September 19, 2017
Dear Friends of Rockwood,
The hymn writer Horatio Spafford wrote “When peace like a river
attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll. Whatever my lot it
has taught me to say; it is well, it is well with my soul”. We are
living in an age where time for peace and repose are pretty much
scheduled out of our days. As followers of Christ we must choose to make
time to stop and reflect on His grace and find the refreshment gleaned
in devotion to God. If our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ found the need
often to leave the rush of people and ministry for a quiet time with His
Father, should we expect to find wellness in our souls with less?
We are in the midst of a six week series of messages on discipleship
with the emphasis on experiencing and sharing authentic, spiritual
devotion for God. The apostle Peter said that Jesus “through His divine
power has given us all things that pertain to life and Godliness through
the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.” (2Peter 1:3)
Relishing our high calling as beloved children of God can and will go a
long way in teaching us to say: “It is well with our souls”.
This Fall Season brings a change of pace in the year and a great time to
reset our focus on the opportunities for us to grow in the Word and our
build up the fellowship.
September 23 - We have a work day
from 8-12 noon. (Painting, Cleaning & Landscaping).
- We have Freddie Coile and his family Sunday morning and a special
barbeque for the evening beginning at 5pm.
- We have a special service opportunity in connection with the Pastor’s
50th EHS Reunion. An invitation has been given to the class of 1967 to
November 5 - The Annual Pastor’s Pulpit Exchange
with Alton Bible Church will be held. This Year will be going to Pastor
Fred’s church for a fellowship lunch following the Morning service.
November 22 - Our annual Thanksgiving Eve Dinner will be held at the
church starting at 6:30.
Our annual Propane Pre-buy is due, so
if Lord enables would you consider giving toward this need.
Is a Joy Serving Our Lord With You,
Pastor Charles “Pete” Patton
2425 Glencoe Rd, Wildwood, MO 63038