It's been a beautiful week with all the sunshine and cool nights, now all is need is a little rain to make it perfect.
Daddy is scheduled for surgery today, October 13; theyre taking a tumor out of his bladder and taking care of a kidney stone at the same time. I know he's in good hands with God and the doctor (he's an Aggie and a Methodist!) and will make a full recovery. We both appreciate all the prayers and concerns. Thank you.
Birthday wishes this week go out to Melissa Toone Kothmann on the 14th and Nathaniel Jordan on the 16th. Celebrating on the 17th are Virginia Durst and Clinton Durst. And Pearl Leifeste will celebrate on the 18th. Here's hoping yall have a beautiful and happy day.
Please pray for healing, comfort and strength this week for Jim, Kathy Jordan's uncle, Pat Nixon, Wade Adams, the Osburn family, Jack Asbill, Paul Toeppich, Grace Garrett family and the Kitchens family. Also remember Andrew Kothmann, Nathaniel Jordan, Etta Marie Mutschink, Pearl Leifeste, Anna Grace Durst and Jane Krause in your thoughts.
I'd also like to ask that we remember the men and women who serve in our armed forces around the world. We may or may not all agree with the leaders of our country, I'd like to hope that we can all agree that these young men and women who serve need special prayers to keep them safe, and to know that no matter what happens, we support THEM. I have a nephew in the Navy, and while he is currently safe, he will soon be heading out on his ship into a dangerous world. I know it's a great comfort to my sister and her husband to know that God is in his heart and looking out for him. Please remember our soldiers every day for the sacrifices they have made and continue to make for us.
The First United Methodist Church in Mason will host a spaghetti luncheon on Wednesday, October 13th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost is $7.
Pulled Back to Life was the title of this weeks sermon. The lesson came from Luke17:11-19. Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem and upon nearing a village He was met by ten lepers who greeted Him from a distance. They asked to be healed, for Him have mercy upon them. When He saw them, He told them to go and show themselves to the priests and as they went they were cured. One of them, seeing that he was healed, came back and fell to his knees to thank and praise Jesus. This man was a Samaritan, a sworn enemy, but he was the only one who came back to thank Jesus for being cured. Jesus asked the man, Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the nine? But there was only the one man, an enemy. Jesus told the man, Get up and go on your way. Your faith (your trust and confidence that spring from your belief in God) has restored you to health.
It was their faith in Him that healed them. Jesus didn't heal them on the spot but told them to show themselves to their priest and once they had turned to go, it was then, through their belief and faith, that they were cured.
We may live in the flesh but we are called to live by the Spirit of God. May we live in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Be sure to take time to thank God for His work in your life, for His unfailing love and grace, and for all that He means to you.