We worship at:
60455 CR 113
Elkhart, IN 46517
All times are
Norma Miller - Scripture - Psalm 139:23-24
O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
- Scripture - Proverbs 22:6
child in the way
he should go
and when he is old
he will not turn from it.
& Paul Ritzmann - Scripture - John 3:16-17
so loved the world that he gave his only Son
whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world
but that the world through him might be saved.
Arnold - Scripture - Isaiah 49:15b-16
I will not
I have engraved you
On the palm of my hands.
McFadden - Scripture - John 1:1
In the beginning
was the Word,
and the word was with God,
and the Word was God.
McFadden - Scripture - 2 Corinthians 4:5,7
Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus
But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it
may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God
and does not come from us.
& Judy DePue - Scripture - Matthew 6:25-34
I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or what you will drink,
or about your body, what you will wear.
Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothing?
the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into
and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not of more value than they?
And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span
And why do you worry about clothing.
the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor
yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed
like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass of the field,
which is alive today
and tomorrow is thrown into the oven,
will he not much more clothe you - you of little faith?
do not worry, saying "What will we eat?" or "What
will we wear?"
For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things;
and and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all
first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given to you as well.
So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries
of its own.
Today's trouble is enough for today.
instructions about worry have been very helpful to me through
as I seem to be one who worries a lot and needs the comfort
these words bring. (Jan Birr)
of St Irenaeus
It is not
you who shapes God,
It is God who shapes you.
If then you are the work of God,
Await the hand of the artist
Who does all things in due season.
Offer him your heart, soft and tractable
And keep the form
in which the artist formed you.
Let your clay be moist,
Lest you grow hard
And lose the imprint of his fingers.
(breathe in) will be now (breathe out).
--Rumi Breath Prayer
of the Living God, present with me now,
enter my mind, body and spirit, and heal me of
all that harms me."
--from Iona Community service of laying on of hands
I never withdraw my arms
from my work."
--Julian of Norwich
I become hollow like the reed,
so you may play your melody through me."
--Psalm 119 from "Psalms for Praying"
because we use certainties as weapons.
God speaks in PARADOX
to lead us to mystery.
God speaks in SILENCE
because words cannot contain infinity.
- Jane Pope, Shalem Associate 2005
Kirkdorffer, Don Gordon, Paulajean Ritzmann, Bill & Rosemary
Pletcher - Scripture - Psalm 23
is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths for his name's sake.
I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil;
for you are with me; your rod and your staff - they comfort
a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.
Kirkdorffer - Scripture - Psalm 91
is my refuge and my fortress, in him will I trust.
- Scripture - Proverbs 1:2-7
may know wisdom and instruction, understand words of insight,
receive instruction in wise dealing, righteousness, justice,
and equity: that prudence may be given to the simple, knowledge
and discretion to the youth-the wise man also may hear and increase
in learning, and the man of understanding, acquire skill, to
understand a proverb and a figure, the words of the wise and
of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom
GOD IS LOVE
- Prayer - The Road Not Taken - A Prayer by Thomas Merton
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I do not
know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that
I think I am following your will does not mean I am actually
But I believe
that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have this desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that
I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this,
you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing
will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in
the shadow of death.
I will not
fear, for you are ever with me,
and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.
Gilliland - Scripture - Psalm 121
I will lift
up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip - He who watches over you will
The Lord is your shade at your right hand,
the sun will not harm youby day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm - he will watch over you
Bill & Rosemary Pletcher - Scripture - Psalm 100
joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are
his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
And his courts with praise;
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; His faithfulness
continues through all generations
- Hymnal: a worship book #580
storm can shake my inmost calm,
while to that Rock I'm clinging.
Since Love is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?"
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