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Angels Unaware

by Doris Clark Splichal on 06/06/18

Who will serve the Lord? 

When God chooses who will serve him, he looks at the spirit not what is easily seen.

In our church there is a young man who has Cerebral Palsy.  He is confined to a specially designed wheel chair. His speech is impaired and his body does not respond as he would like.  It is often out of his control and goes its own way. 

His mother sings in the choir and brings him to rehearsals with her on Wednesday evenings and on Sundays he can be found in his chair next to the first row at the front of the church engaging in worship.

Recently a choir member, who is single, shared a lovely story about God's infinite wisdom in sending his servants to do his work.

She had experienced a particularly difficult week.  She was feeling alone and greatly in need of comfort. In her angst she prayed to God saying, "God, I just need you to send me someone to touch me--to give me human comfort."

She sings in the choir and went to the rehearsal on Wednesday evening. As she was preparing her music, absorbed in getting ready for instruction, Michael directed his chair and came to a stop next to her. She reached out her hand to him and he took it,
continuing to hold it even as she sang.

Suddenly, she was struck with the realization that God was answering her prayer. Michael was the one God sent to provide  touch and comfort for her. And, he was obeying his God.  

God's wisdom is infinite.

Sometimes we entertain angels unaware



Thought for Today

by Doris Clark Splichal on 06/28/16

Maturity and ability do not go hand in hand.  Some of the most intellectually astute people lack maturity in their lives.  Some of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities exhibit great maturity.

It is good to encourage educational opportunities for our students. However, it is greatly important to insure that they have the skills to interact with others in a kind and mature way.  These are the skills they will learn from the curriculum that we offer and they will be given opportunities to use those skills.

God loves our students and wishes them to experience the fullness of life that comes from his teaching. Their capacity for serving God is vast.
Let us help you with your church class.

Hugs!  Doris      903/819/5054

God's Special Servants Creed

by Doris Clark Splichal on 06/10/15

The God's Special Servants class at White's Chapel United Methodist Church just completed their Church Words study.  One of the church words they learned was Creed. They learned what a creed is and why we have creeds.  During that 2 session

lesson they wrote a creed for their class.  They suggested all the items for their creed. We combined them in this creed which I am sharing with you.
                                 GOD'S SPECIAL SERVANTS CREED
We believe that:
God is all powerful
God loves us
God is love
God created everything
God made us all special

We believe that:
Jesus is the Son of God
Jesus loves us
Jesus died on the cross for our sins
Jesus came back to life to give us life
Jesus is our best friend
Jesus cares for us
Jesus heals us

We believe that:
Holy Spirit lives in our heart if we believe in Jesus
Holy Spirit takes away our fear
Holy Spirit brings us love, joy, compassion and peace
Holy Spirit helps us remember what Jesus said

We believe that:
The Church was made by God
The Church helps us learn from the Bible, sermons, singing, fellowship and prayer.
The Church draws us closer to God
The Church helps us serve God 

If you don't have a class for adults with intellectual disabilities in your church,  why
don't you start one.  They need you and you need them.

Have a blessed day!    Doris