Thought for the day:

Let come what will, I  mean to bear it out,
And either live with glorious victory
Or die with fame, renowned in chivalry.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Thoughts for the day:

“Always do right.  This will gratify most people, and astonish the rest.”  — Mark Twain

“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” –Will Rogers

The Word for the day:

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”  (Colossians 3:12-14)

Pastor John
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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Thought for the day:

“Maturity is the ability to do a job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it, and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.” –Ann Landers

The Poca High School Class of 2020 were awarded diplomas last evening in a very warm ceremony on the football field.  Emma Courtney and Chase Morris are members of the Poca United Methodist Church.  We congratulate Emma and Chase and several others in the Class of 2020 whose grandparents are in our congregation.  We anticipate hearing that these DOTS have made their alma mater very proud as they go on to the next chapter in their lives.

The coronavirus pandemic made their Senior Year very different with a different set of memories.  Please join your pastor in prayers for their future learning and success.

–Pastor John

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Thought for the day:

“If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for all you don’t have that you don’t want.”
–Marty Radcliff

The Word for the day:

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.  (II Chronicles 7:14)

Hymn for the day:

“If the world from you withhold of it’s silver and it’s gold,
And you have to get along with meager fare,
Just remember in His Word how He feeds the little bird,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.”
–Charles Albert Tindley

–Pastor John

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

I have enjoyed reviewing early American literature this week.  What has become known as Spirituals became an integral part of worship for African slaves in the pre-Civil War South.  These songs came out of plantations and manor houses.  They

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

This week I have been reading some early American literature from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries reflecting the ideals of the founding fathers of this Nation.  I read part of the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790).

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