Prayer for the Week (July 28-Aug 3)

Let us pray in all simplicity to our heavenly Father: God our Father, your Son taught us through the Holy Spirit to speak to you with all trust. Do not allow us to forget to pray for the needs of others and that we pray for the thing that really matters: Your will and your kingdom. We ask this in the name of Jesus our Lord. Amen.

(Claretian Publications)

Sunday Reflection (July 28, 2019)

Colossians tells us that our minds can be captivated by evil, corrupt ways of thinking. It also tells us of a vantage point from which to gauge the competing claims on our lives, and that vantage point is Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:6-8). May we not lose our focus upon Christ and become captivated by malice, greed, hatred, and prejudice. May we “set our minds on ‘things above.’”

(Colossians 3:1-3)

Prayer for the Week (July 21-July 27)

Let us pray that we gladly hear the Words of Christ: Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming from God and reconciling us to him. Teach us to listen to your Words, and treasure them more than anything else. For you eternally dwell with the Father and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen.

(Claretian Publications)

Sunday Reflection (July 21, 2019)

If you treat God as a divine spare tire, how much development of a relationship with God do you miss? The disciples wished to develop a life of prayer in order to develop a deeper awareness of their connection with God and others. Jesus gave them the Lord’s Prayer, (Luke 11:1-4). Jesus stresses the importance of asking, searching, and knocking (Luke 11:5-10). For what do we keep asking, searching, and knocking? God, I have yet to receive my Roll Royse! Jesus was not speaking of material things, rather he was talking about the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:11-13).

The Holy Spirit brings the teachings and influence of Christ to us personal and corporately as Christ’s Church. Under the influence of the Holy Spirit we pray “your kingdom come.” May we hear and discern the voice of the Holy Spirit speaking God’s Word of love and compassion to us and the world. Until then, “Keep asking for a better world, keep seeking a better world, and keep knocking on the door for a better world (Gerald Darring).”

Prayer for the Week (July 14-July 20)

Let us pray that we love God, others, and ourselves: Almighty God, you teach us by your Word that love is the fulfilling of the law. Grant that we love you with all our heart and our neighbors as ourselves. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(NZPB)

Sunday Reflection (July 14, 2019)

If someone shows compassion, is he/she not demonstrating the compassion of God? God’s Word, Jesus Christ, reveals God to be a God of compassion (Luke 10:25-37). If you do not have compassion for someone or a group of people, ask yourself why? Then, ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in the way of Jesus Christ: The way of compassion

Kid Junction News July 2019

ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN
To:       Parents of children birth to age 10
From:  FUMC-Galax-across from Fire Department
Re:      -Kid Junction-hygiene items and clothing for children
            -Backpack and school items will be available as of Monday, July 15th

You may receive assistance once every 6 months
OPEN: 1st and 3rd Monday of each MONTH, 10:00-12:00
EXCEPT September 2nd, Labor Day
Call (276) 236-9937 for more information

“But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”

Hebrews 13:16 (NKJV)

Prayer for the Week (July 7-July 13)

God our Father, may Jesus our Teacher be with us while we walk in the way of Christ. Through the Holy Spirit may his light shine within us and among us by enlightening our minds and opening our hearts. Amen.

(Gelasian Sacramentary, A.D. 494. & Mozarabic, before A.D. 700., alt.)

Sunday Reflection (July 7, 2019)

The Holy Spirit has sown the seed of God’s love and compassion in the hearts of our friends, neighbors, and yes, even our enemies; but, do we attempt to help them realize the seed of God’s love is in their hearts? The harvest is before us, and the opportunity to make a difference is before us (Luke 10:2). May we seize the opportunities God has given us and not grow weary in doing good.

lyWhy the concern about growing weary? Sharing the message of God’s love is perhaps more difficult in the everyday ordinary, situations of life in which we find ourselves than in the heroism of a single day. May we have the courage to faithfully and continually share God’s love, and not expect someone else to do it.