I will enter your house with burnt-offerings
and will pay you my vows, *
which I promised with my lips
and spoke with my mouth when I was in trouble. Psalm 66:12
How often do we use God as our personal “911” call? We call upon God when we’re in trouble. We bargain with God, as if that were possible. “God, give me this and I’ll promise to do that.” Well, we’re in good company. We as humans have been behaving like this for thousands of years.
The best part is that God forgives us. God accepts us and whatever we’ve vowed. The challenge is to build our relationship regardless of what is going on with us. To build our relationship with God when times are good and when times are challenging.
One way is to consistently be part of the community of St. John’s with regular gathering on Sundays, Wednesday evenings and various activities.
Blessings as you finish your week!
Rebecca’s Schedule: Next week, I will be in Corbin on Thursday, May 29th and my Sabbath day will be Friday, May 30th. You can get a message to me by calling 859 -429-1659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Forum: Our series on Resurrection Living continues this week.
Cookout Lunch Sunday: Stay after church for a picnic lunch of hot dogs, chips, and coleslaw and fellowship..
Wednesdays in the Park: Join us each Wednesday through June 25 for hot dogs and fun. This Wednesday, May 28, Renata Farmer will come from Agricultural Extension to do a “4-H Day of Play” for youth. She will be here from 4:30-6pm.
Pulpit Exchange June 1: On Sunday, June 1, The Rev. Peter Doddema, of St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, Harrodsburg, will be the celebrant at our service. He will offer an instructed Eucharist. I will be at his church that morning.
We’re buying goats: The Lazarus at the Gates Adult Forum study has prompted us to purchase goats through Episcopal Relief and Development for families in the Philippines. Goats provide milk, cheese, and manure for farming. Donations towards the $80 purchase of each goat can be made through the goat bank in the parish hall or in the offering plate clearly marked ERD goat project.
United Thank Offering (UTO): is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Our ingathering of your UTO offerings will be today. The UTO Boxes will be gathered and brought forward with the offering.
Grow Appalachia: The Vestry voted to move ahead with this project. As we continue to work on this project, let the members of Vestry know your questions. Their website ishttp://www.berea.edu/grow-appalachia/
Serving Our Neighbors – See baskets in the parlor.
- Everlasting Arms, Corbin’s shelter for people who are homeless, is in need of men’s and women’s razors, gloves, deodorant and socks.
- The Food Pantry at Corbin Presbyterian Church is always in need of nonperishable food items. Vegetables are especially appreciated.
- KCEOC’s Women’s Emergency Shelter is in need of donated baby items, including baby clothing (sizes 6/9 months), diapers, wipes, bottles, etc. Donations can be dropped off at KCEOC Community Action Partnership main office at Gray, KY.