1392 Robert Fulton Hwy Quarryville, PA 17566 Phone: (717) 786.2723

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Pastor's Corner

'Summertime'

There is a musical selection in George Gershwin's Broadway musical, 'Porgy & Bess', entitled: 'Summertime'. The opening words are: Summertime and the livin is easy. The pace may be slower in the summer time for some but it seems like things are going full steam at the Mechanic Grove Church.

Vacation Bible School will be July 9-13th. We are offering wonderful electives for the Sunday school hour throughout the summer and in our worship services we will be focusing on sermon topics which you suggested for sermons beginning July 9 through the end of August.

A special guest preacher on July 2nd will be Randy Hosler, a minister in the Chiques Church of the Brethren. Randy is a contractor specializing in home building and renovations. Over the years Randy has been involved in Atlantic Northeast District ministries.

The questions our members posed for sermons are as follows:

July 9 "What does it mean to tell the truth?"
July 16 "What is our role in the Great Commission beyond church walls?"
July 23 "What does it mean to be a Christian 24/7?"

August 6 "Why can't we be lone ranger Christians?"
August 13 "Does Christ expect me to forgive my enemies?"
August 20 "Are we in the end times?"
August 27 "What does God expect of us in stewardship of time and talent?"

On July 30th I will preach a sermon on the theme of this year's Annual Conference "Risk Hope". The Annual Conference video wrap-up will be shown prior to the Morning Psalm service and following the SonLight service for those interested in getting a summary of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan June 28-July 2nd.

It is a real joy for me to be involved in the ministry of the Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren during this interim period. I will be attending Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan and preaching for revival services in New Paris, Indiana July 9-11th. I will be preaching at Mount Lebanon Camp Meeting, located north of Lebanon on Friday, July 14th and preaching at Mount Gretna Camp Meeting on Sunday evening, July 23rd. I would appreciate your prayers.

God has blessed our church in so many ways. Keep up your strong support of the church over the summer months.

~Bob Kettering, Interim Senior Pastor

Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren

1392 Robert Fulton Hwy Quarryville, PA 17566 Phone: (717) 786.2723

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