Listen! Can you hear it? If you listen closely enough, you can hear the grateful sighs of parents everywhere as they send their children back to school for another year. Yes, September is here and not only are schools back in session, but many other groups and activities are under way once again. One glance at the September calendar will confirm the re-convening of groups and committees here at Kingsley and elsewhere.
Now before anyone gets the wrong idea, I just want to emphasize that there were lots of fun and informative activities that took place this summer. During the month of June we attended Annual Conference at Lakeside, and another very successful Summer VBS program, averaging about 89 children each day!. In July we started a joint church effort with the congregation at the Ohio City UMC, and celebrated Pastor Gary and Nola’s 41st Anniversary, and conducted another profitable concession stand at the Concert in the Park. In August we survived another 127 Garage Sale. But there is much work yet to be done.
As I am writing this article, my thoughts are on the actions of Jesus in the New Testament. As I read the stories of Jesus, I discover that he rarely sat still for very long. He was constantly traveling from one town to the next, from one person to another, from one miracle to another. He didn’t wait for people in need to find him, more often than not, Jesus was out looking for them.
In the same way, our church, or any church for that matter, simply cannot and should not wait for the world to come find us. We need to be active in our communities, in our schools and in our workplaces. We need to share the love of God and the Good News of the Gospel wherever we go and to everyone we meet. Jesus commands us, “to go and make disciples,” not to sit and wait for them to find us.
In His Service,
Pastor Gary Ginter
Sunday 09/01 Church Breakfast served from 9-9:30 am
Sunday 09/01 Communion served during morning worship
Monday 09/02 Labor Day Holiday
Wednesday 09/04 Free Supper at 6:00 pm
Wednesday 09/04 Youth Program Kickoff at 6:30 pm
Friday 09/06 Bread & Bowl at 6:00 pm
Sunday 09/08 District SPRC Training at Kingsley at 3:00 pm
Tuesday 09/10 N.O.W. Committee meets at 7:00 pm
Wednesday 09/11 Adult Bible Study at 10:00 am
Wednesday 09/11 Free Supper at 6:00 pm
Wednesday 09/11 Youth Programs at 6:30 pm
Wednesday 09/11 Adult Bible Study at 6:30 pm
Sunday 09/15 Puppets during morning worship
Wednesday 09/18 Adult Bible Study at 10:00 am
Wednesday 09/18 Free Supper at 6:00 pm
Wednesday 09/18 Youth Programs at 6:30 pm
Wednesday 09/18 Adult Bible Study at 6:30 pm
Wednesday 09/25 Adult Bible Study at 10:00 am
Wednesday 09/25 Free Supper at 6:00 pm
Wednesday 09/25 Youth Programs at 6:30 pm
Wednesday 09/25 Adult Bible Study at 6:30 pm
Sunday 09/29 Open House at Pastor Gary & Nola’s from 2-5 pm