What resolutions did you make for the New Year? Lose Weight? Exercise more? Quit procrastinating? Here are a few resolutions that are a much better blessing to you and others.
Put Christ first. Of all your activities and interests, make Christ your highest priority. Let Him reign in your life. When you put Christ first, the other things don’t seem so crucial.
Give something to those you meet. Give them a smile or a listening ear. Give your full attention. Give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Giving these kinds of things will change the world, one person at a time.
Take the high road. Every situation offers a high road and a low road and it’s clear which is which. Taking the high road means going the extra distance, being nicer than you need to be, giving more than required, taking less than entitled. Take the high road.
Remember that you’re not an only child. Jesus taught us to pray to ‘Our Father’. God is not your private Father. Children who grow up in a large family learn that there are certain things you can’t ask your father to do because there wouldn’t be enough for all your brothers and sisters. You’re not an only child. God has many other children. So you can’t ask for personal advantage that will come at the expense of another. When you pray, consider what your request will mean to others.
Choose these and you and those around you will be blessed in 2017.
Calling All Men
Men’s Breakfast at the parsonage
Saturday, February 11th
Please sign up on the Welcome Table
so we can properly plan for food.
Women’s Bible Study
Led by Mary Beth at the parsonage.
Runs 8 Wednesdays beginning Feb. 8th
This study of women of faith of the Old Testament is limited to 8 ladies, so sign up on the Welcome Table soon. There are only a couple of openings left.
It’s time for our second
Kid’s Fun Time
Sunday, February 12th
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
We’ll have story, pizza, team challenge and of course, Hide-N-Seek in the dark.
FUN! INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
“I used to pray the God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I’m supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I’m praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.”
Our next soup and sandwich supper is Wednesday, February 15th from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Rich or poor, young or old. All are welcome! There is a sign-up sheet on the Welcome table for soup, sandwiches, cookies and volunteers.
Remember that the Pat Marple Memorial fund is available for cooking ingredient reimbursement. Just turn your receipts into Ellen.
For the second time in 20 months, a car has had a close encounter with our church. In May 2015, a west bound car drove over the yard and stopped short of damaging our building. On Jan. 17th, an east bound car missed the curve and headed straight for our church, stopping within inches. Our bushes have taken a beating, but we’re so thankful God spared both drivers of injury and our building from damage. God is good all the time and all the time God is good!