Sunday Feb 10, Beryl Barraclough will preach, as well as lead the monthly Women's Circle following worship. There will be soup after the service and we're having a “treat drive” for Manna. Looking for donations of pre-packaged dessert items (no home baking this time), with Valentine’s Day in mind.
A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.
He wrote: "I've gone for 30 years now, and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons, but for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time, and the preachers and ministers are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all".
This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column.
Much to the delight of the editor, it went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: "I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals.
But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today.
Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"
Thank God for our physical and our spiritual nourishment!
(The origin of this story is unknown. We found it on www.inspirationalarchive.com)