God, our maker and redeemer, you have made us a new company of priests to bear the witness to the Gospel. Enable us to be faithful to our calling to make known your promises to all the world; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
If I could have a picture to describe our understanding of our faith and God in general… THIS WOULD BE GOOD…
WALK’IN BY FAITH…
i have the awesome privilege of READING the Liturgy again on Thursday night… I will be honest with you… I don’t like the fact of our church changing its format… I heard that the Liturgy wants to be removed. I pray THIS IS NOT THE CASE.
*back to that picture*
LIFE IS A BALANCING ACT… (Keep going forward)
ANYWAY… Here are the scriptures, I want to share with you:
1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. 35 Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel grieved over Saul. And the Lord was sorry that he had made Saul king over Israel.
David Anointed as King
16 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 2 Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ 3 Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.” 4 Samuel did what the Lordcommanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, “Do you come peaceably?” 5 He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
6 When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is now before the Lord.” 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 9 Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen any of these.” 11 Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.” 12 He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.
2 Corinthians 5:6-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
6 So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. 8 Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. 10 For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.
The Ministry of Reconciliation
11 Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we ourselves are well known to God, and I hope that we are also well known to your consciences. 12 We are not commending ourselves to you again, but giving you an opportunity to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast in outward appearance and not in the heart. 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. 15 And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.
16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view,we know him no longer in that way. 17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!
Let’s go walk by faith…
Thankful for these postcards sent to our new members at the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society… AREN’T THEY COOL???
TALK 2YA LATER IN THE WEEK…
Had a productive day… STARTED WITH ME READING:
THEN I APPLIED FOR A JOB AND WROTE THIS:
Please accept my resume for an Account Strategist. I understand, that I might not have all of the Agency experience desired; however, I assure management that I can perform the tasks that this job requires.
For instance, I notice ways a business can make improvements. My current Part-Time job is missing a great opportunity to implement a Kit Kat Costume Character in its variety of Figures. Hershey’s Management has noticed a steady increase of the sale of Kit Kat in the past six years. This gave the brand enough attention for Hershey to build another plant in Hazleton, PA strictly for Kit Kat production. I currently work part-time for the Hershey Company in attractions at Chocolate World. I have noticed a Hershey Bar Costume Character. I have noticed a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume Character. I have noticed a Hershey Kiss Costume Character. I have even noticed a Jolly Rancher Costume Character. However, I have not noticed a Kit Kat Costume Character. I have put my suggestion to acquire this costume to management on the kiosk in the break-room at Chocolate World. Hershey’s Chocolate World averages over 10,000 people attending daily. This could mean an opportunity for Kit Kat to get more exposure of its brand
I have a lot of ideas. They are put into action at our historical society in Hershey, PA. I am managing a couple of exhibits there and am constantly thinking of new ways to communicate to the public exhibits I manage. This included our attendance at the Central PAs WWII Roundtable to promote our Dwight D. Eisenhower exhibit. YES, Dwight Eisenhower came to Hershey, PA in 1953 to celebrate his 63rd birthday.
I want to share my gifts with you. I would love to be considered for this. Thank you for your time. You may reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!!
Kevin Matthew Schafer
MBA – Penn State Alumni
Vice President of Public Relations for Conestoga Toastmasters
“Every truly great accomplishment seems at first impossible…”
NOW, Let’s Attend that Derry Township Supervisor meeting…
WALK’IN BY FAITH…
TODAY WAS COOL… you know what else is cool???
YOU CLICKING ON THIS…
THANKFUL I KNOW POWERPOINT…
I GET TO READ TONIGHT!!! HERE IS A PSALM i WILL BE READING…
Thanksgiving for Vindication
A PSALM. A SONG FOR THE SABBATH DAY.
1 It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
2 to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night,
3 to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.
4 For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
5 How great are your works, O Lord!
Your thoughts are very deep!
6 The dullard cannot know,
the stupid cannot understand this:
7 though the wicked sprout like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they are doomed to destruction forever,
8 but you, O Lord, are on high forever.
9 For your enemies, O Lord,
for your enemies shall perish;
all evildoers shall be scattered.
10 But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;
you have poured over me fresh oil.
11 My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;
my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.
12 The righteous flourish like the palm tree,
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 They are planted in the house of the Lord;
they flourish in the courts of our God.
14 In old age they still produce fruit;
they are always green and full of sap,
15 showing that the Lord is upright;
he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
LET’s GO2 CHURCH
WHAT DOES TODAY BRING???
i DON’T KNOW… but i know prayer… do you???
BEFORE I GET TO THE SPREADING OF THAT MULCH THIS MORNING AT MY CHURCH…
may i spread the Holy Gospel???
THIS Sunday, a lot of churches will teach Jesus’s teaching found in…
WALK’IN BY FAITH…
Mark 4:26-34 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Parable of the Growing Seed
26 He also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.”
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
30 He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”
The Use of Parables
33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34 he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.
“Don’t want to explain this…“
THINK FOR YOURSELVES… (let’s apply for more jobs)
LET’s GO MULCHING!!!