Weekly View From Da Pews
October 15, 2021
“The greater the ignorance, the greater the dogmatism!”
Sir William Osler
A place where rules, ordinances, and laws are prevalent is a place of total inflexibility, dedicated to ignorance.
If one is dogmatic in his thinking, instruction and style of management, he demonstrates his limited abilities. Fear and ignorance are synonymous with dogmatism.
Workaholics are usually dogmatic managers. They run things their way, or no way. This kind of dogma breeds ignorance, breeds workaholism and vice versa.
When I am absolutely certain of something, I need to question my inflexibility and make certain that my intransigence is not a symptom of my work addiction! ( From: Meditations for Men Who Do Too Much)
My own opinion is to surround oneself with great thinkers, listen to their views and pick the best way forward. That is why I love working with this church council and Pastor Sterling! We communicate-communicate-communicate!
Just a reminder, this is Pastor Appreciation Month. A card or simple hand shake with kind words, or perhaps a gift of cookies. Let’s show are appreciation for Pastor Sterling’s caring about us and a job well done.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 06th, Dekorra will be cleaning up the roadside on county Highway CS from the interstate to Whalens Grade. This takes a good sized crew and I hope all the confirmation kids can show up with lots of adult help.
Another reminder for all the committees. We need your budget expectations for 2022 so that we can put together a budget in the coming months. We need those numbers by the November “All Committee” meeting.
10 Ways to know you are a successful father!
“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” (Ruth E. Renkel) There is not one single path to successful parenting. All fathers are not created equal in method nor in standards. What sets a successful father apart from the pack is passion for his duty and the ability to love unconditionally. Possession of these two traits is the common denominator in all successful parents. The following can be considered one of the 10 “greatest hits” of an awesome Dad.
#3 The Bedtime Story
Every time you read to your child, it’s an intimate and special moment. They have your full attention and that’s the thing they crave most. Daddy adds the funny voices and physical animations as he reads. Your daughter’s eyes light up and a smile takes over her face as you talk in your moose voice and put pretend antlers on your head. Silliness is something you both enjoy and understand, but more importantly this time together builds trust and makes your child feel secure.
At the October council meeting, Lyle advised the group that so far this year, we are $21,082 in the hole regarding our giving compared to years passed. I know that there is a pandemic going on, I know that the weekly attendance is down, I know that some of us are hurting financially. We have two and a half months before we close the books on 2021. My hope and prayers are that we can somehow find it in our hearts to “dig a little deeper in the well” and come up with some extra giving to offset this shortfall. Each month you receive in the mail the envelopes for the coming month. In the packet of envelopes you will also find an envelope for the first Sunday of the next month. So you end up with two envelopes for the first Sunday of each month. I would suggest that instead of throwing out one of those envelopes you use that envelope to give a little extra. My faith is strong enough that I am sure the Lord will provide for His church and also for those who provide that extra giving.
I know that I am a day late with my message. Yesterday was a Habitat day that started at 6am and concluded at 9pm. A very long day but we got a lot done.
See you all on Sunday at “The Gathering Place”!