“YOUR SUPPER, LORD,
“Your supper, Lord, before us spread, The cup beside
the broken bread, Reminds us of Your life laid down - The shameful cross,
the thorny crown.
(Used by permission, CCLI # 862766)
Greetings in the precious Name of Jesus! It is so good to write to you again! I want to begin by telling you how much I appreciate all of you who worked so hard to make Anniversary Sunday so special. Special thanks to Gerald Frederick, David Rogers, and all the music people for working together to make the worship services so special! Also, special thanks to Lois Gainey, Bernie Thornton, and the kitchen crew for making the after service food and fellowship so gooooood! Lastly, thanks to all who prepared those extra dishes full of food for our guests. We had such a good day!
I also want to thank all of the committees for stepping up and performing the tasks and mission that God has given you. I am very excited that the Nominating Committee has jumped into action. Please pray for the Nominating Committee as they seek God’s wisdom filling important positions of leadership. We need teachers and workers to step up and say “Yes, I will be glad to serve the Lord!”
We don’t want to be like “The Motionless Man” who developed The Fine Art of Doing Nothing. Let me explain: The sign on the stage proclaimed: "The Motionless Man: Make Him Laugh. Win $100." The temptation was irresistible. For three hours boys and girls, men and women, performed every antic and told every joke they knew. But Bill Fuqua, the Motionless Man, stood perfectly still. Fuqua is the Guinness Book of World Records champion at doing nothing. In fact, he appears so motionless during his routines at shopping malls and amusement parks that he is sometimes mistaken for a mannequin. There are a lot of Christians in many congregations who seem to have mastered the fine art of doing almost nothing.
In my many years of ministry, I have shared in the frustration of Nominating Committees who have asked so many capable people to teach and serve only to be met with, “I did my time.” Or “I’ve got too much going on to do that.” I respond to that by saying, “Now is the time, and the most important thing going on is the Lord’s Work!” Please don’t master the art of doing almost nothing. Master the art of doing something for Jesus!!!
“Then saith He unto His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few.’” (Matthew 9:37)
In Service to Him,
Sunday, July 24
Monday, July 25 - 29
Wednesday, July 27, August 3
Sunday, July 31
Monday, August 1 - Thursday, August 4
Saturday, August 6
Sunday, August 7
Thank you for the cards, thoughts, and especially your prayers for me. I have gone through a very difficult time since having a stroke in April, but I am slowly improving. Please continue to pray for me. I think of all of you often and miss you very much.
With my love, Betty Moore
SEESALT YOUTH CONFERENCE
LOOK UP LODGE RETREAT
This Called Church Conference will be for the purpose of
hearing a report from the Finance Committee.
BIRTHDAY TO YOU