Philippians 1:4-5 (ESV)… “always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” Paul believed in the power of prayer without ceasing. He did so constantly and willingly, as a joyful duty because of his compassion and concern … Continue reading Joy in the Fellowship of Prayer
Join us in the Parish Hall for dinner at 5 pm before we begin our Prayer and Praise Event in the Sanctuary of the Church. Please know that the food prepared will accommodate our food allergies and will be labeled.
Most often the calls for my service have not been on my calendar. Someone I love, or someone I can empathize with, was in need of my presence, hands, feet immediately, or as soon as I could get there. These powerful calls were inconvenient. Clothes, toothbrush, medications were grabbed and pushed into the book bag … Continue reading Finding Joy in Inconvenient Service
Monday of Week 5 of Prayers for JOY 2020 Join us in praying during the final weeks before our retreat. That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed, our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. … Continue reading Joy in Fellow Believers
Recently, I have been meditating on joy and specifically joy through service. Some of my first memories of service are things like volunteering at Vacation Bible School and my first mission trip. My crazy parents allowed their thirteen-year-old daughter to go on a mission trip to Peru. We learned a drama and presented it in … Continue reading Joy Through Service
Join us in praying for our hearts, minds and spirits as we prepare for the retreat. Ask the Lord today, what am I seeking? Devotional “But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.” 1 Timothy 6:11 (ESV) In the preceding verses of this chapter, Paul … Continue reading Seeking Joy
We are now less than three weeks away from coming together for JOY 2020. Do you have questions about the retreat? Please feel free to contact Anthea Kotlan at firstname.lastname@example.org. This week on the blog, please join us in prayerfully preparing for JOY 2020. Week 4 Monday, February 17th Devotion “But the fruit of the … Continue reading Joy as a Fruit of the Spirit