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Bits of Art for June 3, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 • Posted June 3, 2009

Great weather. Continue to ask God for rain.

Birthdays during the first week of June are Wyatt Burdette on June 4th, Bill Cotter on June 5th, Brian Fuqua on June 7th and Sterling Jordan on June 8th. Wedding anniversaries include the 40th anniversary for Kenneth and Brenda Kothmann on June 7th and E. Wayne and Kathy Jordan celebrate on June 11th. I hope that your special day is really special.

It was great to see Josh and Lorien Calhoun and Jackson, Caleigh and Lincoln in church and eating lunch at Zavala’s. They will be around for a few weeks staying with Kathy and Wayne Jordan. It’s great to see these young people doing their part to keep our country safe. Thanks Josh.

I was also surprised by a visit from my grandson, Kyle Pierce, who is also in the Navy waiting for his new aircraft carrier to ship out of Norfolk on its first trip around the world sometime next year. Thanks for keeping us protected Kyle.

Continue to pray for Monica Cotter as she has her chemo treatments and also pray for Tina Carter as she again starts a round of chemo in Houston after the return on cancer. Continue your prayers for Anna Grace Durst, Florence Blake, and Pearl Leifeste.

Marge and Don Boyd have graciously volunteered to publish a new church directory for our church. They are collecting information and will start taking pictures soon. Be sure to fill out the forms at the back of the church. This is a much needed project because of all of the new members and visitors. We want everyone included. Thanks for all of the hard work.

The 5th Sunday Service will be held on Sunday, June 7th at 7:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Mason. Come and enjoy the singing, fellowship and refreshments.

Many volunteer are needed to fill boxes at the Food Bank on Wednesday, June 17th, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Call Rev. Krause if you can help with this project.

Saturday will be a busy for many of us with the wedding of Emily and Chris and the Kothmann reunion both scheduled for the same day.

Our rescheduled church picnic is now set for Sunday, June 14th, after church in the Art Methodist Community Park. After the busy Saturday, this will be a time to relax and honor Andy as he will returning home to South Korea soon. Bring your sack lunch with sandwiches and chips, etc. Bottled water and lemonade and dessert will be provided. Come and enjoy a great day in the park.

The Art Methodist Church will again be providing all of the refreshments for Vacation Bible School this summer. The cost of food for over 100 kids and many workers is really great. Give generously to Tyra Jordan so she can begin buying the food items. Help is also needed to prepare and serve the food. Tyra needs your help so give your money and volunteer to be there to help.

Rev. Krause read the New Testament scripture about God’s love from 1 John 4:7-16. His sermon was titled “Walking Advertisement.”

We are all called to be walking advertisements for Jesus Christ. Do what ever it takes to share God’s love and mercy. Be the best witness for God that you can be. On this Pentecost Sunday, celebrate the day when God poured out the Holy Spirit on the disciples and sent them to spread the Word of God to everyone.

The disciples were called and they willingly preached Jesus Christ as the risen Savior, alive and well in the world today.

How often do you talk to someone about Jesus Christ? How often do you act as a Christian should act when you see a need? The Holy Spirit gives us the power to carry on the work of Jesus. The fruits of our works are everlasting. Our paths cross many lives each day and it gives us the opportunity to witness many times. Pray for those that need help and healing. Ask God to help you plant that seed that will grow greatly with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Walk in God’s love. We are given the freedom to worship and to accept the salvation that Christ offers. Jesus Christ paid the price for our freedom. He came to save us and give us His love, freewill and salvation.

Jesus served and loved all people by giving life everlasting to us. Follow His example. “What would Jesus do?” is a great slogan. What will Jesus do with your help? God is so good. We love Him because he first loved us. Give Him your thanks and praise. Thank Him for the Holy Spirit and ask Him to help us to be great witnesses for Him. Give Him all of the glory, honor and praise.

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