October 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A WORD FROM THE PASTOR
October brings that great harvest season here in Indiana where crops are gathered and the fruits of the harvest are plenteous. Jesus also sent workers into the harvest fields, not to dig potatoes, or harvest soybeans or to shell out the corn fields, but to reach out and touch lives that didn’t have the gospel. The gospel message is the most important message on earth. Without the Good News of Jesus Christ, people
would not know how he lived and died, and rose again to live forevermore! In the Book of Revelation, he gives us a first-hand message of the resurrection and power that he had conquered death, Hell, and the grave, and offers a triumphant life that lives forever. In the gospels it is recorded that he sent out numerous groups: the twelve, the one hundred and twenty, the seventy. All were sent to open the door that
Jesus was going to walk through. Their insight and commission was, “The fields are white, ready to harvest. You don’t have to wait; go now, and teach them of me”. Today the harvest fields of lives are also white. With the pain and agony, along with those who are carrying heavy mental loads, sometimes not knowing which way to turn, or which way to go. Many turn to drugs and alcohol, and even to suicide. What
a waste of life. Jesus has prepared a place where we can be with him. It exceeds all the luxuries of this life. The information of Jesus and his love was good while he was here in the flesh, and it’s also good while he is with us in the spirit. Now is the time to tell your friends and co-workers the good news. They too can cast all their burdens and cares at Jesus’ feet. Those who have not accepted him as Lord, will find he is
still accepting new ones into his family and making them a part of the family of God. Remember, your fields are white and ready to harvest.

May God Bless You
Your Pastors,
Rev. Richard and Rosie Deckard

October’s Happening’s

 

FESTIVAL HAPPENINGS:
Thurs., Oct. 4, 6 p.m. Grocery Sacking!
We need YOUR help to fill 700 bags!
Fri., Oct. 5, 6 p.m. Set Up Night-
Please help!

SAT., OCT. 6,11-4 FALL HARVEST
FESTIVAL! games, food, drinks, ~
music, groceries & more! Bounce l.~
House, air slide, face painting, – •
pumpkins! Everything is free! Don’t
miss it!

Sun., Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m. Greg Allison
Sun., Oct. 21, 10:30 Matt Rubacha with
No Boat Ministries; and Vernon Bettis
in the 6 p.m. Service

Sun., Oct. 28, 44th Annual Home
Coming. David Wiggington Sr. will
minister at 10:30, followed by a pitch-in
lunch, and then at 2 p.m. music by The
Gospel Servants from Indpls. (no
Sunday evening service.)

 

 

Rita’s Review 

 

 

 

A few days ago I was reminded of how small our world is. One of the most popular and lasting sights at Disneyworld is a ride called “It’s a
Small World”. I’m not sure if it’s the tune that is played, or the vibrant colors used for the costumes, but everyone seems to know and enjoy this particular ride.And how often have you come to realize that so-and-so knew that person, who may be related to another person,
who low-and behold, is your relative?? Okay, so maybe I’m getting a little carried away. Sorry. It’s just that I’m often amazed at how
my life seems to be in a figure 8 so much of the time. I’m going along, and suddenly I cross paths (again) with an individual who I knew way back when. Does that happen to you? Maybe, it’s God’s way of telling us that he still has a job for us to do with that individual. Perhaps they need a witness of God’s goodness; maybe they are hurting and will open up to someone they know. Maybe they just need to be reminded themselves that it is indeed a small world, and we are all part of God’s creation. I saw a saying that read, “If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.” I have special items on my fridge, do you? Can you see yourself in a photo, hanging on the door for God to
look at and smile each time he sees you? We don’t need a fridge, however, He sees us all of the time! And Smiles.

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