Sunday, June 14, 2015


Thankfulness – Are we thankful for all God does for us? We are usually thankful for His helps and blessings although the blessings are so great sometimes we may not be thankful for them all. It might be interesting to try to look at things from God’s perspective. We often ask for His help, asking for what God can do for us. Perhaps God wants to know what we can do for him. While Almighty God doesn’t need anything from us, he wants a relationship with us. He sent his Son so that relationship could be made. How do we provide what we can do for God? By seeking His will and being obedient by sharing the hope we have and the good news about the kingdom.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


In April we have been blessed to install 4 deacons. These young men have each taken an area of work that they will lead. They want to engage the whole congregation in these works. One goal is to have everyone involved in a work. I am asking for you to reach out and offer to help them. Let’s be an engaged and working congregation.

Here are the areas of work and the responsible Deacon:

Curriculum and Education – Paul Wiens will take the lead and Travis Dann will help. Present and former teachers will be asked for input to see what they want or don’t want as we develop the curriculum.

Youth Ministry – Travis Dann will take the lead with Ty and Jerrod helping. We want to have activities for all ages. Everyone enjoyed the Bowling and want more activities like that and we also want to do service projects.

Church Directory - Ty McClurg and Andy Cox will be updating the Church Directory

Engagement and Involvement - In general we want to have more members of the congregation involved and working.

Administration and Budget - Andy Cox will lead in this work and Ty McClug will also help

Engagement and Involvement - We will be working to get broader involvement of the congregation in the works of the Church.

Please keep your bulletins and pray for those on the prayer list. Look for ways to help. Read you Bible and seek understanding and discernment. Volunteers are needed for the lectureship.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


The Blessings of Having God as Our Father, 8/14/11

The first part of James 4:8 gives us words of promise and encouragement:
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
What a blessing it is to be able to come close to our God, knowing that the closer we choose to come to Him the closer He will come to us. God is our creator and eternal heavenly Father.

What child does not want to curl up in the protective arms of their Father? What Father does want to hold, protect and comfort their child? God longs for us to come into his arms and enjoy his love and protection (Matt. 23:37). All we have to do is come.

Let us consider the blessings of having God as our Father:
1. He is the source of very good and perfect gift – James 1:17; Matt. 7:11.
2. He provides us comfort in all our afflictions. 2 Cor. 1:3-4.
3. When needed, He chastises us. Heb. 12:5-11.
4. He has promised to never forsake us. Heb. 13:5-6.
Let’s resolve every morning, as soon as our eyes open, to draw closer to our heavenly Father , subject ourselves to Him and enjoy His protection. He is our light, our salvation and the defender of our lives. (Psalm 27:1)

Seeking God, 2/29/09

Deuteronomy 4:29 tells us “But if you seek the Lord your God you will find Him if you look for Him with all your heart and with all your soul”.

In Proverbs 8:17 we learn “I love those who love me and those who seek me find me.

Hebrews 11:6 tells us that “Without faith it is impossible to please God. We must believe that he exists and rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”

There are many verses in the Bible that speak to seeking God. Clearly God wants us to seek Him. The word “seek” implies a quest, not a casual act. If we are to seek God we must read the Bible to gain understanding. We can’t read it like we scan a newspaper. We must read and act on our knowledge. So we progress in our faith. Progressing in the faith is the fruit of seeking. Are we seeking God? Are we on a quest to know God and His will for us?