As we prepare for another exciting weekend of worship and ministry here in Camillus, hear these words from Psalm 25.....
"Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths;
guide me in your truth and teach me."
(Psalm 25: 4-5 NIV)
How do you know when to stand firm in a situation, or when to let go? Learning to discern God's will is, I think, the most challenging call we face as Christians. Often, I think we feel at a loss about how to follow the Lord's leading -- or worse, that we've already missed it. What does the Lord require of us as Christians anyway?
In 2 Peter 1:3 we are told that God has provided all things pertaining to life and godliness in order that we might partake of God's own divine nature. We are told to follow after peace, to be led by love, and to be lovers of the truth. Micah sums up what the Lord requires as this: to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God. (See Micah 6:8). This is all we really need to do as we strive to please God!
Remember to pray, Teach me Your way, Lord... when I don't know how to respond to someone else or I am drawn into an uncomfortable situation. In the times when everything before me seems wrong I can always pray, Teach me Your way, Lord.
+++ Worship this Sunday continues at 8:30am and 10:00am. I will be away this weekend and Pam is leading worship and her message title, "What Belongs to God" will encourage you to take a closer look at exactly what in your life does belong to God. Our Facebook live-stream starts on the church's Facebook page at 10:00am and then, after the worship is completed, we upload the completed worship to our YouTube channel. However you can join us, do try to worship with us this weekend!
+++ Today is our newsletter deadline for articles for the November/December edition of our church newsletter. Please make sure all articles are into the office today! Thanks!
+++ Our annual Charge Conference, for members of the Administrative Council will be held on Wednesday night, October 25th at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary. All Ad. Council members please try to be here for this important work.
+++ The great Fall Craft Fair for Missions takes place here on October 27 and 28! There will be lots of crafters, good food, and great fellowship as we work to support our mission trips groups. Plan to be here! Betty is also looking for a few more helpers and you can sign up outside the Fireside Room on Sunday to help!
+++ We celebrate All Saints Day on Sunday, November 5th during our worship services. On this day, we pause to name and remember the saints triumphant who have entered into glory during the past year. If you have a name(s) to be remembered, we invite you to bring a candle from home to place on the Altar during this moving time of worship.
+++ The Election Day Turkey Dinner is coming up soon! Steve is looking for helpers and you can sign up (to get the best jobs first!) on Sunday morning. Steve also will have presale tickets available for you starting this Sunday. Come and be a part of this exciting time as we continue a Camillus tradition on Election Day!
+++ The November/December Upper Room devotionals are here and ready for you to pick up on the counter outside the office window.
Make this day a great day and always remember to pray...."Teach me Your way, Lord."