Here’s a simple Bible verse I came across this week:
“Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.” Psalm 119:89
There’s something profound about that statement. What’s it saying?
Well, among other things, we see…
… the word we’ve received is God’s word ;
… His word is completely trustworthy and unchanging (settled)
… it’s a word from heaven.
What an amazing thing that we’ve received a word from heaven! And one that we can count on entirely!
I look forward to receiving God’s word, and to worshiping Him with you, this coming Sunday morning at 10:00.
*** We will meet at the Community Center, 200 N. Ash Street (next to the library), not at the Marmaduke building. ***
Come in through the main doors on the east side of the building. We will have worship in the classroom area at the south end of the building. Come to the front desk, turn left, and go all the way down the hallway you’ll see in front of you.
Time Change This Weekend!
Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour this Saturday night. We’ll meet at the Community Center this Sunday morning at 10:00 Standard Time.
Thanksgiving Meal Sign-Up
As you know, we’re planning a Thanksgiving dinner for the church family and friends on Sunday, November 21, following the worship service. Michaela is looking for sign-ups for parts of that meal. We need sides, bread, fruit or vegetables, desserts, and drinks. Meat will be provided by the church. Could you let Michaela know what you’d like to bring (417-684-3118), or sign up this Sunday. Thank you!
There is a monthly prayer gathering on the south lawn of the Vernon County Courthouse on Saturday mornings for those interested. It is nondenominational in nature, and prayer is offered for our nation, members of the armed services, and our leaders, staring at 9:30. You can call Jim at 417-448-4067 for more information.
Crossroads Prayer Needs
— Be sure to read the missions prayer requests attached to your bulletin each Sunday. It’s a blessing to pray during the week for God’s work around the world and specifically for ReachGlobal, the missions arm of the Evangelical Free Church of America.
— Thank you for your patience and flexibility during our wilderness “wanderings” while we wait on God’s provision of a church home. The elders continue to work through a number of options. Please pray, and if you know of a possible temporary or permanent home, please let Cris or one of the other elders know. Be sure to designate on your offering if you would like to make a contribution to the building fund.
— Some at Crossroads need prayer for physical ailments and family needs : Joe Stanfield’s mother was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Liz Hunt’s grandfather continues to recover from a heart issue and is in a weakened state. Thanks for praying for each other!
— Thanks to Jerry and Donna Carlin for blessing us with their fellowship and preaching last Sunday morning! Thanks to everyone who pitched in in my absence.
A Hymn and a Prayer
I’ve always loved the following hymn (even though I might be tempted to work some of its theology just a little differently). It’s an uplifting prayer of thanks to God for how He blesses us by making us part of His Church. I’m thankful for people who still understand the importance of the Church in our lives and in society … and who love the role God has given the Church in our lives.
I love Thy kingdom, Lord, the house of Thine abode,
The Church our blessed Redeemer saved with His own precious blood!
I love Thy Church, O God! Her walls before Thee stand,
Dear as the apple of Thine eye, and graven on Thy hand.
For her my tears shall fall; for her my prayers ascend;
To her my cares and toils be giv’n, till toils and cares shall end.
Beyond my highest joy, I prize her heav’nly ways,
Her sweet communion, solemn vows, her hymns of love and praise!
I hope to see you this Sunday at the Community Center on Ash Street!