It’s hot and getting dry in Art. It’s great for baling hay but very dry for growing hay. I have to start hauling some hay soon. Pray for rain.
The last birthdays in June are John Mutschink on the 28th and Max Jordan on the 30th. And we have a lot of anniversaries: Keven and Tennille Kothmann on the 25th, John and Teresa Koock on the 26th, Michael and Leslie Cope also on the 26th, and Jerald and Vondell Jordan on the 29th. We wish them all to have a great special day
We had a great crowd in church for Pastor Mark’s return from vacation on Father’s Day. Mark’s mother, Jane Krause, was a great welcome sight. She is Mark’s greatest admirer and he is her pride and joy. And Mark thinks she is the greatest also. Ted Durst and his friend, Mark Britt, were here from Chicago and reported that Anna Grace Durst is doing pretty well. Vondell Jordan’s son, wife and granddaughter, Brian, Katie and Kynzli Fuqua were visiting from Lovington, NM. Cane Barnes and Opal Larson were traveling and saw the church so they parked their trailer in Mason and came to church. And it was really good to see Dewey and Mary Eckert in church as well as Bob and Joanne Davee. Great Sunday crowd.
Pray for Jane Krause as she will have surgery on her back in San Antonio next week. Pray for Marge Boyd’s sister who had a stroke. Logan Toone will be having serious surgery on July 1st. Kathy Jordan is healing well from knee surgery and is faithfully doing therapy. Keep praying for Andrew Kothmann, Anna Grace Durst and Pearl Leifeste. Be assured that our God answers prayers.
Tyra Jordan is still collecting money to buy food and snacks for VBS. Send her money.
Mark Krause’s Father’s Day message was titled "One and the Same". The scripture was from Gal. 3:21-19. We are to honor our God. This includes everyone, men and women; we are an expression of God; we are made in His image. We are to honor His creation. In the beginning, we were held prisoner of the Law. We are all sons and daughters of God. We are all one in Christ Jesus. Nothing really matters. We are all loved by God unconditionally.
Before faith came, there are three types of law: Ceremonial Law dealing with the practices of the law, the circumstances and the acceptances of sacrifices to the altar, and Civil Law dealing with how you live your life doing righteous acts, and Moral Law dealing with conforming to the Ten Commandments as standards to live by.
But the scriptures, which picture all mankind as sinners, kept us from receiving the blessings that are promised through faith in God. They could not be delivered to all who believe. In the last days, between the first coming of Jesus and the last coming of Jesus (the present days), we must have full faith in Jesus. Live by Christ, commit your heart to the Lord. In Jesus Christ, we are all sons of God through faith.
There is neither Jew or Christian. "We are one and the same" If you belong to Christ, you are Abraham’s seed and heirs of Jesus Christ.
Jesus died for our sins; we must now follow the Law. We deserve its grace because of our actions. His love is for everyone. We are all sinners; we stumble and sin. You have to have faith as great as it is from the East to the West. We are not to judge; God will judge us.
Walk in Jesus’ love; treat others as God treats us. Come to Jesus with open arms and receive His love and grace.