Wednesday – Daily Devotional

Roland Winters passed away last week, and his visitation is today at Hedges Funeral Home from 3-7 pm.  I will be there around 6:30 pm to say a few words in his honor.  I hope you will take the opportunity to honor his family in whatever way you feel is best for you.  You might choose to come to the visitation- although I do not recommend it based upon the current recommendations of the CDC.  If you decide to attend, please do not stay long and practice good hand hygiene.  

Other ways to show you care…
Send a card to the family.  You can mail cards to:
Chris Cleary
224 Keywest Lane
Four Seasons, MO 65049

You can also go to our Facebook page and share your favorite Roland Winters story.  Sharing stories is a great way to honor a person and remember them.

Blessings,
Pastor Andy Blacksher

Updates & Tips

Please be a good neighbor and check on the elderly in your neighborhood.  We have a resource that can provide a number of opportunities to help- it’s called Aging Best.  Below is a note from them…
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Aging Best (formerly Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging) has suspended the congregate meal program and activities at all Aging Best partner Senior Centers out of concern for the health of the seniors we serve. This decision follows the CDC recommendations on the COVID-19 virus to avoid large gatherings, especially with our most vulnerable population. The suspension will begin March 16, 2020, and will continue through March 31, 2020, at which time we will re-evaluate reinstating regular programming. Aging Best is committed to providing nutrition and services for seniors and caregivers in our communities. We will temporarily be offering curbside meals and expanded home-delivered meals to continue serving those in need.

For assistance with meals, access to food or transportation, caregiver support, or a list of available resources for other aging-related needs, please call Aging Best at 1-800-369-5211.

You can still come pick up a “take-home” meal Monday through Friday at the Osage Beach Senior Center for a donation of $4.  You can come between the hours of 11 and 12:30 as usual.

By our Prayers…

Please remember the following people and situations in your prayers this week:
Terry Albert –  Dan and Cindy have requested prayers for Terry as she recovers from cancer surgery and also battles pneumonia.
Marjorie Davis’ family –  At her passing. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. Cards of care and condolence can be sent to Scott Davis, 149 Oakhurst Dr., O’Fallon, MO 63368.
Ruth McCrary – In Florida undergoing hip surgery on Friday, then recovery and rehabilitation before she can return to Missouri.
Christy McField – Debbie Geasley’s sister-in-law who has breast cancer
Levin – Sharon and Norm McGee’s grandson is dealing with health issues and waiting for a definitive diagnosis.
Randy Moore – Jerry Geasley’s cousin, Randy is battling liver cancer and needs our prayers.
Marilyn Sherfield – Undergoing treatments as she continues to battle lung cancer
Laurie Sybert – Passing of her husband Lyle. Cards of care and condolence can be sent to Laurie Sybert at 14105 East 104th Street, North Owasso, Oklahoma, 74055.
Roland Winters’ family – At his passing. A visitation and service will be held today, Wednesday, March 18th, at Hedges Funeral Home. Cards of care and condolence can be sent to Chris Cleary, 224 Keywest Lane, Four Seasons, MO 65049.

(To be included in this list, please call or email Pastor Andy or contact the church office.) 

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Our Devotional

“I’m not saying this because I need anything, for I have learned how to be content in any circumstance.  I know the experience of being in need and of having more than enough; I have learned the secret to being content in any and every circumstance, whether full or hungry or whether having plenty or being poor.  I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength.”
-Philippians 4:11-13

There are many books of the Bible written by the Apostle Paul and certainly he suffered greatly in his quest to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. As the verse says, Paul learned to be content in all situations and only because he drew his strength from Jesus Christ. There was a pastor that once said, “You’re either in a storm, just got out of one, or about to enter one.” It seems as though this time we’re all in the storm together. What I know for sure is that we can lean on and get strength from Jesus. He can calm the storm! We can also get strength and encouragement from our church family. We are here for each other as we walk through these coming days with hope and most of all Faith!

“The Lord said, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.”   Hebrews 13:5b

     -Barb Bierman
      Faithbridge Board Chair