Welcome Rev. John Alsbrooks and his wife, Sharon, to the Art United Methodist Church! We had a great dinner and time for visiting so we could become acquainted.
Happy birthday wishes go to Susie Jordan on July 3rd. And wishes for a happy anniversary go to Robert and Ella Mae Hall and also to Billy Wayne and Lois Koock on July 5th.
The UMW meeting will be next Tuesday, July 8th at 2:30 pm at the Trinity Fellowship Hall with the program by Betty Bauer and the Hostess will be the Castell ladies.
This week we pray for blessings and safety of Dr. Teresa Wade, Ashlyn Gleghorn, and Kassidy Norris as they represent Art church as missionaries to Beeville.
Continue to pray for Dick and Dorris Ann Pierson, Etta Marie Mutschink, Cliff Krcha.
Pastor John titled his sermon: “A Small Gesture to be sure – A Cup of Cold Water”. The Gospel scripture was Matthew 10:40-42: “Those who receive you are also receiving me, and those who receive me are receiving the one that sent me. Those who receive a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward. Those who receive a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. I assure you that everybody that gives even a cup of cold water to these little ones because they are my disciples will certainly be rewarded.”
As Christians, we learn by following the disciples who received their power from the Holy Spirit. The disciples learned to live by spiritual nature; human nature needs to be a disciple’s nature.
Clean up after yourselves, become loving human beings by following Jesus the Christ.
Jesus ruled the world with love; we should love each other with every thought, word and deed of Jesus. The love of God should flow like a stream, naturally.
Do all for the love of God. A “cup of cold water” will be your reward. Welcome strangers with a gift of cold water.
Have a great 4th of July celebration.