Thoughts: Isaiah tells us that God is our salvation, our strength, and our song, adding that He has done “excellent things.”
In the Troy Corners Cemetery there is a modest gravestone for a lady who lived from 1820 to 1920. Etched below these dates are the words “She hath done what she could.”
And what could she do? Probably she cooked thousands of good meals – made without packaged helpers – and hundreds of little clothes made by hand and later patched, as well as socks she knitted and then darned, mounds of laundry, scrubbed and wrung out by hand and then hung up to dry, laboriously pressed with flat irons heated on the cook stove.
Countless childish hurts kissed away, and patient help with the intricacies of long division, and Bible stories read aloud before the grate fire.
She hath done “excellent things.”
Discussion: What six words would you choose for your epitaph?
Activity: Pray that we may some day know this peace:
“…sustained and soothed by unfaltering trust,
Approach thy grave like one who wraps the drapery of his
couch about him
And lies down to pleasant dreams.”
-William Cullen Bryant
_____________________________________________________________________________ Remember in prayer this week Jackie Braidwood, Audrey Cowsert, Jim Kuszmaul, Mildred Parker, Doug Smith, Jimmy who comes with Terri Watson.
GOT CANDY? Our youth will be making care packages for our college students on November 20th. Surely you have extra Halloween candy to donate to this cause. Start your diet today, bring your extra Halloween candy to church! Our college students will be so thankful.
Men’s Breakfast meets this Saturday at 8:00am. Come for fellowship, food and Bible Study. MEN ONLY!
Don’t forget our Annual Church Charge Conference this Sunday at 7:00pm. All members have voice and vote. This meeting is held once a year with the District Superintendent to review the status of our church and vote on nominated committee members of the church.
The Tidings deadline has been changed to Monday, November 14th, because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
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UNITED METHODIST SPECIAL SUNDAYS:
These are the days that our worldwide United Methodist churches take offerings for special projects for our worldwide church.