A small country church located in the middle of God's beautiful cotton fields where we love to serve our community and spread God's word!
Sunday School for adults and kids 9:00-9:45AM and Church Services 10:00AM
Mission: Spread the good news about God's word from the Holy Bible.
How true these words are! Hope these words find you comfort tonight.
When I was walking through one of the darkest seasons of my life, I was amazed by the little things God would place in my path to encourage my heart. A book I needed to read. A gift from a friend. Small, but beautiful evidence of His presence around me.
I love this about Him.
God is in often overlooked places. We don’t have to find Him.
God is not far from us.
But we have to make the choice to see Him and rightly attribute to Him the good that does exist. I truly believe what keeps us moving forward on the path of longsuffering instead of veering off in the dangerous direction of giving up is to wake up with great expectation of these little reminders of God’s goodness.
I don’t know what your current season of suffering looks like, sweet friend, but I do know God is right there with you in it. Take a deep breath. Look around you. And ask Him to help you see evidence of Him, right where you are.
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Christ is risen!
He is risen, indeed!
Easter Communion Service this morning at 9:30 on Facebook Live. We will be communing in our own homes. Have your bread and wine prepared.
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Happy Easter! Christ is risen!
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
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This is the night in which all who believe in Christ are renewed in grace.
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After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty.” When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Come, Lord Jesus.
[04/04/20] Your opinion is needed! How about having a pot luck meal, or whatever, the first Sunday we will be able to conduct church services and do not need to do social distancing. What are your thoughts?
Good evening everybody. It’s a shame what happened last night to our brothers and sisters. What a time to lose your church. However, maybe this one more time to remember what the church is. It’s the combined parts of Christ’s body here on earth. He is the head, we are the members. He and we will heal. It’s like when we cut ourselves the body miraculously heals itself when all parts work together. Now sometimes it needs a little help, maybe a bandaid, some disinfectant, an antibiotic. Sometimes we are the bandaids, disinfectant, antibiotics and that most important thing a Mom telling us it will be better. As these difficulties continue let us continue to being a loving member of Christ body in the world. Remember Palm Sunday Service on our Facebook home page at 10:00 am this coming Sunday morning. As always you are in may prayers constantly.
The joy of the Lord is our strength. If we lose our joy, we've lost everything. That's our immune system. That's how we fight against what intimidates us: we keep our joy. So don't lose your joy, whatever you do.
Thank you so much for being with us this morning during worship. I must apologize for a mistake l made. I accidentally pushed the wrong button and deleted the post for the service. I hope that those who watched and worshiped with us had good experience. I know now what button not to click on. In the mean time I plan on doing more services on future Sundays and Holy Week.
Yours in the Peace and grace of God
In this time of world-wide crisis, congregations throughout this church are not able to gather for worship as the body of Christ. While we cannot be together in person, we can receive the word of God and hold each other in prayer. We offer this brief resource as an aid for prayer in the home. As with our prayers in the gathered assembly for worship, you are encouraged to prepare or adapt them locally for your context.
it is my hope you have had a good day today. I wanted to give you the Scripture Readings for tomorrow's service. I would like for you to read them before the service. You may want to pray as you read them asking that God's word be seen anew. I'm looking forward to the Worship Service in the morning.
I trust in God's promise made to us in his word. I hope as you read these scriptures you can hear God's voice telling you God is with us these trying times.
May the Peace of God bring you hope and comfort.
See you in the morning
Tomorrow morning (3-29 2020) Pastor Terry will be having an online service at 10:00 a. m. Though we cannot meet together at the usual physical place, we can be joined together in spirit. We should remember that the church is is not just a building, YOU are the church.
What about our offering?
Kim Begesse is the church treasurer. You can mail your offering to:
See the church directory for her address. Can’t find it, let us know.
Use this page for future updates.
Till we meet again--
Yesterday I was invited to a ZOOM meeting with other Pastors in our conference and Bishop Eric. We discussed ways in which we could keep in touch with our church members. During this conversation in dawned on me how much I miss not seeing you regularly. This lost can sometimes over come me and I wonder what is going to happen to our church. I heard recently that many are saying this time of struggle will be the end of the Church. Maybe you have thought that. I do not believe that. The Church is the body a Christ in a broken world. It can not die because Christ is alive today and tomorrow through us. Church as we know it maybe changing in the way we do things today and in the future. Yes, if we think about it, the Church as always be changing. It's always on the move to reach out to a troubled world with a message of hope.
It is the message of hope that a Loving and caring God is with us in all things. His love brings us Peace and encouragement.
Starting this coming Sunday I will try something new. At 10:00 am I will use Facebook Live on the Church's home page too read scripture, a short refection and lead us in prayer. It is my hope that by doing this we can do church in a new and different way. I ask you to pray for us as we attempt this new and different way.
I have been in contact with some of our homebound members by phone and they are doing well. If you know of someone who I need to reach out to please let me know. My phone numbers are (cell)2542530856 (home)2546758744.
I am also thinking about a group email in the future.
Remember that I lift you up to God daily in my prayers. May the Peace of Christ bring hope and comfort in these changing times.
So fascinating! Just like how God used the cross for a sign of good..someone turned the name of this terrible virus into a message of hope!
Yesterday I saw a headline about the Corona virus. For some reason the headline jumped out at me. I knew the Lord was speaking to me so I was still for a moment and just looked at the headline:
"COVID19 death rates increase."
I don't write that to spark fear. I just know that in that moment the Lord was trying to speak to me.
I grabbed my Bible next to me and saw it was bookmarked to 2 Corinthians. I looked at the headline again and this is how it jumped out at me:
CO VID 19.
I thought well maybe the CO is talking about the book of Corinthians. So I opened up my bible to 2 Corinthians. I looked up the verse 1:9. And when I saw it, I couldn't believe it!
This is what it says:
"Indeed we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead."
Man!! Did you get that?
How many of you have been relying on yourselves? Have you been relying on your ability to stock up on food? On your ability to provide for your family?
How many of you have started to leave God out of the equation a bit more out of fear and worry?
God is using this to show us not to rely on ourselves but to rely on Him!
God is using this to break off pride and fear and to instill complete trust in Him!
But wait.... there is more!
The word "vid" is in the very middle. I decided to look up the meaning of it. Guess what it means?
It means to see.
What if God is asking us to SEE that He is still in the midst of this? He hasn't forsaken us. His promises are still YES and Amen!
As scary as the world may appear to look right now, I encourage all of you to release your fears to Him. Don't rely on your power and your ability to get by.
Seek Him wholeheartedly.
The word corona has a definition of a crown. But it also has another meaning that says "what surrounds you."
If you look at what surrounds us today, it may look like it is not pretty. Lack of supplies, long lines, scared people, closed buildings, etc. But let's not lose focus that in the midst of this, God is here. And He will never leave us. He surrounds us like a shield. He surrounds us with His glory.
"And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the glory that will never fade away."
1 Peter 5:4
inspiremore.com While the coronavirus outbreak has left many afraid, it has also inspired acts of kindness around the world!
blogs.elca.org Worship in the Home Fourth Sunday in Lent March 22, 2020 In this time of world-wide crisis, congregations throughout this church are not able to gather for worship as the body of Christ. While you cannot be together in person, you can hear the word of God and hold each other in prayer. We offer …
Sunday March 22- Fourth Sunday in Lent.
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Prayer of the Day
Bend your ear to our prayers, Lord Christ, and come among us. By your gracious life and death for us, bring light into the darkness of our hearts, and anoint us with your Spirit, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen.
Except for meals, all services at Feed My Sheep are closed for the forseeable future.
Take and Go meals will be served outdoors, as the dining room is closed.
If you are bringing a group of volunteers to serve, please limit it to no more than 10 people. Volunteers are still permitted to prepare meals inside the building at this time, although meal service will be outside. No additional volunteers are needed at this time.
These are hard times for everybody. We are doing our best to feed our neighbors while maintaining healthy practices and abiding by local health department recommendations. We intend to get back to normal as soon as possible!
This is POWERFUL☀️
[03/17/20] Update: Salem Lutheran will not have church services until April 4, 2020, which will be Palm Sunday.
In times like these---pray.
For all those confined to nursing homes, for they cannot receive visitors---pray.
For those infected with the coronavirus---pray.
For congregations adversely affected---pray.
For our nation and leaders and citizens---pray.
For other nations and their citizens---pray.
Remember:prayer, praise, thanksgiving.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In everything give thanks:
[03/15/20] March 18, 2020, soup and bread supper and lenten service are canceled. Keep checking back for other updates.
Concerning BBQ fundraiser for Relay for Life.
Scheduled for March 22, 2020, has been postponed due to coronavirus. Future date to be decided.
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Do you ever feel like God’s Word is difficult to live out?
Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
It’s hard to read those words without thinking, “With all of the craziness of this world, how can I possibly NOT worry about tomorrow!?”
And the reality is, we can’t release our worries – unless we’re taking in the truth of Jesus on a daily basis.
Jesus is our daily bread. And just like delicious bread, the more we enjoy time with Him, the more we’ll crave it. We’ll start to understand that just like physical bread nourishes our bodies and gives us strength to do our daily tasks, Jesus nourishes our souls and gives us strength to face this life with a much healthier perspective.
This is why we need daily time in God’s Word. As we take in the truth of Scripture, we take in Jesus. And the truth we take in is preparing us for every single thing He sees coming our way.
He knows. He cares. And He wants us to be fully prepared. Let’s be sure to pause and praise Him for how very good He is today.
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended our Relay For Life Chili luncheon fundraiser! A special thanks to our members who cooked and prepped as well! It was delicious! Days like today is where you can see our Lord in action! #HOPE #FindACure #BeatCancer!
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Join our friends at Covenant this Sunday!
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Prayers...there are just no words. Have to keep our faith in horrible situations and know in the end God will win!
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kwtx.com Church officials have established a process for accepting donations to help the congregation rebuild after fire on July 29 destroyed the 125-year-old Church of the Visitation in Westphalia.
Prayer warriors needed immediately! Our neighboring church in Westphalia is on fire and got word that there is no saving it. Please pray for our neighboring community. Also prayers for the first responders on the scene!
Donations of individual l bottled waters would greatly be appreciated if your around Temple soon! ✝️
‼️URGENT NEED: Feed My Sheep is in need of individual sized bottled water! With the🌡heat of the summer ☀️ we're going through more and more water and are desperately short.
If you can bring some by, it would be greatly appreciated! 🙌You can drop it off at the cafe (feeding center) between 9am-1pm. Thank you so much!!
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