CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
We are called to bring people into a personal relationship with God through his son, Jesus Christ.
We accomplish this by bringing others into the community of the church through genuine friendship and fellowship. In this loving fellowship we grow in faith through the Word, community, prayer and worship.
Dylan and Tyler Balazovic and Bob Blome lead the congregation in the Affirmation of Faith.
These three young men just completed their confirmation class. Congratulations.
CHURCH COUNCIL MEMBERS
Barbara Bergin, President-Personnel
Connie Warner, Vice-President
Bob Zimmerman- Property and By-laws
Pastor Mike will lead a bible study about bible translations. The studies will begin August 17 at 6:30. Meetings will be held at the Church.
"The Way We Walk" an informal bible study that meets in homes over a cup of coffee. August 16 meet at Barb Shades at 10:00. Contact Karen Vance with questions (989-245-6080).
August 31-Chili Cook-off-5:30
Sept. 23-Eat for Heat/Silent Auction
(WAIT FOR IT TO LOAD-CHECK THE SERMONS TAB FOR MORE SERMONS)
“But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of land, and I must go out and see it; please accept my regrets.’” Luke 14.18 NRSV
August 9, 2016
In my life, those who simply rejected my excuses for underachieving and not staying on task have blessed me.
There was the principal who said, “Nobody but your mama cares about your excuses. Work harder.” He was wrong about my mother. She didn’t buy my excuses either.
And there was my doctoral adviser who said, “When you are done with your excuses, I will tell you how to graduate in six months and not waste the last four years of study and research.” Why yes, that did get my attention. Funny how something can seem to be taking forever and then when you get a non-negotiable deadline (also known in some circles as a threat), the time and energy are suddenly there. Sort of like magic!
And along the way, I learned another secret to accomplishing those things that were giving me trouble. I learned to ask for help. As a child I really didn’t have much trouble asking for help, but as an adult it became harder. Still is sometimes.
One of the great truths of life is, “Ask and you shall receive.” Try it. It still works and certainly beats having to give yet one more excuse that no one really cares about and we don’t fully believe ourselves.
Prayers: Lord, You remember all the “reasons” I gave You as to why I wasn’t living the way You wanted? Scratch those.