Hello Chapel Friends,
We did it! We finished all 66 books of the Bible last Sunday. Revelation has a LOT of symbols and imagery. All of them point to a hope and a trust in God, even when we are in the most difficult of times and persecution.
Revelation 21:6 reads: Then he said to me, “All is done, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will freely give water from the life-giving spring.
God will be with us always. We will have our basic need for spiritual water and refreshment met if we are open to holding on, continuing to believe and living faithfully. We know everything depends on God AND we need to live as though everything depends on us, choosing as much as we can to honor Christ by our words and our actions. As we do this, we grow in our trust that in the end Jesus and justice, hope and love win.
How can we trust God more this week, especially in areas where we are feeling despair or frustration or fear or anger? How can we experience God or Jesus as being the beginning, middle and everything of every part of our life?
That is the message of Revelation. May we hear it and trust it this week.
I will be away on vacation Friday, September 24 through Thursday, October 7. Rev. Tammy Gill will be providing pastoral care should you need it. Please contact her at 816-810-8176 or call the office and talk to Shelley Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Should you be interested, a great group cleaned out the shed last week and we are selling old windows and doors, etc. we can no longer use. If you would like to purchase one or more, please call the church office. Items are:
Windows - $75
Inside doors - $125
Display cabinet shaped like pulpit with light - $100
Wooden speaker cabinet with working speakers - $500
Home Opportunities for the week of
September 19, 2021:
- What are some of the truths you know for sure about God? How do those truths lift you up and guide you?
- Read John 11:35.
Scripture for September 19, 2021:
Revelation 1:8, 2:25, 3:16, 3:20, 21:6