We begin our week with prayers for Rain. The drouth is continuing to wreak havoc on the land and the critters which live off its bounty. It was sad to see all the trailers lined up with livestock for the sale. But we shall always have hope, for we know it will rain!
Celebrating birthdays this week are myself on the 15th, Karen Toone on the 16th, and Caroline Jordan on the 17th. May we all have a great celebration.
Please continue in prayers for healing and strength for our homebound and those in the nursing homes, Anna Grace Durst, Pearl Leifeste, Etta Marie Mutschink, and Dick Pierson and his wife Dorris Ann.
Remember to pray for our service men and women as they go about their duties in their respective branches, defending this beloved United States of America, Taylor Slocum, Stuart Jordan, Josh Calhoun, Amanda Adams, Kyle ,and Matt Krause.
Prayer requests were for rain, Charlie Davis, Maribelle Hoerster, and Katherine Koock. The Art Men’s choir presented a special for the church, "Across the Lands". The words and the harmonies were a joy. We have talented men in our choir.
Pastor Cliff’s sermon continued with readings in Genesis to help us understand the character and Will of our God. Intentional will is what God originally intends for us and all creation. Nothing but the best for us. God loves us and yearns for us to choose to love Him and each other. But in comes that ol’ free will and the trouble often begins, as we know too well. God takes those tragedies, those mistakes and uses it for the good. Circumstantial will is God working through our human frailty and the sinfulness that affects everything around us including the very earth itself. God never gives up. The third part is God’s Ultimate will, God will Prevail even when it appears we and/or others have totally messed up. God will establish throughout the universe His Divine Will. Amen
Hope y’all have a great, wet week!