There will be no Wednesday Night Activities for June 16, 2021.
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June 27th: Sunday School Starts Back
July 4th: Casual Sunday with Church Picnic Following Morning Service
July 11th: Evening Service starts back in the Fellowship Hall
July 21st-23rd: Family VBS, starting at 5:30 PM
Assistants Needed for Sunday School
Assistant for Nursery
On Call Assistant for Youth
Please contact Rachel Flake or Jonathan if you can help.
CORPORATE PRAYER TIME
Prayer is one of the most important disciplines we should practice as a church body. Each week, we will pray for the church, community, country, and many other needs. We will have prayer time in the church sanctuary on Wednesday at 6:30 PM.
E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church office at (567-9320) with any prayer request.
Giving as of June 16, 2021
Budget for 2021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $320,880.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . . . . . $148,098.41
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . $120,533.32
Tithes Needed for Weekly Budget $6,170.77
Tithes Received this week . . . . . . . . $4,842.19
Don’t forget to check out Brother David’s Mid-Week Devotion on the book of Psalms. They are uploaded each Wednesday on the sermon page.
From our Pastor
Where can we find help in these days? It seems that fraud, corruption, betrayal, and evil surround us. Where can we find help?
There is only one source of true help. That only source of help is God. But what a help He is!
The writer of Psalm 135 knew the certainty of God’s help. In fact, the psalm is a psalm of praise for God’s help in the past and the present.
Why is God a dependable, trustworthy source of help? First, His nature makes Him worthy of our trust. God, being God, can be entirely trusted. Verse 3 says, “Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praises to His name, for it is lovely.”
In ancient times, a person’s name was a revealing of their character. God is lovely. Everything about God is good and lovely. How can we not trust a person whose nature is good? Our good God is worthy of our trust – even in days like these.
Next, the psalmist reminds us of God’s love for us. Verse 4 says, “For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His own Possession.” God chose Israel so that He could bring them into His love.
It is the same for us. Ephesians 1:4b-5 read, “…In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will…” God has loved us from eternity past for eternity future. How can we not trust such a God?
Third, the psalmist reminds us of God’s unlimited power. Verse 6a says, “Whatever the Lord pleases, He does…” Verses 6b-7 then show examples of God’s power seen in creation. There is nothing that God cannot do. His help is sufficient for every need.
Last, God’s personal involvement enables us to rely upon His help. Verses 8-18 give examples of God’s help for Israel in contrast to the deadness of false gods. Our God is real and is always at work in the lives of His people. Our God is a “very present help in times of trouble” (Psalm 46:1). Our God is always with us. His help is certain.
These are disturbing days. But we have an unfailing source of help in our God. He is worthy of our trust.