What a beautiful weekend we had, the weather was delightful. I think this is the first time the wind has “layed” in quite a while. You can just see the grass growing and turning green right before your eyes. I know there was a great difference in the amount of rain each of us received throughout the county but this country reacts well with any rain. Of course now come the lawn mowing and the weeding of the gardens. But no complaining just observation! We can always use more rain.Quite a few people from Art went to the St. Joseph’s Parish BBQ after church, the meal was especially delicious. Following that was the Mason County Historical Commission’s symposium on “Pistol-Packin’ Preachers of the Texas Hill Country”. The speakers were informative and entertaining. It was an enjoyable time spent.Birthdays this week are Jeri Kay Jordan on the 19th and Kelly Kothmann on the 21st. Enjoy your special day! Anniversaries are Andy and Brooke Rosberg on the 22nd and Emeth and Willie Mae Bauer on the 23rd, may your love abound.Remember our loved ones that are homebound Anna Grace Durst, Jane Krause, and Dick Pierson. Our special folks in the nursing home are Pearl Leifeste and Etta Marie Mutschink. Keep our military men and women in your thoughts and prayers as they serve away from family and friends Stuart Jordan, Josh Calhoun, Taylor Slocum, Matt Krause, Amanda Adams, and Kyle Pierce.Pastor Mark and family are on vacation so Roger Jordan most kindly filled in for him. Our prayer concerns for continued healing were Mike Wood, Lee Graham, and Bill Cotter. Our joys were the blessing of rain, Maria Mutis had come to play her violin for us. Joys combined with concerns were that Chris and Emily Jordan Rhode had a successful move as he starts medical school, and that Tina Ceynowa Sanders was graduating with a medical billing major and is now applying for a job. The sermon was titled “Spreading the Good Word”, with the scripture reading from Romans 15:14-21. Paul was totally committed to Jesus Christ. Paul was willing to go to the ends of the earth to profess the Word of God. Are we? Are we willing to live our lives so that God’s Grace shows through it? We are all called to spread and share the Good News whether locally or around the world. But procrastination is Hell’s answer to Christianity. Oh, yes I want to give my life to Christ but I have other things I want to do first. There are problems with that attitude. First there are no guarantees that we will have a tomorrow and second the blessings God has for us are put off and delayed. We need to serve God with our whole heart. Step out in Faith. Ask Him with pureness of heart what we are to do using our abilities. Reach out to others to share the the Good News of God’s Redeeming Grace. God opens the door, we have to be willing to provide the message of God’s Saving Grace. Remember in God’s world, every saint has a past, every sinner has a forgiven future.Y’all have a great Blessed week.