Butterflies and bumblebees have been gathering around the blooming peach and pear trees, enjoying the lovely spring weather. Now if we could just get some rain and God's palate of flowers will follow. Pray for rain, it's sure to come.
Celebrating birthdays this week are Jerald Jordan and Amanda Adams on the 18th and Christian Dyess on the 20th. Have a wonderful day!
Please continue to pray for healing for Ruby Toeppich, Jane Krause, Caroline Jordan, Tommy Ruffolo, Tommy Garrett, Paul Toeppich, Jacob Bibb, Betty Kitchen, Ken Stahl, Kendra Kensing Code and Jordan Davis. Also remember those in nursing homes or who are housebound, including Anna Grace Durst, Jane Krause, Etta Marie Mutschink, Pearl Leifeste and Dick Pierson.
I'd also like to ask that we keep Japan and the people affected by the earthquake and resulting tsunami in our thoughts and prayers. They have suffered an enormous tragedy and are facing a long, hard recovery. The United States, being the great humanitarian nation it is, has sent recovery aid. Some of our soldiers will also be sent to help as well, please keep them (Amanda Adams, Josh Calhoun, Stuart Jordan, Matt Krause, Kyle Pierce and Taylor Slocum) and those affected by this disaster in your thoughts and prayers as they face the long road ahead.
The first Lenten luncheon will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Mason on Wednesday, March 16th at noon. Please join us for food and fellowship. The next Lenten luncheon will be on Wednesday, March 23rd at noon at the St. Josephs Catholic Church.
Pastor Mark's sermon this first Sunday of Lent was titled What Matters Most? In the scary and uncertain world in which we live, a world where a natural (or premeditated) disaster can occur, the question can be asked, when the world is turned on its ear, what are we left with, what is the one thing that cannot be taken away from us? That's our relationship with God. God loves us, no matter what we do, no matter how many times we sin. He gave His only Son to die for us, for the forgiveness of our sins. He made that choice because He loves us so much. We need to love and believe in God, as much as He loves and believes in us. God puts us all in each others lives to impact one another in some way. Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. Look for God in others. You might just be surprised at what you find.