January 8, 2017
What is your talent? Your treasure?
Once upon a time, there was a wonderful church that did what they could to spread the word of Christ throughout its small community. One day, it was decided to have a big community meal and everybody was asked to bring a dish to share.
Alas, some of the congregation felt sadness as they could not afford to fix extra food as they barely had enough to cover their own meals. But, they decided, if others could cook, they could clean. So, it came to pass…
Alas, some of the congregation felt sadness that they could not cook a decent meal if their life depended on it. But, they decided, they had money and could help supply the food for the dinner. And so, it came to pass…
Alas, some of the congregation felt sadness as they were not good cooks, couldn’t stand for long periods of times and had not the money to spare. But, they had a garden full of flowers and decided they could help decorate the hall with fresh flowers as their contribution to the dinner. And so, it came to pass…
The moral of the story is that it takes many different kinds of people to keep a church alive. Whether you can cook, enticing people to come to the church dinner, join others with laughter and fellowship while cleaning, have money to buy the food and to help get the word out, or if you are a faithful servant unto God’s earth, it takes all kinds of people to make a church.
And so, it came to pass… Read the bulletin here.
Disciple Women’s Project December 2016
Long ago, Wise Men came bearing gifts to the Christ Child, Jesus. So, this December, let us come bearing gifts in His name to the newborns at Hannah’s Promise.
Let us have compassion for these tiny innocent beings coming into this world, not knowing what is in their future. Please bring something for a newborn, blessing the mother as well as the child. Appropriate, inexpensive items include blankets, diapers, sleepers, etc. Bring your unwrapped gifts to the narthex by Sunday, December 18th. We will wrap and deliver them to Hannah’s Promise before Christmas.
We invite our loving family, the congregation, to join us. Let us all be Wise Men and Women for these precious babies. We thank you for your participation throughout this year – 11 worthy projects – made successful by your generosity. May you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with God’s abundant blessings.
DW Executive Board meets at 9:30 am on Tuesday, December 6th. Merry Christmas Luncheon is Tuesday, December 13th at noon. Read the bulletin
Adopt a student
Here at Labette Community College, you can find students from all walks of life and geographical areas. Some of these students are gone from home for the first time and sometimes they are very far away from home. These students can experience a sense of isolation and loneliness, so far from home, their families and friends.
Can you help? Adopt-A-Student is a new ministry for our church. Pastor Paul, Jewell Reed, Don and Janie Barcus have been going to LCC to minister to these young and non-traditional students.
Can you lend an ear? Invite them over for a meal or take them out? Maybe introduce them here at church? Give them a call and see how it’s going with them, at school and otherwise, maybe even a pat on the back for passing that grueling test? How about a movie, a picnic in the park, or going out for ice cream? Living on a shoestring budget, some of these young adults could benefit from packs of snacks, fresh fruit and other food items they can keep with them for those late night study sessions.
If you are people-oriented and would like to help some great kids, please sign up in the narthex. Thanks for your great support of this wonderful new ministry! Read more