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Lower United Methodist Church
Wednesday Message
September 14, 2022

 

2 Corinthians 12:9, “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

There are times when we become anxious or discouraged because of our weakness. We think that it is very shameful that we have this weakness. In this world our weakness may be considered shameful and something to hide.

However, our weakness becomes a channel to rely on God. Because we are weak, we depend on God's strength. Because we are not wise, we depend on the wisdom of God. Because we are weak to sin, we depend on God's grace. Our weakness is not something to be shameful about, but a channel through which we depend and experience God's grace.

So, the weaker the people, the more God's grace overflows in their lives. Because God pours out His grace through our weaknesses. So our weakness is not something to be ashamed of, but a blessing to taste God's grace and even to glorify God.

Are you discouraged by your weakness? Today God will pour out more grace on you. Through your weakness, God will pour out His abundant love and grace.

What The Lord Has Done In Me - Hillsong Worship - YouTube
1. Let the weak say I am strong, let the poor say I am rich.
Let the blind say I can say, what the Lord has done in me.
Hosanna Hosanna to the lamb that was slain.
Hosanna Hosanna Jesus died and rose again.
2. Into the river I will wade, there my sins are washed away.
From the heavens mercy streams, of the Saviour's love for me.
3. I will rise from water deep, into the saving arms of God.
I will sing salvation song, Jesus Christ has set me free.

Pastor Yosub Namgung

Reading for this week: September One Year Bible Readings - One Year Bible Online
 

 
 
Please pray for:

Faye Haas, Cookie Fleet's sister

Minjung - not feeling well

Cullen, Elizabeth Johnson's son - travel mercies

Family of Jim Hodges who passed away

Family of Carolyn Morris, Karen Murray's mother, who passed away

Lily and Josh White - loss of their newborn baby

Jim, Dave Johnson's youngest son - release of pain and suffering

Don Fischer - healing and comfort

Sally Belle Benedetti - now in rehab, pray for healing from pacemaker surgery and strength

Glenda Brooks - total body healing and strength in her legs

Amy Kellogg - healing from breast cancer surgery

LouAnne and entire family after loss of family members

Christy and Dalton Brownley, III on the loss of Christy's father

A friend whose father passed away

Family of Dean Sickle who passed away

Families and friends who lost loved ones on 911, and those who are still having health problems

Kathleen Kruse - AFIB issue

All grandparents raising grandchildren

Robin Herbert - treatments 9/12 for aggressive melanoma

Ann and Herbert Stanley - Herbert is in hospice care

Dennis, Susan Thomas's nephew - COVID

Need for teachers to lead Sunday School

England - for the loss of the Queen

Carol, Ann Thomas's sister - feeling better, no cardiac problems.  Pray for a definitive diagnosis.

Jimmy Olgers - illness, difficulty eating and drinking

Ron Sheffield - upcoming surgery

 


The collection for items to to assist our school youth through the school nurses and their health clinics has resumed.  The collection bin is in the Fellowship Hall entrance hallway.  The following items are needed:
 

Middlesex High School - Nurse Bonnie Wells
cereal bars or granola bars without nuts
large pump hand sanitizer
tissue boxes
reusable water bottles (should be clear/translucent/see through)
gallon zip loc bags
disinfectant wipes

St. Clare Walker Middle School - Nurse Connie Bray
reusable water bottles (should be clear/translucent/see through)
cereal bars or granola bars without nuts
chap stick

Middlesex Elementry School - Nurse Amy Neal
clothing in all sizes from 2T to 16, especially shorts and pants
girls shirts in sizes 14 to 16 
girls’ and boys’ small sizes of underwear



Funeral Service
 
A funeral service for Jim Hodges will be held this Saturday, September 17th at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.  A reception in the Fellowship Hall will follow the graveside service.

Please keep Jim's family in your prayers.  If you would like to send a card or note, Cathy Brown's address is:

1 Rock Moore Lane
Singal Mountain TN 37377.


THIS SUNDAY

Join us after worship on Sunday, September 18th for a brief New Members Reception in the Fellowship Hall.  
       

Funeral Service


The funeral service for Carolyn Morris, Karen Murray's mother, will be Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Windsor Gardens Cemetery.  For those who would like to send a card or note to Karen and her family, their address is:

PO Box 617
Deltaville, VA 23043.

 
      
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