December 2007 Newsletter
Sunday Church Services
10 am Adult Class – Church Service 11 am
Healing Work or Private Counseling available after any Sunday Church Service by an attending Minister.
Please call Linda Anderson for further information, to make any changes, or to add your name to schedule
Winter in Wells
We don’t plan many weekend activities during the winter months. Winter weather makes travel plans tentative at best. The only heat source for our cabins are space heaters, of which we have a very limited supply (plus they use a lot of electricity, so if many cabins are being occupied our utility bill goes out the roof). HOWEVER – Sunset Church and Camp are not “closed” for the winter! The bathhouse has wall heaters and is fully functional year round. First Sundays there is a potluck dinner after the church service and the Board meeting following that. The Board encourages anyone interested to stay for the monthly meeting and offer their input. After church services on the other Sundays of the month a group of us usually go out to eat together. Sundays are always a day of not only spiritual nourishment, but wonderful fellowship with our beloved church family! Feel free to spend the night on the grounds if you’d like, and join us any time you are able!
One more note about WINTER WEATHER:
Since so many of us travel a distance to attend Sunset Church, we do sometimes cancel services if the weather is too hazardous. If road conditions are questionable, it is best to be on the safe side and call ahead to any Board member to be sure services will be held as scheduled.
Open For Business!
Rev Gwendolyn’s new business, “House of Color” and “JG Crafts”, is now open at 806 4th St., Wamego, KS. Gwendolyn and her daughters have a variety of handmade craft items for sale. Stop by and see them!!
Psychic Development Circle
Don’t forget Rev. Evadne Tuxhorn’s weekly Development Circle at her home in Lindsborg, Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Her regular second Sunday Fellowship will not be held in December. Call Evadne for more information and to hold your spot in the Circle. 785-826-1633.
Keeping Up With the Board – from President Karen Lyons
The December Board meeting will be held on the first Sunday of the month. The main topic will be Camp 2008. If you have an idea in mind or someone you would like to have working at Camp please contact a Board member or attend the meeting and let the Board know.
You will recall that back in August the Church served lunch at the auction of Irene Keith’s estate. Rev. Susan Crough showed up to help and to run bid on an item here and there. Susan bought a box at the auction and in the box found Irene’s copy of “The Aquarian Gospel”. To my surprise and unspeakable delight, Susan gave the book to me. Inside the pages of the book, I found a neatly typed page. The paper is yellowed and the typing was produced by a typewriter. You remember those. I want to share that document with you.
Psalm 66: 19-20 But verily God hath heard me: he hath attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, nor his mercy from me.
As we enter the Thanksgiving season let us look at the true meaning. It is more than the traditional family dinner with turkey and all the trimmings. Thanksgiving was started by the pilgrims as a time to give Thanks to God for their survival. It is an expression of thanks to God in prayer. Do we honestly stop and realize how much we have to be thankful for? If you were asked what are you most thankful for, what would you say? That you are thankful for your home, enough food to sustain you and clothes to protect you from the elements. True we should be thankful for these things. But there are many wonderful things we should give thanks for. Just to be alive, to be with those we love and hold dear. Do you thank God for each day, even though it has been a trying one, when everything seemed to go wrong. Do we stop and realize what is truly important to us and thank God for it. When you are together with your family, do you take time to say thank you for the opportunity of being together. At this time of year, with the changing seasons, we can look around us at nature and see many beautiful things for which to be thankful. Have you ever stood looking at a beautiful sunset or sunrise, or any of nature’s beauties and said, “Thank You God” for the privilege of witnessing the beauty of your world. Do you give thanks for friends who do a kindness for you and ask a blessing for them? Do we thank God for the opportunity to be of help to others when they are in need?
These are but a very few things we should give thanks for. If you will but take the time to look into your own heart then look about, you may be surprised at the blessings you have taken for granted and not been thankful for. If we are to survive, we must be humble and thankful for the smallest happenings as well as the big events in our daily lives. Psalm 95: 1-6
When I read these words, I could hear Irene speaking. Susan, thank you for such a special gift. Happy Holidays to you, filled with the Spirit of love, joy, and peace.
All prayer requests are shared with the congregation on each Sunday morning at Sunset Church. The request is added to a prayer list and is remembered each week until the issue is resolved. Prayer requests received via e-mail are forwarded to the e-mail list as well
Please pray for one another, that we may all be lifted up.
If you have a prayer concern, please call any Board member or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you have e-mail and are not getting the Newsletter online, contact Linda, 620-663-2988 (evenings), 620-727-4329 (cell), or email@example.com