Pecometh Christmas Dinner

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Christmas Dinner: December 9, 2017, 4pm-6pm, $35 per person/$60 per couple.

Continuing a cherished tradition, we are decking the halls, and inviting the Pecometh family to join us for Christmas dinner complete with holiday cheer prepared by Chef Chris.  Plus, each person gets their very own Pecometh Christmas ornament.  Purchase tickets online or call 410-556-6900.  Christmas Dinner Menu: Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Braised Beef Brisket, Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Goat Cheese, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Pecans, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Molten Chocolate Cakes with Berries & Ice Cream *Vegetarian Option Available – Request at time of registration

GIVING ECONOMICS

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“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38)

I believe in the law of measures.  If you give big, God will bless big.  That certainly doesn’t mean that you can play God like a slot machine, but if you give for the right reasons, I’m convinced of this: You’ll never outgive God. It’s not possible because God has promised that in the grand scheme of eternity, He will always give back more than you gave up. — Mark Batterson in “The Circle Maker”

This Week’s Reflection

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Gratitude
Jesus calls us to gratitude.  He calls us to recognize that gladness and sadness are never separate, that joy and sorrow really belong together, and that mourning and dancing are part of the same movement.  That is why Jesus calls us to be grateful for every moment that we have lived and to claim our unique journey as God’s way to mold our hearts to greater conformity with God’s own. The cross is the main symbol of our faith, and it invites us to find hope where we see pain and to reaffirm the resurrection where we see death.
The call to be grateful is a call to trust that every moment of our life can be claimed as the way of the cross that leads us to new life. – Henri J. M. Nouwen, A Spirituality of Living

Food Pantry Needs

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FOR YOUR SHOPPING LIST:

  • cookies
  • applesauce
  • single peanut butter
  • jelly
  • canned potatoes

Please take your items and coupons to Asbury Church at 20 W. Mt. Vernon St. in Smyrna, parking is located in the back of the church and the drop off basket is inside the back door.
Thank you, Asbury Church: 302-653-8415

Walmart Receipts

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Church News | 0 comments

PLEASE SEND IN YOUR WALMART RECEIPTS TO THE CHURCH OFFICE.  WE GET MONEY BACK WITH THEIR WALMART SAVINGS PROGRAM!! THANK YOU!!

Lead My Village Toward Your High Places

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Church News | 0 comments

As each morning the shepherd waters his flock, Lord, I want to lead these sheep to You, the source of life, so that in You they may have the water of life today.

As each morning the shepherd arises and goes toward the mountain, so, Lord, each morning on my knees, I want to arise and lead my village toward your High Places, that it may live this day close to You.

– Michel Bouttier, Prayers for My Village

This Week’s Reflection

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Rest in the Knowledge of God’s Love
Gracious LORD, God of light and glory, you are the beauty I seek and the power to whom I entrust my life: enable me to rest in the knowledge of your love and care so that through the witness of my life, others might come to know you as you truly are.  Amen. – Paul Wesley Chilcote, A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit

God’s Call

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God calls to our soul in ways that words cannot — through a moving song, a dramatic dance, the smile of a friend, or the kiss of the sun.  From the vivid shades of autumn to the intricacy of a spider’s web, God made the earth and everything in it.
We, too, are expressions of God’s creative beauty and attention to detail.  Our spirit flows out of God, who created us and gave us life.  God’s fingerprints are all over us, and each of us is imprinted with the likeness of our Creator.  No matter what life brings, God’s love will continue to create and to color our lives and our world. – Lori Z. Scott devozine

This Week’s Reflection

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Silence and Listening, Sharing and Service
A life with God is a life in which the rhythms of silence and listening alternate with the rhythms of sharing and service.  By praying with every part of who we are, the grace that pours from the well of living water trickles through all the aspects of our being, nourishing and hydrating that which was parched and diseased. – Daniel Wolpert, Creating a Life with God

THE COST OF LOVE

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Novelist Reynolds Price said there is one sentence all humankind craves to hear: “The Maker of all things loves and wants me.”  That is the sentence Jesus proclaimed, loud as sweet thunder.  The Maker of all things is the Maker of all human beings, an odd species that He, unfathomably, deemed worthy of individual attention and love.  He demonstrated that love in person, on the gnarly hills of Palestine, and ultimately on the cross.

What the prophets spoke about, Jesus lived.  “I have engraved you on the palms of My hands,” God said in Isaiah’s day.  When He visited earth in the form of a Servant, He showed that the hand of God is not too big for the smallest person in the world.  It is a hand engraved with our individual names and engraved also with wounds, the cost to God of loving us so much.

— Philip Yancey in “The Bible Jesus Read”