I look forward to worshipping with you on May 21 in DiscipleChurch! I am always honored to offer a meditation and to participate in the flow of this celebrating community.
When we gather this Sunday, it will be just one day after the churchwide celebration of Dr. Lamar Smith’s 90th birthday. His actual birthday was on Wednesday, May 17.
My meditation will focus on the gift of Lamar’s presence among us at First United Methodist Church, going back to the 1950s. I look forward to sharing some stories with you that will hopefully make you laugh, and smile, and honor this extraordinary child of God!
Speaking of a “child of God,” I will also share with you a bit of one of my favorite children’s stories, entitled “Miss Fannie’s Hat.” It includes this passage from Mathew 19:26: “With God, all things are possible.” This sentence is true for all the saints among us . . . Miss Fannie, Lamar, and each and every one of you. I hope you will join us for this saintly parade.