Springs News 7/5/2023

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Note of Encouragement

We cannot fall or fail. Gods hand is always outstretched waiting to catch us. If you think you've failed or fallen, change your mindset to believing God just shut door; you just weren't meant to go that way. God has plans for each and every one of us. It may not be what you believed the plan was. There's a saying that “God will not give us more than we can handle.” That's not true. It should say - God gives what HE can handle because God is with us always! There's something incredibly comforting in the fact that God is with us. Throughout Scripture, he has reassured us that he will never leave us nor forsake us, numerous times. Today we'll take a look at some Bible verses that can help remind us that God will not leave us, especially in our darkest of moments. The following scriptures are examples of all of this:
“Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand.” ~ Psalm 37:24
“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.’” ~ Jeremiah 29:11
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Joshua 1:9
~ Becky White

Warrior Weekend

Sept 15-17 at the Sunstream Retreat Center, Ogden, IA
Early Bird registration before August 1st is $185; After August 1st is $210
Register Here

40 Days of Prayer

I want to take a moment to invite you to join me for 40 Days of Prayer on our Summer Prayer Campaign. This will be a church-wide campaign, taking our prayer lives to the next level.

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV

The prayer campaign is simple. Every day from June 22nd through July 31st we’re asking you to join us to pray any time the clock is at 7:14, based on 2 Chronicles 7:14. That can be am or pm, or both! You can pray with others around you at that time, or on your own, and you can pray wherever you’re at.

When you pray, Click Here for some specifics to pray for. 

Chad on Sabbatical

We are so glad that Pastor Chad is able to step away for the month of July for a
sabbatical. Let's make sure to pray for the Garrison family while they are away.
But what is a sabbatical? A sabbatical is an extended period of time away from work
based on the biblical instruction to keep the sabbath.
From The Life You Were Meant to Live
“You have six days in which to do your work, but the seventh day is a day of rest dedicated to
me.” Exodus 20:9-10 (GNT)
The Bible is filled with instructions about living the kind of healthy life God made you to live.
Exodus 20:9-10 says, “You have six days in which to do your work, but the seventh day is a day
of rest dedicated to me” (GNT). Rest is so important to God that he put it in the Ten Commandments. He wants you to take a day off from your regular routine every week. That day off is called the Sabbath, which literally means a “day of rest,” and God wants you to do it every seventh day. (It doesn’t have to be a certain day, just every seventh day.) That day of rest is so important that even God rested on the seventh day when he created everything —not because he was tired but to give us an example of how we should rest.
1. Rest your body. God made you to need rest. If a red warning light for your car engine came
on, you wouldn’t ignore it and keep driving. You’d stop because you know continuing to drive the car would damage your engine. It’s the same for you. If you keep pumping the adrenaline all
day, every day, seven days a week—the “engine” of your life will break down. Being your best
requires rest—so you need to choose to take one day off every week to rest your body.
2. Recharge your emotions. This can look different for different people. Maybe you need just to
be quiet. Or perhaps you need to reconnect in your relationships. Or it could be that recreation
rejuvenates you. Whatever it is that recharges you emotionally, be sure to take time for it on
your Sabbath.
3. Refocus your spirit. During your Sabbath, don’t take a day off from God. Instead, set aside
special time to worship! Worship puts life into perspective. But it’s also easy to overlook, so be
sure to schedule worship into your Sabbath. Remember, if you’re too busy for God, you’re just
too 2/2 busy. Psalm 127:2 says, “It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your
worried fingers to the bone. Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves?” (The
Read that truth again: God enjoys giving rest to those he loves. Be intentional about taking your Sabbath—and make it count!
by Rick Warren — February 26, 2023

Spring Ladies

It's time for Springs Ladies. This year we have a lot of studies happening as well as just hanging out with one another. Here's the link to register for the first study -  "Petitioning the King."

Prayer Requests

Prayer Matters!
Ephesians 6:18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.
  • Prayer for the Garrison family as they are away on Sabbatical. 
  • Pray for Lloyd's back and that he continues to get stronger. 
  • Prayers for Kathryn and her children, as they move out of state. 
  • Prayers for our church community as people suffer from various health issues. 
  • Pray for Teen Camp - that the teens receive more insight and grow closer to God.  
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