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Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. 1 Chronicles 29:11
10 to 11 a.m.
First Sunday of
This quarter I wanted to share some writing with you that I have found to be rich and powerful and meaningful ………….See what you think:
God answers prayer; sometimes when hearts are weak,
He gives the very gifts His children seek,
But often faith must learn a deeper rest,
And trust God’s silence when He cannot speak;
For He whose name is love, will send the best;
Stars may burn out, nor mountain walls endure,
But God is true, His promises are sure
To those who seek.
Potluck After Service
UM Women Meet Second Thursday Evenings
And then there’s this:
What’s Really Important
A few years ago at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash. At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with the relish to run the race to the finish and win.
All, that is, except one boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times, and began to cry. The other eight heard the boy cry. They slowed down and paused. Then they all turned around and went back--------every one of them!
One girl with Down’s syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, “This will make it better.” Then all nine linked arms and walked together to the finish line.
Everyone in the stadium stood, and the cheering went on for 10 minutes.
(author unknown, found in “A Third Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul”)
And then there’s this:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (John 3:16-17)
Remember, God loves you and so do I. Pastor Jim
Tip of the Halo to:
Stephen G. April 3
Brenda & Paul H. (anniv.) April 7
Juanita R. April 25
Eileen L. May 2
Elizabeth & Steven M. (anniv.) May 7
Beth D. May 13
Brenda H. May 14
Charles H. May 17
Beth D. & Rusty R. (anniv.) June 11
Susan & Harry R. (anniv.) June 11
Sue G. June 16
Sandy & Bill G. (anniv.) June 17
Shaw M. & Sandy S. (anniv.) June 22
Sharon & Tom S. (anniv.) June 25
Jim Leamon (began ministry at OUMC) June 27
Paige S. June 25
High school graduates: Zachary Hackett, Debbie Lauren Rogers, and Jennifer Sweetapple
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