It is cloudy with a little bit of drizzle on this Sunday afternoon but a storm is brewing in West Texas and will be here about midnight. I hope you get a good rain.
Wishes for a happy birthday during the first week of May go to Hadden Hudson on the 3rd and to Lois Durst on the 7th. Have a very great day.
It was great to see Carlita Jordan in church. Also, Pearl Leifeste came with her daughter Lindeth Kuhne and her husband Jay. My daughter Lisa Howard is visiting for a while from Baltimore and my grandson Jacob and his wife Mari were also here for the weelend. Marge and Don Boyd brought their daughter Laura and her children Danny and Becca. It was also good to have Charity Berry visit with us again.
Continue to pray for Anna Grace Durst, Carlita Jordan and Monica Cotter as she begins chemo on Wednesday.
John Jordan had a really good visit with his son, Stuart, in San Antonio last week. Stuart was in town for some training. He has a very impressive title as an NCOICC, Non-commissioned Officer in charge of IED (improvised explosive devices), at Maxwell AFB, AL. We are really proud of Stuart and what he is doing to protect us and the country. Keep up the great work Stuart.
The Art UMW will meet in the home of Etta Marie Mutschink on Tuesday, May 12th at noon.
Donations to buy school supplies for students are being accepted by Tyra Jordan and Vondell Jordan.
Jan and Max Jordan announced the engagement of their son Lee to Amy Drapela with a wedding planned for next spring. Their daughter Emily will be married on June 23rd to Chris Rhodes. Good times are ahead.
Reverend Krause preached about “Eye Witnesses” using the Gospel lesson from Luke 24:33-48, comparing it with last week’s account of the appearances of Jesus after He had risen for being dead that is in John’s Gospel.
On the first day after His resurrection, Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene as she wept at the sepulcher. Then He appeared to the disciples when Thomas was not with them and again when the doubting Thomas was present. He also appeared to Peter in an account in Corinthians. He appeared to two men on the road to Emmaus. In total, over 500 people were witnesses that saw Him before he ascended into Heaven.
John had focused on doubting Thomas where as Luke focused on the truth that all may have everlasting life and that Jesus is alive and with us today. He had the disciples feel His hands and feet. He ate broiled fish with them.
All of these witnesses prove that Jesus rose from the grave. We have peace knowing that He is alive. Jesus gave the witnesses the proof; there is no doubt.
Just as the witnesses were told to go and tell the Good News to all of the world, we are to spread the Word. Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Son of God, that He died to save us from our sins, will have the indescribable joy of eternal life. Our sins are forgiven and remembered no more.
Jesus is alive today. He is our Lord and Savior. Be another witness. Tell the story to everyone. He is your pathway to eternal life.
Luke ends his book with “Then He conducted them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up His hands, He invoked a blessing on them. And it occurred that while He was blessing them, He parted from them and was taken up into Heaven”. Luke 24:50-51.