We had another beautiful Sunday with warm but windy weather. And now on Monday, it is overcast and the forecast for Tuesday is a high of 35 and a low of 24 with a 70% possibility of rain, snow and sleet. I hope you all survived and kept warm.
Be sure to vote in the primary of your choice. Vote early through the 26th or vote on March 2nd.
Remember Johnita Bohmfalk’s birthday on March 4th. Have a great day Johnita.
Carolyn Vater’s surgery went well and she is home healing. It was great to see Wayne Jordan in church and doing quite well. Also in church and looking great were Anna Grace Durst and Pearl Leifeste. The great weather brought a record number of people to Sunday School. They must have heard about the excellent refreshments waiting for them.
The District Enrichment Encounter of the San Angelo District of the UMW was hosted by the Art UMW last Saturday. About 50 women enjoyed the program and lunch. The Art Men’s Choir provided special music. Thanks to all of the ladies of Art that helped with the program and prepared the great lunch. It is a distinct honor to host this meeting.
Continue to pray for Ella Reynolds, Julia Jordan’s sister, as she recovers from the auto accident in Austin. She has developed pneumonia in her collapsed lung and needs prayers. Special healing prayers are also needed for Caroline Jordan. Others needing prayers are Dean White, Stanley Henrich, George Keller and Edwin Ince.
Our sympathy and prayers go to the families and friends of all people killed and injured in the plane crash and fire in Austin. And we continue to pray for the safety of our troops and for guidance for our leaders in government.
Rev. Krause’s sermon for the 1st Sunday of Lent was titled "The I’s of Faith". Rev. Krause read the scripture from Romans 10:8-13 which deals with faith and salvation.
Without faith we cannot see God’s glory in our lives. The season of Lent is a season of reflection on our faith and our efforts to be a better Christian, to be closer to God. We need to say to the world "I believe! I have faith!" These are the I’s of faith. With your faith and your beliefs, God will help you to see Him in everything in the world He created for us. Paul’s prayer was to the Jews and the Greeks, stressing that salvation come from faith, not from works.
First, you must confess that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior. Tell the world about your Lord. With your mouth, tell the truth to others.
The second thing to do is to believe in your heart that Jesus has risen. Have a change in your attitude, deep down in your bodies, understand that it is true. Say in your hearts, "I believe that Jesus is risen". Have no doubt; that is the truth. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin, crucified and died, and now, waits for us in Heaven. Call upon his name. It is that simple!
Jesus is Lord by the power of the Holy Spirit. You only have to have faith, to believe, to see the truth. Faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains. Call on the Lord to strengthen your faith. Call on the Lord to help cure your unbelief.
Our hearts are in the right place if we have faith. God changes us as we pray. He will rescue and honor those that confess the Lord in their heart. Call on God!
"For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved". Romans 10:13 and Joel 2:32