Sunday, August 1, 2021

Saturday/Sunday July 31/Aug 1 2021

  Welcome!


Roses have thorns but don't forget thorns have roses!

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 July 31- August 1

 I had to double check the dates, can not believe it is August already.

Pastor Donna Miller would like her phone number made available to anyone who would like or need to get in touch with her. Also please note that her number will be posted on the right sidebar at the top of the blog home page.  Her number is 712-242-5774. 

Birthday greetings to Robb Handy and Zane Burge on the 5th,  Joan Tiemeyer on the 6th and Sandy Booker on the 7th! 

Pray for our country, our leaders and our church.  Also on the prayer list along with the unspoken prayer requests are Aaron and Makayla Zach, Marge Bennett, Babe McCown, the family of Marge Askew, the family of Jan's sister's son-in-law Lonnie, Judy McElroy, Kelly and Brian Johnson, Kristen Handy, Dave Handy, Jenny Rainey, and Pastor Pritchett. Let us also pray for rain for the crops.

 

Songs for Sunday:

Jesus Loves Even Me

Wonderful Words of Life

Trust and Obey

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 I received a note from Pastor Blaine this week to share with you all.



To my church family in Percival:  Just a quick note to let you know I am out of the hospital again.  Everyday is a constant struggle but I have the assurance and confidence that the joy of the Lord is my strength.  While I miss you greatly each of you are in my thoughts and prayers.  I'm still confident that I'll have the opportunity to see and visit with you.  Until such time continue strong in the faith and realize that God is in control.

Pastor Blaine

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Pastor Blaine, you too are in our thoughts and prayers and everyone here misses you as well. 

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As many of you know Aaron and Makayla were married last Saturday. Mary Zach sent the following pictures and message to share with us all.

 

Aaron married the love of his life, Makayla, on Saturday, July 24, 2021!  It was an absolutely beautiful ceremony.  The message, music, and prayers focused on making Christ the center of their marriage.  It was extra special because Makayla's father married them.  Jan and Grace were both in the wedding party.  The reception was filled with amazing food, visiting with friends and family, and dancing.  One of the highlights was the father-daughter dance.  Makayla and her dad started out slow dancing and then broke into some fun classics like YMCA and Cotton Eye Joe.  They were beaming with joy.  Aaron and I also had our special moment during the mother-son dance, but we were not nearly as entertaining.

  We are blessed with a wonderful daughter-in-law and now there is another teacher named Mrs. Zach! 


 







Congratulations again to Aaron and Makayla!  May God bless, keep and guide you the rest of your lives.

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 Old churches must not simply stand as monuments to the past but as spiritual grandparents that have invested in the future by passing on their life to others and releasing their offspring to form new congregations. ~ unknown

 

Today's Sunday church share ~

Photo via Pinterest

 

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Percy's Tidbit


Today is not a duty, it's an honor.

Today is not a challenge, it's a chance.

Today is not a race, it's a gift.

                ~ Mary Davis

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 Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Sunday, July 25, 2021

 Sunday Blessings! 


May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.  ~ John O'Donohue

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 July 24 - 25

 

                                                                   Picture credit Beth Lueth

 

As we mentioned last week, the church board voted to accept Donna Miller as our new Pastor.  Since the flood, pandemic, and Pastor Pritchett having to step down due to health reasons, we just got back into our church for worship, Sunday, July 11th. 

During the flood, many knew Donna as Major Donna with the Salvation Army.  Come join us for worship Sunday mornings at 10:00.

 Birthday greetings to Wava Shipley on the 27th, and DJ Graham on the 28th!


  Congratulations and many blessings to newlyweds Aaron and Makayla! 

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  Old churches must not simply stand as monuments to the past but as spiritual grandparents that have invested in the future by passing on their life to others and releasing their offspring to form new congregations. ~ unknown

 

Today's Sunday church share ~

Picture via Pinterest
 

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Percy's Tidbit

May our footsteps leave a trail of kindness

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Enjoy the week ahead!
 

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Sunday Blessings!

 "We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God.  The world is crowded with Him."  ~ C. S. Lewis

I have a bed of wildflowers that are blooming beautifully.  I took this picture one evening as I was admiring them.  Looking at the photo I instantly saw the little evening sun ray shining down and it reminded me of the saying, "Sometimes I just look up, smile and say, I know that was you God."   I seem to be in the season of my life where I'm noticing, almost for the first time it seems, the everyday beauty and miracles that surround me. I have a new found love for flowers.  I mean how many times in my life have I planted flowers. Yes, I would look at them, admire them and think they were pretty.  But now I REALLY see them.  They're not just pretty, they are beautifully and intricately made and the evening sun shining down on them is just as breath taking as the morning sun coming out and highlighting the treetops. It makes me wonder how many things have I missed truly seeing.  Recognizing all the intricate details of even the simplest of things.  God's handiwork is everywhere.... rainbows, sunrises, sunsets, stars, flowers, landscapes, snowflakes, the list is endless. ~ Mindy

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July 17-18
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, you might want to check out the Fremont County Fair!


Last Sunday, the church board voted to accept Donna Miller as our new pastor.  We will have services every Sunday at 10:00.
Since we will be getting together in person, I will not be sending weekly messages on our group text. If you have an emergency prayer request, we can still get the message out on the group text and the phone tree. I may send other announcements from time to time the same way.  Mindy is planning on continuing the church blog as she did before the pandemic. I know she appreciates any contributions you can give her for the blog.


Today, July 17th, is my son, Aaron's birthday! A week from today, he and Makayla will get married! We are so happy for them! Please keep us in your prayers as we go through this  very exciting, but stressful week.

 
Happy Anniversary to DJ and Crystal on the 19th!


Birthday greetings to Babe McCown, Betty Booker, and Donna Glenn on the 24th, Wava on the 27th, and DJ on the 28th!


I have enjoyed posting videos and information for the blog and the group text messages during the pandemic. I hope they have been helpful and meaningful for you.
Best wishes to you,
Mary 

 

Today's song...

 

  The Lord's Prayer

 

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  Old churches must not simply stand as monuments to the past but as spiritual grandparents that have invested in the future by passing on their life to others and releasing their offspring to form new congregations. ~ unknown

 

Today's Sunday church share ~

 
 

Picture via Pinterest

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Percy's Tidbit

Some of the best things in life are the small things that we take for granted.  ~ Roger Lee

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I found this daily devotional prayer by Rosemary Hagedom that goes right along with my header picture...

 

Father, everywhere we go, we see Your handiwork: in the sunrise, in the sunset, and the art work on the seashore created by the rolling waves.  We see Your handiwork in the tiny snowflakes and the ice formations on a window pane.  Thank you for showing us in Your word that you are with us always.  Amen.

 

Enjoy your week paying special attention to God's handiwork that surrounds us daily.

Percival Church Blogger

Mindy

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Sunday Blessings!

Bless me with a calm center in the storms of my life.  ~  Mary Davis

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July 10-11
I hope everyone is OK following Friday night's horrible wind storm. Jan says Percival looks like a war zone with many trees and branches down. Our power is still out.  Diane Handy's brother, Don McCown, lost the roof of this shop in Percival (the old school auditorium).


   Remember this morning, July 11, is the day to come to church at 10:00 to meet Major Donna and hear her preach. Be part of the decision making process for our church.


   A message from Beth Lueth, "Mom is much better. Prayers help. Mama Mia opens the 15th in Shenandoah. Lacey is in it."


   A celebration of life for Evelyn Birkby will be next Sunday, July 18, at 1:30 at the Gathering Place in Sidney.


   Happy Birthday to Phyllis Greedy and Macey Graham on the 12th, Barb Handy on the 13th, and Aaron Zach on the 17th.


   The videos this week are hymns performed by Taryn Harbridge on the violin. 

It Is Well With My Soul

How Deep is the Father's Love for Us

 

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  Old churches must not simply stand as monuments to the past but as spiritual grandparents that have invested in the future by passing on their life to others and releasing their offspring to form new congregations. ~ unknown

 

Today's Sunday church share ~

 

picture from Pinterest

 

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Percy's Tidbit

Faith is knowing it will unfold the way He intends, even if you cannot see from where you are standing.

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May the week ahead be filled with good thoughts, kind people, and many blessings.


Saturday, July 3, 2021

Sunday, July 4, 2021

 Sunday Blessings on this 4th of July weekend!

Blessed Is The Nation Whose God Is The Lord.    Psalm 33:12

 

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July 3-4
I hope you are enjoying some special times with family and friends this weekend as we celebrate our country's independence.

 It was very nice to see so many of you at the church meeting last Sunday. Barb Handy told us Major Donna is extremely interested in serving as our pastor. The congregation voted to invite her to our church on July 11 at 10:00. She will visit with us and give a sermon. We hope you will be able to come and help decide if she is the right pastor for us.


Happy Birthday to Rosemary and Crystal today, July 3rd, Beth tomorrow on the 4th, JoAnn on the 7th, and Mindy on the 8th! Wow! That's a lot of celebrating!


Please include these people in your prayers:
Mary Kellogg, Mel, Judy McElroy, Larry Warren, Brian and Kelly, the family and friends of Bill Allen.


The videos this week are a salute to our country.  ~Mary

 Stars and Stripes Forever

My Country Tis of Thee 

God Bless America

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  Old churches must not simply stand as monuments to the past but as spiritual grandparents that have invested in the future by passing on their life to others and releasing their offspring to form new congregations. unknown

Today's Sunday church share ~

Pic credit:  Ed Dasso Photography

 

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Percy's Tidbit


 Simply be the qualities you seek in others.  ~Dr. Wayne Dyer

 

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 Wishing you all a great week!