trinity UMW. A combined worship service was held in the Art church.
Rev. Altman spoke on “new wineskins” using the scripture lesson from Mark 2:22 which Jesus said: “And no man pours new wine into old wineskins, so that the wine may not rend the skins and the skins be ruined and the wine run out; but they pour new wine into new wineskins.”
Wineskins were made from the skins of sheep or goats sewn into a bag. They could only be used once because as the wine was poured into the skins, they would expand to the point of breaking. Being inelastic, they were unusable, brittle, and new wine would cause them to break.
Put new wine in new wineskins and it will be preserved. New wine gives a new freshness of life, love and hope. Never mix new wine with old wine. Those that have eyes can see. We can receive the new wine in our lives. See the spirit of love in your life. New wine in our lives gives us a fresh start. New wine only works in new skins. Our hearts are not like wineskins. They are always flexible, able to expand over and over. It can cover the world.
Next Sunday, you can pick up the “Shoeboxes for Mexico”. Start by grabbing a few pencils that have been provided by Kathy Jordan. Things coming up include the workday on Saturday, October 19th from 9 to 12 noon with lunch being served. The 2014 Congregation Picture will be taken on Sunday, October 20th at 10:55 am. Remember the Young Life Banquet on Saturday, October 26th at 6 pm in the Mason Community Center. RSVP is required by October 11th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our thanks go to Joyce Mutschink for providing the lunch between the church service and the conference. The tables were set with plates filed with sandwiches, chips and water. There was no waiting and we continued to eat during the conference. Thank you, Joyce.
Our young people have been looking for lost coins and bringing them to church and saving them. Over $50 was collected and was used to buy children’s vitamins that were given out at the Food Bank.