Again, there were scattered showers in the area last week. Some people got good rains but others got very little. Thank God and pray for more rain.
Wishes for a happy birthday as we approach the end of August go to Elloit Bibb on the 23rd, to Brandy Kothmann on the 24th, to Greg Jordan on the 27th, to Teresa Koock on the 27th and to Warren Schattenberg who will celebrate his 83rd birthday on the 27th. And remember the 40th anniversary of John and Susan Ceynowa on August 23rd. Be sure to make the most of these special days.
Prayers for healing and comfort are needed for Dick and Dorris Ann Pierson, John Ceynowa, and Thomas Hall. Continue your prayers for Andrew Kothmann, Pearl Leifeste, Monica Cotter, Carlita Jordan, Anna Grace Durst and Florence Blake. I saw Aunt Florence last week and she was feeling great. The therapist had her sit up one day and then she was able to stand up the next day. She will finish the radiation this week. Ruby Toeppich enjoyed a great phone call from her. Send cards in %Brenda Klotzbach, 6718 Ambush, San Antonio, TX 78240. God hears all of our prayers.
I have a great joy. I finally have a great granddaughter after having five great grandsons. Her name is Hannah Paige Morales, 6 pounds, 9 ounces and 18 inches long. And she is beautiful with a little dimple. Her parents are Brandon and Amy Leifeste Morales; Her grandfather is Bob Leifeste.
Keep Matt Krause in your prayers and you can send him notes of supportto: SR Krause, Richard M, Ship 9 Div 341, 3415 Great Lakes, Il 60088-3515.
We were extremely pleased to welcome Bill and Monica Cotter as members of the United Methodist Church. They have been great and faithful participants in all church activities since they moved to Mason. Our love and prayers are extended to both of you.
Book covering begins at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, August 24th in the Library. Tyra Jordan is collecting food for lunch for all workers. Call Tyra to find out what she still needs and come help the kids get off to a great start.
The scripture lesson from Ephesians 5:15-20 was the basis for Rev. Krause’s sermon titled “Living the Life.” This is a great scripture describing how to live a Christian life.
The church is made up of different parts of the body living and working in unity. We are to stay alert and careful about how we live in this world where evil is always present. We need to understand what God’s will is for our lives. God loves us and we are to love our neighbors. Daily seek what the Lord’s will is for your life. Spend time daily in prayer and grow spiritually. Be filled with the Holy Spirit who is available to all Christians. Feel His warmness in your heart.
Give to God praise and thanksgiving in all things and grow closer to Him. Spend time with one another, submitting to God’s love and have respect for each other. Pray for your neighbors.
Show your love in all things. God’s grace is free to us and we should show that same grace in our dealings with others. Put the needs of others before your own needs and you will experience a change for the better. And, you will make a difference in the lives of others.
Seek God’s will in your life. Realize what God has done for you in your life. He sent His Son into this world so that we may live through Him. He loves us as we are; He reaches out to us, giving us the strength and knowledge to grow spiritually.
Thank Him for His loving kindness.