The rain on Monday morning was quite welcome. The area around Art got just over one inch and prediction is for more to come. It is a little bit cooler and that is good.
A great happy birthday wish goes to our friend Hazel Martin on October 11th. On October 14th, Melissa Kothmann and John Williams will celebrate their special day and Nathaniel Jordan has a birthday party on October 16th. And Beth and Laird Palmer celebrate their anniversary on October 10th.We wish you a really great day.
Our sincere condolences go to the family of King Brown, especially his wife Cindy and to Rev. Mark and Barbara Krause. King had been on our prayer list for some time and he finally received the greatest healing on Friday. Mark explained that King had recently accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and had received forgiveness of his sins. Now he has the great joy of life everlasting and being eternally in the presence of Jesus.
Other concerns mentioned at church were prayers for Stuart and Julia as the travel to Alabama. And it was great to see Etta Marie Mutschink when the church had a service Sunday afternoon.
Art members are reminded of the Church Conference next Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Everyone come and meet the new District Superintendent, Larry Altman.
Also, the UMW will meet on October 14th at the Bahaffer Guest House, 425 S. Live Oak St. at 2:30 p.m., there is a workday on Saturday morning, October 18th, the church picture will be taken at 10:30 a.m. before church on October 19th, another workday is November 15th and the Heritage of Faith Tour is on December 6th.
Reverend Krause preached about “Pressing On Toward the Goal” using the lesson from Philippi 3:4b-14. Paul, as Saul, was born a Jew, circumcised when he was eight days old, and strictly observed the Law of the Pharisees. In his zeal he was a persecutor of Christians, proven to be blameless and without fault as a Jew. But God had great things for him to accomplish. God blinded him for three days, and when Ananias laid his hands on him, the scales fell from his eyes. His sight was restored, he was baptized and was filled with the Holy Spirit, willingly accepting God’s plan for his life. In verse 14, Paul said: “I press on toward the goal to win the supreme and heavenly prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.”
Goals are necessary in your Christian life. You need to get to know Jesus Christ completely and help others to know His love, grace and freedom. Be a witness to others.
Are you committed to follow Jesus Christ and share His life with others? It is so special to have Jesus Christ in your heart, to have the Holy Spirit come into your life. He is the greatest of all gifts. Give your heart to Jesus. Belong to Jesus. Be thankful that He is in your life. Be thankful that He is your Savior. Know the joy of believing in your Savior who gave His life for you.
Paul gave everything so that others may come to know Jesus. Do likewise; become a Christian friend to everyone. Tell the saving grace of Jesus.
The world needs to hear the message.