Friday, May 29, 2015

God and Country Recital

Sunday, May 31 is a For God & Country Recital, 6:00pm at Christ Our King & Savior Catholic Church.  Amy Reber & Bradley Sowell, piano; Dr. Arlene Woods, flute; Remi Baker, Madie Prendergast and the COKAS choir. Remembering those who served our country and celebrating our faith.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rev. Sam Smith's Visit in May

Be sure to take time to read the June 1st newsletter when you receive it, as it will have more info and photos from Rev. Sam Smith's visit to LOPC on the weekend of May 10th.

Monday, May 25, 2015


Leviticus 16:15-22                              Atonement
May 24, 2015              D. Marion Clark


Jesus and his disciples continue their walk along the Emmaus Road. He is interpreting to them the “things concerning himself” in Moses and the Prophets, i.e. the Old Testament. He has demonstrated how he fulfilled the expectation of being the Offspring of Eve who would strike the serpent’s head while his own heel is struck. He has explained how he is the long looked-for Redeemer who would redeem his people from bondage but with the twist of purchasing their freedom with his blood. In each case the disciples would have responded with something like, “Now we understand what we were expecting came to be fulfilled.”

Friday, May 22, 2015


Today is Dick and Johna's 39th wedding anniversary.

(Time flies when you are having fun:)

God bless and many more!!!


Today is Cathy Hoyle's 90th birthday!

Happy birthday to you....
Happy birthday to you....
Happy birthday dear Cathy....
Happy birthday to you...........
And many more !!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Student of the Month

So, I walk into the Board of Education of Putnam County meeting last night to give the invocation. One of the first items of business is to recognize the Student of the Month. It turned out to be Haily Housworth, the granddaughter of John and Marlene Housworth! Congratulations, proud Grandparents.

By the way, I will gladly post any and all boastings by parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.

Next Senior Pastor

This past Sunday, the congregation voted unanimously to call Sam Smith as the next Senior Pastor of the church. Stay tuned for further details related to his and his family coming this summer.


Exodus 15:1-18                       Redemption
5/17/15            D. Marion Clark


We are continuing our walk along the Emmaus Road. The two disciples used a particular word to describe the common Jewish expectation of the Messiah: “we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel” (Luke 24:21). Redeem is the primary term by which the Jews understood the Messiah’s work.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Deacons at Work

It seems like everytime I come to church there are deacons working on some kind of project. Looks like they are pressure washing the walkways and driveways. There are two others I couldn't get in the picture.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Below is the prayer that we prayed at our 9:00 and noon corporate prayer sessions. It comes from the National Day of Prayer Committee.

Heavenly Father,

We come to You in the Name that is above every name—Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Our hearts cry out to You.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Father's Faith

Abbie DeLoach was one of the nursing students killed in the highway accident on April 22. Her cousin is Tara Rocker. Tara sent this news interview of Abbie's father Jimmie DeLoach. It is an uncut version and about 15 minutes long. He is a father comforted that another Father knows what it is to lose a child.

A Blessing

At the conclusion of the memorial service for Frank Kemp's daughter, Carol Williams, Frank spoke a few words and gave a benediction. I asked him if I could share his remarks.

Carol was my pride and joy. She was raised by three mothers. Her first mother was JoAnn Hardy Kemp, who died from breast cancer when Carol was eleven years old. Her grandmother, Irene MacKenzie Kemp, then also became her mother until I married Barbara Johnson Moore. Barb became Carol’s loving mother for thirty-three years until Barb went to be with the Lord. These loving ladies and I were responsible for helping create the natural loving kindness and righteousness which was in Carol’s heart. Her righteousness reminds me of an old Scottish blessing:

Monday, May 4, 2015

The First Prophecy

Genesis 3:15                            The First Prophecy
5/3/15              D. Marion Clark


On the road to Emmaus Jesus taught two of his disciples how the Moses and the Prophets foretold his person and work. He later took all of his disciples through a course on the Messiah in the Scriptures. They had not recognized him because they had not understood the Scriptures. We will take time for five Sundays to examine a portion of what he would have taken them through.

Carrot Clarinet

Why spend money on expensive instruments when you can make your own?