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February Newsletter/2019

Pastor MaryAnn's Message……….

       It's a new year and that means new responsibilities in some of our lives.  I was praying over the list of leadership positions for this year.  We have some new faces and some that are experienced "trailblazers."  My prayer is that those who have been on a committee before will help those that are new.  The nominating committee tried to ask some new people but were not always successful.  If you are not on a committee and would like to serve the Lord in that capacity please let them or me know.  Kingdom work is something we all need to take part in to feel connected to our one and only God.  Its all in the attitude?  When it comes to meetings no one dreads meetings some times more than me.  Especially when people don't show, you feel like you have wasted your time and you can get frustrated pretty easily.  That is, if you let it get to you.  Be grateful for the ones that did show and get as much done that you can under the circumstances.  It's all in the attitude.  We laugh and pray and usually get reacquainted with people in our meetings.  They re informative and fun because we make them that way.

     Did Jesus hold meetings?  Did the disciples show up?  One example might be when He met with them at the Last was very important that they all show up and they did.  Jesus didn't have to call up the ones who missed the meeting and give them an update.  They didn't miss the touching Passover Meal.  This is where Jesus tells them about what is going to happen next in His ministry.  A lot was discussed at that meeting  Read Luke 22:7-38.  Those are the "minutes" from His last meeting with them before He was arrested in the garden.  Just think what they would have missed.

     what meeting have you missed lately?  Don't miss out on time with your Savior or your church family.  We need every one of you!  So pray fully about joining us on a committee, and having fun with your brothers and sisters in Christ.  The more the merrier!                 

 ~ Pastor MaryAnn




February 2019 Connections...…


Thought for the day......

" The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart."   ~ Helen Keller

  By Timothy Merrill

Dear Friends in Christ, 

Happy New Year!  I sincerely hope the new year is opening well for you.  January is a fun month is some respects.  After such a long holiday emphasis (Thanksgiving to New Years Day), January sort of grounds us.  We can now resume our "normal" life.  We need to gather tax information for the year 2018.  Some of us will get back to an exercise regime.  And we will even begin to do some planning for the rest of the year:  travel, conferences, family gatherings and so on.  And as we lift our eyes to the rest of the year, we see February before us, a month that offers a great opportunity to show our homebound members that they are part of our church family.


The big day in February is Valentine's Day, February 14 --a Thursday.  The symbols of Valentine's Day are hearts and roses.  Why not make certain that each homebound person receives a red rose and Valentine's cards?  The cards might come from the ministry committee, a youth group or Sunday school children.  Perhaps someone can bake cupcakes.  Leave a small box of chocolates, or a few heart-shaped candies that have tiny messages printed on them.


This month's theme is VALENTINE'S DAY.  The message of Valentines Day is love.  All of the symbols and gestures associated with this day are supposed to say to someone, "we love you.  We care about you.  You are special to us."  So, to miss a connection to the homebound members of the church on Valentine's Day could send the wrong message--that they are forgotten; that no one cares.  If our spouses don't remember us on Valentine's Day, we are disappointed.  Let's not miss this huge opportunity to send a message that we care, we love and we have not forgotten!