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Senior Adult Ministry

Senior Adults are very important to us. While Senior Adults are active and welcomed in all areas of church life, there is a vibrant ministry specifically for Seniors.

We have a very active Adults 4 and Adults 5 Sunday School Class. We meet Sunday mornings in the church Fellowship Hall at 9:45am for interesting discussions and bible study.

Every Thursday Seniors meet for fellowship, forty-two, eighty four, Mexican Train, Mahjong, or cards, and a pot-luck meal. Most begin gathering at 10 a.m. and are joined by others for lunch at noon. Fellowship normally concludes in the mid-afternoon. All comers are heartily welcomed!

 

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Devotionals: By George

When Things Don’t Go Well

The first words that many people like to quote when misfortune hits are: “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28). But that’s hard to believe in hard times. I once sat with a man who had lost his third son in a row, and I listened as he lamented, “How can this tragedy work for my good?” I had no answer but to sit silently and mourn with him. Several months later, he was thankful as he said, “My sorrow is drawing me closer to God.” Tough as Romans 8:28 may be to understand, countless testimonies give credence to the truth of it. The story of hymn writer Fanny Crosby is a classic example. The world is the beneficiary of her memorable hymns, yet what worked together for good was born out of her personal tragedy, for she became blind when she was an infant. At only age 8, she began to write poetry and hymns. Writing over 8,000 sacred songs and hymns, she blessed the world with such popular songs as “Blessed Assurance,” “Safe in the Arms of Jesus,” and “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior.” God used her difficulty to bring good for her and us and glory for Him. God has good purposes and always remains with us. When tragedy befalls us, it’s hard to understand how anything good can come from it, and we won’t always see it in this life. But God has good purposes and always remains with us. What trial in your life have you found to be for your good? What good things have come from it? What are you now suffering that you pray will bring something good?

God always has good purposes for our trials.

The Quiet Place of Prayer

Prayer is worship.  Our praying should be full of adoration, affection, and fondness for God- that He is who He is; that He created us in order to have someone on whom He could shower His love; that He stretched out His arms on the cross; that He intends, in the fullest sense, to make whole men and women out of us.  In worship, as the old word worth-ship implies, we declare what we value the most.  It is one of the best ways in the world to love God.

Prayer is the highest expression of our dependence on God.  It is asking for what we want.  We can ask for anything- even the most difficult things.  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” Phil 4:6.  Anything large enough to occupy our minds is large enough to hang a prayer on.

Prayer, however, by its nature is requesting.  It is not insisting or clamoring.  We can make no demands of God or deals with Him.  Friends don’t make demands.  They ask and then wait.  We wait with patience and submission until God gives us what we request- or something more.

Prayer is asking for understanding.  It is means by which we comprehend what God is saying to us in His Word.  Prayer focuses and unites our fragmented hearts.

In the quiet place of prayer, God comforts, instructs, and listens to us.  There we learn to love and worship Him.

 

The Squeaky Wheel

“The squeaky wheel gets the oil” is a popular proverb. As a child I rode my bicycle for long distances between home and school, and the squeaky sounds of the wheels drew my attention to the need to lubricate them.

In Luke 18, the widow’s persistent request to the judge for justice against her adversary made her sound like a “squeaky wheel” until she got the result she needed. Luke explains that Jesus told this story to teach us the need to pray continually and not to give up, even if it appears that the answer to our prayer is delayed (vv.1-5).

God is certainly not an unjust judge who must be harassed before He responds to us. He is our loving Father who cares about us and hears us when we cry to Him. Regular, persistent prayer draws us closer to Him. It may feel like we are a squeaky wheel, but the Lord welcomes our prayer and encourages us to approach Him with our cries. He hears us and will come to our aid in ways that we may not expect.

As Jesus teaches in Matthew 6:5-8, constant prayer does not require long periods of “vain repetitions.” Rather, as we bring our needs before God “day and night” (Luke 18:7) and walk with the One who already knows our needs, we learn to trust God and wait patiently for His response.

 

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