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WEDNESDAY, FELLOWSHIP & BIBLE STUDY WILL RESUME. Come at 5:30 for fellowship meal. This Will be the final week choir will practice at 6:00 and Bible study will start at 7:00 pm. Pastor Allen will be leading us in the study of Deuteronomy. There will be a short study and activities for children during the study.
Starting November, Choir practice will be on Sunday afternoons. Correct time will be posted soon.
OUR RIVER CROSSING FOOD PANTRY: Thank you to everyone who helps with this valuable ministry. Please continue to supply food, paper products, toiletries and $$$’s. The pantry is open 9:00-11:00 am the 2nd and 4th Thursdays.
Pastors Reflections, Message from Rev. Mary Kathryn Allen, 10/22/2017
Greetings to you in the name of Christ!
First and foremost, I want to give thanks for the incredible sermon that Angela Underwood brought for us last week! It is truly a gift that Marlow has so many talented and willing servants in our midst! I am so glad to be back home with you this Sunday! As many of you know, I took a week to go with my family to North Carolina to relax and to celebrate the marriage of a very close family friend. We all need time throughout our lives to find rest and peace outside of our busy lives. While in North Carolina I had the chance to play with my two-year old nephew, I hiked with my family, I shopped with my mom, and I relaxed by the fire with old friends. All of these helped to give my soul some much needed nourishment and my body some much needed restoration.
God knows that we need the time to step away from our responsibilities. At the heart of the Sabbath law is the understanding that all people need a break from time to time. Not only does this break allow us to gather the strength required to go through another week of work and life, but it also gives us the chance to refocus ourselves for the week ahead. Bringing our best service and witness to God’s work requires that we regularly step back for a moment of sabbath. For every person there will be different things that allow them to fill their emotional and spiritual batteries. Some feel most renewed after enjoying the company of friends, others need time on their own. Some find rest in reading, others in gardening. There is so much that gives life to us. But the most important part of Sabbath is to spend time refocusing on God. We do this through worship and through prayer. When we seek to rejuvenate our minds and bodies, we must also rejuvenate our spirits. That way we bring all our best to God’s work in the world throughout the week.
May this time of worship allow each of us to rejuvenate our spirits so that we may serve God in our lives to the best of our ability!
Thank you for the encouraging words Rev. Allen. For previous reflections, click the tab above.
CHOIR PRACTICE on Wednesday’s 6:15 pm. If you are interested in joining the choir, please see Laura Bodenmann.
The study of Moses will be given by the Claim Stakers Sunday School Class, with videos by Alexander Hamilton. Men and women are invited to join us at 8:45 Sunday mornings.
Deuteronomy, what do you know about Deuteronomy? This study will be led by Rev. Mary Kathryn Allen, starting August 15, continuing for 8 weeks. Ladies, come to “Sisters in Christ” for this illuminating study. We meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am. You will enjoy the fellowship of this welcoming group.
BUSHES, TREES, FLOWERS, ETC; We have a leader, now we need some volunteers. Please let us know if you can spare an hour here or there to help with the landscaping at our church. See Melissa Long, Edwina Hanson, or Wayne Teem.
Here is an PBS documentary made a few years past. click here for PBS Documentary of History of our church It was made with the help of our church historian Ronnie Mannich. A permanent link will be placed in our “About Us” link above. Very informative and enjoyable Ronnie.
HELP, VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED DURING WORSHIP FOR THE NURSERY. Sign-up sheet can be found in the nursery.
THIS SUMMER there will be special events once a month on Wednesday evenings. Note these on your calendar for fun & fellowship.
Communion Offerings: Offerings placed in the basket during communion are used for critical local community needs.(utilities, gas, ect)
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