The September, October, and November 2019 devotional books are available for you in the gathering space on the welcome center. Please help yourself!
Volunteer Sign-up Sheets
The 4th quarter sign-up sheets are hanging behind the current 3rd quarter sheets on the kiosk in the gathering space. Please sign-up to help where you are called. It takes many hands to keep the church property, food pantry, clothing closet, and worship running smoothly.
Take Me Jesus as I Am
A couple of Sundays ago as I was sitting in the pew listening to the beautiful prelude Wanda was playing, I glanced over at the newly painted alter scape that Julie had just completed. WOW——-to me the message couldn’t be any clearer. The cross, and you and I humbly kneeling and coming before it. The words of a song we sing often in church came to mind: Jesus take me as I am, For I can come No other Way, take me deeper into you, make my flesh life melt away. Make me like a precious stone, crystal clear and finely honed.
WAIT———I see more than the cross and the person kneeling in front of it——-I see, ever so slightly, Jesus shining through.
The last stunning picture that Julie had painted of Jesus hadn’t been entirely covered up—-it was shining through. And it was PERFECT——–
You and me humbly coming before God at the cross and the whole time Jesus is shining through. No matter what, no matter where we are in our lives, no matter how we come to the cross, we can come no other way, we are who we are because Jesus died on that cross for us, and he is always there, ever present.
Take Me Jesus as I am
For I can come no other way
Light of Jesus Shining Through,
Giving Glory Back to You.
From the Financial Officer
The average monthly amount budgeted for 2019 for Undesignated Donations (Anticipated Offerings) for Ministry Investment was $7,500. You donated $11,594 in August, $4,094 more than the monthly budget requirement. Thank you! I have not added monies to the savings account at this time.
You donated $140.00 to mortgage reduction in August. Since inception, $88,912 has been donated to the debt reduction campaign, Happy Hearts – Hopeful Future.
The mortgage balance as of 08.31.2019 was $143,000.81.