Rev. Gary uses this Veterans Day service to show how we can all find fulfillment in our lives through service to others. And he concludes his talk with a moving video tribute to the veterans in our church. Music Director Ron Brietzke performs a song he composed for this video to honor our veterans.
Sunday, November 10, 2019 “A Time to Serve”
Affirmation: “I commit to serve.”
“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” Albert Schweitzer
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“At the moment we are trying to put our lives in order. But this is not an end in itself. Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us.” Alcoholics Anonymous pg 77
“If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.”
Philippians 2:1-4 (The Message translation)
“[This] is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not be served…” Mark 10:45
Head ——Heart———–Feet (Get it into your feet)
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” Rabindranath Tagore