Summer services always seem a bit different to me. This year is no different. I’m taking some time off but also preparing and share a short time of worship.
The theme for the summer is:
This week: The Good Shepherd
What do you envision when you think of a shepherd?
Jesus for me is the Good Shepherd. Guiding, caring, tending, loving, and so much more.
I enjoy the gentle voice and piano skills of Mr. Ortega. I hope this song blesses you as it has blessed me.
I like to sit by a slow moving stream or a calm lake. The kind of stillness that reflects the shore line like a mirror. There’s a sense of peace I gain by just being there – for a moment, for an hour. Time stands still. I do know however that the calm pool can run deep, can be healing, and refreshing.
Do you like to sit by still waters?
From Psalm 23: “he leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul.”
Worship Sunday, July 5th, 2020 – DMS Pastoral Charge
Perhaps you’d like to create a mind map that begins with the words: I am.
Once completed connect those descriptors with the Divine, Holy, and or Jesus. Any new ideas for you? Sit for a while in the quiet presence of God.
Reflect on the scriptures:
“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”
John 15:13-15, KJV
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”
Revelation 3:20, KJV
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
May the peace that surpasses our understanding keep you surrounded in grace, love, and joy.
Whimsical, fun song
Can you relate?
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
For those who enjoy country music:
This is the theme for the week. I share an old Gospel gem. I like the image of the lily of the valley. What flower represents Jesus to you?
Generosity The gift of an open heart Yours for the takingGiving #midnighthaiku
Is it worth it? Generous giving.
Audio Recording of the service: https://fccdl.in/rFyL0JkK0J
WE HEAR GOD’S WORD FOR US
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.