This Is My Father’s World

That’s the title of one of our old hymns. And one of the verses goes like this:

“This is my Fathers world,
The birds their carol’s raise
The morning light, the lily white
Declare their maker’s praise.
This is my father’s world.
He shines and all that’s fair.
In the morning grass I hear him pass.
He speaks to me everywhere.”

It is a sad thing that so many people have lost sight of that biblical truth, and adopted a secular view of reality. On the one hand there are those who see the world is nothing more than raw matter to be exploited. And on the other hand there are those for whom environmentalism is a pseudo religion. The truth is that neither a crass materialism nor pantheism honors our God, the Creator and sustainer of the world.

That’s why this year’s VBS, has, I believe, been so timely… to teach our children what Genesis 1-2 teaches: that we and our world belong to God, to be grateful for that, and to live-in that reality in relationship with Him.

“This is my father’s world,
Oh let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems off so strong
God is the ruler yet.”

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Sunday Worship Schedule
8:30 - Worship (1st Service)
Attended Nursery (0-2yr). Children (3yr-4th grade) are dismissed during the sermon to attend children's church.
9:40 - Focused Fellowship
This is a time of fellowship and refreshments throughout the building. Children pickup before or after Kids Praise.
10:00 - Adult Bible Classes & Kids Discipleship
Adult Bible Classes - locations vary. High School & Middle School Discipleship Groups in the Youth area. Kids Praise for 3yr-4th grade. Nursery 0-2yr.
11:00 - Worship (2nd Service) & Kids Bible Class
Attended Nursery (0-2yr). Children (3yr - 8th grade) are dismissed during the sermon to attend Bible classes.

Wednesday Evening Schedule
5:30 - Fellowship Meal
Adults - $4 and Students/Children $3 (during the school year)
6:30 - Passion Worship
Praise and worship time in the Worship Center.
6:30 - Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery group that provides a safe place to address and deal with life's hurts, habits and hang-ups.
7:00 - Bible Classes & Small Groups
Classes for children and adults of all ages and other ministry groups meet at various locations throughout the building.

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