The Mission Task Force invites you to a time of refreshments and fellowship directly following the morning worship service on August 12. Mission co-worker Jonathan Seitz will be sharing in more detail about his and his wife Emily's work in Taipei, Taiwan, where they have served as missionaries for the past nine years.
It was Christmas Eve, and a funeral home was no place for kids. But we had to say goodbye to Daddy, who had died a few days earlier from cirrhosis of the liver. Mom brought us early, before anyone else got there, so we could be alone with our tears and our memories. I was ten and my brother, Danny was fourteen. […]
When we invite someone we don’t know very well over to our homes for dinner for the first time, we expect that their behavior will be fairly formal or proper, don’t we? Imagine having your child’s fiancé’s parents over, for example, as the first time you ever meet. If they had been quarreling in the car on the way over, we wouldn’t expect them to continue the argument in front of us relative strangers over dinner. If they were worried about something we wouldn’t expect them to cry in front of us. If they felt high-spirited and mischievous, we wouldn’t expect them to start playfully tossing dinner rolls at each other – not with new acquaintances, not at a first meeting. There’s a certain standard of restrained, proper behavior. […]
Our guest preacher this Sunday, August 5 will be our Administrative Assistant Jeanette Levellie, who in one of her “other lives” is a respected and sought after speaker in a variety of settings, including Sunday morning worship services. The sermon topic will be “Stubborn Love,” her own testimony of how God brought her from darkness [...]
RELAY FOR LIFE: AUGUST 4: Our church will once again provide a walking team for the Paris “Relay for Life” effort, raising funds for cancer research and treatment. The event runs from Noon to 10:00 P.M. on Saturday August 4 at Twin Lakes Park; we will provide walkers for as many hours as we can. [...]