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Grandparents' Day

Updated: Oct 6, 2023

09/15/23


So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim Your might to all the generations to come.

Psalm 71:18


Grandparents are fun. They’re old enough to still put fear into the hearts of your parents (because they know things!), and young enough to remember what a cold scoop of ice cream tastes like on a hot summer day!


Top grandparent quips:

Being a grandparent means you can be as silly as you want to be.

Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet.


And my personal favorite:

A grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.


I remember my dad’s mom always had something good for Sunday dinner. Homemade rolls and my favorite – tea cakes! My husband learned how to make tea cakes from his maternal grandmother, and it sparked the cooking fever in him. He went from being a line cook in a restaurant to being the executive chef for one of St. Louis’ top Italian restaurants! Seeds had been planted.


Grandparents have a way of reminding us of what came before while giving us hope for what will come after. They are our link to our past and to our future. Their prayers and their example are what helped to shape our parents, and consequently us!


Some have walked the journey of faith, while others have not. But whether your grandparents were churchgoers or not, God has continued to be with them! Their legacy lives on through us and each succeeding generation. That’s why the Psalmist cried out the text above, Psalm 71:18, which reminds me of the Beatles’ lyrics: Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 64! This Psalm answers that question.


We have the assurance that as we age, God is still by our side even in our old age (if you consider 64 as being old, which I do not!). There are still things for us to do, such as proclaiming the Gospel to the next generation and the next generation, etc. Some of you have great-grands who you will one day tell about the love of Jesus. So, yes, Jesus still needs you!


And as I stroll thru our Psalms Praylist, I discover that God is still feeding me through His Word. You never grow too old to read Scripture, and you’re never too old to discover even more of the Lord by His Word! So, yes, He’ll still feed you!


Grandparents are the family treasure. Full of snuggles, treats, and lots of wisdom. I invite you to join us this Sunday as we celebrate Grandparents Day with the sermon: When I’m 64!


The Psalms Praylist is a podcast of the Psalms. From September 1-30 you can tune in and hear the reading of Psalms, each and every day! Thanks to some wonderful folks, we will hear a variety of voices praying the Psalms. All you do is listen and pray. The podcast can be accessed in 2 ways – thru a program called Spreaker or on Podbean:


For Spreaker: go to www.spreaker.com. In the program’s searchbar type in: Psalms Praylist. The logo is:



For Podbean: go to www.podbean.com. Search for: Psalms Praylist.

Both programs have an app, if that’s easier for you to utilize.


55 for 55 Our anniversary fundraising goal is $55,000 in honor of 55 years of faithful service and generosity. I invite you to consider how you will participate in giving. Whether it’s $5, $500, or some multiple of 5, no gift is too small (or too large!). There is a line for 55 Anniversary giving on our e-giving site, or you can write “Anniversary” on the memo line of your check. We will culminate our 55th Church Anniversary celebration on Sunday, November 5, with worship and dinner. Let’s celebrate 55 for 55!


Anniversary T-shirts The t-shirts are in! If you pre-ordered you can receive them starting this Sunday. We ordered extras, so if you did not pre-order, we still have some available in various sizes, $25 each. We’ll debut them at the Church Picnic!


Church Picnic Save the date for our Church Anniversary Picnic: Sunday, October 15, after worship! Location: Faust Park. More details to come.


New Small Group for parents dropping their kiddos off at Sunday School – the Bean Buddies (as in coffee bean)! No need to leave or hang out in MPR, we have a room and a wonderful group of parents for you to connect with! The room is located between the Nursery and the Children’s room on the main level. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and have some great conversations! 9:00 – 9:45 am.


WOW Bible Study! We have 2 classes from which to choose – Lea Doyel is leading Enough by Adam Hamilton, and I am leading Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Dinner is at 5:45p (potluck) and classes are from 6:30-7:30pm.


Grandparents Day We’ll celebrate our wonderful grandparents on Sept. 17 during worship!


Back to Church Sunday will be on September 24. This is a great opportunity to gather family, friends, and neighbors and invite them to come back to church!


Stay in the Know! Don’t forget to pick up this month’s Memory Verse Card and other information at the Welcome Center or the Coffee Station. Just our way of helping you to stay in the know!


Worship With Us ~ Sundays at 10:00am

In-house:

14237 Ladue Rd.

Chesterfield, MO 63017

or

Online:


Sunday School for all ages at 9:00am!


Blessings,

Pastor Linda


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