Prayers for Our Nation
Father God, We pray for our nation as a whole this September 11th. September 12th was met with unity and grief that we all shared. It is still something we share as a people; it is a reminder of how fragile and precious life truly is. Lord, we pray for peace and unity in our nation today. We pray that Your Spirit would pour out among us and that through and by You, there would be a common heart, a common goal, and a common desire for peace and kindness towards one another. Let us not lose sight of what is important in this life and help us love one another as You truly love us. Lord, we pray for our leaders today. We pray that You would give them wisdom and discernment as they tackle events and dilemmas as they unfold. We pray that You would inspire this nation to be a nation under God, one that seeks to glorify, honor, and praise You. This is our heart’s desire, Lord. We desire to be Your people, and we strive to have peace. This nation has so much to offer, and Lord, we pray for our nation to truly be a City on a Hill.
In Jesus Name,
Prayers for Peace in Our World
Father God, We pray for peace in our world. It is clear that so much of this world is full of chaos and hate, but we know that is not of You. Lord, we pray that there would be a new heart and mindset in the people of this world that would not be of destruction and madness but of kindness and a sound mind and heart. We pray that this world in every nation would desire peace with their fellow man and that the love of the Lord would be ever-present. We know that such a prayer is a lofty one, but Lord, we also know that You can do infinitely more than all we could ask for or imagine (Ephesians 3:20). We have not forgotten how You changed the heart of even leaders like Nebuchadnezzar, and Lord, we know You are the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8), so boldly we pray for our world to come to a place of peace.
We pray this in Jesus Name,
Years have passed, but the events of September 11th will not be forgotten. As the anniversary comes about, let us take on the heart posture of peace towards our fellow man, and let us come before the Lord God Almighty to pray for our neighbors, our nation, and our world. Ask the Lord this day how you can honor those who lost their lives and how you can serve the Kingdom of God here on earth. Let us be ever mindful to pray for peace and to boldly come before the Lord to invite His Spirit to be among us.
As we continue to manage our Sunday Worship in accordance with the guidelines of the SAED and the COVID-19/Variants data, effective September 12, we will be have drive-up worship under the arbor. Just as before, you can stay in your car or sit under the arbor. (wear mask and socially distant) Also, you can join us via Facebook Live or Conference Call, 1.617.691.8966 or 1.607.374.1189. The stewards will be outside to receive your financial giving. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation! (PS Arrive by 10:20, so everyone can be parked and ready to start at 10:40 AM)
Important: New Sunday Conference Call Number
The Media Ministry uses freeconferencecall.com for the Sunday Conference Call Dial-In Number. Effective Sept. 15 the number will change from the current number, 1.617.691.8966. Please note the new number. Please use the new number next Sunday, Sept. 22. This number only impacts Sunday worship and not Bible Study, etc. Please contact Fred with any questions. Thank You!
Support The Penny Brigade
(l-r) Miss Robin Kirk and Little Miss Nyla Allen (Penny Brigade Queen)
Annual Lay Recognition
Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021
A Zoom presentation
Meeting ID: 261-056-0723
Access Code 234503.
If you wish to use the conference call the number is 646-558-8656.
September 11 Nathaniel Barber, Jr.
September 15 Sanders "Gabe" Gabriel
September 17 Malik Zimmerman
September 12 Grandparents Day
Grandparents Day is also celebrated in many countries around the world. Grandparents are honored for their strength, kindness, nurturing, and wisdom.
In The Community
Are You A Health Nut?
The Health Nut Conference was an idea brought about by the need for more information on how to have and live a healthier life. The need for access to vital health information became very apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. The producers of the Health Nut Conference thought this event could be instrumental in communities in Delaware and across the nation. Along with providing health information, the Health Nut Conference is a fundraising effort designed to help give food relief to those in need in our communities.
The Town of Van Wyck is starting a community newsletter! If you have any information that you would like to submit on behalf of the church or Steele Hill Community, please submit to Fred and copy Rev. Sistare ASAP! Thank you! (email received Sept. 9)
The Van Wyck Newsletter team is working on pulling together the next edition of "The News Rail" for October, November and December 2021. Please let me know if there is anything you think should be included! Church functions, youth group events, sales, fairs, BBQs, local school or business events, etc.
Town of Van Wyck, SC
The Fruit Does Not Fall Far From The Tree!
Gail McClenic and Son, Larry Williams
Mr. Larry Williams had his illustrations published in the children's book, My Running Mind, written by Janelle Jones. My Running Mind is based on a true story and is a great book for children and families dealing with ADHD. The book is available on Amazon. (from Gail)
My Running Mind is a book that shows a day in a boy's mind, who happens to have ADHD. It gives you the individual aspect of his diagnosis and some of the tools that helps to control his hyperactiveness. Also, it lets children know that each disability can be your own special ability. (from Amazon)
Illustrations by Larry Williams
Song of The Week: Lovin Me, Johnathan McReynolds
Thank You for Reading!
Steele Hill Media Ministry