October 2012

Mel's Meditation - October 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I read an article about Patrick Morley’s book "Walking with Christ in the Details of Life." I appreciated the article and referenced it in a sermon in September. One of his chapters is called "Revival: The Gospel of Addition."

He explains that one of the major challenges we have in America today is that the gospel has evolved into a message of addition without subtraction. "It is the belief that we can add Christ to our lives, but not subtract sin." That is an excellent definition of de-nominations and churches that are "open and accepting". That catch phrase has come to mean you can do what you want, they won’t identify or condemn sin, and still be a member of the church, as long as you accept Christ as your savior.

The problem with that theology is that it is a lie. Romans 10:9 and various other passages in scripture talk about the need to accept Jesus as Savior AND Lord. A lot of people want to be saved from Hell, but they don’t want someone to tell them what to do on earth (i.e. reject a Lord). We need both a savior and a lord. Jesus is the only one who is capable of being our Savior and Lord, because He is the only perfect Son of God (Hebrews 4:14-16).

Jesus loved everybody and He still does. That doesn’t mean He loves everything everybody does. Some things are offensive to Him, some things are a sin. Identifying sin by God’s standards doesn’t mean someone is loved less, it means love is great enough to want the very best for someone. Some things are harmful for us physically, emotionally or spiritually. God knows what is best for us and in His Word, He has identi-fied the things we should and should do. That means addition and subtraction for us. We are to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, we are to love everyone but not every action and we are to share the entire Gospel with everyone we can.

God Bless, Pastor Mel Zumbrun

Trunk‘N’Treat - For All Ages

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sunday October 28, 2012 - Treating from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Change from past event…there will not be a party or meal following the treating.

Come dressed in a Biblical character or a fun character.
Adults are needed to sign-up for Trunk Treating. See the sign-up at church.

The community is invited to Trunk N Treat!
Invite your friends, neighbors & family.

14th Annual Camp Mack Festival

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October 6, 2012  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Children’s Activities


Displays & Demonstrations:

Corn shelling/grinding, wood carving, knotting comforter, wood turning, book display and more.

Breakfast items starting at 9:00 a.m.: Cinnamon rolls, sausage & pancakes, doughnuts.

Lunch items from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Vegetable soup, beef stew, homemade potato chips, BBQ Pork sandwiches, ham & bean soup pulled pork, chicken BBQ, chili boats, pie.


Performers will include:

Brad Hardesty - Guitarist/Singer

Promissory Notes - Dulcimer Group

Emily Thomas - guitarist/Singer

Bob & Carol Wyman - Singers

Gary Clevenger - Banjo

Chain Gang - Men's Quartet

Allen Graber - Singer

Boomer Boys - Guitar & Singing

Aubrey & Abigail Houser - Violinists

Brian Hartman - Trombone

Happy Squares - Square Dancers

Living Word - Singing Group

Bound 4 Glory- Men's Quartet

Yvonne Riege - Vibraphone

Jim Snapp - Magician

Performances will be in the John Kline Conference Room or on Stage in Quinter-Miller Auditorium.

See Program the day of Festival for performance times and locations.

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