Thursday, October 28, 2010

Prayer of Rev. Peter Marshall, D.D. to Congress, May 27, 1948

Rev. Peter Marshall, D.D., Chaplain of the U.S. Senate at the opening daily session of Congress, May 27, 1948:

"Lord Jesus, as Thou dost move amoung people and see what men are doing today, how sore must be Thy heart.

Thou whose head was cradled in straw must often reflect that straw was not as coarse as man's selfishness.

Thou whose hands were spread upon a cross and fastened with nails much often reflect that nails were never so sharp as man's ingratitude.

Hear us as we pray for this poor blundering world, in which the nations never seem to learn how to live as brothers.

They resort again and again to methods that produce only more bitter tears, methods that only add to misery and subtract nothing from problems.

Heal them that need healing, make strong the wavering, guide the perplexed, befriend the lonely, give faith and courage to those whose spirits are low.

Lift up our heads, put a new light in our eyes and a new song in our hearts, and we will do better and be better for the sake of Thy love. Amen."

Link from: http://www.house.gov/forbes/prayer/prayerincongress.htm

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Women's Ministry Holiday Tea and Prayer Panel

When: Saturday, November 20th from 1-4pm

Where: W.K. Kellogg Manor House
3700 Gull Lake Drive East
Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Welcome in the holiday season with us! Enjoy an afternoon of refreshments and discussion on prayer - all amidst some grand holiday decorations. Cost is $10, with scholarships available. Watch the information table at church for registration forms. These and payment are due by Monday, November 15th.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Taffy Dip from the kitchen of Rhonda Bos

1 - 8 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup crushed Spanish Peanuts

Soften cream cheese. Mix in brown sugar, vanilla and the optional nuts.
Serve with fresh cut crisp apples.

Rhonda brought this recipe to Bible study last fall and we've been requesting it ever since. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Quotes to Live By

"Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open."
— Corrie ten Boom

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A prayer for Christ's body at North Point

1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. 3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don't think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. 4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function,5 so it is with Christ's body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. Romans 12:1-5 (nlt)

Dear Father,
May we as women of North Point know when each other needs a hand, a prayer. May our deepest desire be to know one another so well that we can help one another know You better. Give us a desire to be in community. Amen.