For the week of June 14th
God as a Gardener
Scripture: Ezekiel 17:22-24
I know many people who feel closer to God as they work in their gardens. There is something holy about working in God’s good earth, turning over the soil, nurturing growth for food or beautiful flowers which proclaim God’s majesty. Ezekiel, though, talked about how God is a gardener. God will plant the twig, on the mountain height of Israel, and it will become a noble cedar. When it comes to working in our gardens, we are co-creators with God. We work beside our Lord, even as God provides the wonders of creation and all that creation needs to be fruitful. Ezekiel was also talking about how God nurtures the growth of God’s people. Each of us is a seed planted by God. It is up to us to turn to the source of our life, so that we too might grow and flourish.
Song: Remind Me Who I Am, Jason Gray
In our lives: Have you ever seen how a plant will often grow toward the sunlight, reaching out, bending its stem, stretching to be touched by the light? We should all follow the plant’s example! Every day, every moment, God is offering light and love, if we but turn toward God.
Father's Day Flowers!
Let your voice be heard!
Together, we glorify God and together we offer our hearts and lives to our God in worship. Be a part of how we are considering God's purpose for our lives this summer!
Share your comments with Pastor Leigh or Maggie Jane Chewning, worship chair.
Smyrna Camp Meeting
Smyrna Presbyterian Church is preparing for the 189th Campmeeting and would like to invite your congregation to join us. Services run from June 19th thru the 25th. Evening Worship services begin at 7:30 with special music by religious singers and musicians from the area beginning at 7:15.
The Sunday Worship and Memorial service will begin at 10:30 June 21st. Each morning at 11:00, the 22nd thru the 25th, a Bible study will be conducted. Lunch in the dining hall begins at noon and dinner at 6pm.
For more information, visit their website at www.smyrnapc.com.
Joan McMullan, recovering from back surgery
Brenda Slade, chemotherapy
Rita Macchione, undergoing cancer treatment
Linda Moon, dealing with vertigo
Faye Kitchens, broken foot
Members of Circle #5 as they mourn the loss of their dear Circle Sister Kathy Woods
Shea Corry, Doc & Carleen’s daughter in law, diagnosed with cervical cancer, scheduled for hysterectomy in July
Jon Rutledge, Maggie Jane LL friend, Guillain Barre.
Sonya, niece of Kenneth Jenkins, fighting breast cancer
Doug Switzer’s daughter, friend of Mike Sager, diagnosed with melanoma
Debra Reeves, friend of Mike Sager, diagnosed with breast cancer and recovering from mastectomy
Gloria Blankenship, cousin of Eloise, in Piedmont Hospital receiving daily dialysis and diagnosis of multiple myeloma
Buser Family, friends of Daphne Nash, grandson DJ diagnosed with MD
Mollye, relative of Mary Scheaffer, stopping medical intervention
Bob Long, Mary Wallace's brother, prayers that his one kidney will start to function again, without dialysis
Basil and Gabby, pregnancy complications
Joy, Ramsey’s neighbor, recovering from mastectomy
Dot, Faye Kitchens’ sister-in-law, recovering from a stroke
Jay Morgan, nephew of Dan Morgan, Stage 4 cancer
Harry Burnett, Jerry Fisher’s brother, congestive heart failure
Mya, student of Courtni Mitchell, undergoing chemotherapy
Jean Rush, friend of Charlene Morgan, Stage 4 lung cancer
Our neighbors in need who have received food from PCR’S Food Pantry
Shut Ins: Freeman Barber, Jean Ghee, Louise Hanekamp, Doris Kirby, Jane McMillian, Ray Morgan, Emelyn Sexton, Evelyn Spivey, Hope Woodruff
We are a welcoming, caring congregation, strong in fellowship and faithfully committed to worshiping God. Traditional in organization and open in worship, our mission is to share the love of God by serving our neighbors, whether we meet them around the corner or around the world.