Hard to believe another year has come and gone already. When I pause to think about all the changes we have experienced during this past year, I am amazed at the Grace God offers. As a church and as a community, we have witnessed the passing of several saints, and the birth of new ones. All of our lives have been enriched by those around us.
As this New Year begins, I want to remind you that our lives will continue to change, and that life is a challenge, even under the best of circumstances. For me, it is reassuring that, even when we set God aside to pursue our busy lives, He never leaves us or puts us aside. Perhaps, as we look at the world around us, we may soon realize that we need Jesus today more than ever.
Allow me to share a little poem I wrote for the new year…
Jesus For Our Time
The Spirit moved and life began,
And set in motion God’s great plan.
In ancient days He led through fear;
In ancient ways, He drew them near.
A lamb, a goat, a turtledove
Would shed its blood to show our love.
Temple barriers, a God apart,
Guiding through a distant heart.
Then Love came down, appeared as Man,
Lived and died and rose again.
Suffered so, for you and me;
Defeated death and set us free.
Modern Man sees Him not;
Says science gave us what we got.
They preach and teach we are alone,
An ancient god we have outgrown.
He loves us still, despite our flaws
And pleads our case before God’s laws.
He lives within our mortal shell;
His spirit there will always dwell.
We need him now, more than before,
This God of Love, we can’t ignore.
Man may rely, secure in mind
That we have Jesus for our time.
In His Service,
Pastor Gary Ginter
January 2017 Calendar
Sunday Jan. 1 – First Sunday of the month Breakfast at 9:00 am
Wednesday Jan. 4 – Morning Adult Bible study at 10:00 am
Wednesday Jan. 4 – Youth supper at 6:00 pm
Wednesday Jan. 4 – Kingsley Kids and Kingsley Youth meet at 6:30 pm
Wednesday Jan. 4 – Adult Bible study at 6:30 pm
Thursday Jan. 5 – Mission Committee meets at 7:00 pm
Sunday Jan. 8 – Volunteer Appreciation Banquet following morning Worship
Wednesday Jan. 11 – Morning Adult Bible study at 10:00 am
Wednesday Jan. 11 – Youth supper at 6:00 pm
Wednesday Jan. 11 – Kingsley Kids and Kingsley Youth meet at 6:30 pm
Wednesday Jan. 11 – Adult Bible study meets at 6:30 pm
Friday Jan. 13 – Friday Jan. 20 – Pastor Gary & Nola on vacation
Sunday Jan. 15 – Rev. Wayne Karges will fill pulpit this morning
Wednesday Jan. 18 – Morning Adult Bible study – CANCELLED –
Wednesday Jan. 18 – Youth supper at 6:00 pm
Wednesday Jan. 18 – Kingsley Kids and Kingsley Youth at 6:30 pm
Wednesday Jan. 18 – Adult Bible study – CANCELLED –
Sunday Jan. 22 – Puppets during Morning Worship at 10:30 am
Wednesday Jan. 25 – Morning Adult Bible study at 10:00 am
Wednesday Jan. 25 – Youth supper at 6:00 pm
Wednesday Jan. 25 – Kingsley Kids and Kingsley Youth at 6:30 pm
Wednesday Jan. 25 – Adult Bible study at 6:30 pm
** Pastor Gary has church office hours every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm