Whether it’s dinner reservations at 8, or an oil change next Friday, we love for things to happen according to our well planned schedule.
God however, has a frustrating habit of showing up when He’s least expected.
Noah didn’t plan for rain… until God told him he’d better start building a boat. Moses never realized (as he brushed his teeth one morning) that by nightfall his days as a sheep herder would be over. Ditto for Peter and his fishing career.
How rude of God to just pop in unannounced like that.
We love to plan when to meet God. Sunday at 10am works for me. But God is pretty good at surprising us with his own plans. What are we to do then… when God shows up unexpectedly in our lives? Are our lives conducive to a surprise visit?
Find out… This Sunday at 10am, of course!
- Pastor Mac
My garden is a bit small this year… Just two large pots, each holding a tomato plant and a pepper plant. There were simply too many other projects going on in May to take the time to create something larger. I will certainly relish whatever comes from this tiny crop!
My neighbors, on the other hand, have planted a large garden, and already have enough lettuce to feed an army!
When Jesus sits in a boat and tells the crowd gathered on the shore about the Sower and the Soils, he has a host of ideas he is trying to convey. One of the more prominent themes to emerge is that of a generous planter. Not only does God plant seeds (representing the Good News from which the Kingdom will sprout) into good soil, he scatters them virtually everywhere: Onto the path, onto rocky soil, in weedy places.
Perhaps much of the success of the early church results from this generous posture… God doesn’t seem to pre-qualify who should get the Good News… He just sends it flying everywhere, to all kinds of folks. Much of it fails to produce fruit. But that which sprouts and thrives produces bumper crops!
Are we that generous with the Good News? Should we be? To those who have ears to hear… Come and listen!
~ Pastor Mac
August 1st -3rd, 2014
Friday: 5:30-8:00pm with family meal at 5:30
Saturday: 5:30-8:00pm with family meal at 5:30
Sunday: 10am Closing Program
Sign up for this year’s VBS, “Blast Off: Launching Kids On A Mission of God’s Love”! Adapted from 1 John 4:7 , “Let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God” (NLT), kids and helpers will learn of God’s love through songs, activities, Bible adventures, games, and more.
Sign your kids up on our website’s Registration Form
August 21st at 6pm
Come to Stuart and Sarah B’s, in North Yarmouth, ME for a time of fellowship and good food. Pastor Mac will guide us in a topic of interest, probing the scriptures.
Maps will be made available at the church, thanks.
Thinking about God in 2014? You’re not alone! We are here to help you connect with a community of friends and neighbors who are all on the same journey. We have a blended worship (which means modern praise music and traditional hymns) that appeals to people from every generation. The Message is always relevant and fresh. Kids enjoy Sunday School (ages 4 to 12), which runs at the same time as worship. Childcare is provided for younger children, toddlers and infants.
Worship begins at 10 am. Come join us!
Blessings – Pastor Mac