Let it rain. Thank God for the rain we have gotten.
This week, we wish a happy birthday to Elliot Bibb on August 23rd to Brandy Kothmann on August 24, and to Greg Jordan, Teresa Koock and Warren Schattenberg on August 27th. And a big happy anniversary to John and Susan Ceynowa on August 23rd. Have a really special day.
Our sincere sympathy goes to Van and Willeda Rea after the death of his mother, Willie Mae Rea, last week. I only met her once and she was a very bright and gracious lady. I know that she is being greatly missed
Andy and Brooke Rosberg had a great special day on August 15th with the birth of their first child, Davis Charles Rosberg. Davis weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. His proud grandparents are Jerald and Vondell Jordan and Dr. David and Elizabeth Rosberg. May this be the beginning of many more to come.
Dick Pierson is doing well after beginning treatment. Keep him and Dorris in your prayers. It was great to see Dorothy Johnson back in church and doing great. Healing prayers were requested for Gus Kaderka, Andrew Kothmann, Frances during eye surgery, and Don and Joyce Hallock. Prayers are again needed at this time of the year for all of the students that are traveling to school, especially Emily and Cassie.
Florence Blake has moved to San Antonio and may be reached at: c/o Mark and Brenda Klotzbach, 6718 Ambush Drive, San Antonio, TX 78240. ph. 210-558-3150. We hate to see her go.
Monday morning, August 25th, is book covering day for the Elementary and Junior High students in Mason. This activity is part of our outreach services. Join in with your friends and neighbors starting at 8:00 a.m. for a very meaningful day.
The Gospel scripture for Rev Krause’s sermon was Matthew 14:13-21. This is the account of Jesus feeding the crowd of more than 5000 people with just five loaves and two fish.
King Herod had just beheaded John the Baptist (Read verses 1-12). Jesus was very distressed. He was looking for a quiet place to go after John’s death but the crowd kept following him and would not go home. Jesus had pity on them and healed their sick. But the disciples were concerned and wanted Jesus to tell the people to go into the town and buy food. But Jesus told the disciples to “Give them something to eat.” The people provided five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus said: ‘Bring them here to me.”
Jesus had the people sit on the ground, and he took the five loaves and the two fish and he looked up to heaven, and blessed them, and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to give to the people. And they all ate and were satisfied. The disciples collected the fragments which filled 12 baskets. The Holy power of Jesus Christ and the actions of the disciples feed over 5000 people.
We all know that the Lord always provides more of everything we need. But, are we doing everything that God calls us to do? We have been told that God has a plan for us and we need to listen to God to hear the plan for our lives. How often do we forget to ask God what His plans are for us each day? We are to step out in front and obey the small still voice. Jesus will help us go out into the community. Our actions will change lives forever. Jesus gives us the tools and we do the works. God will multiply our supply.
Step out in faith and our actions will speak louder than any words.