Hello Good People!
This week I’ve been inspired by the Upper Room Devotion on Oct. 10th. It focused on the story of shepherd boy David stepping up to battle the giant warrior Goliath. What gave David courage in that moment? It wasn’t his physical prowess; he was just a young boy. It wasn’t his military training; he had no training. It wasn’t his weapons; he only had a sling shot. What gave him courage was his belief in his god, The Living God. He said, “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?... You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty!” (I Samuel 17:26, 45) We don’t confront anything on our own. We have the living God with us.
What is your Goliath right now? What is intimidating you, causing fear and anxiety?
When life feels overwhelming, remember that none of your problems are greater than our God. Linda Chandra, in her devotion wrote, “I have to stop saying, ‘O God, I have a big problem!’ Instead, like David, I can dare to say, ‘Hi problem, I have a big God!’” I love how she flipped this! May our faith in the living God give us courage to face the goliaths in our lives.
This week, Oct. 17th, I look forward to joining you for worship in each church building (Grace-8:00, Pine Creek-9:30, Holbrook-11:00) or on Zoom at 9:30! I am reflecting on the virtue of compassion.
Next Sunday, Oct. 24th, we join together for Brunch, Songs, and Surprises at 9:30 hosted at Holbrook. Michael McCormick, the director of the Livingston Food Resource Center will be speaking.
ZOOM WORSHIP this Sunday
We will have Zoom worship at 9:30 this Sunday. Join us from the comfort of your home or from any location in the world! Our next Zoom worship will be Nov. 7th.
Meeting id# 794 678 137
WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE
Bring in donations of new and gently used winter clothing by Oct. 24th. Must be clean and in good repair. All sizes for children, youth, and adults. Our Oct. 31st Church Beyond the Walls will involve giving away our donations to those in need. More details to come.
Parish Council will meet this Sunday at Holbrook at noon.
ALL PARISH CHURCH CONFERENCE
Nov. 7th will be our Church Conference, for all churches following worship. Our District Superintendent, Jan Witman will join us in person. All forms and reports due to Jack in the office by Sunday, Oct. 24th.
May the Lord Bless You and Keep You!
Park County United Methodist Ministries
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