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Bits of Art
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 • Posted April 6, 2011

I can feel it, I know it's coming... rain will be here soon! It's all about faith. I know the rain prayer meeting last week worked, I just feel it. Now we just have to prepare for the cleansing.

Happy birthday wishes this week go out to Terra Burdette on the 10th and Sherry Kothmann Clauson on the 12th. Celebrating anniversaries this week are Herman and Jimmie Hitzfelder on the 9th and Zak and Shanna Price on the 10th. Have a lovely day.

Prayers for healing this week go out to Brenda Kothmann, Steve Toone, Ruby Toeppich and Jane Krause. Continue to pray for healing for Jacob Bibb, Kendra Kensing Code, Tommy Garrett, Betty Kitchen, Dick Pierson, Tommy Ruffolo, Ken Stahl and Paul Toeppich. Also remember our dear friends who are housebound or in a nursing homeEtta Marie Mutschink, Anna Grace Durst, Pearl Leifeste, Dick Pierson and Jane Krause.

If you've ever stepped into a certain restaurant in town (Im sure you'll know the one of which I speak), I'm sure youve seen the photographs of the men and women serving in our military. I cant help but look at those pictures and say a quick prayer for their safety. My nephew, who celebrated his birthday last week, is one of those proud young men. I know he takes pride in the job he does for us and for our country. Let us never forget what these young men and women are doing for us so we can continue to live the lives we do. Serving our country from the Art United Methodist Church family are Matt Krause, Josh Calhoun, Stuart Jordan, Taylor Slocum, Amanda Adams and Kyle Pierce.

The Lenten luncheon on Wednesday, April 6th is being held at noon at the River of Life church, hosted by Art United Methodist Church. The next Lenten luncheon is Wednesday, April 13th at noon at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Please join us.

Art United Methodist Church is having a pot luck luncheon on April 10th after services. Please join us for faith, fellowship and food. Everyone is welcome.

On Sunday, Pastor Mark talked about John 9:1-17. As Jesus was traveling with His disciples, they encountered a blind man. The disciples asked Jesus who had sinned, the man or his parents, assuming that sin was the reason the man was blind. Jesus told them that neither had sinned, that the man had been made blind so the workings of God could be displayed. Jesus spat into the dirt, made mud and spread it on the mans eyes, and then told him to go and wash the dirt away. The man did as instructed and his sight was given to him. Imagine the faith this man must have had, never once questioning what Jesus was doing, just obeying and being rewarded.

We might not be able to see what Jesus is doing but our faith in Him should be enough to know that He holds us in His hands. Have faith. Believe.

Pray. He is listening, He will answer.

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