The pastor was sick so during Sunday School a plan was made for the service. They first asked if anyone had a message they would like to give. I thought that was cool. When no one volunteered scriptures and songs were selected and some topics were picked out to support the scriptures. People volunteered to do certain readings. It worked out well.
I do have to say the children’s church service was awesome. The leader talked about how great it would be if we could only take one pill for any sickness, allergy, aches or wellness. Then she explained that it already existed. It is called the Gospel (Gos-pill).
Went to Sunday School. It was good. We talking about how Jesus has authority and command in all situations. We also talked about it being safe staying neutral, but we need to be on the side of righteousness. That said we can’t be preachy. The main service was about dealing with tough times. The pastor talking about how the events could help us, give us the ability to help others or maybe keep us humble. He made a great point about sometime not praying for the right thing. He used the story of the man begging for money and Peter praying for him to walk and he was healed. He used that to say maybe we would be praying for money, when we should be praying for a healing. Two guys at church had this tattooed on their arm. It looked really cool.
Romans 1:16 ” “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”
Got invited to lunch. It was nice talking with more people and the food was good. Had some pulled pork just like from Georgia.
Saw this parked at the restaurant. I want one.
Went to see if a broom ball game was happening, but didn’t look like it. Decided to drive east and go for a hike. It was just me and one lone buffalo. Very beautiful and quite. Had to make sure I stayed on the packed trail. I got off the trail once and my foot went into the snow almost to my knee.
The buffalo is in the center of the picture. You have to look for him.
On the way I saw the guys. Don’t want to mess with them.
Attended Gardiner Community Church. Received a very warm welcome by all. Saw a number of people from work. Good open Sunday School discussion from John about Jesus knowing us (good and bad). Children’s church had a good example about if we put our hand in the cookie jar and grab all the cookies we can’t get our hand out. The same with sin. To get forgiveness we have to let go of our sin and not hold on to it. Pastor Jeff talked about “Just as I Am”. Asked us to think about who we were in the prodigal son story. Was a good message. Met others that work for Xanterra, National Park Service and National Forestry Service. Happens to be the yearly church business meeting and luncheon. Learned more about the church programs, and ate some really good food. They sent me home with a bag of pulled chicken.