Weekly View From Da Pews
April 16, 2021
You have done good things for your servant, as you have promised, Lord.
Eternal instants. You’ve had them. We all have.
Sharing a porch swing on a summer evening with your grandchild.
Seeing her face in the glow of a candle.
Putting your arm into your husband’s as you stroll through the golden leaves and breathe the brisk autumn air.
Listening to your six-year-old thank God for everything from goldfish to Grandma.
Such moments are necessary because they remind us that everything is okay. The King is still on the throne and life is still worth living. Eternal instants remind us that love is still the greatest possession and the future is nothing to fear.
The next time an instant in your life begins to be eternal, let it.
(From “God Came Near” by Max Lucado)
This last Sunday Jaime Benson was our guest pastor as Pastor Sterling took a well-deserved weeks’ vacation. I was impressed by Jaime’s presence and strong message that she delivered to the congregation. I am confident that where ever she goes on her ministry journey she will be a great Christian leader.
This past week the Constitution Committee met for the first time and the jest of the meeting was organization. Pastor Sterling was elected as the chairperson and Peggy Benson was selected as the recording person. We also discussed how we would break up the document in sections for discussion and analysis. We will post periodical updates in order to keep you all informed as to our progress. We hope to complete our work by this fall, so that we can submit our work to the synod for their approval and then present it to the congregation at the annual meeting in January, for approval.
On April 10th a group of disciples met at church and proceeded to do a spring cleanup of the church yard. I wish to thank Bill Buckley, Paul Knuteson, Larry Johnson, Lyle Hendrickson, Harry Benson, Bob Acker, Karen Bender and Dennis Cunningham for a job well done.
This coming Sunday is “New member orientation day” at Dekorra. We will meet right after church in the Fellowship Hall. If you are a member of a committee at church we would like one of your group to be present to explain what your group does to help spread the Good News of Jesus. Please check with the other members of your group to see who can attend and make a presentation.
Last week the parking lot ushers handed out yellow bags for our food pantry ministry. Please try to bring them back to church, all filled up, on May 02nd.
The Steuer-Mitchell Scholarship Fund is still taking applications for awarding this spring. If you are planning to pursue a post high school education or you are already in a post high school program, please apply for this scholarship. The application can be picked up at the church office or you can contact your school counselor for an application.
Per Sheila Gempler we are working on a plan for VBS this summer. We do need someone to step up to lead this event. We are also planning on in-person Sunday school this fall.
I have attached to this blog the church announcements for this week. Please take note of them and a couple of date changes.
That’s enough for this week. Time to do some work around the farm.
William, a Disciple of Christ
Christianity, in its purest form, is nothing more than seeing Jesus.
Christian service, in its purest form, is nothing more than imitating Him who we see.
To see His Majesty and to imitate Him, that is the sum of Christianity!