Receiving Blessings from Above
I would like to share with you the Scripture that inspired In Mathew 9:37-38, Jesus says to his disciples, “The
me to become a Stephen Minister, in hopes that it will harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the
also inspire you. Lord of the harvest therefore to send out workers in his
harvest field.” These are stressful times. You only have
Through various Bible studies, I have come to to watch the nightly news or look carefully around us to
understand God’s compassion and love for each of us. know this is true.
In Ephesians 5:1-2, we are taught to “Become imitators
of God” and “Live a life of love, as Christ loved us.” But, For only a few hours a week, you too can be trained to
I wondered, just how was I supposed to do that? Well, serve God effectively with the gifts you have been given
Scripture itself answered that question for me. I learned and become a blessing to those in need of Christian
in Philippians 2:13 that as a believer, I am endowed with caring. And in being a blessing, you will also discover
the Holy Spirit, who dwells within me and guides me to the joy of being blessed.
fulfill God’s great purpose. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we
are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do Stephen Ministry Training Classes are scheduled
good works, which God prepared in advance for us to to begin in January, 2010.
do.” And in 1 Corinthians 12:6, Paul tells us, “There are
different kinds of working, but the same God works all of God has called us all to build up and encourage one
them in all men.” another. The skills and knowledge you learn and
practice during the training will prepare you for
In 1 Corinthians 1:3 we read, “Praise be to the God and providing a distinctly Christian care giving ministry.
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Father of compassion Upon completion, you will join 24 other Stephen
and the God of comfort, who comforts us in all our Ministers at DHPC.
troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble
with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” And 1 For more information, please contact Pastor Bob,
Thessalonians 5:11 says that our gifts are to be used to Stephen Leaders or sign up in the Registration
encourage one another and build one another up. With notebook.
those words I recognized that my life experience gave
me an understanding that could be shared with others.
Lenten Recital Series
Please join us for our six-week Lenten Recital Series which begins on Thursday, February 18 at noon. These are 1/2
hour recitals in our sanctuary with an opportunity for fellowship over (your) brown bag lunch in Fellowship Center
afterwards. Our first recital will feature Skye Hart on organ. Last year, Skye played a marvelous improvisational piece
which “told” the life of Christ through music and hymns, ending with a glorious rendition of Easter music. Invite a
friend or neighbor and come hear God glorified through music!
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