OK…so here we are another Wed. evening. I will soon teach a group of people just like many of you. They come from (mostly) Arroyo City. They are people who have worked most of their lives, and again, most are retired. I am teaching them about “Spiritual Gifts”… what are they? Who has one? Why do they exist?, and how do they get one or more? If you wonder where these are in the Bible you’ll find them in 3 places: Romans 12; I Corinthians 12; and I Peter 4. You may not find this list includes every gift you ever heard of, but it will include most of them. Tonight we will look at some pitfalls in the administration of Gifts…some questions about which are still in use (all or some)…why would a Gift no longer be in use…are some “better” than others…stuff like that. In 3 weeks I will begin a lengthy study on HEAVEN. We all have been looking forward to this study, and again I invite you to come. Here’s my promise: You will not be singled out, embarrassed, nor asked to give your opinion unless you want to. I will not sit you on the front row…won’t call on you to answer a question…won’t do much more than thank you for coming. It is not our aim to embarrass you, nor to get money from you, nor to trick you into coming to church. You have a right not to come! But know that we would like to have you and will keep inviting you.
It’s Wednesday evening as I write this…getting ready to teach Bible Study and wanted to let you know what’s coming. Sometime just after the first Wed. evening of September I am going to begin a study of Heaven. It has been on my mind for some time now and I’ve been reading up on other people’s opinions of this wonderful topic…and believe me when I say, opinions are out there…and go from one “end to another”. Will we look like we now do? Will there be animals in Heaven? Will there be a “second chance” for those who rejected Christ here on earth? Will we recognize our family and friends? Man I’ll tell you…there are opinions on things I never thought of!! It will be a fun time. Will I see you there?
And the PDF file: Bulletin_8_6_17
A big thank you to Judy and the kitchen crew for a wonderful spread of goodies for Annette and Bob’s open house last week. I for one over indulged, but enjoyed every morsel.
Join us on Sunday for enlightenment from Bob and a hug from Annette!
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was our 16th President from March 1861 until his assassination by John Wilkes Booth in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War – its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, paved the way to abolition of slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. He was a native of Hodgenville, Kentucky and grew up on the western frontier in Kentucky and Indiana. Largely self-educated, he became a lawyer in Illinois. Because of his opposition to slavery, Lincoln’s victory prompted seven southern slave states to form the Confederate States of America before he moved into the White House. As they say, “the rest is history”.
Arguably one of the best known presidents, Lincoln has left us some stirring speeches – the Gettysburg address being probably the most famous. Here are some shorter quotes from him:
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Hey… remember me?? OK, I am moved! The church saw fit to move Annette and I into a mobile home. Same place, different “digs”. Stop by sometime…or maybe come to the open house this Sunday after church, approx 12:00 noon. First we will have our worship service at 10:30AM. Then immediately after, we will go to the fellowship hall for some light snacks (just enough to ruin your Sunday Meal!) Then drift over to the house, which is directly across the parking lot from the Church. Awaiting you is an array of things the Church has been generous enough to give us; some “stuff” we moved from the 5th wheel home we had for 11 years; some things we purchased…all on display for you to see. It is going to be a great time, one of enjoyment and also praise for what the Lord has done for CHURCH ON THE ARROYO. We sure hope to see you there.
Wow…I’ve been gone for some time now…but hopefully today and tomorrow will be the last “gasp” in our moving adventure. Annette and I have been moving 11 years of stuff out of our travel trailer into our mobile home…where did all that stuff come from? As you may imagine, in 11 yrs. we have been able to come across a lot memories. Most of them have been our 8 years working in Yellowstone NP. Perhaps I can share some of those with you as we go. But for now, back to the boxes…the ladder, the “endless” storage compartments, and the “stuff”…See ya soon
I know…I know…I promised more about my mind wanderings on “Atonement” and past stuff, but this week and last I am moving! Nope, not another church; not another life; just another home. This church (the best in the world) is buying themselves a Parsonage…which I shall gladly use until – well you get the picture. I have spent the past 10 years + living in a travel trailer. No complaints but I surely am glad to get into a place with some room!! So the Quail Call may be spotty for a short time while we get IN and settled (?) or at least IN..
Just one other note, when I again resume my weekly Bible study in August, we will begin soon thereafter in our look at Heaven. I received some more info and some more books to read to get ready for it…IT’S GONNA BE GOOD!!!!