Pastors Message

Reaching Out from

Grand Lake Community Chapel

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Greetings in Christ!

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!  Let us rejoice in the ongoing great weather, and let us be glad that we have several more weeks of summer to enjoy!  There’s just something about summertime Up North, isn’t there?  We often comment that we live where other people come for vacation, and it’s all too easy to take our blessings for granted.

That’s true for myriad other things beyond beautiful weather and magnificent scenery; the love of a pet, the gift of quiet time, the delight of a favorite meal or treat, and the list goes on and on.  Why is it that so many of us seem to have such a hard time being appreciative of what we have been blessed with, be it where we live, or who we live with, or how we get to spend our time?  Maybe it’s because there are so many other things that demand our attention as we go through our days, or maybe because we’ve become complacent.  The Apostle Paul writes in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 that “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus,” and this is not meant as a gentle suggestion, it’s meant as clear instruction.  To give thanks in all circumstances requires a level of intentionality that may compete with other “have to’s” in our lives, but this act, being grateful, has been proven to lift a sour mood or change the trajectory of a day filled with drudgery; so why not give being intentionally appreciative a try?  What have you got to lose?  And think of what you might gain!

Blessings,

Karen and Greg

You are my God, and I give thanks to You; You are my God, I extol You.  Psalm 118:28

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You are invited to a Ladies’ Retreat!

See the women’s Ministries Page for all the information

When: Thursday, September 29th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: North Bay Beach House 5602 E Grand Lake Road, Presque Isle, MI, just before the Marina
To Register: Return registration form by September 18th with your check for $25 payable to the Grand Lake Chapel Guild, Grand Lake Community Chapel 8025 E Grand Lake Rd, Presque Isle, MI 49777

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Join us at Café Chocolat.  It’s a retreat where we’ll focus on God’s grace—with a bit of chocolate sprinkled on top.

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Wishing you joy and peace in your day! Remember, God’s got this!

Wishing you joy and peace in your day!  Remember, God’s got this.

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