In A Nutshell | October 8, 2021

Spiritual Sustenance: A Great Way to Start Your Day!

Nutritionists recommend that we break our nightly fast with a healthy and hearty breakfast. I’ve never been a big breakfast person because if I eat too much, I often feel
bloated for the rest of the day, so I usually start each morning rather light with some fruit
and/or cereal.

Equally important is how we start our day and our week spiritually. For many of you, worship is an essential part of your Sunday morning routine, and has been for as long as you can remember. Sure, you may occasionally take a Sunday off or find yourself traveling on the Sabbath, but for the most part the Sanctuary is your destination of choice on the first day of the week.

Over the years, some of us have fallen out of that routine, and, of course, the pandemic forced all of us out of the church for an extended period of time. Now, we are hoping to move back in a more positive direction, even though the Delta Variant continues to hover among us.

As we make our way through the fall and toward our traditional Thanksgiving and
Christmas celebrations, I would like to offer a warm and welcoming invitation to everyone to start their week with a visit to church, not only for our worship service, but
also for Sunday School, which begins at 9:30 a.m. (11:30 a.m. for young adults).

Christian Education is a vital component of our faith journey. I often hear people say that they really don’t know much about Scripture. Well, Sunday School provides an excellent opportunity for all of us to learn more about the Word of God and the opportunities it provides for guidance during each day. Regardless of your age, it’s never too late (or too early) to experience the wisdom of the Bible. Please consider joining us, and don’t forget to bring the kids (and their friends). We will have classes for children, teens, and young adults, too.

Starting your week off on the right foot spiritually strengthens our foundation and gives us perspective with the knowledge that God is always with us. But what about the six days that follow Sunday? Well, we can always begin every day by spending a few moments in devotion and prayer. Reminding ourselves who we are and whom we serve
as Disciples of Christ keeps us grounded and helps us to avoid temptation and many of
the other pitfalls of this world.

Psalm 95:6-7 sums it up rather nicely with these words: “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

Whenever and however we encounter the Lord, it can be both humbling and uplifting. Let us enhance our spiritual life through prayer, study, and worship. Not only will such practices fortify our faith, but they will also equip us to encourage and mentor others who are searching and ultimately seeking a relationship with Him.

Until We Meet Again, Be Blessed! – Pastor John

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