Hotter than a Stolen Tamale (Mission Trip Updates)

June 17, 2009

It’s hotter than a Billy goat in a pepper patch.

It’s hotter than a pipe wrench left in the sun.

It’s even hotter than a stolen tamale.

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In honor of our Mission Trip this week…

June 9, 2009

You scooped up the dust with your hands and formed it into a man, then graciously shared the breath of life in a gentle whisper.  By your hand and in your breath we are alive.
We are your children, for your world.
You guided us with your mighty hand and unchained us from slavery and bondage, even parting tumultuous waters that we might find freedom in the strength of your mercy.
We are your children, for your world.
Then you entered our world with the hands of a babe who grew and walked among us—those hands calmed the seas, fed the multitudes, cast out demons, healed the broken, gave sight to the blind, drew sketches of forgiveness in the sand, and then were pierced to reach our selfish souls.
We are your children, for your world.
And then you touched our hearts and calmed our fears and bid us to go…to offer our own hands for your work, to be used by you to continue to touch the world, to reveal our love for you as we feed the hungry, visit the sick and imprisoned, and deliver your living water to all who thirst.
We are your children, for your world.  Help us to go in the spirit and strength in which you send us, that we might have sight restored to our own blind eyes, that our brokenness might be made whole, that our hunger and thirst might be quenched, and your glory echoed on earth as it is in heaven.


All My Trust

June 5, 2009

O God, I want to rejoice and yet, early in the morning I cry unto to you.  Help me to pray and to think only of you, for I am distracted and selfish, but I know I need you.
My soul waits for the Lord, in his word is all my trust.
I cannot pray alone; in me there is darkness, but with you there is light.  I am restless, but with you there is peace.  Help me to be still and to find you here with me.
My soul waits for the Lord, in his word is all my trust.
God, your ways are past understanding, but you know the way for me.  Help me to see and help me to trust.  Give me the courage to follow you and to share you.
My soul waits for the Lord, in his word is all my trust.
O Love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in you.  Help me to accept your grace in my life and to know that I am yours.
My soul waits for the Lord, in his word is all my trust.  My hope is in the Lord.  Amen.

Just a Closer Walk?

June 2, 2009

Companions in Christ Bible Study and Spiritual Formation Opportunity

Are you yearning for a deeper experience of God?

Would you like to be part of a small group of people with whom you can share questions of faith?

Come Walk with Companions in Christ

*an 8 week journey in prayer, scripture, sharing, spiritual friendship, and meditation

*A spiritual-formation group designed to deepen your spiritual growth

*An invitation from God to come close.

The Discipleship Committee invites you to consider joining us for a special 7 week Companions in Christ study this summer (six lessons and an intro). A group of 8-10 individuals would meet from 8:30-10:30am on Sunday mornings July 12-August 23. Participation in the group is open to anyone but does ask for a serious commitment of time and focus for a meaningful formation process. For more information or to sign up, please contact Amy Grizzle, Minister to Adults, at