E-Note for Tuesday, September 20th

Good morning, and welcome back to summer! I hope you are all well and cool as you read this E-Note!

I remember the little cemetery. It is in rural Iowa. My Grampa showed me his older brother’s grave. Joe had died in 1922, from complications from mustard gas from the Great War Over There. When he died, Joe left my 13-year-old Grampa as the man of the house.

There was no money for a headstone. But my Grampa, a craftsman even at that age, had a DIY solution.

First, he built a box out of wood. This would serve as the form for the planned cement grave marker. Then Grampa got busy carving letters out of wood. When he had the letters for the name, the dates, and a short epitaph, he poured the cement into the form. And then he carefully set the wooden letters into the wet cement.

When the cement dried, the grave marker was complete. Nothing fancy, but serviceable.

Fast forward 60-some-odd years. Grampa and I looked at Joe’s grave. The wooden letters had long since rotted away. But the impressions they made in the cement were still sharp, and clearly legible.

That’s the way it is with our faith.

Long after our bodies are gone, the impressions we are making today on God’s people will still remain.

Good impressions, and bad.

What impressions are we going to make today?

That’s an important question, because the impressions we make are going to far outlive our bodies.

Something to think about.

In Joy,

Tom


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This just in: the Health Department on Carter St. is giving away “hundreds” of COVID tests. Pick them up there during business hours. Thanks to Susan Hickman for this heads-up.


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How great was our Bell Choir last Sunday? Well done, y’all, specifically Camille Barkley!


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Remember that our big Church Wide Meeting to learn about the Disaffiliation Process will be held in the Sanctuary on Monday, October 17, at 6:30. Don’t settle for speculation and “what-if”. Let’s come and get the facts about what we’re talking about! Our nursery will be provided.


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This week, our Wednesday Night GAP Adult Bible Study will focus on the Call of Abram, Genesis 12:1-9. Do you think YOU could answer a vague call from God like that? Bring your Bible to the Gym at 6:00, and let’s get into it!

BTW, who have YOU invited to JOIN US at Wednesday Night GAP?


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Well, Friends, that’s about it for now. Have a great day, stay hydrated, and remember,

“He who governed the world before I was born shall take care of it likewise when I am dead. My part is to improve the present moment.”-John Wesley