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Bible School 2019

A Message From Rev. Katie

Rev. Katie Osier

This is my story, this is my song – praising my Savior all the day long.
Blessed Assurance, by Fanny Jane Crosby

As summer makes it halfway turn, families begin to look towards the new school year. Leaders in ministry do the same, as we begin to plan and prepare for new opportunities to teach about Jesus and lead people further into discipleship – connection points to develop a living relationship with God the Father, Son, and Spirit.

As one nook of God’s larger church, our stories are part of the bedrock of the greater foundation of God’s salvific work. This year, we will take time to share our stories and learn others’ stories in order to witness how they are piling up, noting where God is found.

In other words, we will be creating what we would call an Ebeneezer.In Hebrew, it is eben-ezer – literally raised stones. It was a tradition with the very first church fathers to raise a pile of stones to mark where they encountered God and God’s good works.

July 21, we will begin our year of story sharing, which will then connect to VBS, where students will be creating painted rocks – “God rocks” – to place around the community where they see God. This will continue into the fall where all will have the chance to participate in this as well.

I invite you to reflect – over the course of your lifetime, what is your story, connected to the ever living and present God? Where do you see God moving around you? What stories do you think are to come?

I personally invite you to come and be part of the Greensburg UMC church family – to come and worship each Sunday this month. Our youth will lead in worship July 14. We will celebrate Advent on July 21 – yes with music and everything. We will be gearing up for Vacation Bible School and hear the ROAR of our kids. Come and see what God is doing. You won’t want to miss out.

Rev. Katie
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