On Saturday August 30th we are asking that the entire church come together to clean up the house. On that day we will cleaning BOTH the church Sanctuary and the Paul B Smith Hall aka the church basement. So no other activities will be occurring in or around the church on that date.
THE FOLLOWING HOMILY WAS COMPOSED BY OUR LATE DEACON JASPER ROY (Photograph inserted):
Sunrise October 8, 1928-Sunset January 15, 2002
GUIDED BY THE SPIRIT--THE HOLY SPIRIT!
People often hide their feelings behind a wall of words. They use a kind of double-talk in which words and feelings do not agree. Many people are afraid that honesty in speech will cost them friendships, love, or respect. So they either keep their lips zipped or say something other than what they mean
God Wants Your Garbage
Once a week, a truck moves slowly down our alley, pausing at every house. Full and sometimes overflowing garbage containers are picked up, emptied into the truck, and returned to each house. During the next week, as the rubbish accumulates and the odor increases, we become eager for the return of the garbage truck.
Meek – Not Weak
Most people consider meekness to be weakness. In a world dominated by the strong – ruthless dictators, cold-hearted drug traffickers, powerful corporate leaders – no one wants to be the wimp everyone takes advantage of. But is that what it means to meek?
Almost all of them agree that the Congressional Medal of Honor has transformed and redefined their lives. For many, it has thrust them into the public eye. One recipient judging its effect on his thought and behavior, said, “You’re representing everybody and everything the medal represents.”