October 2019 The Beacon Newsletter

Rev. June Stoker, pastor 785-713-9872

From the desk of Pastor June:

One of my friends sent this to me and I thought it was a great analogy (Scripture added):

Being a Christian Is Like Being A Pumpkin

A lady recently asked her co-worker, what is it like to be a Christian?
The lady replied, “It’s like being a pumpkin:
God picks you from the patch, brings you in,
(John 15:16)

and washes all the dirt off you may have gotten from the other pumpkins.
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

Then he cuts the top off and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc.,
(Romans 6:6)

then He carves you a new smiling face
(Psalm 71:23)

and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.”
(Matthew 5:16)

This message was passed on to me from another pumpkin that was picked from the patch. Share this with others including those who may still be in the pumpkin patch.

Author Unknown

November Events:

  • 2nd – Mary Circle – 1:30 pm – Upper Room
  • 2nd -4th – Disciples Women’s Retreat at Camp Tawakoni
  • 6th – Board Meeting
  • 8th – Noon Bible Study – Upper Room
  • 15st – Coffee and Conversation with Pastor June – 10 am Upper Room
  • 15th – Noon Bible Study – Upper Room
  • 16th – CWF 1:30 pm – Upper Room
  • 22nd – Noon Bible Study – Upper Room
  • 23rd – Christian Men’s Fellowship- 5 pm – Upper Room
  • 28th – Noon Bible Study – CANCELLED
  • 30th – Bingo at Cambridge – 2 pm
  • 31st – Elder’s meeting – 2 pm Upper Room

Special:

This seems to be the season for things to be looked at, changed or given new life. Well, it is good to know that it does not mean just changing the stock in the department stores. The Disciple of Christ continue to look for ways to expand our reach in building up the Kingdom of God. One area that came to our attention at General Assembly was taking a look at and developing the DOC presence in World Ministry.

As the DOC has tried to reach out to the world there still seems to be some things that still need to be done within the organization. As churches gave different information about the state of their ministries there seemed to be some inconsistencies on how we were all going ministry. Teams were formed and are now working to help the DOC become the best that we can be.

I will be working on the Ministry in Transition team to add our voice and concerns. We will meet on October 28-29, 2019 at the Disciples Center at Camp Tawakoni.

I will also be working on the Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Team. We will meet on November 1-2, 2019 at the Disciples Center.

Yes, I am working with different organizations and committees, we are all trying to build up ministry and the Kingdom of God and we cannot do that sitting watching TV. This is really hands on that we are doing.

I will meet with you after these meetings to keep you abreast as to what is happening in our denomination. If you have questions, comments, or needs, I can always be reached by phone. 785-713-9872.

It’s Your Turn:

What questions/comment do you have?  Are there lessons you would like to be a part of? Are there things we need to talk about in a group or individually? Is there something special that you would like to do?

Call me at 785-713-9872.

I am your pastor and I am here for you.

Bible Studies:

  • Sunday – 9 am – Christian Living, part 2
    • Lessons: Obedience, Tithing, Attitude toward the House of God, Members, Elders, Prayer             
  • Men’s Fellowship/Bible Study
    • David, A Man After God’s Own Heart- First Wednesday 5p
    • Lesson: – Being Secure in God’s Love – 1 Samuel 25
  • Women’s Fellowship – Fruit of the Spirit – Mary Circle
    • Lesson – Joy – Luke 24:33-53 – How joyful can you be in this life?
  • Tuesday Brown Bag – 12 Noon – Genesis – Chapters 3-6
    • Lesson – First Sin, First eviction, First murder – Fact or Fiction?

Upcoming Sermons:

  • 6th – The Armor of the Christian – Ephesians 6:13-18 Pt 1
    13th – The Armor of the Christian – Ephesians 6:13-18 Pt 2
    20th – Our Secret Weapon – Ephesians 6:18
    27th – Are you Majoring in the Minors? – Philippines 1:1-11

Factors in Selecting a Church Home

There are many determining factors which influence people to select a church home. A survey in Houston, Texas, reveled the following reasons for choosing a church home: 3% came because of the pastor; 11% because of nearness to home; 18% because of the facilities; 27% because of being reared in the denomination; and 41% because of being invited by a friend. When was the last time you invited a friend to church?

A little girl was explaining to her younger brother that it was wrong to work on Sunday.

“But what about policemen?” asked the boy “They work on Sunday. Don’t they go to Heaven?”

“Of course not,” replied his sister. “They’re not needed there.”

“This is where my heart is,” said the teacher, pointing to her chest.

“Mine is where I sit down,” a little boy called from the back of the room.

“Whatever give you that idea?” said the startled teacher.

“Well,” the youngster replied, “every time I do something good, my grandma pats me there and says, ‘Bless your little heart.’”

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October 2019 The Beacon Newsletter

Rev. June Stoker, pastor 785-713-9872

From the desk of Pastor June:

One of my friends sent this to me and I thought it was a great analogy (Scripture added):