January 31, 2016 - Sunday was the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany. The Epistle Lesson is St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. The 13th Chapter ends, “And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” We know that sometimes before love can take hold there must be healing. I relied on the book, The Gospel According to Harry Potter. In the seven book series there are numerous Christian allegories. By the end of the first book, Harry knows that the greatest thing in the world is love. In our Christian faith we are told that God is Love. That is a powerful idea.
We were in double digits at Paxton Sunday morning. It was so great to see Vera and we all hope she feels better each day. Liz and Evie came this morning and we all remarked how big Evie is getting. The church voted to give a scholarship to a very deserving young lady. On Monday, we have our ministry at Green Acres Nursing Center. I am also headed to Lufkin for the yearly meeting with the District Superintendant, Rev. Chuck Huffman. It is hard to believe that Monday begins the second month of the New Year. I guess we have to stop referring to 2016 as the New Year! Next Sunday is Transfiguration Sunday and that means Lent is right around the corner. Ash Wednesday is February 10th and the First Sunday in Lent is February 14th. Of course the 14th is also Valentines Day.
“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 9:15 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!