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Pondering From the Pastor

Dear Friends at Lake Eunice,

It is hard to believe that as you read this, it will be Labor Day Weekend, the last official weekend of summer. We have had a beautiful summer for the most part. But I have noticed several of the Maple trees showing fall colors on some of the branches. I also know that some of our summer people will leave after this weekend. Summer just flew by too fast! I am excited that Faith Christian School, whom we support as a mission in our church has 22 students that will start the new school year this Tuesday.

            We are so looking forward to the start-up of Sunday School with our Sunday School rally next week with a special appearance of the Old Testament character Noah and a couple of the Trowbridge Creek Zoo animals. We are starting a new series in Adult Sunday School class called The Story, by Pastor Randy Frazee and Max Lucado, there is a short video each Sunday and a workbook is included. It documents the story of man in the bible by giving an overview of the Bible. It is not verse by verse, but it covers various sections of the bible. I am hoping that you will see Sunday School as a priority in your lives this year as well as that of your children and grandchildren. Let’s make this the best Sunday School year ever!!!!! It all begins with our Sunday School Rally on the 10th and regular classes begin on the 17th.  The van will run each Sunday to pick up children in the area.

            In our Wednesday night Bible study, we have been studying a series by Chip Ingram called True Spirituality, what does it mean to live in an authentic relational community in the body of Christ? In light of that, the Worship team has organized a benefit for Kevin and Eva York on Sept. 17th starting at 4:30 p.m-7:00 p.m. We sincerely hope that you will not only attend but also bring others with you as we reach out to this faithful couple in our church who need our help to meet medical expenses from recent hospitalizations and on-going chronic health problems. The needs are great, but our God is greater, He is more than able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or think.

            Michael Catt, Pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church, producers of the movie Fireproof writes in his book, “Fireproof Your Life,” on page 61, “Our minds are like an airport runway, we can choose what we allow to land there.” I encourage you to allow hope, faith, love, and joy land on the runways of your mind. Another one I try to land as often as I can is to  praise to God for His goodness and mercy. There are many things to praise God about! What can we count and celebrate, count your blessings and celebrate His goodness to you.                                  Pastor Dale