Loving and Learning in Lodi September 2 2018
Happy 90th Ruth Anderson!!
As they say, ‘All good things must come to an end’ and our series on the Fruit of the Spirit ends this Sunday as we look at the Fruit of the Spirit: Self Control.
On Sunday we’ll explore what the Apostle Paul was talking about specifically. However, in this ‘blurb’ I lift up the aspect of self-control that revolves around our ability to make choices. While much of life remains outside our control, we do have control over many areas of our personal lives. Sometimes the choices are easy to make and result in wonderful happenings in our lives and those we love. Sometimes the choices are difficult. In those times, we dig down deep into our faith and courageously make our choices knowing that not all of life is found in the ‘happily ever after’ of fairytales. For those of us in the place of difficult choices this week, I send my prayers…
See you Sunday!!
From our prayer time on Sunday, August 26th:
~Donna Lance turned 86 last week. All of her family were in town and they had a wonderful time!
~Jim Baughman has added a son-in-law to his family. Adrea and Joseph were married last Saturday in Michigan. Congratulations!
~Katrina Morgan shared a thank you note from Cloverleaf Schools for all the supplies that were delivered to them from Clothe My Sheep.
~Hattie Ziegler has been informed that we are OUT of coffee for Sunday morning fellowship time. If you would be so kind, on your next grocery trip, to pick up some, that would be great!
~Jeff and Marta Van Loon shared that their son, Ryan, is undergoing testing in German Town, MD, where he now lives, for stomach issues.
~The passing of Senator John McCain.
~Lynn White asked for prayers for herself as she has some tests done and for her sister, too.
~The family in Chippewa Lake whose barn burnt Saturday night. It was formerly owned by Mac McCrary.
~The unspoken prayers among us.
~Our military personnel and their families, near and far.
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom Repp, Ken Wiley, Bob Heitkamp, Karl Hankins, Charlie Brown
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, September 2nd, 2018
Liturgist: Bill Dunham Greeters: Unknown – Sign-up calendar is lost…
Hymns: Morning has Broken verses 1-3 #145
A Favorite of Dave Anderson, Sylvia Anderson & Dani Anderson
Where the Spirit of the Lord Is TFWS #2119
More Precious than Silver sing twice TFWS#2065
Standing on the Promises verses 1, 2 & 4 #374
Scripture Philippians 4:4 - 9 New International Version
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Leader: The word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
THE CHURCH IN ACTION
Choir rehearsal tonight is cancelled.
Our monthly church potluck is this Sunday after worship. Bring a dish to share and enjoy some great food and fellowship!
Advent Devotional: We’ll be creating our own Advent Devotional for us to use during the 4 weeks of Advent in December this year. Each week will have a theme based on the candle we lit in worship on that Sunday: Candle of Trust, Candle of Light in the Darkness, Candle of Care, and Candle of Joy. Start pondering what you’d like to contribute: a personal story on one of the themes, a favorite poem, hymn, song, or a favorite devotion from some other source. Please include a short closing prayer. Remember that your devotion needs to fit on a half sheet of 8 ½ x 11 paper. Dee Heitkamp and Larry Scott will be in Fellowship Hall to sign you up on Sunday. The deadline for turning in your devotion is Sunday, October 7th. You may email it to Dottie Kimble ator give her a hard copy at any time.
A ‘Different Need’ has been met: We rejoice that the lawn mower needed for the church property has been donated! Happy Dance!! If you can help mow now because a mower is provided, please contact our Trustee Chairperson, Don Graves at 330-620-3453.