Change: Please pray for Anna STETZEL, nine year old granddaughter of a friend of the Robines, who will be undergoing a cardiac procedure later this week. She has already undergone two open heart surgeries.
Update: A prayer of thanksgiving for RAYMOND LAMKIN! He had a portion of his lung removed and it was only stage one cancer that has not moved to the lymph nodes. Also FRANCES LAMKIN'S heart condition has stabilized and she is doing much better. All thanks to God!
Just as I was hitting send I realized that there were two more important prayer requests for two kids:
Here they are!!!
1. For Anna Stutz, a nine year granddaughter of a friend of the Robines who is having her second open heart surgery today.
2. For Derik Roloff, grandson of the Tamelers, who has breast cancer (yes men can get breast cancer). He is having surgery on Friday to remove it and then after the results he will have to spend some time in Children's Hospital.
DEVOTION: Praise be to the Lord, the God of our fathers, who has put it into the king's heart to bring honor to the house of the Lord in Jerusalem in this way and who has extended his good favor to me before the king and his advisers and all the king's powerful officials. Because the hand of the Lord my God was on me, I took courage and gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me. Ezra 7:27-28
Have you ever wanted God to just change someone's heart or to make someone more favorable toward you? Does God even do that kind of stuff? Isn't that just up to us and our good nature as to whether someone will change their mind toward us or act favorably toward us? Not according to this passage and others like it in the Scriptures.
Too often we fail to realize how much power the Lord actually has. As a result we don't ask the Lord to do things that are clearly under his power and control. Instead we try to take care of matters on our own way too often, and things end up getting more and more messed up.
There is something freeing and wonderful about taking your relationship problems and giving them up to God instead. It gives you the peace that passes all understanding. It give you the release of burden to think that you can do anything to change someone else's heart and mind, and it gives you joy to know that God is taking care of it.
I urge you today that if someone has something against you, or if you have something against someone else, that you give it up to God and let God deal with it. He will change your heart and mind as well as the other person's by the power that can only come from Him. He will also give you the patience, peace, will, and power to do what he wants you to do about it. Give it all up to God today!
Let us pray: Lord God, my relationships are too difficult for me to handle on my own. Take care of them for me and give me the strength to do what you want me to do in all of them. Amen.
________________________________________________________________________________________________ YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: When was the book of Zechariah was written?In the eighth month in the second year of King Darius. (Oct/Nov 520 B.C. two months after Haggai began to prophesy, Darius was King of Persia at the time.
Bring your kids, bring a pot of chili, and your carved pumpkins to our 3rd annual Trunk-or-treat!! THis is a fun and safe environment to have your kids go trick-or-treating and it's fun for the whole family. We will also be having a chili cook off and a pumpkin carving contest! There will be prizes for thw inners. Event starts at 5pm with chili judging and then we will serve al the chili till 6:30. If you plan on being in the chili contest; please calling the church office, or emailing Kelsey at email@example.com. Trunk or treat will go until 8pm.
It is time to pay your $25 deposit which is due by October 15!! Please do not put deposits in the offering plate, but rather put them in Marilyn's church mailbox or on her desk in the office. The cost of the trip will be between $60 and $65 depending on the number of those gong. The cost includes dinner when we arrive at Osage Beach. There are still a few tickets and bus seats left. If you want to go, sign up with Marilyn asap.
PATRIOT PACKAGES WILL BE PACKED AT THE WARRENTON ARMORY ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15!!
You may donate small travel size personal hygiene items, gum, comic books, magazines, or cash. A full list of needed items will be available soon. These packages are sent to troops out on the front line and battle fields around the world.
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