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May 14, 2019, 11:03 AM

May 10, 2019


 
 

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An adult vision from the

heart of a child

 

WE WEREN'T BORN yesterday. We are from Oregon, Vermont, or Texas. But we are also from somewhere else. We are from Oz, from Narnia, and from Middle Earth. If with part of ourselves we are men and women of the world and share the sad unbeliefs of the world, with a deeper part, the part where our best dreams come from, it is as if we were indeed born yesterday, or almost yesterday, because we are also all of us children still.

 

No matter how forgotten and neglected, there is a child in all of us who is not just willing to believe in the possibility that maybe some myths are true and who is to some degree in touch with that truth. You pull up the shade on the snow falling, white on white, and the child comes to life for a moment. There is a fragrance in the air, a certain passage of a song, an old photograph falling out from the pages of a book, the sound of somebody's voice in the hall that makes your heart leap and fills your eyes with tears. Who can say when or how it will be that something easters up out of the dimness to remind us of a time before we were born and after we will die?

 

The child in us lives in a world where nothing is too familiar

or unpromising to open up into the world where a path unwinds before our feet into a deep wood, and when that happens, neither

the world we live in nor the world that lives in us can ever entirely

be home again any more than it was home for Dorothy in the end either because in the Oz books that follow The Wizard, she keeps coming back again and again to Oz because Oz, not Kansas, is

where her heart is.

 

Adapted from Frederick Buechner, in Telling the Truth

 

 

C. S. Lewis said, “I find in myself desires which nothing in this

earth can satisfy. The only logical explanation is that I was

made for another world.”

 

There is no magic wand that can change the future of our church from where it is at present. If we stay stuck in the past, wishing won’t make it so. With child-like faith, let us dream of a more preferable future for our church and easter up. If we will it, it is no dream.

 

Gandalf said, “All we have to decide is what to do with the

time we have been given.”

 

Jesus, who is the risen and ascended Lord of all and whose story is a true myth said, “Behold, I am capable of making all things new.”

 

First Christian Church is looking toward

Easter 2020 and a renewed vision.

Pray like crazy.

 

 

 

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Watch for updates for

this upcoming FCC Adventure!!!

Next planning meeting immediately after church on June 9

 

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NEW CLASSES

New Bible Study Classes begin

this Sunday, May 12:

Discipleship and Mission: studies in Matthew, Luke and Romans with

Linda Vetters, Parlor

What is God’s Will? With

Gael Thompson, Chapel

All youth and adults are welcome.

 

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Baptism on Pentecost

If you or a member of your family are considering being baptized, please contact Pastor Gregory Ross at 512-619-6349,

or call the church at 512-396-1926, to let us know.

We are planning a baptism service on the Day of Pentecost, June 9. Gregory would like to arrange a Pastor's class in preparation for baptism as soon as candidates are confirmed.

 

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DWM Capital Cluster Gathering

 

"Come and Fill Your Cup First"

May 18th - 10- 11:30

Central Christian Church

1110 Guadalupe St. Austin

Women are invited to a gathering at Austin's Central Christian Church. We will begin with a "finger food" pot luck brunch. Heidi Bounds, Associate Pastor at Central Christian will be the speaker.

For more information contact Cluster Coordinator

Tasha York @512-567-8770

 


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