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Oct 8, 2023 – 8:00am – The Wisdom of Age

Welcoming – Pastor Stuart

Online Moment – Online Minister Ernie

Hymn Sing – Pastor Stuart

Pastoral Prayer – Silent Prayer, Lord’s Prayer – Pastor Stuart

Scripture Reading – Online Minister Ernie

Message – 2. The Wisdom of Age ‐ Pastor Linda

Communion – Pastors Linda & Stuart

Benediction

Response – Let There be Peace on Earth #431

Ecclesiastes 11:1, 5 – 12:2 – New Living Translation

1 Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you.

5 Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.

6 Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both.

7 Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning.

8 When people live to be very old, let them rejoice in every day of life. But let them also remember there will be many dark days. Everything still to come is meaningless.

9 Young people, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do.

10 So refuse to worry, and keep your body healthy. But remember that youth, with a whole life before you, is meaningless.

1 Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.”

2 Remember him before the light of the sun, moon, and stars is dim to your old eyes, and rain clouds continually darken your sky.

God’s activity through our lives and within us is ongoing. Each one of us has Spiritual Gifts and Graces, or natural abilities. These can be determined by filling out questionnaires or taking aptitude tests. Or they can be determined by asking others what they see as our natural abilities, what it seems as though we do naturally and easily. As we use these special attributes, we are generating activity that not only benefits others with God’s help, but also enriches our lives.

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