Fairview’s Stewardship Drive will kick off on
Sunday, October 10, 2021. Please be praying for God’s guidance as you assess your pledge for 2022.
It is easy for us, Lord, to diminish the gifts you have given us. You have given each of us special talents and gifts that can be used to help others, but for some reason we have chosen not to use these gifts. We have decided that they are not important or not needed. Forgive us when we make decisions not to act. Help us look at the blessings that you have poured into our lives and to discover the special talents that we have. Open the doorways of service that we may go forth to better serve you and utilize the time, talents, and treasures you have entrusted to us. Amen
Pastor Nominating Committee Prayer Request and Status Update, Sept 11
The Pastor Nominating Committee is thankful for your continuing prayers. We are actively engaged in interviews for the pastors being considered, each of whom could be a good fit for Fairview. The task now is discerning who is best for our church.
At this point especially, we ask for your prayers for the wisdom and guidance needed to understand God’s will for leadership for Fairview into the next century.
The Fairview PNC
JOYFUL CLARION ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Note: Starting Time Change – will be 9:30 a.m.
We will start our 7-week study of Leviticus on Sunday, September 12, from 9:30 to 10:15, via the Zoom platform. Allison will be sending out Zoom invitations to all who attended last year. If you did not attend last year, please let her know so she can add you to the invitations. We do hope you will join us in Sunday School. It’s a great time to learn, pray, and fellowship together.
Thanks to all who contributed to the collection of items for the Blessing Bags. We now have 12 complete Blessing Bags and 5 Publix gift cards in the office for those who may stop by asking for assistance.
The famous English hymnist and Pastor, Isaac Watts, (1678-1748) wrote some 750 hymns during his lifetime. He was the author of the hymn, “I Sing The Mighty Power Of God” along with several other well-known hymns. Even though never married, Watts enjoyed children and published the first hymnal designed expressly for children. “I Sing The Mighty Power Of God” was one of the hymns he wrote for his children’s hymnal. While the words of this hymn sound nothing like the songs written for children today, it speaks of God making mountains rise, spreading the flowing seas abroad, and building the lofty skies. It tells of a sun that rules the day, a moon that shines at God’s command, and stars that all obey. These are word images that children can, at some level, understand. Watts knew that by singing words such as these, over and over, children would come to understand something of God’s creation, his providence, and his love. What Watts could not have known, was that his hymns would also be sung by adults and in places he had never known for centuries after his death.