We were truly blessed during our July SAM luncheon. Not only was there the usual good food, but we were treated to wonderful music. Payton Sowers, Doris Watson’s grandson, is a talented musician. He plays thirteen different instruments and sings as well. During our luncheon he played the harmonica and piano at the same time. The music was beautiful and thrilled our souls. He later played the accordian and intrument a lot of us seniors grew up listening to, but had not heard in many years. Thank you Payton, for blessing us with your talent. May God continue to use you.
After the music, our Youth Pastor, Ryan Sawyer encouraged us as seniors. His topic was, “Three Reasons not to lose heart” (2 Corinthians 4:1-18)
First, as seniors, we carry the gospel of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:5)
Secondly, senior’s are inportant to God. (2 Corinthians 4:7-9; Jerimiah 29:11 KJV; Isaiah 71:8-9) Ryan’s imphasis was on Jerimiah 29:11 in the King James Version. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” While this is a well known verse, it is important to note that in the KJV the translation reads of the thoughts God thinks toward us. He is thinking of us as seniors. Amen! Thank you Ryan for encouraging words!
Thirdly, seniors impact the younger generations (2 Corinthians 4:15; Psalm 71:8) Amen!
We had a small turnout this month. For those of you who were not here, we really missed you!
Baptism is an act of faith and obedience to the commands of Christ.
Baptism is a symbol of the forgiveness and cleansing Christ has done in your life—a public A public declaration that you are now a follower of Christ.
It is a public confession of your faith in, and commitment to, Jesus Christ.
It is the next step after salvation through repentance and faith and is an important foundation for the Christian life.
Today we were blessed to share in the baptism of father and son, Ken and Dillon Villeret.
Thank You Lord for your mercy and our blessing in this event!
some words borrowed from: https://hillsong.com/faith/baptism/
“And let us consider how to stir up one another
to love and good works”
“Because we are members of His body” (Eph. 5:30), the men’s fellowship at First Independent Methodist Church enjoyed an amazing cookout. We converged on the home of Billy & Carol Mason on May 18th and shared in conversation while our brother Billy grilled most delicious hamburgers and hot dogs. We know that where two are three are gathered in His name, He is present. I am sure He enjoyed our fellowship as much as we did. We hope you will join us next time.