Seek First the Kingdom
“But seek the Kingdom of God above all else,
and His righteousness, and all these other things
shall be yours as well!” (Matt. 6:33)
Jesus established the focus for our lives and also the church in these simple words. His Kingdom is the active personal reign of God, here and now, made possible by the reality of the Holy Spirit. His righteousness has nothing to do with what we can do for God but the new understanding of who we are because of what He has done for us! He sets this focus over against the common tendency to worry about lesser things. (vs 31-32) By the way, in these verses, He describes “worry” as actively practicing the art of paganism!!
One very effective way that I believe we can practice “seeking 1st the Kingdom” is to simply ask ourselves a question, “What is the Lord calling me to be and do?” This simple question, asked in sincerity and honesty, will undergird all that we do in the coming weeks as we take steps to expand our ministry here in Union in the future. God bless you!
God is faithful!
Annual Building Fund Auction this Saturday, June 21
NCCU Dinner Auction
Proceeds to benefit the Church/Community Center “Building Fund”
Saturday, June 21, 4-8pm
To be held at Hood Canal School
(On the corner of Hwy 101 & 106)
Cost: $18 advance / $20 at the door
Choice of Baron of Beef and Chicken Marsala
Silent auction begins @ 4:00pm
Dinner and Live Auction to follow
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Spring… It’s Time to Plant!
“The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship.” (Psalm 19:1)
“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.” (Psalm 24:1)
Of all the seasons of the year, none get me quite as excited as springtime! Warmer, longer days make everything seem alive, from the early morning thousand throated choirs of birds to the gorgeous sunsets over Hood Canal and the Olympics! All of life seems to have an extra exclamation point to it!! The Psalm writer sees all of nature as a radiant witness to our Creator, and invites us to be thankful and to worship!
The seasons also bear God’s catechism, or teaching lessons for us. Even as fall is a season of harvest, springtime is for planting and starting new growth. I do believe that we are in a season of springtime in our life together as a congregation and am excited by the new possibilities that are before us. May God grant us grace to plant generously in His garden of grace this year! (Please check out 2 Corinthians 9:6-10.)
God is faithful,
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