Giving #midnighthaiku

Generosity The gift of an open heart Yours for the taking

Giving #midnighthaiku

Worship June 27, 2020

Is it worth it? Generous giving.

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2 Corinthians 9:6-12

6 The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

7 Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

8 And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.

9 As it is written,

“He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor;

    his righteousness endures forever.”

10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

 11 You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us;

12 for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989

God bless you as you give from your heart.

Blessed to be a blessing.


Until it’s gone….

We hold on to what is ours. We hold on for the days that are, what if. We hold back our dreams and our time – “we don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”.

Perhaps it’s time to find out how important the day, the dream, the moment. Life is ever changing. We change, we grow. Maybe today is when we let go, all the while acknowledging the importance of time together NOW, homes we share, NOW.

Don’t what until it’s gone.

Worship: June 21, 2020

Petals of Faith series: Discipleship

Happy Father’s Day!

Philippians 4:1-9

1 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.


2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about[f] these things. 9 Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989

We pray: May the Holy Spirit help us to understand these words and teachings from Paul’s letter read and heard today.

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I am resting, resting, resting,

As I continue to prepare for Sunday’s service I become more and more aware of the need for real rest. Not just the rest I get from sleep at night but the kind of rest that allows for me to put my feet up, pick up my spinning or knitting, and spend some meditative time in renewing my soul; my spirit.

This old hymn speaks to me more and more: