Garrison Church of God
Alan L. Hathaway, Pastor
Church email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 463-2813 ~ Parsonage: 463-7407
235 Hancock Way, P.O. Box 413 Garrison, ND 58540
Week of May 22-28, 2022
Wednesday Evening Bible Study – 6:30 pm
Sunday, May 22 – Fellowship Sunday & Communion. Message: “The Great Gift & Great Responsibility” 2 Corinthians 5:14-17. Thought: We are given the gift of salvation but that gift confers responsibility. Devotion: Phyllis Wiggins, Ezekiel 11:16-21. God intends that we have a new heart.
Special thanks to Rick Fetzer for moderating the Service on May 15 and to Rev. Hannah Hathaway for speaking.
Income for May 15 – $1170.00
A special thank you to all those who have been faithful in your support of our fellowship. We deeply appreciate your extra effort to be faithful in stewardship. God bless you. We have a basket at the back of the sanctuary to receive offerings this morning.
WELCOME TO GARRISON CHURCH OF GOD
Generally, a gift’s value is measured by either its necessity or its generosity. When we receive a gift, it is generally a humbling experience, especially if it is unexpected or undeserved. One of the gifts that stands out in my mind is a gift I received from a friend shortly before he died. It was a gift he knew I would cherish.
Even though I did not know it at the time, I, now, suspect that he knew he had serious health problems. We had met almost weekly for coffee. I deeply valued his friendship.
Just, prior to his death I had deeply disappointed him in a decision that I had made. His gift was a a way of letting me know he understood the reason for my decision and his acceptance of it. The events that flowed from our friendship and the gift of his time and the memento have called me to be a better person and more aware of the consequences of my decisions.
The gift that Christ gave each of us through his death on the cross is a wonderous gift, but it demands from us a change of heart and attitude toward others. In 2 Corinthians 5:14-17, Paul tells us there are 2 things that this gift of salvation accomplishes in us. The first is that we can no longer view people the same as we have in the past. The second is that we embrace our new identity in Christ, allowing our old nature to fade as the character of Jesus Christ infuses us.
God’s gift to you and I of His lavish and generous salvation should humble us and inspire us to better people, dedicated to being Christ’s disciples.
Pastor Alan will share a video sermonette for today on the Garrison Church of God Facebook page and YouTube channel: Please use “Garrison Church of God” in the search to get to these pages. We post the audio of the service on our website “sermon download” page following service - www.garrisonchurchofgod.com.
Wednesday, May 25 – 6:30 pm Bible Study – Colossians 4.
Thursday, May 26 – Ascension Day
Sunday, May 29 – Memorial Sunday, We will remember those who have died – if you would like to bring flowers or a picture to remember someone who has died we will have a table set up in the entry for their display. Message: “Remember Those Who Have Gone Before” Hebrews 13:6-9. Thought: We should keep and guard the faith entrusted to us. Devotion: Edie Stark, Psalm 22:23-31. The blessing of our lives to posterity.
Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day!