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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Words of Encouragement October 13, 2013

This morning we celebrated 90 years of our existence as a local church and congregation.
The program was a wonderful walk through history as they summarized happenings in America and worldwide for. The presentation started in the Roaring 20s, through the Great Depression of the 30s, the war years of the 40s, the Happy Days of the 50s, the unrest of the 60s, the turbulence of the 70s and then the ‘don’t worry’ attitude of the 80s. [We assume that they ran out of time to do the most current decades.]

A Deacon/narrator shared how a few couples began meeting for prayer in 1923 and set up a group that grew into our church. He shared pictures of pastors and congregations as the church family bought land, built sanctuaries, and developed in-house and outreach ministries. We also shared praise choruses from the 50s through the 80s. Even the older songs were thoroughly enjoyed.

The final summary was that the current congregation is here because of the prayers and efforts of the faithful that came before. The next question is: will there be those in the future celebrating the church and giving thanks for our faithful prayers and dedication to furthering God’s kingdom? Are we each using our God given talents and doing our share?

This is a song that our children sang as evidence of what was
taught many of us in VBS (Vacation Bible School) over the years.
I couldn't find one with image of children but this is the voice of children sharing wonderful words!
A Verse for Today:
Hebrews 12:1  (NIV)
12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

I give thanks for those who came before and built a church family where my DH and I found a home. I pray that I remain faithful and use my talents to share as God directs.

1 comment:

  1. What a great way to celebrated the existence of your local church and congregation. I pray that I am using my Lord's given talents and doing my share.


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