Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 21, 2021

09-22-21 Article

Thanks to Stacey Wyant and Phil Pearce for their work with our IT and recording efforts at church.

Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich

Peggy Beckwith and Babs Steinert continued leadership of our church service today.  Thanks to you both, as well as so many others that are leading church efforts.

Peggy continued to talk about Apostle Paul this past Sunday.  Paul was an optimist.  He remained positive, even when in prison, when he did not know if he would be released or put to death.

People who are always grumbling or complaining pursue a bad habit.  Some people who are always negative don’t even realize it.  Peggy continued that these folks recite- Give us this day, our daily dread- a prayer of the pessimist.  

Paul thanks God for true joy, deeper than temporary happiness.  Paul focused on Christ. God could solve our problems, but he has chosen for us to have a role in our lives.  He works through us to make good decisions. 

Our homework for this week was to choose a name of a fellow parishioner from a basket placed on the front table in the sanctuary, and to pray every day for this person for a month.

Safety and health for our young students returning to school!