Thoughts: “Mama, am I pretty?” the little girl asked.
The mother put down her sewing and cuddled the little girl in her lap. “I think you are the most beautiful little girl in the whole world,” she told her daughter.
This mother gave what was hers to give. She gave her daughter her undivided attention. With all her heart, she believed her little girl was the most beautiful little girl in the world, and she told her so.
She did not try to give what was not hers to give. She did not promise her little girl that she would be homecoming queen, or that she would be Miss America.
When James and John asked Jesus if they could sit on his left and on his right in heaven, he told them, “That is not mine to give.”
Discussion: What is in our power to give?
Activity: Give your attention to a lonely person.
Remember in prayer this week: Sarah Defenderfer (Jim Kuszmaul’s granddaughter & Barbara Strozynski’s niece), Connie Gill, Vivian Hansard, Betty Leach, Brenda Michaux, Scot Miller, Sandy Northey, and Wallace Peacock.
Also, our sympathy to Marie Watson on the death of her mother, Constance Henderson. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 15th, from 3:00-9:00pm at E. J. Mandziuk & Son Funeral Home, 3801 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights with service at 7:00pmconducted by Pastor Weatherly at the funeral home.
This week is your opportunity to clean out your closets, basement, attic and garage! Drop off times for your rummage will be this Sunday starting at 11:30am through 3:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm. Also, Monday and Tuesday from 9:00am to 3:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm.
This year the sale will be all day on Friday, October 23rd, with the 1/2 price and bag sale on Saturday, October 24th, 9:00 until noon. This means we need many more people to help on Friday during the sale. There are two shifts but anytime that you can volunteer would be appreciated. We are looking for a few good men to sit and monitor hallways, doors and shoppers. Everyone from the church working the rummage sale will make the 2015 rummage sale one of our best ones yet! Sign up this Sunday or call Sandy Sands to volunteer.
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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.