February 17, 2020 - Grace and peace from our brother, Jesus, Amen. Sunday was the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. I am still waiting for my computer to be updated; my wife’s computer has viruses, so it takes forever to get something typed and ready to send out. This past Saturday I attended a mandatory workshop in Longview on Sexual Ethics. Many of our area Methodist pastors were there—it was good to catch up with them.
We had a small group at Paxton Methodist Sunday. The Paxton Methodists are collecting soap and shampoo for Community Christian Services this month. On Tuesday at 2:00 we are going to meet at Holiday Nursing Center for our ministry there. We will sing songs and tell stories, hear scripture and share encouraging words.
Our Sunday School Lesson was titled “Holy People,” with the scripture Psalm 24: 1-6. Fannie, as always, had an inspirational lesson: We had good discussions about worship and what it means to be God’s people. The writer said we are all, in some way, shape, or form, pieces of the world’s holiness. A comforting idea!
The Gospel lesson continued where last Sunday’s left off. Since the Epiphany Season is quite long this year, we get to spend several Sundays reading and studying Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. The Gospel lesson and the Sunday School lesson matched up well. Jesus proclaims that the Kingdom of God has arrived and then explains what we are to do to live in that Kingdom—in God’s World.
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, and Open Minds.” Sunday School starts at 9:30 and Worship begins at 10:00. Our email address is email@example.com. If you would like the weekly email newsletter about Paxton Methodist, you can send your email address to the Paxton email address, and I will add you to the list. God’s Speed.