OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD- SHOE BOXES FOR THE NEEDY – PLEASE HELP

Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan`s  Purse Shoe boxes

National Collection Week

November 12-19, 2018

Concord Community Church

7578 Concord Road Patriot, Indiana     47038

We will be a local drop off site for your shoe boxes. Volunteers will help you with unloading.

Monday– November 12 – 1-3 PM

Tuesday – November 13 -9-11 AM

Wednesday – November 14 – 5-8 PM

Thursday – November 15 – 1-3 PM

Friday – November 16 -9-11 AM/ 5-7 PM

Saturday  – November 17 – 1-3 PM

Sunday _ November 18 – 1-3 PM

Monday – November 19 – 9-11 AM

Contact – Bonnie Shreiner –  Home -812 438 2260

Cell -812 532 0617

Things Not Permitted  – Restrictions – Candy-Toothpaste-Gum-Used or Damaged Items – Seeds-War Related Items- Food-Liquids-Lotions-Medications – Vitamins – Breakables -Aerosol Cans – Glass

     

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Stained Glass #4, The Music Window in Country Church – Rural Indiana

Stained Glass Music Window
Stained Glass Music Window
Stained Glass Music Window

This is the 4th of 7 stained glass windows made for this church. It is called:

The Music Window.

As was said before, all the windows were designed with the congregation in mind, trying to include everyone with ideas. Our church is a very musical and praying church. The idea was brought up to do a music themed window.

With that in mind much praying went into as what to do.

This is the result.

Designed from an old country gospel song, a favorite of some of the congregation, I Saw The Master In The Morning.

Lyrics can be found just about anywhere. Some of the lyrics were used for the design.

” I Saw The Master In The Morning”

 In Short of the versus

The sun beginning to rise,

White clouds across Heaven

Removing shadow of night

He kissed the roses

Gently touched the mountains

Breeze caught the lyrics

Whispered over the mountains

Pretty white lilies unfurled

Across valley and hills

Shown on river like diamonds

The bright ray of sun broke the heavens

Bowed in light of His presence

Peace filled my soul

He came to wake up the  world

These are parts of the lyrics used to design this window.

The artist tried to incorporate this in the window and with a lot of prayer.

Hope you enjoy.

 

Stained Glass Window # 3, Holy Spirit Appears in Form of Little Dove … Again

Dove Represents Holy Spirit Stained Glass Window
Dove Represents Holy Spirit Stained Glass Window
Dove Represents Holy Spirit Stained Glass Window

The little Dove given so much to do throughout history. Use to represent peace, love, used by Noah to see if the flood was over. Came back with the olive branch. Used at weddings, even at sporting events world wide as a sign  of unison and peace.

Holy Spirit as a Dove in Stained Glass Window

Most of all, the dove is used to represent the, HOLY SPIRIT, when Jesus was baptized. The  little bird has a lot to do and so much power.

This is the artist’s rendition of the Holy Spirit. Very powerful window. Bold colors, and strong meanings. Designed listening to bold music, Pearl Jam and rock and roll.

Colors Used to Represent Trinity

The purple border is the color of kings, for the King of Kings. The bright sun is God. The red rays represent the Son Jesus, followed by the 12 yellow rays as the apostles. The wreath circling is an olive branch and in the dove’s mouth as the sign from Noah

The fire color are the power colors as seen as the power of the HOLY SPIRIT.

The Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Are People Lost Forever When They Die from an Overdose?

Know Jesus Know Confidence

Are People Lost Forever When They Die from an Overdose?

This is a tough question for many people. The question is even harder for families who are faced with the loss of a loved one to an overdose. The answer can be pretty harsh as well.

Know Jesus Know Confidence
Know Jesus Know Confidence

Overdoses happen. Sadly people die as a direct result of their sin, not unlike an unintentional suicide, but a self-inflicted death nonetheless.

Does an overdose result in hell? Is there hope?

The clear answer is that there is no clear answer.

2 Things We Know about Life After Death

  1. We know – those who have made Jesus their savior are going to heaven.
  2. We know – those who have rejected Jesus as their savior are not going to heaven.

Everyone else is left to the mercy of God.

I am inclined to think there will be a lot more people in heaven than I used to think would be there. I suppose I have mellowed with age.

I don’t believe God will just save everybody. I do believe God is a gracious God and is inclined to extend his grace wherever and whenever possible. But his grace is NOT guaranteed.

Avoid Wonder and Angst at Death

People who die for whatever reason outside of a commitment to Jesus as a Savior die in wonder and angst. And they leave their loved ones in the same state.

There is a guarantee to those who die in a committed relationship to Jesus. What a wonderful way to die and an equally precious present for their remaining loved ones – to know they are in heaven and will meet again.

God’s Love is Greater Than My Love

I don’t love my children more than God loves me. I cannot think of any reason why I would not want my children to come home. The only reason I would not accept them home is if they rejected me and refused to come home. God’s love for his children is greater than my love for my children. But God’s love is not guaranteed.

How to Face Death

Face death having loved Jesus and making him your Savior. In this way you can die in peace and leave your loved ones in peace as well.

The Stained Glass Window # 2- The Holy Grail

Holy Grail Stained Glass Window
Holy Grail Stained Glass Window
Holy Grail Stained Glass Window

After the Pastors window

Everyone loved the pastor’s window in the church so much, they wanted more.

It was asked of the artist to do stained glass window for all the window. Little did they know, that the Pastor’s Window was first one he ever did.

How trusting the congregation is.

Begin with Prayer for Stained Glass Window Making

Much thought and many prayers later, he decided to try and get everyone of the church members and the Pastor involved.

So the question was brought up to each and all, what do you want to see?

And the response was great. Each had their ideas.

With that being said they were all designed from their ideas.

Not Your Conventional Stained Glass Church Windows

Just not conventional church windows. Bright and cheery, instead of dark. The old ancient window were very beautiful but very dark.

Steps in Making a Stained Glass Window

  1. Many prayers for these window
  2. Lots of music.
  3. A small sketch from an accomplished artist that attends the church. He was raised on Long Island, New York. And attended a Lutheran church.
  4. Then the Bible was added, from ideas  and also the angels.

Started as the Holy Grail with the Crown of the King of Kings

Everyone likes different things. Trying to please all.

Thus this is called The Holy Grail Window.

Designed while listening to Big Band music.

Just a classic beautiful window.

 

New Stained Glass Windows in an Old County Church – Patriot Indiana

Pastors Window

The old church in Patriot, Indiana never had stained glass windows.

All churches need stained glass windows if they want to stay connected to tradition.

Origin of Stained Glass

Stained glass can find its roots in early Egyptian and Roman history.

Stained glass church windows are still around from the 4th and 5th centuries.

A member of the church after retiring, wanted a window, dedicated to the Pastor. Not a memorial, but dedicated in life.

The first of our new stain glassed windows was designed as a celebration to the Pastor. Wanting him to always be remembered and loved in this church.

The Pastors Window Was the First

We call it the Pastor’s window.

The red cross, is the blood of Jesus, given for our sins.

Where Jesus blood dropped, lilies grew.

We are a praying church, inspired by our Pastor.

The praying hands are there for that reason, they represent our Pastor.

The purple border, is a Kings color – for the King of kings. It is represented on all the windows. More to come.

The Pastors window was also designed while listening to music, as all of them were.

Crazy how much music can affect the thoughts of the artist.

This was designed listening to Beethoven`s  Appassionata , and other classical pieces. You will see in the future how this is to be true.

Praying to the King of Kings

Our Pastor prays to the King of Kings. And now, so do I.

Do you?

 

4 Reasons Why I Love My Country Church in Switzerland County, Indiana

I was raised in a large city and a large church. I have worked in every state and major city throughout the country. I found the need and want for a slower, easier way of life, away from work.

Concord Country Church
Concord Country Church

Church in Mayberry – Indiana

Moving to Rising Sun, Indiana was like living in Mayberry. I came across this beautiful little church down the lane, to which my neighbor attended.

Reason # 1 – Kindness and Acceptance at Church

I went looking for a piano, my nephew could use for practice. They were kind enough to allow him to play anytime, which he did, even sleeping in the pews. I started attending every Sunday. My nephew would play for worship, with the Pastor, who also is an accomplished musician.

Reason # 2 – No Prejudice – Just Christian

After attending week after week, I found this to be a place where I would like to worship as there is no denomination. They are a Christian in church and out – serving the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. No religion, just Christian.

They are  nice, all the time, without judgement. They see no color or race. Just enjoy each other and are a joy to be near.

Reason # 3 – Pastor Walks the Talk

Pastor is sincerely one of the gentle, kind spirits of the world and is also the heart of the church. We as a congregation love him and his wife.

The church is about God`s love, sharing God`s love, being a Christian and living the life. Praying .

We love music and enjoy singing to praise Jesus.

Reason #4 – We Pray and Sing Praise

We are a praying church.

Come pray with us, as there is power in numbers. Prayer is very strong and the way to talk to God. He will hear us and answer. I can`t tell you what happens when you pray but I can tell you what happens when you do not. I am a prayer warrior, and there is no better place for me to pray than this peaceful little church.

This is an old church, with a special aura, peace in Gods love.

You are Invited to Join Us

Come pray and worship with us and feel the love of Jesus firsthand.