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Pondering from the Pastor


Dear Friends at Lake Eunice,

Greetings in the name of Christ! What an unbelievable year this has been, and weather wise, an unbelievable summer. I have heard several people say that the crops, especially the corn, looks better this year than they have in recent memory. Now if we can just not have a bad storm come and wipe them out. There are ducklings and goslings that are like teenagers along the road. Not a care in the world. Watch out for them, they don’t have their road sense yet! We are already at past the halfway mark in the summer, and in the calendar year. I personally am looking forward to fall when we can start up our fall programs again. Hopefully we can achieve a new sense of normal!

           People are struggling these days with the pandemic and the  civil unrest in our society. My personal opinion is that those who have felt marginalized and underprivileged in our society now have a cause that elevates them and gives them a sense of purpose. It isn’t just blacks, it is all races, it’s just that blacks are at the forefront of it all. What most fail to realize is that in Christ, all are equally important in His sight. Everyone matters to Him. He said it Himself in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever would believe in Him, shall not perish, but will have everlasting life.” All of us can insert our own names in this verse.

           Our Missions team has begun meeting again, and we will have coffee fellowship Sunday down in the lower level fellowship hall on Sunday August 2nd after Church. We were blessed to have Matt Larson from Camp Joy here in July and we are in the beginning stages of planning a Camp Joy night here at church, a tentative date will be   Sunday Sept. 27th for a Sunday evening service. Keep a watch in the bulletin should this date change. I will be looking for helpers to pass out snacks and juice as people come in, this will be available to anyone in the community. In October, I believe it is the 2nd, there will be a Camp Joy work day, if you are interested in going down to the camp to help, let me know. It has been several years since we have participated in that, it would be fun to do it again.

           I have been hitting hard on Ezra and Nehemiah these last few weeks, I feel that it is essential that in the difficult times we live in, that we see God’s faithfulness to His people, especially in troubled times. Nehemiah experienced opposition from the enemies of Judah, so did Ezra. We don’t know when the pandemic will end. We don’t know when the unrest in our society will cease. But what we do know is that God is faithful and He will never stop being faithful. Our purpose and mission is to share the love of Christ with all we can. He is the answer! 

Pastor Dale