Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sunday, January 17, 2021

 

 

Good Morning!  Hope everyone was able to stay safe and warm and close to home throughout the blizzard Friday!

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 January 16 - 17

 Please pray for a peaceful, safe Inauguration Day.  Beth Lueth's son-in-law, Thomas, will be one of the thousands of National Guardsmen there.  Her niece will be on standby should violence erupt in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Pray that our country will heal.  Pray for a smooth, quick distribution of the Covid vaccine.  Jo Ann reported that residents of Fremont County are to get their shots at Grape Community Hospital. You can call the hospital and get on their list.  They will call you back when it is your turn. When I called, the lady said they were focusing on people over 75 or over 65 with severe health problems now.  Please pray for Gary Hudnall and his family.  Gary's mother passed away.

Happy Birthday to Larry Warren (17th), Nancy Newlon (18th), and Lynn Handy (20th)!

The videos this week focus on serving our Lord by spreading His word and helping others. You might want to read 1 Samuel 3:1-10.  This is the scripture that inspired the song, "Here I am, Lord."

As I was searching for videos this week, I discovered The Singing Contractors.  These are two construction men who started singing with each other while "on the job."  Someone posted one of their songs on YouTube and it went viral.  Now they even have an album!  They are sharing their faith through music.  Think of ways you can use the talents God has given you to help others. ~ Mary

Here I Am, Lord 

The Old Rugged Cross - The Singing Contractors 

I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go 

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  Looking through past photos of church and church gatherings, I thought it might be nice to share one or two every Sunday, calling it, "Captured Moments from the Past."
Here's today's captured moments..
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Percy's Tidbit


The secret ingredient is love.

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Remember to value each moment as we head into another week.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021

 

Good Morning!

January 9 - 10

Please pray that God will guide our congregation in 2021 and keep us safe.  Pray that Pastor Blaine's son Danny, Joan's son Mike, and Kris Handy will continue to make steady progress in their healing.

Happy Birthday, Eryn Warren! (January 10)

We definitely need to pray for our country.  Following the attack on the Capitol this week, I decided to choose "God Bless America" for the first video.  Pray that God will bless the United States by keeping us safe and guiding our elected officials so we will have a smooth transition of power. ~ Mary

God Bless America

Let There Be Peace On Earth 

Prayer For A New Beginning 

 

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Thought this would be of interest to those of you that may not have caught Hamburg on the Wowt channel 6 news. Click HERE to watch.

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Looking through past photos of church and church gatherings, I thought it might be nice to share one or two every Sunday, calling it, "Captured Moments from the Past."
Here's today's captured moments..
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Percy's Tidbit

We must silence the chatter in our head and trust the One who calms our heart.

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This past week, the song that his been brought to the forefront of my mind is, "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus."  A song I haven't heard or sung in awhile, but chose to suddenly come to me. Perhaps a little nudge, a little reminder as to where to put my focus. Thank you Lord for inserting those little unexpected reminders at those times we need it most.  ~ Mindy

 

 Let's begin the new week by doing all things with love.



Sunday, January 3, 2021

Sunday, January 3, 2021

 

 


 

 Good Morning and welcome 2021!

 

January 2-3
Happy New Year! We all pray that God will bless our congregation in 2021. Please pray for Pastor Blaine's son, Danny, who is in the hospital. Joan Tiemeyer's son, Mike, needs our prayers as he is in the hospital following a four wheeler accident. Pray for David Lueth, who had back surgery and Julie Sherwood Gallagher, who had hip replacement surgery.
Jan and I  are thrilled to announce that Aaron and Makayla are engaged! He proposed to her right after the strike of midnight on
January 1st. Please pray that God will bless them in every way.
Happy Anniversary to Charlie and Patti Bohlen! (January 2)
Happy Birthday to Dave Handy on January 4th!


The first video this week is "Do You Have Room?". It reminds us to make room for Jesus in our lives and to do His work in our daily lives by helping others.
The second video is "He is the Gift.". Jesus truly is the greatest gift ever given to us! 

Do You Have Room 

He is the Gift

 Now that the holidays are over, I am not sure which direction to take with the videos. I would appreciate any suggestions you have. Do you have a favorite hymn you would like to hear? ~ Mary

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 Congratulations to Aaron and Makayla on their engagement! May your wonderful journey be filled with love and happiness.

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Looking through past photos of church and church gatherings, I thought it might be nice to share one or two every Sunday, calling it, "Captured Moments from the Past."
Here's today's captured moments..
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Percy's Tidbit


The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Dan Millman

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Wishing you a relaxing and peaceful Sunday, and a great week ahead!

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Sunday, December 27, 2020

 

When they saw the Star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.            Matthew 2:10   

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Dec. 26-27


I hope everyone had a wonderful, blessed Christmas! Please continue to pray for health and safety for all our congregation.


Did you look for the Bethlehem Star  on Monday? It looked so bright because Saturn and Jupiter were as "close" together as they have been in 800 years. It reminded me of the magnificence of God's creation and the Wise Men who followed the star to Bethlehem. Perhaps since it happened in 2020, it is God's way of reminding us He is still in control and things will get better. Listen closely to the words of "The Star Still Shines" video.  It reminds us to follow the Light who is Jesus. May the Lord bless you and keep you safe in 2021.  ~ Mary

The Star Still Shines

When Love was Born

We Three Kings 


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This morning we have some photos and a message to share from Barb and Lynn Handy...

Hello from the Handys! As you know 2020 has been a trying year for all of us.  We continue to give glory to God for His daily care and many blessings.  Lynn is home...that is Christmas joy!!  We look forward to a renewed 2021.  We send Holiday greetings, wishes, and love to our dear friends.  We have missed all of you.

 

 In this photo, if you look closely at the tree, you will see a single cardinal ornament.  The ornament, a gift from sister Betty, brings memories of our precious mother.  The cardinal was her favorite bird.


In this photo, Dana had gifted me with the wooden creche, with baby Jesus, several years ago.  I add lights and display every year.  A reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.


The outside tree is decorated with red ornaments.

 

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Thank you so much for sharing Barb and Lynn! It was so good to hear from you!

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2020 has been a trying year for so many of us all around the world.  With a vaccine becoming available perhaps we can soon put this year in our rear view mirrors!  Blaine is slowly improving though it is apparent that some of his health problems will continue.  He has vision issues which has curtailed his driving and for reasons unknown his intestines have stopped functioning.  This will be an ongoing problem.  It has been an uphill struggle and we are still climbing the hill!  All our children and grandchildren are healthy and happy so we are certainly blessed.   We thank each of you for your prayerful support of us through this stressful time.  Know that you are thought of often and are appreciated so much.  Wonderful blessings upon you all this beautiful and joyous season and all our hope’s for a blessed New Year!  Dale and Pastor Blaine

 

 Received the following Thank You from them too...

 


 Thank you so much to all of you at the Percival Church for the gift you sent us.  This has been a most expensive past 6 months for us with Blaine's illness and your gift is so greatly appreciated!  May God bless each of you richly in the coming New Year.  This was so  totally unexpected and we are very grateful, please convey our thanks to everyone.  Dale and Pastor Blaine

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Looking through past photos of church and church gatherings, I thought it might be nice to share one or two every Sunday, calling it, "Captured Moments from the Past."
Here's today's captured moments..
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Magnets we made one year using the pretty winter scene of the church.

 


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 Percy's Tidbit

Something to remember as we start the new year...

 Always end the day with a positive thought.  No matter how hard things were.  Tomorrow's a fresh opportunity to make it better.

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Blessings for the new week ahead. Greet it with a smile :)