Loving and Learning in Lodi July 29 2018
When I was a child, my dad loved to watch westerns on TV. Wagon Train, Gun Smoke, The Rifleman, Bonanza…all of them were watched weekly. Usually, you could tell who the good guys were and who were the bad guys. Sometimes it was as easy as what color hat they wore: black for the bad guys or white for the good guys.
Goodness…this week’s Fruit of the Spirit…is in the ‘white hat’ category. In fact, all the fruits of the Spirit are in the ‘white hat’ category!! ‘Black hat’ traits and actions are un-Jesus-like!! As we learn about the Fruit of the Spirit, goodness, let’s keep on our ‘white hats’ through the week!
See you Sunday,
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From our prayer time on Sunday, July 22nd:
~Boyd Lance is 88 years young today! He said the Lord isn't done with him yet and he is looking forward to living longer.
~Leo and Chris will celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, July 24th. Leo said respecting each other's individuality and interests is the secret, as well as lots of love.
~Boyd Lance is thankful for all of the prayers for he and Donna.
~Bob Heitkamp is feeling good after his surgery and thanked everyone for prayers and cards.
~Pat McLoda is joyful that their daughter Dory and son-in-law Doug have been visiting for a few days and are with them in church today.
~Also, Neal is happy to be walking without a cane only a month after hip replacement surgery.
~Dee Heitkamp said it was joyous to just sit and listen during coffee time this morning at all the laughter and conversation; it is such a blessing.
~Larry Scott told Rev. Diane that Irene is doing good after her knee replacement surgery.
~Tom Repp goes to hospital Wednesday for tests and asks for prayers.
~Dawn Rice asks for prayers for Tammy and Preston who are expecting a baby this week.
~Karl Hankins requests prayers for his daughter Vicky as she goes to Haiti for a work mission.
~Grace Harvey asks for prayers for Kevin Buser who is dealing with two teenagers alone as he lost his wife a year ago and one of the children has special needs.
~Ron Stewart asks for prayers for the families of the victims of the Branson, Missouri, duck boat accident.
~Remember our unspoken and our servicemen and women.
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom Repp, Ken Wiley, Irene Scott, Bob Heitkamp
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Delbert Miller
Families Grieving: The Donna Grimm Family, The Max Longsdorf family, The Jean Parker family, The Acey Baker family, The Lois Jockisch family, The Jim Hastings family, The Windy Klinect family, The Susie Hall family,
Rev. Diane and family with her oldest sister’s death
Sunday, July 29th, 2018
Liturgist: Grace Harvey Greeters: Lil Tozser
Hymns: Open My Eyes verses 1 – 3 #454
Where the Spirit of the Lord Is TFWS #2119
I Surrender All verses 1, 3 & 4 #354
Sent Out in Jesus’ Name sing twice TFWS #2184
Scripture Romans 12:17 - 21 Common English Bible
Don’t pay back anyone for their evil actions with evil actions, but show respect for what everyone else believes is good.
If possible, to the best of your ability, live at peace with all people. Don’t try to get revenge for yourselves, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath. It is written, Revenge belongs to me; I will pay it back, says the Lord. Instead, If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. By doing this, you will pile burning coals of fire upon his head. Don’t be defeated by evil, but defeat evil with good.
Leader: The word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
THE CHURCH IN ACTION
Feed My Sheep is this coming Thursday, July 26 from 5-7pm. Continue to pray for this mission. Bake a sweet treat to share or come in and help! We always have fun doing God’s work.
A Need for Help: The Trustees needing help in mowing and maintaining our church’s yard. If you can help, please call our Trustee Chairperson, Don Graves at 330-620-3453. The Trustees are open to a rotating schedule of people who would look after the property. Thanks for considering it!
School My Sheep: August 4th It’s is getting closer! What an amazing congregation! We don't need you to donate anything else but your time! (Oh, and coats) We are all done except little things, and there is money to purchase those items. We humbly thank you! God is good!
Wed. July 25th 4-6 pm
Wed. Aug. 1st 6-8 pm (Setting up shoes and school supplies)
Thurs. Aug. 2nd all day starting at 8am
Fri. Aug. 3rd all day starting at 8am
Sat. Aug. 4th 7:30 am-1 pm