Thoughts: Compliments are precious. We remember them; we say them over to ourselves in the darkness; we savour them.
One of the most famous literary compliments is Antony’s for Cleopatra: “She makes hungry where most she satisfies.”
Isaiah writes a beautiful compliment for Jerusalem: (You are) “a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.”
Discussion: A diadem has many precious stones. Suppose each one represents a virtue. Which virtue would you like most to represent?
Activity: Pay a sincere compliment to a church friend this week.
Remember in prayer this week Connie Gill, Vivian Hansard, Larry Hornbeck, Wafaa Kareem, Eunice Kraase in rehab, Fred Laws at Heartland, and Linda Wright.
We are expecting and welcoming visitors this Sunday. Please wear your name tag and let your friendliness shine.
Mid-week Word is scheduled for tomorrow at 10:00am. Please join us for fellowship and Bible study. And, yes, there is also food.
Ruth (9:30am) and Deborah (7:00pm) Circles meet this Thursday at the church. Please come.
Sunday is Human Relations and United Methodist Women Sunday.
February Tidings deadline is Monday, January 18th. Please email your articles as an attachment in Word to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
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These are the days that our worldwide United Methodist churches take offerings for special projects for our worldwide church.