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Church School for all ages
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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Church School for all ages
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Worship
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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TUE
Ministers and Spouses Fellowship Lunch
12:00 PM
Kitchen and Fellowship Hall
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09

WED
Bible Search
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THE GRAPEVINE

 

 

JULY, 2017

Jim’s Jots

 

Thinkin, just a thinkin. This week we are in VBS. We have a number of children who are depending on us to have patience in teaching and guiding their little lives. We also have a great number of workers who are giving of their time to do just that and I am so grateful for their work and patience and perseverance.

Patience was the word of the day on Monday in our VBS opening session and for me it prompted thoughts of patience in our Pastor search and patience in our search committee. We had just learned that the candidates we were looking at had declined to continue with the thought of coming here and we felt like we were back to square-one so to speak.

BUT, that is not where we are. The committee has learned a lot in it’s year and a half search. They have struggled together and persevered to this point and they are much better prepared to continue the search. They are confident that the Lord has a special someone He has chosen to come to this place. SO, patience and perseverance are the words of the day, week, and year. I know that I would do well to think about that in the year ahead. We must be confident in the wisdom of the Lord to provide what we need and provide it when we need it.

When Henry Ford wanted safety-glass for one of his new models, he went to his tried and tested engineers for help. All 130 of them knew too many reasons why safety-glass could not be produced. Finally, a young engineer, who knew no reason why it couldn't be done, set to work and developed safety-glass. With patience and persistence the task was completed! There are three kinds of people in the world, the wills, the won'ts and the can'ts. The first accomplish everything; the second oppose everything; the third fail in everything. I am thankful we have the “WILLS” in this place.

 

Pastor Jim