From the Pastor - A full weekend

Staff Writer
Runnels County Register
Pastor Gary Karschner is the pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Miles.

This past weekend was busy. I needed a relaxed weekend. It was purely self indulgent and self serving.

Friday evening I had the pleasure of taking tickets at the Miles Bulldog football game. We Lions Club members have taken this project on so the school folks can enjoy the game. Ramon Meza and I both commented on the energy the fans bring to the gate. I am glad the tickets are being pre-sold, but I heard those folks selling them say it is a pain in the neck. We will see you at the next game.

Congratulations to all the young folks in the Homecoming Court and to the selected winners.

Sorry the game did not come out the way we wanted, but the Bulldogs played hard and never quit. That is worth more than an x in the win column.

Saturday Red, Cody and I went to Ballinger to eat lunch. Sounds crazy, I know, but we had heard of how great the Beefmaster Steak House restaurant was and we wanted to try it out. It was great. We ate too much…again. After lunch we drove to Miles to watch the Lady Bulldogs play volleyball against Veribest. The girls played hard and never quit. I heard one player say ‘we played better today than any series this year’. My only observation is the hitters for Veribest were stronger than the hitters for Miles. Maybe less unforced errors would have helped us keep it closer. The fans were loud and supportive. Glad the football players were there supporting the girls. You could feel the energy they brought to the gym.

After the game we went to the Ideal Food Store to meet up with Martha and Laci Petrey to sell raffle tickets for the Miles United Methodist Church Sausage Fest. Remember the Sausage Fest will be this Sunday, October 4, at Weatherby Hall. We will start serving at 10:30 A.M. and end at 1:00 P.M. It will be a drive thru event this year so plan on picking up your Sklenarik smoked sausage meals on Sunday. Raffle tickets will also be sold while you drive through the serving line. This is the Methodist Church’s main money maker for the year, so please help us by picking up some food for your family and pick one up for a friend. See you Sunday.

Don’t forget to listen to the Miles Circuit Rider on Sunday mornings at 10:00 A.M. at “Listen live”, if you still are not attending in person church services. The sermon is basic, but the music is great. Give us a listen. Channel change.

I wrote last week about performing a funeral service for my best friend, Guy Abbott. Several readers commented and offered words of support. THANK YOU for your kindness.