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Bits of Art for October 1, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 • Posted October 1, 2008

And they’re off, into the wild blue yonder, well, at least as far as Montgomery, Alabama. They were married on April 4th, 2008, before Stuart had a tour into the war zone and then, finally, they had a great reception last Saturday night. Julia, so beautiful in her wedding dress, and Stuart, so handsome in his uniform, repeated their vows in front of Reverend Mark Krause and the crowd, and they kissed, and danced and cut cake and everyone had a merry time. Stuart and Julia, we all love you so much. Be happy and fly high and come back to see us. Have a great life.

God bless you and keep you safe.

This first week of October is busy with birthdays: Carl Sanders on the 4th, Ray Jordan and Denis Cano on the 5th, the Jordan men – E. Wayne and Wayne C., on the 8th, also Cheryl Clark, safely in Montana, on the 8th, and Elizabeth Cano on the 9th. It’s a great way to start the month. Have a great celebration.

Continue your prayers for King Brown, brother-in-law of Barbara and Mark, and his wife Cindy as he continues in critical condition. Also pray for Sara Dixon and Matt Krause. Keep Kathy Jordan in your prayers as she travels daily to Smithville to care for her mother. Add Jean Horton to your prayer list as her condition has deteriorated and she is moved to a nursing home in San Antonio. Remember others on the list – Carlita Jordan, Marilyn Kahan, Etta Marie Mutschink, Alma Williams. Your prayers do work; God is good.

The new church calendar for the rest of the year has been finalized. Mark your calendar for the Church Conference on October 12th at 4:00 p.m., for the UMW meeting on October 14th,for the Church Picture at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on October 19th and for the Heritage of Faith Tour on December 6th. A workday is scheduled for Saturday morning, Oct. 18th, to prepare for the picture. Next workday is Nov. 15th.

The 58th Annual German Hymnfest of the Llano River Valley was wellattended last Sunday with many people coming from out of town. The singing was great and the fellowship was tremendous. Thanks to Stephen Mutschink and E. Wayne Jordan for all of their work, to the Art Men’s Choir, to the Mason Men’s Choir, to Maria Mutis for her violin music (she also played for church with Emily Jordan), and to Barbara Pluenneke and Nancy Jordan for the piano music. And thanks to the ladies for the refreshments.

Remember the bible study on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.. It’s not too late to join the study group.

Rev. Krause used the scripture lesson from Philippians 2:1-13 for his sermon on “Always One With Christ.” This is very interesting reading.

Paul, bound with chains in prison, was filled with joy in Jesus Christ. Sharing the love, the participation of the Holy Spirit and the affection and sympathy with the Philippians, Paul encouraged them to be filled with joy by living in harmony in the true spirit of humility, looking out for the interest of others.

Paul had found true joy in his relationship with Jesus Christ. He advised them to give their hearts to the Lord. Money is of no value, power does no good, a fancy lifestyle gets you nowhere. Only two things are constant: God’s love and your relationship with Jesus Christ.

Paul had journeyed far and wide to preach to the Philippians. Times were difficult. They were to be like minded in Jesus Christ and do what Jesus would do. Be humble, use God’s truths, witness to others, heal the sick and infirmed and teach God’s truths. Have the same love that Jesus had. Your faith and love will heal you. Jesus gave us repentance, forgiveness, salvation and everlasting life.

Preach the gospel to everyone, share God’s love. Have the same attitude as Jesus Christ. Be bold witnesses as Jesus was. Know the grace of Jesus. Be a friend and share your witness. Do not put limits on yourself. He will let the Holy Spirit come in to your heart. Pray for others. God will work through you to change your life. Be one in the spirit and give to others the love you have. Ask God to come into your heart.

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