The Pastor's Corner - 7.19.2015
I Thess. 5:25. "Brethren, pray for us." Today, we will use these few lines to say our goodbyes to a very talented and faithful family. The Stephen Delong Family have moved to Bedford, Indiana. They have been a blessing to our church in many ways. We will miss Yvonne on the organ, and all her help in other departments. We will miss Stephen's ready help in so many areas. We will miss the children. We wish them Godspeed.
We also say a farewell to Bro. And Sister Don Delong. They have served the church and school faithfully and tirelessly for many years. They have moved to Westfield, Indiana. We just received word yesterday that they will also be leaving the church. We tearfully say goodbye to this talented and faithful family.
- Rollin Mitchell
The Pastor's Corner - 7.12.2015
Gen. 24:15: "And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at eventide...."
In a world that revolves around instant messaging, texts, cell phones, email,
Facebook, Twitter, and social interaction of all kinds, we find we must have
some quiet time to meditate on the things of God. Isaac went out into the
field. While he didn't have the electronic media frenzy we are faced with today,
he surely had herdsmen, servants, and many other distractions of everyday
nomadic life to deal with. He surely knew also that his father had sent his
servant to bring home a bride for him. Perhaps he was anxious about the
choice that would be made for him. Whatever the reason, he chose eventide
for his quiet time, and the open field for the place.
Our quiet time and meditation will also prepare us for what lies ahead in our
lives as well. The song writer said, "Are you anxious what shall be tomorrow?
Tell it to Jesus." Quiet meditation is so vital to us. It gives God a chance to
whisper to us His love and assurance. Choose your time and place to meditate
- Rollin Mitchell