And the wind blows and blows but the rain stays away. We have a few clouds today but no promise of rain. I guess we can be thankful that we are not having the storms and floods that are occurring from Oklahoma into Indiana. But we need rain. Pray for rain.
A very special birthday wish goes to Carlita Jordan on June 17th. A lot of June anniversaries are being celebrated this week: Wayne and Kathy Jordan on June 11th, Steve and Karen Toone on June 12th, the 2nd for Scott and Kacie Ceynowa on June 17th, Trey and Natalie Hudson on June 18th, and Randy and Kim Hinckley on June 19th. All of you, make that special day really great.
If you have not bought your cookbook titled “From Our Mother’s Kitchen,” you are missing a great book. The ladies of the Art church have done a great job. I particularly like the loose-leaf feature that allows the book to lie flat on the counter. The books are $18.00 and available at the church.
Carlita Jordan was feeling well enough to attend the Luckenbach reunion for a short time but is home resting most of the time. She is slowly improving and needs our prayers. Carolyn Vater is also getting better and needs prayers. Brucene Norton is in the Methodist Hospital. She is severely anemic and has received blood. She is doing therapy, having x-rays and following the doctor’s orders. Keep this dear lady in your prayers. Also, keep praying for Dorothy Johnson after her ankle surgery. She received a metal plate and nine screws during the surgery and has a long recovery.
We had a great crowd in church with a lot of children and visitors. You can always tell when school is finished and the kids come to visit Grandma.
We especially enjoyed the beautiful music of Maria Mutis.
Rev. Krause read the Gospel scripture from John 1:1-18. This lesson is particularly appropriate as we start another church year and welcome Mark and Barbara back as our pastors. John writes about God and Jesus in the beginning of creation. He reminds us of the reason Christ came to earth as a man. We know God because we have a record of His son’s short life. Reread this great scripture.
Mary Eckert presented an inspiring testimony of her life. Our God is a God of second chances and we were all moved as she described her second chance. God heard her cries for help and listened to her prayers. He loves us all unconditionally. Put your trust and faith in Jesus Christ and He will guide you in your fears and troubles.
Mary has written many poems and songs. Beth Palmer joined her to play and sing “Open the Eyes of My Heart” and “Walk Across Heaven With Jesus.” Thanks, Mary, for the beautiful service.
Remember the School House Tour on Saturday.