Bible School and Worship Service

 

Bible Classes—Starting at 9 a.m.

Children ages 4-11—taught by Jo. D Fritsche
Youth ages 12-18—taught by Reba Jones
Adult ages 18 and over--Sherry Routt

 

Worship Service—Starting at 10 a.m.

Pastor Gerald Savage
Pianist Carolyn Allwood
Song Leaders: Sherry Routt and Muriel Petrowich

 

A nursery is available during the Worship Service and is equipped with a closed circuit TV so the entire service can be seen and heard.

 

Prayer Meetings and Bible Studies

Circle of Prayer—Starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon

Bible Studies are on announced schedules and are held on Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 p.m.

 

Administrative Board Chair  -   Reba Jones
Asst. Adm. Board  -   Richard Petrowich
Lay Leader  -   Jim Ozier
Treasurer  -   Carolyn Allwood
Historians  -   Muriel Petrowich, Thelma Short
Recording Secretary  -   Sandy Dickerson
Finance Committee Chair  -   Sherry Routt
Trustees Chair  -   Don Weber
PPR (Pastor/Parish Relations Com.)  -   Richard Petrowich
Sunday School Director  -   Reba Jones
Nominating Committee Chair  -   Pastor Gerald Savage
NOW Committee Chair  -   Sandy Dickerson
Worship Committee Chair  -   Carolyn Allwood
Kitchen/Fellowship Chair  -   Jo D. Fritsche

 

Choose Words That Pass The KUT Test

Before you speak, make sure your words make the KUT-- the KUT test that is:

1. Are they kind?

2. Are they useful?
3. Are they true?


KIND: Who doesn’t like a kind word? We all do. So before you speak, ask yourself: is what I’m about to say kind? If your words will unrighteously ruffle someone’s feathers, then it is better not to speak them. (There are times when words need to ruffle feathers. True enough. But they should still be kind, constructive, and God-honoring.) If what I am about to say is unkind, then it fails the KUT test and I zip my lip. No talky.

USEFUL: Oh, how we can complain and vie for control. Our expectations of others can stir us up: we think we know how they should act, communicate, behave, respond, and dress. The truth of the matter is, we cannot choose behavior for others, but we can choose for ourselves.

When my buttons are pushed I have several choices. I can choose to be sassy and destructive. I can choose not to respond and engage in the argument. Or I can choose to respond in kindness that has the potential to calm a flustered heart. See? Lots of options. But my best choice is to pray first, then choose my response. Even just a whispered prayer, Lord, please give me your wisdom and grace for this moment! Filter my words and calm my heart.

TRUE: Let me jump on this one right away with a qualifier: just because something is true does not mean it is wise to say it. Here’s why. What I have to say might be true, but if it is neither kind nor useful, then-- in most cases-- it does not need to be said. So, truth is not reason enough to say something.

The Bible says that our words are to “benefit” those to whom we speak (Ephesians4:29). Truth must be spoken in light of both wisdom and grace.

Jesus prayed that God would sanctify us in his truth, which is the Word of God (John17:17). And that, friend, is the best thing for us when it comes to our words. Our words need to be sifted through God’s truth. If what we are about to say does not line up with Scripture, then we simply should not say it.

Kind. Useful. True. Obviously this is not an exhaustive list of guidelines, but it is a great, easy-to- remember tool that can help train us to have a biblical mind set as we learn to be positive and productive in our conversations. The KUT test helps to sift out words of anger, hurt, negativity, rudeness, arrogance, prejudice, ignorance, and foolishness. Girlfriend in God.

 

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