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A Note From Pastor Cowser

A Note From Our Pastor
“Stop Carrying Your Burdens”
“Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.”
I Peter 5:7 (NRSV)
One reason most of us find ourselves tired and anxious in life is because we have not learned how to fully release our burdens to God. We have not allowed ourselves to let go of the things and situations that we find ourselves struggling with time and time again. It can be a very dangerous thing to carry things that God never intended for us to carry alone. Those times when we find ourselves going through a storm and we try to fix things on our own. Or, times when we let our hurts, habits, and hang-ups get in the way of where God might be trying to lead us. I believe that when we attempt to carry our burdens ourselves what we are really saying is: “God, you are not powerful enough to do anything about my situation!”  However, God’s word reminds us to cast all our anxiety upon the Lord, because he cares for us (I Peter 5:7).
I am reminded of one of the great hymns of the church, “God Will Take Care of You,” in which Civilla D. Martin writes:
Be not dismayed whate’er betide, 
God will take care of you; 
beneath his wings of love abide, 
God will take care of you. 

Through days of toil when heart doth fail, 
God will take care of you; 
when dangers fierce your path assail, 
God will take care of you. 

All you may need he will provide, 
God will take care of you; 
nothing you ask will be denied, 
God will take care of you. 

No matter what may be the test, 
God will take care of you; 
lean, weary one, upon his breast, 
God will take care of you.[1]
I hope you will be encouraged today in the assurance of knowing that we are not alone, but there is a God who watches over us and cares for us. Simply put, there is nothing that we can go through in this life that God cannot solve. So, stop trying to carry your own burdens! The next time you find yourself worried, stressed, burdened, anxious, or confused remember there is a God who is ready, willing, and able to care for you.
Pastor Cowser

[1] The United Methodist Hymnal (1989), p. 130

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Choir robes will be available for pickup, at CG, on Saturday, October 2nd from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, and Sunday, October 3rd immediately following worship.

Worship Celebration

Oct 3, 2021

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Remember The Sick & Home-bound

Mrs. Gladys Jacobs
Mrs. Madgie Jamar
Ms. Marjorie Ewing
Mrs. Cora King
Ms. Theresa Hope
Mrs. Zena Love Hill
Mr. Carl Bradley
Mrs. Barbara Baker
Mr. Bobby Readus
Mrs. Ollie Gilliam
Pastor Ruth J. Smith
Mrs. Sara M. Bradley
Mrs. Carla Larry
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