Pastor's Corner

November 2019

page1image14240A definition of stewardship and vocation from Dictionary.com:

page1image14768Steward
1. a person who manages another’s property or financial affairs; one who administers anything as the agent of another or others                                                                                                                                                                                      2. a person who has charge of the household of another, buying or obtaining food, directing the servants, etc.

Vocation
1. a particular occupation, business, or profession; calling.
2. a strong impulse or inclination to follow a particular activity or career.                                                                                3. a divine call to God's service or to the Christian life.                                                                                                          4. a function or station in life to which one is called by God: the religious vocation; the vocation of marriage.

Join us the first three Sundays in November as together we unpack what it means to be a steward of God’s gifts, God’s way:

❖ Serving our Neighbors at Church, November 3.
❖ Serving Our Neighbors in the State, November 10.                                                                                                            ❖ Serving Our Neighbors in the Home, November 17.

Then join us in the Fellowship Hall for Thanksgiving dinner on the 17th right after the 10:30 service.

Serving with gratitude, +Pastor Charlie Adams

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Of course, when is life not full? Well, an empty schedule can come with age and the things that go with it, like arthritis and other chronic conditions slowing us down, but even then trips to the doctor seem to keep a schedule full. But life at any age or stage can also be empty if all of our activity is done apart from God. At the pinnacle of popularity during His earthly ministry Jesus said to His disciples, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mark 6:31).

Is your life full? I sure hope so ... full of God’s grace and peace, that is. Having that, all else fits in its proper place.

Living in His grace, +Pastor Charlie Adams

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Following Jesus is always an adventure in faith. He leads us to the Father by the power of the Holy Spirit, and we are blessed with forgiveness, peace, and new life. Celebrate those blessings in weekly worship, and help us sing His praise, thanking Him for His many gifts.

“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25)

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Do you know someone who would like to know more about Jesus? ... the church? ...

What are Lutherans all about? How does Jesus influences our lives today? Invite them to join you in worship, and let them know I would be glad to talk with them, and if desired teach them the basics of the faith at a time convenient to them. Just give me call at 785-893-4387 any time.

Blessings to all!   +Pastor Charlie Adams

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