August 25th, 2013 -

Today's Sermon: True Worship

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We must pursue the thought that our troubles may not be God's punishments, but God's pruning. A Christian lady, living near where I am writing, was afflicted for some years with a spinal trouble and could not walk without crutches. One day as she was coming down the stairs she slipped and fell to the bottom of the stairs, her crutches being lost on the way. She lay there calling for help, but no servants were near. With a great effort she drew herself up by the banister, began to walk and has been walking ever since--without the crutches! The fall and the loss of those crutches was the best thing that ever happened to her.
There are many things in your life and mine upon which we lean heavily-family relationships, money, position. They may not be wrong, but they become crutches which weaken our moral fiber. We depend on them too much. Then calamity strikes them away. At first we are stunned and crushed.
Our crutches are gone--what is left? Why, our feet, our own backbones and the grace of God! That is enough upon which to begin life anew. Stanley Jones

Passing is Sis. Mary Hautum
We are saying good-bye but not forever to a precious lady whose foot-steps left a heavenly trail on this old dusty path we call life. We can only muse what her life is like now, but Scripture is clear:  "To be absent from the body is present with the Lord." God bless her memory and influence.
Pastor Mike and Regina Yancey

This special lady raised 9 children and loved and cared for 65 grandchildren. She was born in 1920 in Manitou Springs, CO and moved to Denver with her family. She is preceded in death by her husband Fred Hautum, sister Helen Dennison, brother Spencer Combs and 2 grandsons David Mark Woods and Zach Kimbrel. She taught Sunday school for 70 years. Over 50 of those years were here in this church.

SONG SELECTION-

Amazing Grace- My chains fell off
There is a Fountain- 413
His Grace Aboundeth More- 186

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.
Psalm 116:15

 

 

BACK TO SCHOOL-
Summer is coming to a close and school is ready to start. For some, it has already begun. The Esparza family will be saying good-bye to Jenae for another school year. She leaves for Hobe Sound, FL this week. Alex will be helping her drive down. They would appreciate your prayers for safe travels and no car problems.

SONG SELECTION- RED BOOK

Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus 198
In the New Jerusalem 133
What a Friend 63

I thank my God always on your behalf for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians. 1:4