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Rock of Ages

The rock badger hides in the crags in the rock. They are greyish in color and blend well with the rocks. When a predator comes to attack, they will run into a hole, the crag in the rock. The vulture or eagle must sweep down on them before they get into the rocks. The badgers know where their security lies. And so do we…

For He will hide me in His shelter in the day of trouble;

He will conceal me under the cover of his tent; He will set me high on a rock.

Psalm 27:5

If a rock badger decides to go off to the field or forest, venturing away from the rock, then it is vulnerable. It doesn’t matter how courageous they are, it doesn’t matter how strong or fast they can run, the most courageous badgers can fall victim to the smallest wolf or lion. When it wanders away from the rock, a badger is dead meat.

Whoever wanders from the way of understanding

will rest in the assembly of the dead.

Proverbs 21:16

We, too, are dependent upon the Rock for protection. Not the stuff mountains are made of, but the Rock who crafted the mountain! The God of heaven and earth, the stone that was rejected by builders, yet the Rock who is the cornerstone upon which we build our lives, the Rock of Salvation, Jesus the Christ!

If you have the wisdom of a badger, you’ll know where your security lies. As the hymnist wrote – Rock of Ages, cleft for me; let me hide myself in Thee. Our security, that which keeps us safe, is the security of God Himself.

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:2

Join us this Sunday for worship as we preach on the Rock of Ages. You can worship in-house at 10:00am, or you can also join us online. For online worship go to

Church Camp will be held from July 31-August 4. If you would like to volunteer to help in any capacity, please contact Amee Colvin at

Church Anniversary This year we will celebrate 55 years of ministry at the UMC of Green Trails! The celebration begins with Trivia Nite on Friday, Sept. 15. See Amanda Hughes to help with the event. Put a team together with family and friends and let’s have some friendly competition! The Church Picnic, Sunday Oct. 15, will be held at Faust Park. Please see Barry Streeter for more information. And we will culminate with our Anniversary Worship & Dinner on Nov. 5, which will also be All Saints Sunday. See Janine Felthouse to help with the dinner. Our 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!), and it will all go toward the General Fund so that we can end the year strong!

State of the Church The next one will be Saturday, July 29 from 10:00-11:00am. Hear how Green Trails is doing on our goals, the budget, and ministry in general.

New Staff Diane Humphries will join the GT team as our new Business Manager, starting on July 31. This is a part-time position, Monday-Thursday, 10am-5pm. Diane has a wealth of accounting experience, including having owned her own accounting service, and she comes highly recommended. I want to thank Henry Dayringer for lending all of his expertise in the interim! God has been (and continues to be) good to us!

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!


Pastor Linda

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