Our Faith

September 24, 2014

Minister’s Message

Carolyn Wilson - Valley Health Chaplain

Carolyn Wilson – Valley Health Chaplain

The world is mine

Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman
 and wished I were as beautiful. 
When suddenly she rose to leave,
 I saw her hobble down the aisle.
 She had one leg and wore a crutch.
 But as she passed, she passed a smile.
 Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
 I have two legs; the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy.
 The lad who sold it had such charm.
 I talked with him; he seemed so glad. 
If I were late, it’d do no harm.
 And as I left, he said to me,
 “I thank you,
 you’ve been so kind.
 It’s nice to talk with folks like you.
 You see,” he said, “I’m blind.”
 Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
 I have two eyes; the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street,
 I saw a child I knew.
 He stood and watched the others play,
 but he did not know what to do.
 I stopped a moment and then I said,
 “Why don’t you join them dear?” 
He looked ahead without a word. I forgot, he couldn’t hear.
 Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
 I have two ears; the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I’d go. 
With eyes to see the sunset’s glow.
 With ears to hear what I’d know. 
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
 I’ve been blessed indeed, the world is mine. –Author unknown

Yes this is just a simple reminder that we have so much to be thankful for. Give the gift of love. It never comes back empty.

It is “Harvest Time.” We reap what we sow. 
Let’s begin to plant what is found in Ephesians 4:29: “…let everything you say be good and helpful so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them…”


Church Notes - Week of  9-24-14

Romney UMC contemporary service Saturdays
The Romney First United Methodist Church is holding a new contemporary Christian service every Saturday. Coffee will be served in the library at 5:30 p.m. and the service will begin at 6 p.m. There will be contemporary music and various speakers. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more info, call the church at 304-822-3023.

Last night of fall revival at Tearcoat Church
Tearcoat Church of the Brethren in Augusta will hold the last night of its fall revival tonight at 7 p.m. with pastor Burl Charlton. Special music will be provided. For more info., call 304-496-7841.

Healing service tomorrow at St. Stephen’s
The public is invited to participate in a Christian healing service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Romney, Thursday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. led by Ms. Candy Ponchak. The service will be based on the international order of St. Luke the physician, and prayers and intercession of healing and/or thanksgiving are welcome for yourself or others. In a change from routine, Rick Hillenbrand will lead Morning Prayer Rite I Sunday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m.

Legacy event this Saturday at Covenant Baptist
This Saturday, Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m., Covenant Baptist Church, Romney, is hosting an amazing event — Legacy 2014. A Vision Team from Liberty University will lead this amazing night. Come and learn what it means to leave a legacy.

A call to prayer for Hampshire County
The community is invited to gather with other Christians, pastors and intercessors to pray for revival in our county. Our churches, families and individuals are in need of a mighty move of God. This will only come by prevailing prayer, unified prayer, to be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at Fox’s Hollow Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Traveling west of Romney 3 miles on Route 50, turn right onto Fox’s Hollow Road, bear right and go 1/10 mile. The church is located on the right. Every Tuesday at 6 p.m., prayer is offered up for Hampshire County at Zoar Baptist Church, 4 miles south on Ford Hill Road, Augusta. All pastors, churches are invited to join this weekly time of interceding for our county, churches, families and lost souls.

Water baptism service this Sunday
Romney Nazarene Church and Romney Assembly of God will have a joint community water baptism service conducted at the Romney Nazarene Church Sunday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. Pastors Gary Smith and Jim Mou invite the community to attend. The church is located at 339 Elk Place, Romney.


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