june 6 · 8:30AM · MULTIPURPOSE HALL
Join us for breakfast on Thursday, June 6. Come enjoy a delicious homemade meal and warm fellowship. Get your tickets at the Legacy Kiosk in the foyer for $6 in advance or $6.50 at the door. If you celebrate a June birthday your meal is on Central.
Our Core Values: Linked Arms
I ran across a story this week which seemed to exemplify this significant core value. The story involved an anthropologist promoting a game among the children of one African village. He placed a basket of sweet fruit near a particular tree, telling the children that they were to race to the tree. Whomever would arrive first would win the complete basket of fruit. As the game was launched, the anthropologist watched amazed as the children all joined in the game. They proceeded to join hands and move as one toward the tree and the fruit basket underneath. In this manner, they all arrived at the site of the basket at the same time.
Ultimately the anthropologist asked why the children joined hands, and ran together rather than competing, and one of them winning the whole prize, the entire basket of sweet fruit. The answer, without hesitation, “I am because we are.” A powerful expression of community - linked arms.
I trust each of you recognize the value of spiritual community, people of like faith forming relational living experiences so enriching through life. God’s Word is replete with references to community. The following three outcomes are adapted from an article written by the Ramsey Solutions Stewardship Team in 2017:
Community is pleasant and good - Psalm 133:1 (Christian Standard Bible) How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!
Community is conducive to Holy Spirit presence - Matthew 18:20 (The Message) And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.”
Community is love-fostering - Colossians 3:14 (Tree of Life Version) But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfect harmony.
Paul, the great apostle, encouraged linking arms with one another in Romans 12:4-5: (The Voice Translation) For in the same way that one body has so many different parts, each with different functions; we, too—the many—are different parts that form one body in the Anointed One. Each one of us is joined with one another, and we become together what we could not be alone.
In preparing to write this article, I looked over a top 10 list of senior adult concerns. Each of them can be either relieved or resolved by others working with us, helping us, doing together what we cannot do alone.
Legacy Community is a great group to link arms with for enjoyment, growth, spiritual family, God’s work, and mutually beneficial relationships. Thank God for His great family! Explore the truth of the response from those African children above: I am, because we are!
Pastor Don & Deborah
Upcoming Dates To Remember
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June Legacy Breakfast: June 6
July Legacy Breakfast: July 11
2019 Legacy Camp Meeting: July 11–12
August Legacy Breakfast: August 8
September Legacy Breakfast: September 12
October Legacy Breakfast: October 10
November Legacy Breakfast: November 21
Legacy Christmas Dinner: December 13
2019 Indoor Camp Meeting
“Songs of joy and victory are sung in the camp of the godly. The strong right arm of the LORD has done glorious things!” Psalms 118:15
Save the date: Thursday–Friday, July 11-12
Registration opens: May 1
Speakers: Pastor Jim Bradford, Rev. Doug Clay, Rev. Donna Barrett
Bible Teachers: Lowell & Carol Harrup
Musical Guest: Wes Hampton
Worship: Lynette Farrand
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