Tuesday, June 30, 2020

How Does Your Garden Grow Part 3

 Came across this poem yesterday, thought I would share it before June takes it's leave....

"Far up in the deep blue sky,
Great white clouds are floating by;
All the world is dressed in green;
Many happy birds are seen,
Roses bright and sunshine clear,
Show that lovely June is here."
                    ~F.G. Sanders

Continuing on with some more beautiful shares of nature!

Beginning with Nancy Newlon.  She has some very pretty photos to share...

                          Stella de Oro and Petunias

                                           Welcome to my 4 season porch!

 When my sister visited last September, she brought cuttings to start Eyelash begonia and wandering Jewish plants.


                                     Mother's Day present from my family



 My butterfly garden.  Tall grass looking  plant is cosmos.  When it flowers later this summer,  butterflies will love it.


Lantana, butterfly magnet


 Beautiful sounding windchimes


 Next Mary Zach sent us the following pretty blooms



 My Easter lilies are just opening.  I bring the Easter Lilies home from church and plant the bulbs.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. 


Two days later here they are in their full glory!

Beth Lueth sent us the following photo--
  "We are blessed to have Nancy take care of our church garden!"


Yes we are!   We sincerely thank you Nancy for all your hard work!


Please keep the pictures coming! I've had a lot of nice comments from several, that have said they sure are enjoying seeing everyone's beautiful photos!


"If you will stay close to nature, to it's simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable."  Rainer Maria Rilke

To the beauty of nature...
Mindy
Percival Church blogger

Sunday, June 28, 2020

June 28 Sunday Service




Service for June 28, 2020 

Click on all songs, they will take you to the link.


Let us worship together in unity of purpose and faith

9:30 Welcome by pastor

9:33 Read Psalms 122

9:35 Sing/watch videos: “He Leadeth Me,” “In the Garden,” “Let There Be Peace on Earth” 
 

9:45 Pray for all the members of the Percival Church. Special concerns for Jim and Donna Glenn, Marcia Little, Nancy Newlon, Lynn and Barb Handy, Babe McCown, Arn Spears, Joan Tiemeyer, Phyllis Layman and her daughter Rhonda, Don Shipley, Mike Shipley, Denny and Connie (Penny’s brother), Pastor Blaine and his family, Mel Hurst, Dale Rogers, our world and communities. Thanksgiving prayer because Marcia is feeling much better!


10:00 Offering (Remember to mail it to Barb Handy). Sing the Doxology

10:05 Scripture- Philippians 1: 12-30

Message “Defense of the Gospel”

  1. Verses 12-14- Things which happen for the benefit of the Gospel Message
  2. Are people looking to God during this challenging time?
  3. Verses 15-17- Preaching of the Word for different purposes and motives!
  4. Verse 18- Rejoice in Christ. The Joy of the Lord is our strength.
  5. Verse 20- 24- We witness for Christ by how we live or die.
  6. Verse 25- Joy of our faith and salvation
  7. Verses 27-30- May our faith be stronger in the midst of struggles.


10:28 Benediction “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”

Read Psalms 23

Check back this week for more "How does your garden grow" photos!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

How Does Your Garden Grow Part 2

 If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
          -- Eleonora Duse

  Sharing more pictures of pretty flowers, gardens, landscapes, etc. 

First up we have a beautiful view of Dave and Beth Lueth's campsite at the river, looks so relaxing and peaceful! 

Next are some pictures from my sister in law Linda Sears. I especially like the old bicycle adorned with flowers.




My cousin is a photographer and is always taking beautiful pictures.  Here are a couple of local landscape photos. 



Thought I would share a couple more photos I took last year.
A fresh bouquet in a piece of Blue Willow.


 Morning Glory growing on the arbor.

Remember to send Mary Zach or myself your photos!


May nature's blessings fill your heart, 

Mindy
Percival Church blogger

Monday, June 22, 2020

How Does Your Garden Grow Challenge

Mary Zach thought it would be fun to have a "how does your garden grow" challenge.  We invited everyone to send in pictures of anything growing in your yard- flowers, vegetables, trees, landscaping ideas, etc. In the next few days we will be sharing some of your photos. If you haven't already, please send us a photo or two or several!  We will continue to post them as long as you continue to share.

Look out your window. The following is from the book, "Everyday mindfulness."

When we are busy indoors we seem to forget that we are part of the world outside.  If you are working inside today, make the effort to look out of the window, even if only for a short while.  This works particularly well if there is some nature outside to focus on-- trees, flowers, birds, or simply the clouds in the sky are all useful focal points to bring us back into the present moment.

I was able to enlist the help of a couple of volunteers demonstrating the art of looking out the window! :)  The first being our grandson and the second being our family kitty cat.


My flowers have not started blooming yet but I did want to share one of my favorite pictures from last year of our tree with a smiling face.

The following is a picture sent to us from Joan Tiemeyer. So pretty! Thanks Joan!


Next Dale Pritchett snapped these photos of some pretty blooms at her house.




Up next we have some pretty blooms sent to us from Jerry and Jo Ann Birkby. 

Thank you to those submitting these pretty pictures to share with everyone. Keep them coming!  We do have more lined up to share and are hoping to be receiving more each day!  

Remember to look out the window and see the beauty of nature!

Blessings,
Mindy
Percival Church Blogger

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Father's Day


Service for June 21, 2020 HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Click on all songs, they will take you to the link.
Let us worship together in unity of purpose and faith
9:30 Read Psalms 133:1


9:45 Pray for all the members of the Percival Church. Special concerns for Jim and Donna Glenn, Marcia Little, Nancy Newlon, Lynn and Barb Handy, Babe McCown, Arn Spears, Joan Tiemeyer, Phyllis Layman and her daughter Rhonda, Don Shipley, Mike Shipley, Denny and Connie (Penny’s brother), Pastor Blaine and his family, Mel Hurst, Dale Rogers,our country, all fathers.

10:00 Offering (Remember to mail it to Barb Handy). Sing the Doxology

Special Music:  A Love Without End

10:05 Scripture- Philippians 1: 1-11
Message “Joy in Challenging Times”
Philippians was written by Paul as a “thank you” to the Philippian Church as he was under arrest in Rome awaiting his trial before Caesar. He wanted to convey how everything was going with him in the difficult times of his day.
In this introduction to the church, Paul gives some specific reminders:
  1. Verse 3- He remembers the church on every occasion.
  2. Verse 4- He remembers them in prayer and uplifts specific requests with joy.
  3. Verse 5- He recalls times of fellowship, especially with the Gospel of Christ, from beginning to end.
  4. Verse 6- Paul is confident that what God has begun He will finish.
  5. Verse 9- The love of the Lord and each other will grow and abound.
  6. Verse 11- All glory and praise be given to God no matter how difficult the circumstances.
As members of Percival Community Church, we also need to put into practice these spiritual habits and attributes so that the ministry and mission of the 
church will continue through the days, weeks, and months ahead, regardless of our situation. These guidelines can be accomplished whether we are physically present or not. May God’s Word be “a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path,” Psalm 119:105
Questions
  1. What events in the life and ministry of the Percival Church do you remember with joy?
  2. What do we miss most about being absent from worship?
  3. Challenge for the Week: Call three members of our congregation for encouragement!
10:28 Benediction “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”
The Lord’s Prayer

 Future services will be posted here on the blog site. If you have an email address or cell phone where you can receive text messages, please call Mary Zach at 712 350-0058. We can notify you in one of those ways.

* Be watching this week for some pretty flower photos sent to me for the "How Does Your Garden Grow Challenge,"  started last week by Mary Zach.  Please send me (Mindy) or Mary a picture either by email or text message, of anything growing in your yard or perhaps a friend or neighbor's yard. It can be flowers, vegetables, trees, landscaping ideas, etc.  Right now not too many of my flowers are blooming just yet but I will most certainly share when they do.  Please reach out and share with us the beauty of nature in your little corner of the world!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Church Service



 Flag Day
 Percival Church service for June 14

9:30 Read Psalms 27:5
Sing first verse of
How Great Thou Art
Count Your Blessings
Trust and Obey
9:45 Pray for all the members of our church. Special concerns for Jim and Donna Glenn, Marcia Little, Nancy Newlon, Lynn and Barb Handy, Babe McCown, Arn Spears, Joan Tiemeyer, Phyllis and her daughter Rhonda, Don Shipley, Mike Shipley, Denny and Connie, Pastor Blaine and his family
9:55 Offering can be mailed to Barb Handy. Sing Doxology.
10:05 Read John 14:1-4
Message "Safe at Home"
1. Exodus and Passover.  Exodus 12:13
2. In my Father's house are many mansions John 14:2
3. House of the Lord forever  Psalms 23:6
4. House not made with hands 2 Corinthians 5:1
5. Home in body 2 Corinthians 5:6
Questions
1. Where do you feel the safest?
2. Salvation brings both safety and security!
3. Jesus Christ grants us a promise of safety now and eternally.
     Believe, trust, and obey Him.
10:28 Benediction "The Lord Bless You and Keep You"
The Lord's Prayer




"How Does Your Garden Grow" Challenge!

We would like everyone to send in pictures of anything growing in your yard- flowers, vegetables, trees, landscaping ideas, etc. Mary Zach sent this picture to get us started.
About four years ago, Nancy Newlon divided the daylilies in front of the church and gave me some of them. I planted them in the landscaping in front of my house. Now I have a beautiful row of daylilies along with some Black-eyed Susan and a hydrangea. 


Thursday, June 4, 2020

Church Service Information





 We will not have services at the Percival Church until further notice. Pastor Blaine has written a service that we can all do at our homes this Sunday, June 7th. We can think about everyone doing it at the same time.
9:30 Read Psalms 25:5
9:35 Sing first verse of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", "Blessed Assurance", "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"
9:45 Pray for all the members of our congregation. Special concerns for Jim and Donna Glenn, Marcia Little, Nancy Newlon, Lynn and Barb Handy, Don Shipley, Mike Shipley, Babe McCown, Arn Spears, Joan Tiemeyer, Phyllis Layman and her daughter Rhonda, Denny and Connie (Penny's brother).
9:55 Offering (remember to mail it to Barb Handy) Sing the Doxology
10:05 Scripture- Read Hebrews13:5
Message "You Are Not Alone"
1. God is always present.
2. Hebrews in Egypt
3. Daniel
4. Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego (Daniel 3)
5. Disciples in boat on Sea of Galilee
Questions
1. Do you feel alone? You can always call someone in our congregation.
2. Look for God in the small things in the day.
3. Remember Jesus's words, "I will never leave you or forsake you."
10:28 Benediction "The Lord Bless You and Keep You!"