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Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • Posted April 8, 2009

We are having great days, a little bit cool and a lot too windy, but the mornings are delightful. We need ran. Continue to pray.

Terra Burdette celebrates her birthday on April 10th. Also remember that Leonard Foster also has his birthday on April 10th. Sherry Kothmann celebrates on April 12th, Monica Cotter has her birthday on April 13th and Willie Jackson Calhoun will be five years old on April 15th. Everyone get out there and party hard.

Fred and Sherry Estes are new residents of Art. They have bought the Elfrieda Durst home on Union Road and are busy remodeling. We welcome you to the community of Art. Stop by the Post Office and get your new Art mailbox and you can talk to all of your neighbors.

Our sympathy goes to Barbi and Jeff Gentry and their three sons after the untimely death of her brother, Chad Taylor. His survivors include three sons, his mother, another sister, five nephews and many very special friends. He is spending the eternity with Jesus.

Continue to pray for healing for Monica Cotter as she improves daily, for Carlita Jordan, Anna Grace Durst, Florence Blake, Etta Marie Mutschink, and Mildred Farmer who is in the hospital in Llano. Also, special healing prayers were requested for Linnda Graham and Teresa Weber. God heals and the Holy Spirit watches over us and instructs us all of the time.

Bill Cotter provided the special music as he sang “Trail of Tears” and “When He Was on the Cross, ‘I’ Was on His Mind”. Thank you, Bill, for sharing your beautiful, God given voice with us. It inspired us all and added a great deal to the service.

Virginia Durst is home after seeing her son Michael retire from the military. He will continue to do the same job under Civil Service. I am sure, like many of us, that she wishes he would move closer to home.

Our Easter Sunrise Service will be at 7:00 a.m. under the tabernacle. A light breakfast will be served after the service. Sunday School is at 10:00 a.m.; Easter Service at 11:00 a.m.

The Art UMW meets on Tuesday, April 14th at 2:30 p.m.

The Home Tour will be on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Plan ahead to attend the Church picnic on Sunday, April 26th starting at 12:00 p.m. Bring your own lunch; there will be singing and games. Come join the fun.

Reverend Krause’s message on Palm Sunday was inspired by the scripture in Mathew 26:36-46. This passage describes Jesus praying just before His arrest.

Jesus came into this world so that we may have life eternal. He completed His mission on the cross and His efforts were the fulfillment of many prophecies. What is your mission in life?

Jesus said “I am the light of the world”. His light spreads over all of the world with your help. Be a true disciple in your church. Carry the message. Hunger for God’s help to accomplish your mission. God will help you with your mission and it will become something great.

Jesus’ mission was to give us victory over death. But Jesus was burning with God’s spirit in him. He felt the pain and suffering and anxiety of the moment. Jesus knew what was coming. He knew the reason for accomplishing the mission and the fact that it was worth finishing.

Jesus prayed in the orchard “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but as You will and desire.” And He was arrested, beaten beyond recognition, nailed to the cross, tortured and tormented by the crowd and the Roman soldiers. He hung on the cross between two thieves and died a horrible death. Three days later, He came back to this earth.

There are times when Jesus sends us on a mission. Will we be successful as Jesus was? As disciples of Jesus, our King, go forth and spread the good news all over this land.

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