Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God,
And a great King above all gods,
In whose hand are the depths of the earth;
The peaks of the mountains are His also.
The sea is His, for it was He who made it;
And His hands formed the dry land.
Come let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture,
and the sheep of His hand."
Psalm 95:1-7
On Sunday after our fellowship dinner, which was after church we went out to the land that the church has purchased. Lord willing we will be building a new church building there. We are very excited about it. The building we are currently in is small and also there are steps that the older people in the congregation are finding difficult. The new land is a few acres so there will be room for kids (and adults!) to play! God has really blessed! Another cool thing about the land is that it is close enough for us to bike ride there!
At the dedication on Sunday there was prayer, scripture reading and speaking. It was fun for many of us together to truly dedicate this land to God and to His work. We also buried a time capsule with papers that most of us had put in describing our commitment to God's work here.


Betsy Cradic said...

I didn't realize that you found some land to purchase--how exciting!

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Thanks so much for sharing. Do I know the person in the orange hat? Shelly up north

Anonymous said...

Oh, same words as Betsy's. :) Shelly up north

Anonymous said...

One other comment; I've been reading Psalm 105:1-5 to Emily for school this week!

Abbi said...

We are excited about what is happening!
Shelly, you probably haven't met Jerry who is wearing the orange hat. He has been coming to church since around April.

Lylah said...

What a wonderful, wonderful experience for the kiddos! Keep up the good work!

Martha said...

OH. it makes me almost cry I miss you all so much!


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