Scripture of the Month
Revelation 7:11b-12: ...And they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, singing, "Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen."
Prayer of the Month
Lord, thank you for the season of in-between—that delightful interlude between the fever of summer and the frosty chill of winter. Make me more aware of fall’s splendor. The theme of autumn is harvest, the fields ripe and rich with plenty, the orchards hanging heavy with the yellow and red of succulent apples.
Help me not to be blown about by the wind called “Hurry,” so that I may appreciate and enjoy in full measure your wonderful gift of autumn. The bright carpet of leaves beneath our feet crunches with a satisfying sound that slows the hurrying steps and the busy mind. This is fall. I bow my head. I’m thankful for the in-between. Amen.
(From “Tribute to Autumn,” by Donna Ramsey Clark)
Thought for the Month
If you sow seeds of happiness…your harvest will be sweet. You’ll give a smile…and get a smile…from everyone you meet. You’ll have a cheerful word or two…for everyone you know. And, in your heart the sun will shine, for God will smile on you.
(From “Happiness,” by Everett Milstead)
Senior Ministry Tip
Plan to include a senior (or two) in your Thanksgiving celebration who might otherwise be alone, and join together in thanking God for the blessings of this year.
2012 Dates to Remember
February 26: Have a Heart for Seniors Love Offering
April 19: Exploring the Longevity Revolution: Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century, hosted by Wesley Village Senior Living Community in Wilmore, Ky.
May: Celebrate Older Adult Recognition Day.
Sponsored by Kentucky Conference Older Adult Ministry Team