September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2017, September is a special time for most of the families of our area. It is a special time that families can get together when the weather isn’t clear off the radar. We have had an interesting summer with a lot of what I would term “control days” when it has been very pleasant. Fortunately the weeks lying before us are going to bring some of the pleasant days together for the amazing fall we are heading into. It must have been one of these kind of days when Jesus was with the apostles in the wilderness. After being there three days, Jesus knew that any and all supplies the people had brought with them had run out. Jesus’ first thought was to feed them; while many of the others just wanted to send them away. However, not willing that some might succumb to the elements, Jesus chose to feed this large gathering. As impossible as it seemed, Jesus asked that the people very orderly sit down in groups. Jesus had only a token amount of food: a boy’s sack lunch. Even as most boys can have large lunches it could in no way feed thousands, yet Jesus’ power is not limited to this small bag of fish and bread. He gladly donated his lunch to the Master. As Jesus broke this bread and fed the multitude, they were filled and several baskets full were left over on this special day. Well, that’s just like Jesus and He is still wanting to fill our lives with His blessing. Whatever the day may be, Jesus is just the same. There is a move of the Lord that is bringing healing and restoration. We have been experiencing a special move in our midst which is most welcomed. Today is the day to get on board and let the Lord fill your vessel with his sweet spirit. Paul opens our understanding that evidences and teaching that Jesus is the One in who we serve without looking back. Set your affections on things above, not on things of the earth. Earthly things will pass, but the things of God will last eternally. Come, Worship with us!
May God Bless You
Your Pastors,
Rev. Richard and Rosie Deckard

 

 

 

 

What’s Happening

Mon., Sept 4, Labor Day

Tues., Sept. 5, Sunday School Business
Meeting at 7 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 10, Brad Brown will bring
Magic with a Message to the Jr. Church
at 10:30 a.m. Come, laugh, clap & join
in the fun!
Sun., Sept. 10, All-Church Festival Mtg
at 6 p.m. Please attend. We need You!

Sun., Sept. 17, DIVA Mtg at 6 p.m.
Ladies you don’t want to miss this – it
will hold a special thrill of completion.

 

Fall Begins September 22!
Sat., Oct. 14 is the Harvest Festival
Sun., Oct. 22 is our 43rd annual
Homecoming with services at 10:30a.m.
and 2 pm. A pitch-in luncheon will
happen at noon.

 

 

Rita’s Reveiw

The little guy was not at all sure he wanted to be left in my Sunday School class that morning. Yes, he had seen me at the Sunday Morning Donut Table, and had smiled at me as he toddled
after his parents, but stepping foot into the Sunday School class away from mom and dad? Now that was another subject. So … as mom’s do, she ventured in with him, distracted him a
few minutes and quietly tiptoed out of the room, leaving us to forge the way to a new friendship, and once again I was blessed with a small child to tell about Jesus. Class is about forty minutes long. That is
much longer than his attention span (almost longer than mine). I had come that morning prepared to teach four and five year olds, so I asked myself, “How do I manage this morning?” God had the
answer. Not any more time than the words were thought, did I hear the response: Go Back To The Basics! So for the next few minutes we learned the most important lesson: “Jesus Loves Me!” We learned to cross our heart (let’s hold God close to us); and let’s point to ourselves as we say “Me”
because we never want to forget how important a personal relationship is to Christ!
We never outgrow the basics do we? God loves us, no matter who we are or what we
have done. Another “basic” in life is: Whoever. I’m a “whoever”. Are you? The Bible says For
whoever believes in Christ should not perish but have everlasting life. Those two basics are enough for me to continue this path with God. How about you? -rita

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