Pastor Don will be keeping regular office hours in the church office on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Exceptions will be noted in the bulletin unless it is an emergency or last-minute situation. Tuesday will be Pastor Don’s normal day off. At other times, he will be working from his home office when not out visiting, etc. Phone numbers are 656-3157 (church), 299-1374 (home) and 229-9644 (cell). Email is email@example.com. The church answering machine will be monitored remotely.
runs and walks have become a big thing over the last number of years. The number of these continues to grow
constantly. By the end of September, I
will have participated in three such events recently. I ran (yes, ran!) my first 5K in August, the
Color Blaze, which benefited Memorial
wing. As I write this, I am between two
events. I walked three miles and biked
another mile for the 3000 Miles for Peace and plan to walk about four miles for
the CROP Walk.
walking and biking are great exercises in and of themselves and, when done with
others while benefitting worthy causes, are doubly so. It is part of our Christian stewardship to
not only contribute to the welfare of others but to take care of our own bodies
which are temples of the Holy Spirit according to I Corinthians 6:19. We can have fun, help others and promote our
own health all at the same time. That’s
hard to beat!
But I am
also reminded of the spiritual journey we are taking. Sometimes it is a walk, other times a run
and, maybe even once in a while, a bike ride. What is important about this journey is that, while we are on it with
our Christian brothers and sisters, we also have the ultimate companion,
Jesus. It, too, can be fun, a help to
others and good for our spiritual health.
participate in both types of exercise and be thankful for God’s blessings, both
physical and spiritual.
Oct. 6 --- “Needs of the Body” Ephesians 3:14-21
Oct. 13 --- “A Study in Achievement” Daniel 1:1-20
Oct 20 --- “Bow Down
or Burn Up” Daniel 3:13-18
27 --- “The Fateful Hand” Daniel 5:1-31