Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Have lots of pictures to share of the Harvest Festival. Here are the first few, more to come! It was a beautiful afternoon, even a little on the warm side! We took a fun hayride and then made it back to play some games and decorate pumpkins! Then of course we roasted hot dogs and made some smores, yum yum! The tables looked nice with their fall attire.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Autumn ushers in another schedule of activities, having dispensed with
summer festivals, fairs and rodeo. It brings us to the usual
preparations for celebrating fall and winter events. However, being
older than I was this time last year, I may do things differently, being
a bit slower now than then: less lavish decoration, more focus on the
spirit. My plan is to slow down and smell the pumpkins, pinecones and
*First, there is a get together at El Portal on Saturday, October 18th,
at 6 p.m., for fellowship, and to celebrate Pastor Blaine*s birthday.
Look for the guy wearing a sombrero. There will be a sign up list
circulating at Fellowship after the service, so we can give the
restaurant a heads up.
*The Harvest Festival will be Sunday, October 26th, at the church, from
4 to 6 p.m., complete with pumpkins, hot dogs, hayride and games.
Up coming events in the planning stage are as follows,
*A Christmas card-making social and potluck will be on Saturday,
November 15th, at Marcia Little*s home. Let*s make some more fancy
paper cards, stamped, embossed, glittered and colored to perfection.
**The Harvest Dinner will be on Sunday, November 23rd. We will keep you
informed of details later.
*The Tree of Dreams will be back again this year. More information will
be provided in the near future.
*Christmas Eve Service is on Wednesday, December 24th, at 4 p.m. And
very likely a New Year*s Eve party at Marcia*s home, about a week
later. See you there!
Marcia Little Board Secretary
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Autumn is a beautiful time of year. God's creation begins to prepare
itself for rest. The colors are magnificent; orange, red, yellow and
all hues in between. Harvest begins and what was planted in Spring is
now stored in bins or taken to elevators and the soil will rest. Even
animals are making preparations for the next season.
*Genesis reveals that when God finished His creation that on the seventh
day God rested. If God rested from His labors how much more do we as
His people need to experience rest. Many of us find rest in the reading
of a book, a hobby, a vacation, doing something out of the ordinary,
gardening, a short nap or even in a boat during a storm if you're the Lord.
*Jesus in Matthew 11:28 says, "If we're heavy laden I will give you
rest" and that you'll find rest for your souls."
* Psalm 37:7 states, " Rest in the Lord."
*The world turns in such a hectic and stressful pace, and if you're like
me, you are tired, weary and in need of rest. Some of it involves aging
and the process of getting older but with wars, conflict, floods,
earthquakes, diseases, assaults, violence, murders, child abuse,
homelessness, jobless, economic worries for many; I look forward to
periods of rest, both physically and spiritual. Rest is a necessary
requirement in my life.
*If you are in need of "Rest" may you find the time and experience the
"Rest" that comes with placing you life in