Dear Church Family,

I hope this letter finds you blessed and in health. It is such a wonderful time of year. Things are turning green and the temperature is jumping from freezing to boiling and back again over night. The saying is indeed true of West Texas. “If you don’t like the weather, wait a couple hours.” I am so grateful that our God is not like the weather, He is “the same yesterday, today and forever.”

May 12th is Mother’s day. One day a year is by no means sufficient for the purpose of celebrating and honoring mothers. However, Mother’s day is a wonderful reminder and opportunity. For us to “Honor thy father and thy mother…” is so important that God included it in the Ten Commandments, the very transcript of His character. Christ, while hanging on the cross, took time to care for and honor His mother. See John 19:26, 27. It would be good and pleasing to Jesus, to spend a little extra time doing something special for mom, on mother’s day and throughout the year.

I thought you might enjoy some of these quotes honoring mothers.

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. (Henry Ward Beecher)

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? (Unknown)

The phrase “working mother” is redundant. (Jane Sellman)

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. (Abraham Lincoln)

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. (Lisa Alther)

The king upon his throne has no higher work than has the mother. The mother is queen of her household. She has in her power the molding of her children’s characters, that they may be fitted for the higher, immortal life. An angel could not ask for a higher mission; for in doing this work she is doing service for God. (Ellen G. White)

May Worship Hour Schedule:

Sabbath May 4, the message will be titled, “ROLLING IN THE MUD” A pastor friend once told me, “Never wrestle with a pig, because you both get muddy and the pig likes it.” The point, of course, was that we shouldn’t allow ourselves to get drawn into, or be distracted by, needless conflict. Nehemiah was a great leader with a monumental work to accomplish. There were many who tried to distract him from that work. They failed. He succeeded. Together we will spend some time learning from this great leader and man of God.

On Sabbath May 11, we will take some time to “THANK GOD FOR MOMS”. The role of a mother is so important and challenging! The ratio of praise to stress in the job of motherhood is rarely good. I pray each person will be blessed as we spend some time on the importance of keeping the 5th commandment.

Sabbath May 18th, I have often heard the saying “RELIGION AND POLITICS DON’T MIX.” Religious issues have often been in the news and discussed in politics. So how true is that statement and what should our role be in politics? I believe the Bible has some very clear guidelines on this topic. It will be well worth our while to look at Jesus’ example and counsel on this topic.

Sabbath, May 25, the Sermon Title will be “REMEMBER.” Memorial Day weekend we are going to take some time to look at some of God’s Memorials that He set up in the Bible. In fact, you find that the first full day of man’s existence was a Memorial Day. He called it the Sabbath. There are many others, and each is put in place to remind us of some important information about Himself. You think God might have known how forgetful we could be…what were we talking about?

I look forward to worshipping with each of you in the month ahead. Please pray for me as I pray for you!

God’s richest blessings,

Pastor Jeremy