Daily Scripture

Monday, August 3, 2020 - Good morning from Mount Pleasant

We had another great worship service yesterday under our shelter with about 21 people participating live with our

service. A highlight of the service was our sharing a communion meal.

Prayer concerns lifted up include Jerry and Lynne Cates, Steve Mann, Ronnie Myers, John Elmore, James Dixon,

Janet Fields-Mary Sprague’s sister, Michael Boit-Deb Davis’ dad, the McCaulley family, and Marie Harris-Trey Harris’

mother.

Opportunities for this week include our Bible Study on Tuesday at noon and Sunday School on Sunday at 9:00 am.

These gatherings occur via Zoom and anyone can join. If you need the details as to how to join these groups,

please call the church office and we will get you the information.

Also, we will be having a prayer vigil on Friday August 07 at 10:00 am under our shelter. You are invited to come and

join us for this special service. We respectfully request that you wear a mask during our time of gathering.

I pray you are safe and will have a great day! Take care and God bless.

 

Saturday, August 1, 2020 – Ephesians 2:4-10

4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were

dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us

with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable

riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved,

through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for

us to do.

 

Thursday, July 30, 2020 – This is a Day of New Beginnings

   This is a day of new beginnings, time to remember and move on,

time to believe what love is bringing, laying to rest the pain that’s gone.

   For by the life and death of Jesus, God’s mighty Spirit, now as then,

Can make for us a world of difference, as faith and hope are born again.

   Then let us, with the Spirit’s daring, step from the past and leave behind

Our disappointment, guilt, and grieving, seeking new paths, and sure to find.

   Christ is alive, and goes before us to show and share what love can do.

This is a day of new beginnings; our God is making all things new.

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Psalm 17:1-7, 15

If you ever feel overwhelmed by things in your life and you are not sure where to turn, today’s reading is for you.

It comes to us from Psalm 17:1-7, 15 where we read:

1 Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry;
give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.
2 From you let my vindication come;
let your eyes see the right.

3 If you try my heart, if you visit me by night,
if you test me, you will find no wickedness in me;
my mouth does not transgress.
4 As for what others do, by the word of your lips
I have avoided the ways of the violent.
5 My steps have held fast to your paths;
my feet have not slipped.

6 I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
incline your ear to me, hear my words.
7 Wondrously show your steadfast love,
O savior of those who seek refuge
from their adversaries at your right hand.

15 As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
when I awake I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness.

 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - Considerateness (from Leaves of Gold)

One imbued with this high quality never sees deformity or blemish. A lame man could easily classify his friends,

as to their breeding, by drawing a line between those who ask how it happened, and those who refrain from all

questions. The gentleman will not talk to the beggar of his rags, nor boast of his health before the sick, nor speak

of his wealth among the poor; he will not seem to be fortunate among the hapless, nor make any show of his

virtue before the vicious. He will avoid all painful contrast, always looking at the thing in question from the

standpoint of the other person. -- T.T. Munger