By Nell Dobbs
And we were all in one accord!
By unanimous vote on Sunday night, our church now has a preacher whose heart’s desire to visit those in hospitals, those who are shut-ins, all members of our church in our homes, to reach out to the community and meet any needs he an. He is Preacher Gabriel Krell, 34, and his wife is Andrea, their daughter isKatherine, 6, and their son is Matthew, 2. How he touches our hearts as he preachers from Romans 5:6-8, “What Does God Look Like?” Jesus came at just the right time.
When Jesus went into the synagogue on the Sabbath as his custom was He was handed the Book of Isaiah and stood to read and opened the book where it said “The Spirit of the Lord is upon men. And I am to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Then he sat down and said, “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.”
Those who heard him wondered at His gracious words until they realized He was Joseph’s son and then they tried to kill Him, but He just passed through them and went His way!!
How great was the crowd Sunday morning. Jeanette Mitchell’s son Matt from Japan and her daughter, Dawn, from Wisconsin, her daughter, Wendy, from Jacksonville, and Wendy remarked how warm and friendly our church is! We are indeed a loving church and given thanks for each of us and our visitors! Our music is great and our choir and Jim. Shellie Smith blessed me singing.
Deacon of the Week Bill Brown gave thanks for all God’s blessings and Lynne Sapp always teaches us with her playing. Worship Choir sang “Be Still and Know.”
Special thanks were given to all our Pastor Search Committee – Robin Hill, who had spent many hours in prayer, in meetings, in studying the many resumes and phone calls.
Beautiful flowers were placed in loving memory of Aubrey Blanton by Christians and family.
Prayers of comfort for the family of Jimmy Roebuck and thanks for his well-lived life.
Many are very sick – Preacher Jake Phillips, Rudy Hamrick now back home; Peggy Drummond able to be home a week from Shands; Preahcer Law still in need of prayers and healing, Stacey Frakes, Orlando, and all others.
As Jesse, Lil Jess and I were going to cemetery at Swift Creek in Lake Butler Monday I saw on the side of a big truck: “The Key to Happiness Is ,,,: but I couldn’t read the second line; however we all can think of many happy times and things and places.
May we always thank God for His love, mercy and grace.