"People judge by outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart."
1 Samuel 16:7
As predicted, May was a busy time in the kitchen
for our Holland cooks. Thanks to all who continued to serve meals to the Milford Lions Club and to all those who got up early
to prepare luncheons for the Milford Seniors' Bowling group and for the Holland Seniors. There continue to be rave reviews
about the Holland cooking.
Bravely perched on a tall ladder, Bob Rainey prepared and painted the cross over the front entrance to the
After much research
into colors, lots of sanding, a prime coat and two finish coats of paint, Harry Taylor and Bob Rainey finished the front doors
to the sanctuary. Our entry looks very welcoming now.
~OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS~
We have quite a few achievers in our church family lately:
Anna Lippincott was elected Woman of the Year by the Holland Township Women's
Cody Cashman was chosen by the School Board as the
Carpentry Student of the Month. As noted last month, Cody will be graduating from high school this month. Cody is the son
of Eric and Diana Cashman.
Kaytlin, daughter of Diana
Cashman, completing the 11th grade this year, has been named to the High Honor Roll for the year.
Hannah Rainey, granddaughter of Bob and Nettie, received First Place in her elementary school-wide "Design
a Bookmark" contest. The Principle was so impressed that a copy was made and given to every student!
Brandin Trippeda, grandson of Bob and Marilyn, won First Place in the Javelin
Toss in an inter-scholastic championship track meet that included the "Big schools", bringing glory to Palisades
School as well as himself.
Joan and Newton LeVine traveled
to Delaware to attend the high school graduation of her grand-daughter, Lisa. She graduated 8th in her class and was named
the Most Valuable Player for her performance on the field hockey team. Lisa will be going to Vassar in the fall.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
Keep our Scholarship students in prayer....
Joseph Lewis, grandson of Bob and Nettie Rainey, who will be a sophomore at Western Connecticut
State College, studying Music.
granddaughter of our organist, Linda Schuerle, who will be a junior at Penn State, and is studying Elementary Education.
We’re happy to be able to assist these two in getting their education, and we wish them well through this coming
Soup Sale was held in the Christian Education Center for the season. The flavor of the month was Vegetable Beef. There
are still some quarts (frozen) available for sale for $6:00 a quart.
Sunday of each month is Loose Change Sunday. What does that mean? A large jar will be
waiting as you enter the church. This jar will have an opening just large enough to accept your loose change.
Where does it go? When sufficient funds have accumulated, the deacons send it to an organization
that converts the money into phone cards for our men and women serving in the military. What a great idea!
So empty your pockets, pour out your loose change jar and clean off the bureau so that our servicemen and
women can call home and let their loved ones hear their voices.
Christian philosopher Paul Tillich said,
"The first responsibility of love is to listen." Yet in our fast-paced culture, truly listening to someone has become
a lost art.
The intricate Chinese written character for the verb ‘to listen' offers wise insight about how
to listen to people so they feel heard. The symbol is actually a combination of characters for ears, eyes and an open heart.
Basically, it reads, "I give you my ears, my eyes and my undivided attention." What a great image of being fully
engaged during the act of communication!
James 1:19 offers two wise resolutions for us: Be "quick to listen"
and "slow to speak." Practicing the skill of active listening is a much-needed way to minister to other people,
serving as Jesus' "ears" in a hurting world.
Holland Church note cards are now available. Five notes with envelopes for $6.00.
Featuring a lovely painting of Holland Church, you’ll want to use them often. See any deacon.
They’re really nice!
Memories from a major league baseball player ~
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're
tearing up the grass."
"We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys."
There is not a thing that God expects
of a person but that God will give him or her the power to do.
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
Tears of joy are like the summer raindrops pierced by sunbeams.
Tammy (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled
woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her awhile and then asked, "Why doesn't your skin fit your face?"
message from Meals on Wheels in Hunterdon:
Meals on Wheels needs volunteer
drivers in your area. Serve your homebound senior neighbors a hot noontime meal. The commitment
to drive is only once a month. It will take only an hour or two once a month to get that
good feeling of giving. Call our office at (908) 284-0735 to offer your time or for more information.
Help us, help others. Many thanks.