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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Saint Francis, Patron of Animals, so loved the animals that we remember him as a friend and protector to them. Legends have arisen with idyllic pictures of how the beasts and the birds were susceptible to the charm of St. Francis’ gentle ways, how they entered into companionship with him and often felt protected by him. Saint Francis of Assisi was the Founder of the Franciscan Order of Priests and Brothers.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
Rev. Melvin Dornak, pastor, has set the weekend of Mass Time changes beginning on the weekend of Saturday/Sunday, October 11-12. The schedule below is shown in order to give you the full weekly schedule; hereafter, the new Mass times will be reflected in the regular church schedule of this paper’s directory.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 • Posted October 3, 2014
There’s a high calling in life that few seem to desire: peacemaking. But what does a peacemaker do? A peacemaker cuts through the negative information that frequently floats around dividing people who ought to love one another. It’s not easy to be a peacemaker because this work is contrary to our nature, yet Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Matthew 5:9). Peacemakers are positive people who rise above the charges and counter charges that often dominate conversations. A pe ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
Traveling, especially by air, is not my favorite pastime. I know some people who just delight in flying from one point to another point. If you would count all of those people who do, I would be nowhere on that list. Recently I had to travel involving changing planes, which involved spending a night at the Orlando airport.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • Posted September 24, 2014
“Now may your guardian angel be at the wheel!” Those words were part of a prayer offered by my father-in-law while standing beside our car as Pauline and I prepared to leave central New York, heading home after a family get-together. We had no way of knowing how quickly his prayer would be needed and answered.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
Dr. Dave Anderson will be speaking to our community on the topic “Suffering: The Gift No One Wants” at Packsaddle Fellowship, 508 Hwy 2900, Kingsland on Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:00 pm; Sat. Sept. 20, 9:00 am; and at both Sunday services (9:00 am and 10:45 am). All are welcome to come to any or all sessions for free. Dr.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
First Assembly of God Church, at 301 Hwy 71E in Llano, TX, will host a concert by the New Direction singers at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. Rev. Jimmy & Teresa Smith will bless you with their anointed ministry in song and sermon. Pastor Jerry Brown welcomes everyone to enjoy this time of refreshing.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
Throughout the glorious years of our marriage, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly has had few disagreements. I suppose I could count them all on my one hand, but I am not sure if it is my right hand or my left hand so I will just leave it at that. I hear, of course, of many couples who do nothing but bicker and fight from morning till night.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
Attention all ladies! Please join us for an enriching Bible study on the book of Acts. Our eleven week study begins September 10 and ends November 19. We will meet each Wednesday from 9:15 am to 11:00 am at the Lutie Watkins Memorial United Methodist Church which is located at 800 Wright Street in Llano.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
Bring your overcoats and scarves tonight at 6:30pm for Logos Parent Night at the Methodist Church in Llano!  The temperature is dropping as we host the Royal Family from Arendale, with Queen Elsa, Princess Anna and a certain snowman named Olaf.  For those of you who did not have young daughters insisting you take them to Frozen for the sixth time, let me clue you in.  This year’s Parent Night skit will follow the Frozen theme, but with a new twist.  Logos is a mid-week program hosted ...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • Posted September 15, 2014
The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly finally exercised our right to a vacation and planned for a whole week to spend with our son and his family. Preparing for a week vacation takes about six weeks prior to the vacation and then six weeks after the vacation to get caught up.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 11:07 AM
People ask me questions all the time. Some of those questions I can answer, some I cannot answer and some I will not answer. I wish people would ask me questions I could answer and look good about it. However, it never happens. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage asks me questions all the time.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 11:07 AM
“What are we going to do about the president?” asked my minister friend. His question took me by surprise. And though many years – and presidential administrations – have passed since its asking, my response would be the same today. “Our responsibility is to pray for the president,” I replied, basing my answer on Paul’s call for patriotic praying.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 11:04 AM
This week is a hallmark in the lives of the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and me. Forty-three years ago this week, we began a journey that has just become better with each year. That is the benefit of marrying up. Getting married was not something I had put together. Very few men put together their wedding plans.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Updated September 15, 2014 11:03 AM
In an article titled “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” Jerry Jenkins, co-author of the best-selling “Left Behind” prophetic fiction book series, introduced his readers to Dameon Sharkey, a seventh grader, whose compassion and faith should be an example to us all. Dameon’s physical education teacher, Jeff Leeland, was going through the toughest time of his life.