Summer time is upon us, and with that we get the slowing pace of activities and responsibilities and some down time with our friends and family. At least that is the way it was in “the good ol’ days.”In today’s world, our activities seem to ramp up in the summer and our calendars are just as full, if not fuller, with activities, obligations, and responsibilities than they are at other times of the year. What happened to us being able to sit on the front porch with a friend on a lazy summer afternoon, drink some tea and share our lives with each other?
In Matthew 11:28-29 Jesus says, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”Those words can be so soothing as we rush around from activity to activity, obligation to obligation, and responsibility to responsibility. Jesus is calling us to take a few minutes to spend time with him, to find the rest and comfort that our souls not only desire, but that they desperately need.
As you lay out your summer calendar, be sure to block out some time for yourself to spend with God. God is always initiating a relationship with us, is always reaching for us, and is always available to us. Take some time to spend in God’s presence, and respond to God’s grace with gratitude this summer. You will be glad that you did!
Grace and Peace,
P.S. I love to sit on a porch and drink tea and get caught up with people’s lives…give me a call!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES!!!
J W BURRIER is our high school graduate and
ERIN BRADFORD graduated from Calvin College!
Vacation Bible School
Cynthiana Presbyterian Church
will turn into Egypt from June 11-15!
This is for ages Preschool—5th Grade. EVERYONE is invited for
the Marketplace Potluck kick-off on June 11 at 5:45 PM.
There will be booths set up for the kids to have some fun!
YOU will not want to miss the fun!!
at Little Switzerland Church Park will be on Sunday, June 25.
We will begin gathering at 10:30 AM, with Worship at 11:00 AM
and then some amazing potluck food!!!
Child of God Program
The Child of God Program (the children’s bible lesson during worship time) is going strong. The children have a wonderful time singing, listening to a bible story, learning scripture, making a craft, eating a snack, and just having a wonderful time all around. Pass the word along and bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors, etc. to join in the fun of learning about Jesus.
Rusty & Theresa Cook
Gene & Marilyn Richie
Johnny & Mildred Hehr
Church Wide Picnic at
FLOCK 4 (Penguins) will be assisting the Cedar Ridge Service on June 4 at 2:00 PM.
Members of Flock 4 are: Crystle Arnold (Deacon), Brenda Burrier (Elder), Darwin Root (Elder), Linda Root, Greg & Debbie Cooper, Russ, John, and Nash Arnold, J W Burrier, Jim & Betsy Clyde, Theresa & Rusty Cook, Steven & Brandi Fleming, Susan Feix, Jerri Reis, Sam Arnold IV, Anna Cooper Bagby, Melinda Greenwood, RJ & Anne Ratliff, and Lee Lyons
June item for Food Pantry is:
fruit juice or Kool-Aid.
The YOUTH GROUP will be the hosts for
the End of the Month Meal on June 24.
At the May End of the Month Meal we served 103 meals!
YOUTH GROUP will have their End of School Year Cookout
at the home of Kent & Mary Beth Bradford’s
June 4 at 6:00 PM. Please bring a dish to share!
July Worship Services will be at 10:00 AM in the Chapel.
July 30 is a Fifth Sunday. We will have breakfast and learn more about Buckhorn and their refurbishing projects.
Karen Adams, Roger Blair (cousin of Debbie Cooper & Kim Wilson), Virginia Bradley, Joyce Courtney,
the Family of Rusty Ewalt (Paul Ewalt’s son), Susan Feix, George Paul Hehr, Jeanette Hehr,
Jackson Kinsey, Jerri Reis, Steve Richie, the Family of Helen Sams, Mark Shank,
Betty Smith, Rev. Tim Teater, Kendrea Kearns Tillett, Aline Whitecotton,
Devon Williams, Mike Wink
Can Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
Many thanks to all who are saving aluminum can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. It was recently reported that $5,000 was earned through selling these in 2016 to promote services for the parents of children in the UK Children’s Hospital. Please continue to save tabs. There is a jar for them on the table in the Education Building hall.
Please keep saving your receipts from Ken’s New Market. We are able to turn them in for 1% of the total for food certificates to help people with food.
receipts! Containers are located in the hallway across from the bulletin board.
Pop Can Tabs
Please save your pop can tabs for Jarrets’s Joy Cart .