I received an email from a friend whom I recently reconnected with from High School. We have been catching each other up on our lives and have committed to praying for one another. The prayer she sent me today, so resonated with the words from yesterday’s sermon about loving one another, I wanted to share her prayer with you and also make it mine for each and every one of you.

My prayer for you and I today, is that the Lord will use our pain, our hurts, and our struggles to help heal/grow someone else in their own walk in Jesus' sweet name. 

May they draw closer to Him as we speak truth, meeting them right where they are, in the middle of their junk, as Jesus did when he walked the earth. No judgement; just love and acceptance. 

May we be rest for weary souls...

And, may we be His hands, His feet as we move through the world, and may others be drawn to Jesus in us. May they see that we choose joy, and that they can too!

I pray that the Lord will place people in our path, today, who need a dose of His truth, grace and mercy. May we be bold as we share our own redemption stories, for His glory, and may we be good listeners; help us to hear with our hearts, and not just our ears, Jesus.

And ...           

may we be still, so that our savior can fight for us, as we've been promised He will do.

Choosing joy, today!   

 

Our last FREE Family Movie Night of the summer will be Aug 25th at 7pm .

NEXTGEN OPEN HOUSE at 6:30 PM

August’s movie is SING !

Invite your friends ~ FREE popcorn and snacks     games and give aways

 

               Coming up in SEPTEMBER              

 September 9th  Sandown Old Home Day

      FOR OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Starting bright and early at 7:30 am, we will be hosting a FREE pancake breakfast at the Rec Center- 25 Pheasant Run Dr  In addition, we will have a booth offering FREE water and freeze pops throughout the day.  Many volunteers will be needed.   

                              Donations of cases of water will be gratefully accepted         

 

      September 10th - Rally Day (NEXTGEN begins) 

Our annual Church BBQ and Baptism service will be on Sept 10th at Camp Tasker in Newton, NH. If you are interested in being baptized in the lake this year, please contact Kristen at: kristen@stmattumc.org

                                                            Some pics from last week !  

 

I hope this week brings you opportunities to love on the people in your life.  Whether it’s a monumental sacrifice that will be very costly or the continual small acts of love that let those around you know how much you care and allow them to see Jesus in you. Never underestimate the power of love and kindness. Until Sunday…… God Bless, Pastor Beth

 

 

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