It’s so good to be back in Texas! I’ve been to some lovely places and seen amazing sights, but there’s nothing like coming home to the familiar and beautiful sights of Texas. The only thing that could make coming home better would be lots and lots of rain!Sunday, June 12 will the last Sunday we have Pastor Mark with us before he moves on to Menard. It’s been hard losing him but we are adjusting; losing is a loss any way you look at it. He will be greatly missed and I hope everyone who has been touched by his ministry and presence in our community will come out on Sunday to share his last day at Art. I know we all wish Mark and Barbara the very best.Our servicemen and women are out there day after day serving their country and protecting these United States, never forget the sacrifices they are making for all of us. Pray for Matt Krause, Josh Calhoun, Amanda Adams, Taylor Slocum, Kyle Pierce, and Stuart Jordan.Please keep Mike Woods in your prayers as he continues to heal. Also remember our housebound or those in a nursing home—Anna Grace Durst, Dick Pierson, Etta Marie Mutschink, Jane Krause, and Pearl Leifeste. Bill Cotter reported that he’s feeling much better; we also celebrated his birthday on Sunday with an impromptu luncheon after church.Celebrating birthdays this week are Sterling Jordan on the 8th and Ron Fritze on the 11th. And celebrating their anniversary on the 11th are Wayne and Kathy Jordan. I hope you all have a wonderful day and many more years to celebrate.In Pastor Mark’s sermon this week, he talked about how blessed we are by God and by God’s love. How do we bless God in return? By following God’s example, by following His commandments and by loving others as He loves us. In every kind deed or thoughtful action, we’re not only helping others, but we are blessing God. We’re doing His work through our hands. Love others as God loves us and you can’t go wrong.