SUMMER BREAK for Children and Youth Sunday School classes
Sunday morning, May 26, will be the final date for the meeting of our Children’s and Youth Sunday School classes, as they begin a summer break. THANK YOU to this year’s teachers Beth Ruff and Rodger Allen, and all who substituted for them on Sundays they were away; and our children and youth who participated faithfully in this year’s classes.
Guest Speaker Jeanette Levellie/Sunday, May 19
Thank you to Jeanette Levellie for leading us in worship this Sunday, May 19. Jeanette will be preaching “God Loves Basket Cases,” about how the Lord loves to rescue his children from seemingly impossible circumstances.
Jeanette is the wife of one man, mother of two grown children, grandma of three kids, and servant of two cats. She has authored five books, hundreds of articles and stories, and regularly speaks at a variety of venues.
She grew up and lived her first four decades in California and spent her freshman year of high school on Saipan, near the island of Guam. Her hobbies include gardening, reading, eating out, and finding ways to avoid housework.
LIVING GENEROUSLY BEGINS WITH TRUST: Our 2019 stewardship theme
The Bible declares that our very existence in faith begins with trust. Psalm 22:4 tells us “In you our ancestors put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them.” A search of the word “trust” in the Bible brings up references in virtually every book of the bible. We have put our trust in God from the very beginning.
Marcia Shetler wrote in Voices on Stewardship – “Trusting in God is part of our responsibility as followers of Jesus. It allows us to joyfully and generously let go of what we think is ours and release it for God’s use. Those acts of generosity are our witness to the world, sharing God’s abundance as channels of God’s love.”
Whom do you trust and why? On the most basic and important level we must trust Jesus, who calls us to follow him. But on another level, we must trust one another in this body of Christ. We trust one another to know that our giving and generosity is put to good use and that we are being faithful stewards of what has been given to us. We trust that our church leadership is investing in ministries and missions that are an expression of our shared vision. The Presbyterian Church of Paris actually accomplishes a lot for the size of our church, and this is primarily due to our faith and our commitment to stewardship.
As 2 Corinthians 8:7 tells us “But just as you excel in everything … in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us … see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”
“Job and His ‘Friends’”/Job 1:1-3, 6-22; 2:4-7, 9-11; 22: 1, 4-5, 10-11, 21-23; 11:1, 4-6; 8:1, 5-6; 27:1-6/ Rev. Rodger Allen/2-17-19
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Sunday morning, May 26, will be the final date for the meeting of our Children’s and Youth Sunday School classes, as they begin a summer break. THANK YOU to this year’s teachers Beth Ruff and [...]
The Bible declares that our very existence in faith begins with trust. Psalm 22:4 tells us “In you our ancestors put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them.” A search of the word “trust” [...]