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Much To Learn

September 15, 2020

September 11, 2020,Good afternoon,”  At the time the disciples came to Jesus asked, ” Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven ?” Matthew 18:1I find this a strange question that is being asked of Jesus. Why does it matter who is the best ? Is the question about the kingdom of God […]

Control

September 11, 2020

September 11, 2020,Good afternoon,”  At the time the disciples came to Jesus asked, ” Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven ?” Matthew 18:1 I find this a strange question that is being asked of Jesus. Why does it matter who is the best ? Is the question about the kingdom of […]

September 11, 2020

September 10, 2020Good afternoon,”  Help me with my unbelief ” —–  A man who interacts with Jesus in Mark 9:24″ Ponder Anew what the Almighty Can Do. “This is the verse from the song “Praise to the Almighty…” and the title of my blog. What will the events of the pandemic do to us as individuals […]

Worship the Lord With Gladness

September 8, 2020

         September 6, 2020 Good morning, ( Please pray for Arthur Poole as he recovers from minor back surgery ) May God, the Holy and Everlasting One, be close to you today. I hope you meet God as you worship today. May the songs, the readings, and the prayers allow you to feel comfort in the […]

MCC GO 100 !!!!!!

September 8, 2020

September 7, 2020Good afternoon, I have worked for MCC at four different times in my life. That is why, I think, that its 100th anniversary is emotional for me. Its first relief effort helped save the lives of my parents. Their work also helped my grandparents and parents emigrate to Canada in 1924 and 1926. I […]

Loving into Our World

September 3, 2020

September 3, 2020Good afternoon,“If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.  Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. “Romans 12:8-10 […]

September 2, 2020

September 3, 2020Good afternoon, “If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.  Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. “Romans […]

Puzzle or Scrabbble ?

September 2, 2020

September 2, 2020,Good afternoon, ” Is life more like a game of Scrabble,  or is it like a jigsaw puzzle ”  …. James Reimer” And those whom he predestined, he also called, and those he called he justified; and those he justified, he also glorified ”  …. the Apostle Paul in Romans 8:30″   “Then he […]

Praying for the Impossible

September 2, 2020

September 1, 2020Good afternoon,( The family of Dianne Rellinger wishes to thank the Poole congregation for their love and care given towards Dianne during her many years at the church. There was a private family funeral and burial for Dianne yesterday at the church. Please give yourself time to grieve the loss of a good […]

Two blogs for Saturday and Sunday

August 31, 2020

August 29, 2020Good afternoon,”  Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.  As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. ”  Matthew 18:23-24 Does Jesus ever smile or laugh ? I do not remember seeing any famous paintings that have Jesus smiling. There […]