From: Rich Carlson
Date: October 24, 2020
Subject: It's October 24; Good Morning Union Special Sabbath Edition

“This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”     Psalm 118:24

Here’s what we have to help your rejoicing:

  1. Spend some quiet time with God
  2. Spend some quiet time for yourself
  3. Spend some quality time with friends
  4. Spend some special time in God’s house with His people
  5. “Shabat” (stop) and “Remember” (God made you and He saved you!)
  6. Then respond by doing something good for someone who can’t pay you back!

And that, my friends, is my Sabbath that I offer to you. And…

The Well- our Young Adult Sabbath School at College View Church will happen at 10:40am BACK IN THE YOUNG ADULT ROOM. Join us for fellowship and praise Through God’s word each Sabbath morning.

CVC- 9:15 and noon. Today, Pastor Tom Lemon, formerly Union College board chair and currently working at the General Conference, will be presenting God’s message, "When You Don't Know What You Don't Know...What Then?" The Down Home Boys will also be providing music.

V2- sundown vespers @ 6:30pm in Woods Auditorium- V2 happens the 30 minutes that contain sundown so it keeps getting earlier as the daylight gets shorter and fall approaches. This week our Leadership class will be presenting, music, a skit, and a short message around the theme of leadership. Join us as we close another Sabbath together.

Have a great Sabbath,

Pastor Rich


Quote for the day:      “You must be able to work in the dark if you want to shine in the light.”    Aaron Davis


And my favorite blog for the week:

In the Light of the Unexpected


It might be that day of the week, or that particular season, or that darkest hour when you’ve come to the end of your rope; when your dreams seem impossibly far away, when nothing seems to fit in its proper place, when the bedcovers look like an inviting place to stay forever.


“This is not what I expected,” you might say on this day of the week, in this particular season, of your darkest hour.


That’s okay. That’s okay. It doesn’t mean it can’t work out, or be okay, or become something better than you expected in time. Just because it’s not what you expected doesn’t mean it’s turning out all wrong. Each time you open your arms, pick your battles, breathe through the meltdowns, work through the upheavals, spot the silver linings, carry the weight that’s too big to be carried, it becomes you.


It becomes you. This life you didn’t necessarily plan for is becoming quite beautiful on you. In these diversions from the path you imagined, expected, or hoped for, there are opportunities to see the silver linings of your soul you didn’t even know you had. But now you do. Now you do. Shine on, dear one. You radiate strength in the light of the unexpected.


Today’s Reminder


Uncertainty and change can be difficult and stressful. I often put pressure on myself to have every situation resolved quickly and every blank filled in completely, but I’m finding there is divine peace in acknowledging I don’t have to have it all figured out. By surrendering, my worry eases, and the empty spaces are filled in better ways than I could have imagined. Today I will surrender my empty spaces, and I’ll offer the same peace to my loved ones. I trust things will work out in time; I can let go of the problem for now, knowing I am held in God’s loving hands.

Excerpted with permission from Only Love Today by Rachel Macy Stafford, copyright Rachel Macy Stafford.