February 12, 2019 - Love and peace from our brother, Jesus. Sunday was the 5th Sunday of Epiphany. We had all four seasons this week, including snow. Sunday started out cloudy, but by afternoon it was sunny and warm. We were in double digits again this morning at Paxton Methodist. We began the third unit of study in Sunday School. The title was “Pondering God’s Steadfast Love.” The Scripture reading came from Psalm 48 and only had one line speaking of God’s love. The lesson began by talking about churches having fewer members than when their buildings were built. Maybe the author was speaking about Paxton, but we are still kicking and keep moving forward.
I had a difficult time this week getting everything together for Sunday morning. I use a tablet and have my sermon and prayers on it. But I always run off a “hard copy” just in case my Amazon Fire doesn’t do what I want it to do. This morning, unfortunately, I left the printed pages home. I was “working without a net,” but luckily everything went fine.
Today’s Gospel Lesson is a familiar one in which Peter, James, John, and Andrew are fishing but having absolutely no luck. Later in the day, Jesus has Peter take the boat back out and cast the nets again. This time the nets are full of fish. Jesus tells Peter that he will now be fishing for people. This week we head to Focused Care for our monthly ministry—our version, I guess, of fishing for people.
Whoever you are, in whatever faith you were born, whatever creed you profess; if you come to this house to find God you are welcome here.” Paxton United Methodist Church is an inviting church that takes to heart the idea of “Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds.” Sunday School starts at 9:30 and Worship begins at 10:00. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like the weekly email newsletter about Paxton Methodist you can send me your email address to the Paxton email address and I will add you to the list. God’s Speed.
Randy & Sue Smith
Paxton Methodist Church