Thank God for the rain received!!!
And Junction got some rain too! Hope that helps finish the fire off.
The column this week is another partnership, this time between Tad and myself. Thank you Tad!
Lisa and William were travelling. E. Wayne and I went to the memorial service in Austin for Rev. Bruno C. Schmidt. Bruno and his wife were dear friends of Wayne’s parents, Ervin and Mabel Jordan. He had also married them as well as us. He was a remarkable man.
May you all have a Happy Mothers Day. That includes all of you who tend, nurture, protect, and love your children and those of others under your care. Those of you that are moms, dads, grandparents, and family.
Joys on Sunday include the presence of Pearl Leifeste with two of her daughters. It was really great to see her. We also heard that Stuart and Julia Jordan had suffered no damages from the tornados in Alabama.
UMW will meet on Tuesday, May 10th at Etta Marie Mutschink’s home at 12:00 Noon for their Spring Covered Dish Luncheon. All ladies are welcome. Prayers are needed for Lee Graham who is having surgery this week. Others on the prayer list are the Ernest Mills family, Frank Elliott, Cade Kothmann, and R. A. Hall. We offer our condolences to the family of J. D. Jordan. Continue to pray for our Service men and the survivors of the tornados in the Southeast.
Rev. Krause’s sermon on the 2nd Sunday of Easter was titled "A Never Ending Peace". He read the Gospel lesson from John 20:19-29 which describes the first two appearances of Jesus on Earth after His death.
Jesus first appeared to the disciples behind closed doors, greeting them with "Peace to you". He showed them His hands and side and they were filled with joy and delight. He told them that just as His Father had sent him forth, so He was sending them. Thomas was not present at that time and when told of Jesus’ appearance, he doubted the story. But a week later, he was there when Jesus again came into the locked Upper Room. Jesus said "Peace to you" and invited Thomas to put his hands into the nail holes in His hands and into His side. He told Thomas to believe that Jesus was alive. Thomas said: "My Lord and My God".
The disciples were in turmoil not knowing what to do. The Jesus they had followed for three years was gone and they had no hope. They were afraid of what the Jews might do to them. They were ready to leave and scatter away. They had forgotten that Jesus had told them what had to happen to Him to fulfill the prophecies.
Jesus is alive! Never doubt that. He is with us to guide and comfort us. He hears our prayers and answers them. His love and mercies are great and amazing. Jesus also gave the disciples the power to forgive sin and spread the word so that all people may have their sins forgiven and have the peace that only God can give.
Don’t doubt that our God is alive. Hold on to Jesus. You will have that never ending peace.