Welcome to Middle Creek Church. We are glad you have decided to visit our site. We pray that you will find God’s presence here and will come to visit us soon.
For everything there is a season,
and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
NRSV Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Those lazy, hazy days of summer are well upon us. The high temperatures and humidity encourage us to move more slowly and take our time. Many of you are enjoying the fruits of earlier labors by harvesting garden produce. We are already starting to see the signs of the changing seasons.
I was in the drugstore recently and saw all of the autumn decorations out already. My initial comment was that it is too soon to plan for fall. It is still summer and we need to enjoy the season before we think ahead toward the active autumn days (although I wouldn’t be too upset if we had a few days of autumn temperatures about now).
Then I realized that we at Middle Creek are not much different than the store. We use this time in late July and August to plan ahead for the fall activities of the church. Usually, the church schedule slows down from its hectic pace after Easter and Pentecost and we have time to move from coping mode into something more creative. Just like with everything else we do, church activities don’t just happen, they take some thought and planning to bring to fruition.
It is my prayer for you during the end of summer that you become refreshed, renewed, and ready to begin the fall season again. As you plan for the fall, prayerfully consider how you can include worship and Sunday School into your hectic schedule. It will help you prepare for any changes that may be taking place in your life. When we put Jesus first everything else will fall into place. The only way we can put Jesus first is to intentionally make room for him in our day-to-day and weekend activities.
The Ministry Groups are planning some great things for this upcoming year. Join us as we worship, pray, sing, learn and serve together.
As always remember that in everything we do, we do it…
All for Jesus,