19th Sunday after Pentecost
A blessed chilly fall morning to each of you.
Kind and gracious words are a dessert for any occasion. They go into the ears and soul with sweet pleasure, and they exiliharate the heart! Have you ever witnessed how a person’s face glows by the instant effect when kind words are spoken? Coupled with this reaction is a restoration of energy and vitality to those cast down. You create such words out of thin air by your lips, when wisdom guides your speech (Proverb 16:23) “PLEASANT WORDS: HONEY FROM A HONEYCOMB.”
Disciples of Christ, do your words promote health? Do you heal others by kind encouragement, wise counsel, and gentle comfort? Or are your words like a piercing sword (Proverb 12:18)? Honey is a scrumptious food God created for humanity’s benefit. He described Canaan as the wonderful land of promise, as a land flowing with milk and honey. God’s honeybees pollinate plants and also produce a sweet delight with fascinating nutrients. For present day society, many do not know the sweetness or health properties of honeycomb.
Honey is precious. It is sweet to your taste, brightens up your eyes, energizes your body, and has many nutritional properties for overall health. Your words should be the same. They should cause others to rejoice and be glad they heard you speak, and they should build others up in profitable ways (Ephesians 4:29). Choose good words to say to someone today. “PLEASANT WORDS: HONEY FROM A HONEYCOMB.”
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the county and state, the Wisconsin Annual Conference has been directed to suspend in-person worship in compliance with the Governor Evers’ mandate until 8 November 2020. This pause will allow the Reentry Task Force to reevaluate safety precautions and perform another deep sanitizing of our worship spaces, as we continue to discern our purpose for transforming lives and engaging our community, as we imitate Christ’s compassion by showing kindness and love.
YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR ANNUAL WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS
14 OCTOBER 2020!
Call and place your order (262-334-2059). Curbside Service ONLY! Meals will be picked up in the alleyway behind the church from
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Delivery to your home is also available!!!
God bless you and keep you in his gracious care,
Rev. Clarissa Martinelli
Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC
323 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison