Sunday, February 13, 2011

Immanuel: God With Us: The Prequel

Since we've just finished the Christmas season, we are all mindful of Immanuel, God with us.  The concept of Immanuel is central to our understanding of the incarnation of Christ, but it also directs us to the very nature of God.  The Bible reveals to us that God has been with us since He created us.

All women are invited to join a Bible study that looks at the concept of Immanuel as expressed in the book of Genesis.  The study will be part of the 11th Hour Adult Education program at Windsor Chapel, but women of other church bodies are welcome.  The study will be interactive and participatory, involving small group investigation of pertinent passages as well as large group discussion.

The study will be from 11:00 to noon on Sundays, beginning February 20.  Please contact Cindy Bills for more information (; 609-799-2559).


"I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it."
                                                                           Harry Emerson Fosdick

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

An Attitude of Gratitude

I Thess 5:16-18-- Rejoice alwayspray without ceasing in everything give thanks ; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

"Some people complain that God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses on thorns."

"Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts, and no one to thank.
                                                                                                   Chrisina Rossetti

"O Lord, that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness."
                                                                                                   William Shakespeare
                                                                                                   Henry VI

"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues."

"Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow.  A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves."
                                                                                                  Henry Ward Beecher

"The worship most acceptable to God comes from a thankful and cheerful heart."

"Thou has given me so much....Give me one thing more, a grateful heart."
                                                                                                  George Herbert

"Be thankful for the smallest blessing, and you will receive greater.  Value the least gifts no less than the greatest, and simple graces as especial favors.  If you remember the dignity of the Giver, no gift will seem small or mean, for nothing can be valueless that is given by the most high God.
                                                                                                  Thomas a Kempis