Whether we are ready or not, the calendar always overtakes us! May comes to an end, and with June’s arrival we are nearing the half-way mark of 2012 – which seems like just yesterday was a “new year!”

May was a great month for us at Liberty Hill, with much to celebrate. Since my last “Sunday review” posting, we have enjoyed some very special moments at Liberty Hill. We enjoyed sharing in baby dedications on Mother’s Day with the Vaughn and Cross families. We celebrated baptism with the Robinson family. And we prayed together for the Warren family, as Pastor Phil’s nephew, Jason, spoke to us about he and his family’s upcoming move to Saipan where they will serve as missionaries. Looking back on these last three weeks, we had more than enough reasons to laugh, cry, rejoice, and pray: and above all, to be thankful.

Of course, we also always believe the best is yet to come! The new month of June brings us just as much to be prayerful and thankful for! Our first-ever family missions team will experience a short-term mission trip to Honduras, and we are excited to see what God will not only do in Honduras, but also in Liberty Hill through our team’s service. Keep this team in your prayers, and we can’t wait to report to you on the good things!

Pastor Phil will be wrapping up our 2012 Family Life Series in June, as this Sunday he’ll speak on family communication in the message “The Family that Talks Together.” On June 10, he’ll be speaking on what it means for families to spend time together in a message entitled “The Family that Plays Together.” Also on that Sunday, we’ll be enjoying our annual fish fry. Make your plans to worship with us that morning at 10:30 AM, and stay for a great lunch and a great chance to spend time together after the service. Our Family Life series comes to an end on Father’s Day, June 17, as Pastor Phil will be speaking on “A Man’s Place.”

We can look back and see much to be thankful for, but let’s also be people that look forward in prayerful anticipation for what God will do next!

Grace Received,                                                                                         Joe Payne