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Don’t miss Hazel Miller this Sunday (July 5, 2020)

Hello everyone,

Well, we are finally getting used to meeting together in the Town of Dillon Park. With the Safer-at-Home health order in place we are still limited to 175.

However, that will not slow us down! We have a special treat this Sunday… Hazel Miller will be joining us and leading us in worship for our July Fourth Weekend Sunday in the Park! In order to make this happen, here are the procedures (read them carefully):

  1. We will have TWO services this Sunday, July 5. One at 9:00 and one at 11:00. There will be no overflow options.
  2. You MUST Sign Up for whichever service you plan on attending. We are planning on full services, so please sign up ASAP at dillonchurch.org/rsvp. We have no allowances to go beyond the 175.
  3.  If you have friends or family in town, make sure to sign them up as well.
  4. We will be posting this on our website and Facebook page and anticipate visitors wanting to join us.
  5. Like last Sunday, masks are required! Thank you for complying.
  6. If you would like to volunteer, please call the office. We have need of help in many areas.
  7. As always, if you are sick, compromised, have symptoms, self-quarantining, or feel uncomfortable attending in person, please feel free to stay home and watch the live-stream at dillonchurch.org/live.
  8. Please bring your chair, hat and coffee for a very special worship time with Hazel and her band.  We ask that you sit within the boundaries set up by our crew, for a more enjoyable music experience for both you and our musicians!

We are aware of the technical difficulties from last Sunday and are working diligently to overcome them. Thank you for your patience and grace as we navigate this new reality.

We are working diligently with County officials to both keep everyone safe and to present a great witness to the community. Thank you for helping us!

We can’t wait to see you Sunday for this very special worship celebration.

As always… I enjoy journeying with you during this crazy time!
Jim

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Worship Lyrics

To reduce potential risk of exposure to COVID-19, we have provided worship lyrics in 2 formats. Please use our mobile friendly view on your phone or print the lyrics at home and bring them with you:

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Think About Such Things

Finally, brother and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.

~ Philippians 4:8 ~

I love friends. They help me laugh. They help carry my burdens. They help me not take myself so seriously. They inspire and motivate. In particular, I love Tim Seeling. He is my friend. Recently he came over and helped me hang cabinets. It was really enjoyable just being with him. Laughing. Telling stories. Sharing time. And, of course, he came at a time when I really needed him. The difference that he brought to the table in my motivation was… well… motivating. The effect Tim had on me by just coming over and being a friend was that it made and still makes me smile and leaves me warm with gratitude to him and to the Lord. And it makes me think… when I grow up I want to be like Tim. I want to be a friend.

Rob Schmidt, pastor of worship and arts

Balance

Paul Tripp, author of our favorite devotional, New Morning Mercies, recently posted that there are 3 central attributes of our lives… “God, relationships and work.”

Thinking about work, we can easily find reward, satisfaction, security, recognition and friendships. In fact, we are so drawn to work that our family relationships and spiritual life often suffer or are neglected.

As to life’s second attribute, we are profoundly relational beings. We all need and seek relationships and connection. One reason we are tired of self- isolation is that we need the physical connection with friends, family and acquaintances. Lack of these things causes loneliness and depression. (That reminds me of the old relationship story that in a divorce, a woman will have 4 or 5 close friends and a man will have his dog!)

Covid 19 has slowed life down and reminded us how important it is to keep these 3 areas in balance and prioritized. We have felt loneliness; we have missed relationships; and we have paused from work and enjoyed aspects of living and relationships that we may have overlooked in busier times. 

And finally, this season has reminded us of the most important aspect of living… our life with God. Without that, all else becomes purposeless and empty. With it we have love, joy, peace and hope thru all the vicissitudes of life. We choose our priorities. Let’s keep them right and put our Heavenly Father on the throne of our life where He can fill us with His presence and make our lives full and complete and worth living.

Pope Francis reflecting on Covid 19 recently stated, “it is a time to choose what matters and what passes away; a time to separate what is necessary from what is not; a time to get our lives back on track with regard to you Lord, and to others.”

Don Wolf, elder

Following the Forbidden Fruit

Oh me, oh my-oh
Look at Miss Ohio
She’s a-running around with her rag-top down
She says, I want to do right but not right now…

~ Gillian Welch, “Look at Miss Ohio” on Soul Journey ~

“Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them.”

~ Jonah 2:8 ~

You know that feeling you get when you want to do something you shouldn’t? Or you know the right way to go but you want to go the wrong way because the wrong way seems so appealing, dangerous, exciting, delicious, forbidden… like the fruit in the garden. Often it seems that I am one button click away from a misstep, one word or sentence away from saying something I know will hurt, anger, aggravate; one wrong turn away from going down a road which leads to a place I know well, a place I both hate and love in a twisted broken sort of way. 

So why do I do these things and take these missteps? What is it I am really after? Sometimes it’s not so easy to answer this question but it is generally a no brainer that the taking of the misstep will definitely NOT take me where I want to go. In fact, it generally leads to a place I know well; a place of pain, brokenness, isolation, and damaged trust. Truthfully, this behavior is no less than a modern-day form of idolatry, a 21st century form of bowing down to some 21st century cow in order to get something or control something. And as it was back then it is now… I lose. Every time! 

Sometimes the evidence presents itself straight away as I end up deep in the mire and the muck. And other times, it takes quite a while to realize that the misstep has taken me, slowly by small degree, far from where I wanted to go. O, how the heart approaches what it yearns. Thankfully, I belong to the Lord and have been created to walk in communion with him. And graciously, he never ceases to draw me to himself and I fully trust that one day my wayward path will find me at rest and at home with him. Until that day, Lord, may my steps be true and the longing in my heart follow after You. 

Rob Schmidt, pastor of worship and arts

Confession of Faith

During this time of “Stay at Home” I’ve had time to reflect on milestone events and circumstances (the “peaks and valleys” we navigate) that have shaped my life. My faith journey began as a small child being brought up in a home with Christian parents. Going to Sunday School is a fond memory followed by a big Sunday dinner prepared by Mom.  

As I grew older, I decided that Baptism and Confirmation Class (strengthening a faith that already exists) was a step I wanted to take to grow closer to God. So in May, way back in 1973 (yes, I’m dating myself), I was Confirmed into our church and started my personal commitment to be a follower of Christ. I wanted to share the Invocation & Confession of Faith from that Confirmation day so long ago, which is still valid today as a reminder that God is always with us! Each day we can come to him and ask that his Spirit fill us with HOPE, PROMISE, and a COMMITTMENT to follow HIM:

Almighty God, it is through the life, death, and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ that we now come boldly to this moment. What you began long ago, make fresh in this hour, we pray, and continue in us forever. We have come in need, reminded of the emptiness of much of life, yet full of hope because of your promise, and supported by love that has reached out to us and taken root among us. Let your Holy Spirit work in us now, so that our words and thoughts may be true prayers, and our acts of dedication adequate responses to your goodness, mercy, and grace, through Christ we pray.  Amen  

Thanks for letting me share this with all of you. I miss our sweet time of fellowship at DCC and look forward to the time we can all be together in REAL-TIME again! Stay healthy and be BLESSED!

Cindi McDonald, elder

Update – Sunday, May 17

Now that the county is beginning to open up, we are changing our devotions. Will be sending out a devotion every Wednesday to give you a middle-of-the-week chance to reflect and pray. 

Many of you are asking about Worship on the Water (in the amphitheater) this summer. We are hoping to have some form of worship at the amphitheater, but will have to see how the county health orders change. We’ll keep you posted via email.

Remember to join us for church this morning at 10:00 a.m. as we live-stream our services on our DCC YouTube channel. I had surgical procedures this week on my feet, so we have a special treat today… and I mean special.

And don’t forget to access Julie’s video for your children. If you didn’t see her Mother’s Day video last week… go back and look. It is fantastic!

Come join us for communion… we’ll be serving drive-through communion today from 11:30-1:30. Drive around back and we’ll meet you at the rear entrance. No need to get out of your car!

Hang in there and remember to contact us if you need help. For those of you who reached out to me this week, I’m sorry I have not yet gotten back to you. Sore feet and busy! 😊

In this together with you,

Jim Howard, pastor