From the Rec Min June 25th, 2018

               It seems Mrs. Rose was able to pull some strings and get us a little weather good enough to get games in last week. Summers on the gulf coast remain interesting. We are hoping that whatever happens this week will be over before 5pm each day or will not start until 8pm. Thank you all for the work you are doing with these teams; teaching, coordinating, praying, all of the things that are called for to minister to them the way we were called to do. It is getting close to the time to begin celebration banners and plan team service projects. Please work those into your schedule this week. Rec staff will be making necessary items available this week and next. Remember to tell all families to be at the 2018 C-Sports Flag Football Celebration at 3:00pm Sunday, July 8. Some families have told us before that they were not told about the celebration (even though it is in the parent information material in the registration packet) by their coach. We need for all of you to be there to complete the season!

               I am scheduled to lead our Christ United staff in our weekly devotion next week. I’ve been praying for a guiding voice from heaven to tell me what needs to be said to bless, motivate, and encourage my co-workers. As I was preparing to write this “rec min” message it occurred to me that teaching and challenging are not the main purposes of our worship, although they are important. The most important, and perhaps the most difficult, method of worship is simply worship itself. God tells us in Psalm 46:10 to, “Be still and know that I am God.” David, in Psalm 8 said, “Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.” He went on later saying, “When I consider the heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him?”  Farther down he adds, “You made him a little lower than the angels, and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands and put everything under his feet.” Yes, how majestic is His name and all that is about Him!

               This afternoon we are studying the radar on several apps and ready to make the daily decision regarding practices and activities. Many things change daily and even hourly. The one thing that doesn’t and will not change is that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The God that created the universe is the same God who created you and all of the children and families you are leading and serving. Take time to worship daily. Do it sincerely and without distraction. Be still and know…


In His Service,


Steve Ellisor, Recreation Minister

Christ United Methodist Church



“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:6


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