We have been praying together as a congregation for almost 7 weeks now. For me it has been a great experience. I Iook at the names on my list and think about that person and what they might be doing at the moment. I lift up their health, their work and family. And ask God to touch their lives in whatever way it needs to be touched.
It is amazing to me that so many people we have prayed for on a certain day, actually were in somewhat of a crisis or change on their prayer day. For instance, LaDonna Allen was on the prayer list a few days ago and on that day she was moving from her house to her new apartment. She told me on Sunday how much she needed prayer at that time. There have been other instances as well of a person who just by chance is on that days prayer list, is having medical test, trouble at home, or some joy to celebrate. It wasn’t planned that way. It just happened. And who can say that God doesn’t have a hand in everything we do?
November will be a very busy month in our church. The Centennial Celebration will be the focus for much of our activities. We are all looking forward to Neil’s visit and the celebration we will have on November IS and 16. We have committees, cabinet and board meetings this month (please note the article in this Tidings and the change of dates for these meetings). Our families will gather at the end of the month for Thanksgiving and we will vote, change the clocks and begin to think about Christmas.
Our Christmas basket project is just around the corner too. As always we will respond to the needs of our community and bless those who are in need. We are fortunate to have this opportunity and ministry. Please find the special envelope in your packets of offering envelope for this project.
October was busy too. We collected money for the Blanket Project. The TNT class put together 5O hygiene kits for Church World Services. We planned and prayed and worshiped and God responded. We took a church group picture and soon you will be able to order an 8 X 10 for yourself. A larger picture will be framed and placed with other group pictures. And the chili supper was held with one of the largest crowds ever, including several children. All in all, it was a good month.
God is so good to us. Let us, in this time of giving and receiving, never forget that our blessings come from Him. Give Him the time to be involved in your life. He wants to be there so bad, so don’t get too busy. listen for his whisper, look for his artwork and feel his Spirit in your life every day.