Pentecost Services 2018

Greetings,

Springfield will have services for Pentecost this Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the IBEW Hall. Following services we will have a potluck which is a picnic theme (red, white and blue).

We will provide the hotdogs, buns, toppings, Fritos, cheese and chili.

So far this is what I know some people are bringing: brisket, chicken, beans, seven layer salad and deviled eggs.

For dessert so far we have strawberry/cake dessert, banana dessert, cherry delight dessert and blueberry dessert.

We could use salads i.e. potato, pasta, slaw, etc. but bring what you want that will be easy or just come and fellowship because we usually have plenty.

We will have cold drinks, water and coffee.

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Tunnel Vision

October 24, 2017
by Brandy Webb

Tunnel vision is defined by Merriam-Webster as “Constriction of the visual field resulting in loss of peripheral vision.” Google’s informal definition is “the tendency to focus exclusively on a single or limited goal or point of view.” Continue reading

NO Sabbath Services

Greetings Everyone,

We won’t have Sabbath Services this Sabbath May 5th because IBEW needs the Hall for their apprenticeship testing. We will see everyone the following week.

On another note we still do not have a start date on the Hall renovation. So we will keep everyone posted when we hear when that will be.

Have a restful Sabbath!

Dave

God Moves

October 18, 2017
by Brandy Webb

My family and I just got back from the Feast. We were blessed to have been able to go to a small site in Costa Rica. It was an awesome experience.

The irony is that my children and I were not too excited about going to Costa Rica at first. One reason is we had just started at a new school that I am teaching at for the first time. So, we had a lot of “firsts” going on, and we just weren’t really in the right frame of mind to travel to a country we had never been to before and one that spoke a language that none of us are able to speak. However, my husband happened to purchase our plane tickets before we had a chance to voice our concerns, so we ended up going to Costa Rica. And we all are so grateful that we did. Continue reading

Hold Fast

September 27, 2017
by Brandy Webb

I know I talk about faith a lot. Maybe it is because sometimes I fall short. I let fear come into my being, and it fills me with worries and anxieties. During these times I have to keep telling myself that “God did not give me a Spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). Well the other day, another thought came to mind: Faith is trusting God even if you don’t like what He is putting you through. Since this thought, I have met and talked to people that have inspired my faith because of their own testimonies and faith. Continue reading

Are You Neglecting your gifts?

April 10, 2017
By Jeremy Brown

Are you using the gifts that God gave you to benefit His word? In the bible God says He’s given each of us a gift that we should use to not only serve one another, but to also serve God & His church! (1 Peter 4:10) Are you using the gifts that God has blessed you with to spread His word? All of us in the church have a gift or a few gifts that God has blessed us with that we can use to grow & spread His word. I guess the biggest question is why God’s people won’t put their gifts in to use for His church/gospel. Why do we give our all at work, but come to services & we’re happy to sit there not really participate?

God says we’re all one unified under the body of Christ, but some of us have been given more gifts than others according to our faith. (Romans 12:3-10) God says that man shouldn’t use these differences in gifts to put ourselves on a pedestal as men often do, but we should humble ourselves & realize that all members have a unique set of gifts given to us by God that we should use in serving one another with. Can you imagine how great things would be if we all took the time to explore our specific gifts & used that gift to earnestly served one another! We shouldn’t be giving more to our job, than we do to the God we say we believe in & that’s something I myself need to work on. Many times we give our all at work & just come to church hoping others will use their gifts not expecting to use our own. We have to realize we’re serving our great God & He blessed us with those gifts to not just serve ourselves, but to be of service to others. Why not use the gifts we were given to serve & praise the one who gave them to us?!

We have to give thanks to God for the gifts He’s bestowed on us through prayer & by using those gifts to serve others. Some of us have been blessed with great personalities, musical gifts, cooking skills, teaching skills, compassion, wisdom, leadership, a giving heart, or anything you may be good at. (Corinthians 12:7-11)  God says if we don’t use & practice with the gifts He has given us, we will lose them. (1 Timothy 4:7-16 & Matthew 25:14-30) We should constantly work on serving God & our brethren with the gifts God gave us, so we may benefit His word. If we give our employer our all, doesn’t our creator who gave us those gifts deserve more!

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Sabbath Services

We will have Sabbath Services on April 21st as the IBEW Hall had to change contractors on renovating the Hall. If there is a change we will post it here on the website.

NO Sabbath Services

There will be NO Sabbath Services in Springfield, MO. on April 14th and 21st due to the IBEW Hall being renovated. New ceiling tiles, paint and flooring. If it takes longer than two weeks we will notify everyone.

If we find a temporary place to meet we will let everyone know.

Thanks,

Dave