Today we had a farewell dinner for Mel and Nancy Hurst. They have been a part of our church family for quite some time and we will miss them both. We wish them all the best as their new journey begins!
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Oftentimes it is so easy to get discouraged and there are even times where we feel devastated. I came across this saying and it kind of struck a chord in me.
Going through a frustrating time, as many of us are during this ongoing flood, we tend to struggle, looking for a ray of hope. AND as hard as it is, we need to not let it shadow all that is beautiful in life. Try not to let the tall weeds cast a shadow on that fact. Search for the beautiful, see it, take a picture of it with your eyes, hold it close to you and bring it to memory during those trying times.
This second picture I took around Memorial Day. I came home from work and looked up towards town (Hamburg Main Street). Tears came to my eyes, and I still can't look at this photo without getting emotional. Here, American flags, put up by the Boy Scouts, are flying on both sides of the street with a flood barrier running right across the middle of town. Despite the ongoing threat and uncertainty of more water, they chose to look towards the good and the beautiful...another "take a picture with your eyes" moment.
So I challenge us all to try and remember what's important and what's beautiful in the midst of all storms. Don't let the tall weeds cast a shadow. Push the weeds aside and bring to memory all those beautiful moments and pictures you "took with your eyes" and that are safely tucked away in your heart.
Wishing you all good things,
Percival Church Blogger
Monday, June 10, 2019
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Just want to remind everyone that The Percival Community Church plans to continue to worship, NOW at 9:30 a.m. until further notice, at the Senior Center in Sidney.
Looking ahead, we will be celebrating Fathers Day with a breakfast on Sunday, June 16th at 8:30 a.m.
There will be a Board Meeting June 23rd.
Please continue to remember everyone affected by the flood, as it is far from over. Many have not been able to return to their homes since the initial flooding began. Some have lost their homes and/or businesses, others have no access to their homes. It is a very weary, frustrating time for all those involved.