The Window (Page 7)

The Window (Page 7)

Volume 67, Issue 5 May 2016

The summer is quickly approaching, and we have many things to look forward to! Graduation is just around the corner for our seniors. It is a time of great celebration but also of reflection and potentially a cause for grieving. While I know our seniors are excited to take the next steps in their journey. It can also be very scary. They are moving from their many comforts of high school and transitioning into college, vocational training, and even the…

Volume 67, Issue 4 April 2016

Last month our student ministry was involved in Disciple-NOW with First Baptist Church Fairview Heights. This was a great weekend filled with meaningful worship, fellowship, service work, and fun. During our service time, we went to the Fairview Heights Food Pantry. This was helpful because it allowed our students to see the process for receiving food from the pantry. It also offered them an understanding of what it takes to maintain this kind of operation. Everything the food pantry does…

Volume 67, Issue 4 April 2016

What It Means To Be A Deacon . . . Debbie and I came to Winstanley in 1992. At that time we had an AIDS ministry. We are grateful for all of the support the people of Winstanley gave us. We have always tried to serve God in any way He leads us. A few years later I was asked to serve as a deacon. Through prayer I said yes. I, like other deacons, are grateful for the support from…

Volume 67, Issue 4 April 2016

ONCE MORE WITH FEELING I simply cannot remember a more intense, meaningful, difficult and joyful Easter season than what we have just celebrated. I am extremely serious. When the deacons presented the “Living Lord’s Supper,” based on Scripture and the famous painting by Leonard da Vinci, the Maundy Thursday congregation was moved to silence and tears. We possibly will not think of the Lord’s Supper in the same way since we quite literally broke unleavened bread together. As one person…

Volume 67, Issue 3 March 2016

Youth Group With all of the crazy weather we’ve had lately, I find myself relating that to our spiritual journey.  Whether we are children, teenagers, or adults, we all go through seasons in our lives.   A wise person once told me that we are either in the midst of a storm, coming out of one, or getting ready for one.   Because we know that our spiritual journey is just that—a process, we will go through this cycle many…

Volume 67, Issue 3 March 2016

YOU MAKE ME PROUD  At 10:42 a.m., last Monday, February 22, I posted the following on the Winstanley Baptist Church Facebook account: Do you have any idea how good it is to be able to post a word like that to the church family and anyone else who might be listening? (Incidentally, depending on when you receive this, the party is or was for our several new members in Garrison Hall Sunday night, February 28.) It’s true. We have much…

Volume 67, Issue 3 March 2016

What It Means To Be A Deacon… Our Sunday School class recently spent two weeks studying spiritual gifts that are to be used for the Lord’s work. We were reminded that each Christian has at least one spiritual gift given to us by the Holy Spirit. Bible scholars agree that there are about 20 spiritual gifts and without question our Lord and Savior made use of all spiritual gifts during His ministry on this earth. My reason for bringing up…

Volume 67, Issue 2 February 2016

DNOW DNOW is upon us once again. We are excited for a weekend to worship, Bible Study, and fellowship. The theme for this year is “Renew,” and the scripture verse the weekend is based on is Mark 12:30 —“…you shall love the Lord your God with all you heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” We ask for your prayers leading up to and during the weekend. This is, ar-guably, the most…