June 13, 2017 - We were verging on double digits this morning, which is our measure of a crowd at Paxton Methodist. Ms. Fannie had a great lesson from the Old Testament—Judges. Gideon receives his call from God but in fine human form, has doubts and questions. He wonders why such bad things have happened to his people as they are constantly being raided and overrun by more powerful neighbors. But God assures him that he will make it possible for Gideon to lead the people to a great victory.
We all missed Joe this morning, in Vidor for a reunion. Gene filled in ably and selected two great hymns. Once again Cynthia came and played the piano for us. Thanks! Her offertory was so lively that toes were tapping all through the sanctuary. It was great to have both Keith and Vera worshipping with us. This month we are collecting toilet paper and paper towels for Community Christian Services.
On the Christian Calendar, Sunday was Trinity Sunday. For centuries this was the Sunday to celebrate the mystery of the Triune God. It is the only Christian holy day set aside to celebrate a dogma of the church. For our affirmation of faith we recited the Nicene Creed. This is the oldest of the Christian creeds, hammered out at the first council called of the Christian bishops. This creed was supposed to answer the big questions, stating clearly what it was that the universal church professed. Needless to say, it wasn’t completely successful, and we have thousands of denominations and sects in Christendom today.
“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. Godspeed.