We had a meeting and training session for COC&I, up at Bentwood Texas event center in Georgetown today. The meetings kicked off at about 11am, and ended at about 1pm, then the Medical Benefit for Bandido Lowrider’s Wife started after that.There were taco plates, which I must say were very good, with all the fixings of course. I should remember who catered it, but I don’t remember. Sorry. After lunch, The Dunk Tank started up with Gypsy MiniMe, and then continued with Bandido Dennis. The both did a great job, and I think there were more later, but i didn’t catch those names. The temperatures today were wonderful, in the mid 70s. It was kind of humid, but not bad. Music was provided by a… Uh… Very young band. The good news is they were pretty good. I didn’t get any video, but you will notice in the photos that the lead singer was about 10. No, not 10 feet tall, 10 years old, and very energetic she was. Ok, enough from me, here are some photos and a couple of GIFs from todays event.
We had our monthly UCOA meeting this afternoon at the Railhouse in Kyle. We zipped down there after the music at church, and arrived in time to get a snack at CVS before the meeting started. We had a good meeting, and we also had four new clubs come up to introduce them selves and join the group. We are growing like crazy! There were several events discussed, so be sure to check the CUOA Calendar at; http://austin.ucotexas.org/calendar. Just a few pics, but enjoy!
We had our LAST Christian Unity meeting this evening at Bill Miller’s BBQ in Wells Branch. Next month will be at Spring Hill Restaurant in Pflugerville. The meeting went well, and we had about 25 people show up, so NO, we aren’t going away, just moving to a new venue. Great time of food, fellowship and Bible study. This month’s Bible topic was on the woman at the well. Really good!
Introduction: On April 29th, 2011 my Father passed away. As part of my responsibilities as the eldest son, I presided over his funeral. These are the words I shared that day with family and friends. I am sharing this with you today because on that day I had to struggle with the fact that my Father never verbally told anyone whether he had accepted Jesus Christ as his saviour, and I know some of you have lost a loved one in a similar situation. I pray you will find these words encouraging.
We are gathered here today, to remember Harold Joseph Zimmer, my father. He went by the nick name of Harry in High School, and it stuck with him throughout his life. Harry was a good man, and he will be missed by his family, and by the many people he touched during his 84 years on this earth.
Harry’s favorite song was “Amazing Grace”………..
John 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”
Message – Tom Zimmer
When a Christian passes away, we often have a celebration in the hope that they have moved on and have completed the path that God planned for them in this life.
Harry didn’t make that clear for us. We do know that he was a good man, perhaps even a great man. Certainly a man that many of us enjoyed knowing, and were made better for that knowing. So, in regard to Harrys eternal destiny, we are compelled to rely on the character of God, His Justice, his Mercy,, His Compassion, and His Grace. God’s thoughts are not our thoughts, and his ways are not our ways. It makes us uncomfortable not knowing, but sometimes we have to put away our discomfort, and rely on God’s Sovereignty. God’s will is perfect, and He always does the right thing. We can only hope that Harry made a decision at some time in his life and just didn’t tell us.
We do know that the pastor Greg from moms church came one evening and talked to Dad, and dad clearly stated that he did believe in God, and in Jesus.
The bible also tells us;
1 Corinthians 7:14-16 “For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; … But God has called us to peace. For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?”
What we do know, is that on dads last day on this earth, when he went to the doctor, he clearly proclaimed that the only reason he was still alive, was because of prayer.
Romans 10:8-9 “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
So, the question remains for us, do we believe, and will we confess, that there is a God, and his name is Jesus, The Christ. The one who died for my sins, and yours, and who was resurrected to new life, eternally joined in Heaven with God the Father, waiting patiently for our answer. I know my answer, and I pray that you know yours.