Elk Rapids Bible Church
“Where the UNCHANGING WORD
meets the needs of a CHANGING WORLD”
Pastor Gary Gladfelter 342-8663 or 264-6671
Will we trust the “Unseen” in 2019?
August 25, 2019
Worship in Introduction
“Lord I Lift Your Name on High” - #107
Worship in Offering
Worship in Scripture – John 6:26 - 40
Worship in Praise
“Oh How I Love Jesus” - #92
“Blessed Be Your Name”
“Our Great Savior” - #17
“Jesus Name Above All Names” - #86
“My Jesus I Love Thee” - #79
“Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” - #581
Worship in Prayer – “Open Our Eyes Lord” - #633
Closing – “You Are My All in All” - #583
Unsung Servants: The ladies who are teaching the children during the morning message. Thank You!
Welcome to our services!
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:00 a.m. – Morning Worship Service
Prayer Ministry Today: Tom
Next Week: Lona and Lodena
Junior Church Next Week: Wendy
There will be no meal next Sunday due to the Labor Day weekend,
but there will be a fellowship time in the month of September.
Stay tuned for details.
T H I S W E E K
Wednesday, August 28th – Bible Study and Prayer Time – 6:30 pm – “With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” --- 2 Thessalonians 1:11 – 12
The offering last week was $1,414.21: Building Fund - $30.00 and General Fund - $1,384.21.
In so many families today, even Christian families, there is a rift, a chasm, a Grand Canyon like opening that causes a tear in the fabric that is “family.” Pride is at the root. Pride opens the wound and keeps it weeping. It is a pus-filled, oozing, ulcerating, gaping sore that will not heal. Some of these wounds have been festering for decades.
How can it be that an 86 year old Mother would continue to refuse to speak to her daughter, even after 15-plus years? What could that daughter have said all those years ago that was so terrible that her own Mother would turn her children against her?
How can a 51 year old daughter not only refuse to see or speak to her Mother, but consider that her own Mother’s death would bring her relief? What awful thing could that Mother have said or done that would justify such vile hatred?
My heart is aching for these women, all of whom are members of my family. As a child of God I want to be able to do or say something that will make a difference. But I know that my words and my timing are not the same as God’s. It is my Lord that I trust. It is my Lord who knows if I can be used in any way in these two situations.
Brothers and Sisters, I ask you to pray – pray that I will not do or say anything unless specifically directed by the LORD – in His time and in His way, with His words and Truth. Those of you who know me know how hard it is for me to keep my mouth shut. I want to do – or not do – whatever will glorify our Lord! I need His help – will you pray with me? – Thank You! - Lodena