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Happy Labor Day!


On Monday we celebrate Labor Day. Oh, I know the sales have been going on for weeks now, but Labor Day is on Monday. The time when we honor the American labor force. Labor Day celebrates the many social and economic contributions of workers from all walks of life. Achievements that have built this country and sustained her along the way.


The world tells us to work, work, work so we can get, get, get. More stuff…more status…more stress. TV shows (& society in general) sometimes use language that belittles work and makes it hum-drum. “I HAVE to go to work!”

But what if there's more to our jobs than what we think? What if we are divinely placed wherever we are, whether making minimum wage or 6 figures? What if it's more about what we bring to work, not just what we get out of it?

Our jobs give us an amazing opportunity to evangelize. Not Bible-thumping, but making a difference in the marketplace. Showing the world who God is simply by the way in which you work.

Whatever task you must do, work as if your soul depends on it,

as for the Lord and not for humans…

Colossians 3:23

What if our jobs aren’t mundane places to be, but places where you have the potential to impact the world around you for Christ? Perhaps that thought might give you a different outlook on your job. Have you thought about your co-workers and their spiritual life? Are you praying for anyone on your job? Our places of work are built-in mission fields!


And for our retired saints, no worries! With Christ you never retire, you’re simply retreaded! You have a brand new mission field – your golf buddies, bridge partners, travel companions…you get the picture. Some of you are more active than those who are still in the work force! Here’s the thing – whatever we do, whether working or retired, we should do it as if we were doing it for the Lord. That my friends, makes for a good day’s work!


Join us for worship this Sunday, in-house at 10:00am (masks optional), or you can also join us online. For online worship go to www.umcgt.org.


Breakthrough Prayer Don’t grow weary in your praying, church! Have you found that you’re remembering some of the Breakthrough Scriptures by now? And maybe some of the Breakthrough Prayer? Perhaps you have some praise reports of where God broke through a situation in your life. Remember, the church that prays together stays together!


The Word on Wednesday (WOW) starts in-house on September 14! This is when we gather together for dinner, then break out into small groups for discussion and fellowship. There will be something for the children too! We’ve already got some good classes lined up, so bring your family and let’s have Food – Fun – Fellowship, WOW! Dinner 6pm, classes 6:30-7:30pm. Classes are on the website!


Welcome to our newest member! Cooper Cook Durham, born on August 30 to Patrick and Julie Durham. Harper is a big sister! Welcome to the world, Cooper. Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow!


Thank you for your prayers, cards, and calls! My procedure went well, my husband brushed up on his chef skills, and I am so looking forward to being with you on September 11. To God be the glory!


Blessings,

Pastor Linda

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