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June 25, 2010

This Sunday we begin our summer worship schedule!  Come for a Hymn Sing at 9:45 a.m.  Worship begins at 10:00.  Refreshments will be served on the front walk after the service, weather permitting.

Kids from kindergarten through 7th grade will leave for 40 Minute Club after the Children’s Sermon.

Pastor will be speaking from Luke 9:51-62.

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There will be a church picnic behind the manse Sunday.  The pool and water slide will be open.  If you didn’t fill out a reservation, that’s okay.  There are plenty of hot dogs and hamburgers for all.  Melvin Washington and Amos Bhagwandeen will cook to order. 

Come and wish Pastor Cobb the best at General Assembly in Minneapolis.  He leaves next Friday and returns Saturday, July 10.  If you have an opinion about anything coming before the Assembly you may give it to him.  General Assembly is the parent policy making board of our denomination and meets every two years. 

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The Leesburg mission team will meet in the lounge immediately after worship on Sunday.  Please come if you have any interest in being part of this effort (you do not need to commit for the entire week).  The trip will be July 19-23.

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Don’t forget your donations of individual snacks and juice boxes for our Community Vacation Bible School (July 26-30 from 6-8:30 p.m.).  There is a box for the goodies in the vestibule.

Thanks!

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The office will be operating on reduced hours during the summer but will be open most mornings.  Please call before stopping by. 

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Please remember in prayer ~

The Richtmyer Family

Eddie Haldeman

Edna Brown

Pastor Cobb and other delegates to General Assembly meeting July 3-10 in Minneapolis

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Back on the Farm

As a 5-year-old keeping the cows out of my father’s fields, I was awed by the sounds and sights of a North Dakota summer day. Only the occasional mooing of a cow or the whistling of a meadowlark broke the soft stillness. Shimmering heat waves danced across the prairie while a cautious coyote skulked nearby. Hungry hawks circled overhead as snow-white clouds lazily floated in the sky.

My parents taught me that far above the idyllic Dakota scene was a personal God, great and holy beyond all imagining. I felt small and vulnerable. But my parents also taught me that God loved me so much He sent Jesus to die for me, so I felt love for Him.

Children can sense those kinds of essential truths long before they understand terms like God’s transcendence (His immeasurable difference from us) and His immanence (His nearness). I know the words now, but I still find it helpful to recapture that innocent wonder by imagining myself back on the farm as a child.

We can’t relive our childhood, nor should we want to do so. But remember that the Lord lives “with him who has a contrite and humble spirit” (Isa. 57:15). Recall the wonder of your early days. Then, with a childlike sense of awe, reflect on the majesty of the “High and Lofty One.”

By Herbert Vander Lugt – Our Daily Bread, August 15, 1997

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday           

     9:45 Hymn sing

   10:00 Worship

   11:15 Refreshments

            Mission Team Meeting

   12:00 Picnic at Manse

Thursday

   11:30 Lunch Bunch to Gilchrist’s

Friday

   Pastor leaves for General Assembly

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Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. - I Corinthians 13:7
 
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