Second Sunday Lunch Tomorrow!
Neil Harris promises to provide several wonderful Italian main courses. Our job is to bring the side dishes and desserts. Words cannot adequately express how much I am looking forward to this!
Don’t Trust Anybody?
This week’s Scripture of the Week (below) comes from Psalm 146 and is one of tomorrow’s assigned readings. As you read through it, take a moment consider what it means for your own life. We grow up learning to trust parents, siblings, friends and authority figures. And then, bit by bit, that trust is eroded or exploded by failures of character in the very people we thought would never let us down. This is not just a matter of presidential politics or even a sad commentary on a parent or spouse. Give it enough time and you will find that just about everybody will let you down sooner or later. And so the psalmist writes “put not your trust in rulers, nor any child of earth.” Not that we are to hold the world at arm’s length or despise others for their failings. But rather, we are to trust God to guide us, heal our wounds and forgive our sins forever. No human could ever fulfill all these roles and, quite frankly, it is unfair to expect them to do so. When God is the source of your well-being, you can love others as he does. They will fail you and you will fail them but God never fails and he never forgets his own. Trust God alone and love others fearlessly.
SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK – Trust God Alone
Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth, for there is no help in them. When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and in that day their thoughts perish. Happy are they who have the God Jacob for their help, whose hope is in the Lord their God. Psalm 146:2-4
As always, if you are in need of pastoral care, please do feel free to call me at 432-853-2751.
Your fellow servant,
THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS
-Sundays, Classes at 9:15 am. Worship at 10:30 am.
-Wednesdays at 7:00 am: Morning Prayer in the church (come to the glass front doors).
-Wednesdays at 6:30 pm: Bible Study, The Gospel of Luke at 2201 Hereford Avenue.
-Sunday, November 8th, Second Sunday Luncheon and Jubilee Food Collection (Bring Mac N Cheese or any other non-perishable food.)
-Tuesday, November 10th, 11:45 am. Men’s Fellowship Lunch at the Jubilee Center. Best darned food in Midland, Texas and pretty good company too.
-Friday, November 13th at 8:30 am, Stocking shelves at Jubilee Center.
-Saturday, November 14th from 9:15 until noon, Food Distribution at Jubilee Center. There is only one distribution in November because of Thanksgiving. Extra volunteers will be needed!
-Sunday, November 22nd, Joint Service and Luncheon with Memorial and Church on the Journey.
-Sunday, December 13th, Bishop Mark Zimmerman visits.