Few men suffered as the Apostle Paul did, yet he learned how to remain content, even thankful, in the midst of his pain and suffering. Paul learned to live above his circumstances--even in a prison cell. We can do the same. Refuse to let circumstances get you down. Billy Graham liked to tell the story of a man named Matthew Henry and his reaction to being mugged. "Let me be thankful first because I was never robbed before; second, although they took my purse, they did not take my life; third, because although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed." Personally, I wonder if I could be so thankful if I experienced a similar situation. What about you?
Join us Sunday at 9:30am for a special Thanksgiving Service. In preparation for Sunday, pray Psalm 121 as a prayer of thanksgiving to God.
"I look up to the mountains--does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
As we gather for our in-person service, Parkside church staff and leadership will be wearing masks and we are asking everyone to do the same. Please consider joining us this weekend at 9:30am...and don't forget your mask!
It's not too late to join one of our Sunday discipleship classes. We have two studies currently meeting each Sunday morning at 10:45am. See Class details below:
Topic: A Study in the book of James
Facilitator: Mark Hester and Jonella Malinowski
10:45am to 11:45am
Senior Adult Discipleship Class
Topic: A Study in the book of Mark
Facilitator: Martha Bailey
10:45am to 11:45am
Thank you for continuing to pray for Parkside Fellowship.
See you Sunday.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor