Weekly Message from the Pastor - Oct. 28, 2018

October 28, 2018

Dear Friends,

What are the commitments you have made throughout your life? The commitment to love, honor, and cherish your spouse? The commitment to your employer to show up to work and give your best? The commitment to pay the mortgage or rent on your home? The commitment to time spent maintaining a friendship? Commitments are not made lightly. They require our love, our time, our energy, to fulfill them. The efforts to fulfilling a commitment bring great joy, love, community, and blessings.

This week we are concluding our series, "Living Generously," as we reflect on the ways that God has given generously in our lives and invites us, in turn, to be generous in our giving. In the scripture passage for this Sunday, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, the Apostle Paul is asking the church at Corinth to make a commitment to supporting the poorer Christians in Jerusalem.

Paul reminds the Corinthians, that they are able to make this commitment because God first showed Gods commitment to them through the giving of his son, the outpouring of grace, the forgiveness of sins, and the promise of eternal life.

We, as followers of Jesus Christ, are similarly blessed; and God invites us to respond by making a commitment to Buckhall UMC, as the body of Christ. Please be in prayer as to how God is leading you to give in 2019.   We will receive your commitments to giving during all 3 worship services on Sunday, November 4th.

I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday. Please pray for the safety and resiliency of relief workers serving in areas affected by severe storms or hurricanes. Thank you for those who helped assemble the flood buckets last Sunday, which will go to the affected areas. What a blessing!

Yours in Christ,

Linda  

     

 

Upcoming Events 

 Tomorrow: Trunk-or-Treat 5:00-7:00pm  Rain or shine, inside or outside! 

Next week:

     Tuesday 7:00pm      An Evening with a Composer 

     

     Thursday 10:00am Crafts and Shawl Ministry

      

    

An Evening with a Composer

Tuesday, October 30 7 - 8pm Children's Music Composer, David Heath-Whyte, and his wife will be sharing his story of leaving the life of a corporate pilot to become a Church Minister and music composer. He'll also be sharing some of his songs with us. We will end the evening with refreshments.  

 Coming Soon:

Sunday Nov. 4  Observance of All Saints Day

Please send office the names of any loved ones who have died since All Saints Day 2017.  We will remember those people next Sunday.   

Sunday November 11 We will recognize our active military and our veterans.  Roger Rogers will bring the message. Please bring something to share for a potluck breakfast beginning after the first service.