Weekly Article - 2/23/22

Golden Valley Christian Church


            In the United States, national parks were set up for the purpose of preserving land in its natural form, or as a memorial.  There were forty-seven national parks in the continental United States until 2015, when Congress acted to give Delaware, the only state not having a park, authority to establish its first park.  In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the first authority to create national parks.  The largest of all the U.S. parks is Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, in Alaska, consisting of 13.2 million acres.  The smallest park is Hot Springs National Park, in Arkansas, with 5,550 acres.  Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, running through parts of Virginia and North Carolina, is the most-visited park.  While land was not set aside in the Bible, there were memorials, with the first one being found in Genesis 28:10-22.

            Last Sunday, GVCC attendees enjoyed a bountiful noon meal.  Thanks to all who helped in any way.  Vacation Bible School may be a few months away, but preparation starts next Sunday, February 27th, when there will be a VBS planning meeting.  The Charity Crafters meet at 10:00 AM on Tuesdays, and Bible study is at 7:00 PM on Wednesdays.

            Continuing from Acts 2:42-47, Bro Elmer’s message shared how we use the early church and its methods as our example.  When a church is mentioned, most people tend to think of the building, but the church is actually the people who come together to worship and love God.  The early church met in homes, at the temple grounds, or at a number of other different locations mentioned in the New Testament scriptures.  They were instructed to gather together (Heb 10:25), teach and sing (Col 3:16), observe the Lord’s Supper in a worthy manner (1 Cor 11:27-29), pray (1 Tim 2:1-2), and worship in an orderly way (1 Cor 14:40).  We need to hear what the Lord says, and do what He tells us to do.

            Golden Valley Christian Church meets at 611 South Third Street in Clinton.  Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 AM, and the morning worship service is at 10:30.  Our interim minister is Elmer Fuller, and our website is www.goldenvalleycc.org, where you will also find links to access our Facebook page and YouTube sermons.  We are happy to invite you to attend our services, where you will always receive a warm welcome.