May 20, 2018
Good morning, and a beautiful one it is. Hard to imagine that in 34 days our days begin to get shorter, where do the days go? I have had a couple questions about our flags not being at half-staff a week or so ago. The reason we did not lower them is that the State of Maine pulley system is broke as was the Christian Flag system. We have temporarily taken down the State Flag to repair the pole which allows us to lower the U.S. flag correctly. I hope this answers the concerns I was hearing.
We are looking to show the movie, "I Can Only Imagine" during the week of June 12th. It will be on the large screen downstairs. If you are interested please let me know.
May 20 Youth Sunday No Sunday School. 12 pm Youth Group (bring work clothes)
May 23 8 am prayer group ALL INVITED
May 23 5 pm Bible study (Daniel); 6 pm Vespers; 6:40 pm Choir
May 27 10 am Church Service (Last Sunday for Choir) No Youth Group Happy Memorial Day
May 28 Memorial Day Parade with memorial service at Davenport Park to follow
May 30 8am Prayer Group
May 30 5 pm Bible study (Daniel); 6 pm Vespers;
June 03 10 Church Service 12 pm Youth Group
June 06 8am Prayer Group 6pm Vespers
June 07 L.I.F.T. Women's Gathering
June 23 VBS Day
July 1-6 Mission Trip
July 08 Church Picnic: pastor Carl's House "FREE" bring dessert if you like
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." (2 Timothy 4:7)
As the time of graduation is upon us I thought it an appropriate time to remind us all to “Run our own race.” Do not spend time focusing on what others are doing and accomplishing instead focus on your gifts and spend much time asking God what he is calling you to do.
I believe God does call each of us to run our own course in this life. A course that will bring us into a deeper relationship with Him and with His children. If we all ran our own race and didn’t worry about others imagine how little gossip there would be, or envy, jealousy or comparing that person to another person. Run your race and keep moving forward.
This week, pray about the race God is calling you to run, at whatever stage of life you are in. Aim to keep moving forward, looking, praying and searching for God’s purposes for you. Without growth, we become stagnant. Just as we celebrate graduates, join God in celebrating your growth as you reach new milestones. I hope to see you this morning as we celebrate our youth! Pastor Carl
Almighty God, help keep me on course. May I run the race you are calling me to run with the gifts that I am blessed to have and not worry about other’s gifts and how they’re running their race. Lord forgive me when I sin either in action or thought. Help me oh Lord to focus on You and to be present with those you put in my path. Lord I thank you for the blessings, the teachings and the convictions even when they are hard to see or hear for I know they can help our relationship. Father guide me this day as I pray this and all things in the name of Your Son, Amen