B L E S S E D|
|As we come into July and the celebration of our Country, take time to thank God for all of His blessings and for His protection, care, and grace:
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." Psalm 33:12
"For I know the plans I have for you, Plans to prosper you and not harm you, Plans to give you hope and a future." Jer. 29:11
"As you travel through long or short journeys, or quiet places near or far, know that God watches from His throne in heaven, and He watches over us all.
God, thank You for the one true thing in our lives and our country - your faithful love. Help us to place our hope in you and our future in Your hands. Amen."
2016 YOUTH GATHERING
Theme: In Christ Alone
The Gathering will take place in New Orleans, LA.next year. Watch for continuing fund raisers to help send our youth - like the upcoming car wash/brat fry! This spectacular event of Christians sharing Bible Study, praise, worship and fellowship is tremendous. Thousands of other Christian youth from nation wide. Always our thanks for your support and continued prayers.
Bible study will continue in the fall. Watch the Visitor and this site for more details. Explore new or favorite sections in your Bible this summer, devotion books, books on faith or prayer.....anything that you might find to enrich the summer days ahead. See you in September. "He leads me beside the still waters..."
VBS THANK YOUS
Special thanks to our VBS Staff and helpers...you brought the love and word to our children.
Thanks to you children for being here to celebrate a camping week of the Bible, food, fun, crafts, and music.
Thanks to all of you who helped decorate our areas and provide supplies.
Thank you to the Youth Group Members who did the worship skit Wednesday night. We would love to see it repeated!
We look forward to next year!
|LWML SCHOOL KITS
|We continue in the months of JULY, and AUGUST and will be working with LWML to put together special school kits. Please place any of these items in the Cry Room each month.......
JULY: pens and pencils
AUGUST: wide ruled notebooks and rulers
The kits will be assembled in September.
Thank you for your help!
....to join us in Summer Worship. Looking ahead to June, July, and August, Sunday morning worship services will be held at 8:30am beginning JUNE 7th and Wednesdays at 7:00pm beginning JUNE 3rd. Wednesday services will be a repeat of the previous Sunday. As summer schedules get busy, this will give extra opportunities to Pray, Praise and Give Thanks to the God who gives us such a wonderful time of the year. Please join us on either Sundays or Wednesdays through the summer.
....to all of you who brought items for Camp Discovery! A fun time! Please check out the pictures in the narthex!
And thanks to all the members who contributed to Pastor"s Anniversary Surprise!
RIGHTEOUS READY READERS STORY TIME with a CRAFT
Please join us on JULY 21st and August 11th at 10:00 a.m.
We are trying to target children from 2-7 years old for these activities.
If you have any questions, please contact Chelsey Runyard for info.
PLEASE REMEMBER ............the families in need in our community by donating to the Ashippun Bread Basket. Just pick up an extra item while you are out shopping, and place it in the cart in the Narthex. The bulletin will keep you posted on specific needs that might arise. Thank you!
SOME SPECIAL Special THANKS......
....to those who clean the facilities, to those who cook and bake for functions, to those who come to meetings in the busy-ness of summer, to those who give of their time-talents-and treasures, to those who come and worship their Lord and Savior in this temple in the very changeable weather, to our shepherd and his family for surrounding us in love, to those who look for God's smile in the beauty of a sunset, to those who remember the greatness of our country and the people who fought to preserve its freedom, and for the many other people and ways that we lift up God and praise His Name.....shine His Light!
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground and righteousness will look down from the sky. May we continue, with God's love and grace, continue to push through the crusty soil of difficulties and trials and bloom again in the summertime of God's closeness. With each new bloom in the garden, may we bloom with the love of Jesus.
My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness,
No merit of my own I claim but wholly lean on Jesus' name.
On Christ, the SOLID ROCK, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
HE IS THE ROCK.
*Keep our country, its leaders, and its people in your summer prayers.
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him". John 3:16-17