New Sunday Class
Psalms: Praying from the Heart
On this 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, its good to remember how
important the Psalms were to Martin Luther, the father of the Reformation.
He spent so much time praying the Psalms that he ended up memorizing all
The Psalms are the song and prayer book for God’s people. They cover the
whole range of human emotion and experience.
Some Psalms give us words to express joyful praise and confidence in
God’s care. Other Psalms give voice to our deepest pain, doubt and fear.
In all of them we encounter our God who promises to be with us no matter
what we face.
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Listen to Luther
God’s Mysterious Ways
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5
God leads and directs his people in mysterious ways. In the Bible we read, “Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen” (Psalm 77:19) Christ himself told Peter, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” (John 13:7)
We need to learn how God guides his people as they grow and develop. I too have often tried to dictate to our Lord God a certain way in which I expect him to run things. I have often said, “O Lord, would you please do it this way and make it come out that way?” But God did just the opposite, even though I said to myself, “This is a good suggestion that will bring honor to God and expand his kingdom.”
Undoubtedly, God must have laughed at my so-called wisdom and said, “All right, I know that you are an intelligent, educated person, but I never needed a Peter, a Luther, or anyone else to teach, inform, rule or guide me. I am not a God who will allow himself to be taught or directed by others. Rather, I am the one who leads, rules, and teaches people.”
Confirmation Sunday - October 16 at 10:30 AM service. Being confirmed are: McKenzie Petch, Noah Devolve, and Parker Johnson.
New Member Reception - October 23 between services. Wear your nametags. Come welcome our New Members.
Reformation Sunday - October 30 - Be sure to wear red.
Find more details in this issue of The Scribe.
Listen to Luther
There are some people who want to show God the goal and to determine the time and the manner and at the same time suggest how they wish to be helped; and if things do not turn out as they wish, they become faint-hearted, or, if they can, they seek help elsewhere. They do not wait upon Him to help them in the way they have planned.
But those who truly wait upon God ask for grace, and they leave it free to God’s good pleasure how, where, and by what means He shall help them. They do not despair of help, yet they do not give it a name. They rather leave it to God to baptize and name it, however long it may be delayed.
Growing Deeper Bible Study
44 people are signed up for our Tuesday evening Bible Study on Philippians. There’s still room for you. Come as we study and grow deeper as followers of our Lord.
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM in the fellowship hall.
The Daniel Plan
The Daniel Plan is an innovative approach to achieving a better, healthier life based on the essentials of faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. And The Daniel Plan study guide is a vital component of this exciting journey.
Created with biblical insight and assistance from medical and fitness experts, The Daniel Plan is the ingredient you need for sustainable health because it’s about a life of abundance, not deprivation.
Through the study guide, you’ll hear biblical inspiration from Pastor Rick, instruction from healthcare experts, and practical food and fitness tips; you’ll also learn about the power of community for cultivating a healthy lifestyle.
Details are inside this issue of The Scribe
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