Saturday, September 29, 2012

Garage or Future Hoarders Episode?

Did you know that home garages were originally designed to park vehicles in?  


          It's hard to believe, with just how far some garages have fallen, that it could be true that garages were once meant to protect our cars from the elements, as opposed to housing stacks of nothing, used by no one.

        I must confess, in but 2 years of marriage, my husband and I have cluttered the path of our own garage, now only able to stumble through it, often scraped and bruised along the way, hoping only to avoid the dangers of tetanus- or worse - reality.
 
After Two Days Of Cleaning...
       

And what of our vehicles, left to the evils of birds, hail storms and, for some, the dangers of street parking near new teenage drivers?  Would we leave them, too, alone to suffer punishment for our failures to maintain the original purpose of this garage?


This is the stuff I "needed" to
 keep for so long?

      

Yet, be not ye weary, fair hoarders, there is hope to be found!  Mercy has come for our garages, though the joyful bodies and able hands of our youth.  October 13th, 2012, the Mercy Road Fellowship Youth Group is making themselves servants to a grand garage sale, meant to be a haven for the crap getting in the way of your garage finally being joined with your car, truck or van.



         You may free your garage from it's burden by bringing your stuff, any stuff, and all stuff, to the Keen Residence, up until the 13th of October.



What home builders have joined together, let man not separate   

Car+Garage Forever <3


Coming soon: Basement "Storage" or Hades Prison?  You be the judge..................

We appreciate any donations for the youth group.  For Questions and To arrange delivery, contact Cyndi Keen at 636-922-7754.





Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Community Group Info for 9.26.2012



Continuing our walk alongside Mark's journey as Christ's disciple, we will be discussing the verses in Mark 10:13-52, and considering just what it means to be like a child, but without childishness in faith.  If you are as confounded by that as I am, come join us tomorrow evening at 6:30 to find out what is meant by the words of our Savior.

Details are below - We can't wait to see you there!



These are the questions that we'll be working through together in this week's Community Group. We'll be meeting at the Caylor’s house--27 Lippizan, Saint Peters. Community Group begins at 6:25, and ends at 8:00. Childcare is provided—we'll see you there!

Explore (Digging in to understand the passage)
  • What does it mean to receive the kingdom of God as a little child? What keeps “non-children” from entering?
  • What do we learn about childlike/nonchildlike faith from the rich young man in verses 17-31? What does the story say about where his faith was fixed?
  • Why were the disciples astonished, and the other followers afraid as they went toward Jerusalem? (Verses 32-34) What does this indicate about them on the childlike scale?
  • What did James and John (verses 35-45) show that they valued? What did they fail to understand? How would you describe their motivation on the childlike scale?
  • What was Bartimaeus' motivation? In what ways did he see more clearly than everyone else in these accounts? How does Jesus respond to him?
Connect (Applying the passage to our lives)
  • How can you set aside a childish faith and grow toward receiving the kingdom like a little child?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Community Group Information for September 19th


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The Gospel of Mark
Mercy Road is continuing its study series on the Gospel of Mark.  Below are the verses and questions that will be discussed during the Community Group Meeting on September 19, 2012.


"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another —and all the more as you see the Day approaching" -Hebrews 10:24-25 


 For more information, please contact Joel Keen at
Childcare is provided.!!!!




These are the questions that we'll be working through together in this week's Community Group. We'll be meeting at the Caylor's house—27 Lippizan, Saint Peters. Community Group begins at 6:25, and ends at 8:00. Childcare is provided—we'll see you there!

Explore (Digging in to understand the passage)
    • What connection exists between Jesus' teaching and the Pharisees' testing? (see Mark 2:5-7, 2:13-16, 8:6-13)
    • What was the nature of the test that the Pharisees gave to Jesus? Was it about knowledge? His views?
    • Does Jesus answer the question that the Pharisees put to him?
    • What, according to Jesus, is God's intent for marriage?
    • Given who was the king at this time (See Mark 6:17-19), what risk was Jesus taking in pronouncing what he did in verses 11-12?
Connect (Applying the passage to our lives)
    • What do we learn about relationships in general from Jesus' teaching?
    • What does it take to build enduring relationships?