Pastor Bobby continues the message series based on The Ten Commandments. Today’s message: “Rest and Fun.”
Earl Larmar is Chairman of the Board for Hour of Power Australia. An accountant by profession, Earl has spent the majority of his career investing in commercial buildings. Earl was heavily influenced by the teachings of Norman Vincent Peale who he says encouraged all people to be outgoing and enthusiastic. Earl and his wife, Margaret, recently attended the 2016 International Hour of Power Board meetings at Shepherd’s Grove.
Mandie Pinto began singing for the Hour of Power at age 17. She was a featured soloist for many seasons of the Glory of Christmas and Easter productions. Now a songwriter, worship leader and mother of two, she performs with her father and her friends. Today, Mandie performs “Walk in Joy” (comp: Mandie Pinto) and “On Christ Alone I Stand” (comp: Mandie Pinto). Mandie is accompanied by her band: Ruben J. Rosas-Garcia on keys, Dan Franklin on electric guitar, Mark Keefer on drums, and Jayme Lewis on bass.
Directed by Don Neuen, the Hour of Power Choir performs “How Great Thou Art” (arr: Joel Raney). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ.
Yes the Sabbath (Sunday) is the 1st day of the week not the last. I look here at my desk calendar and wow, yes the 1st Square of each week is Sunday! I grew up thinking my school week begins Monday and then it was work weeks are Monday to Friday. Yes Sunday was Church but I love that here at age 65 I see it has been on my calendar all my life and I never really acknowledged the Sabbath is to prepare, NOT to recover! I am at home a lot and I actually feel I can be at Shepherd’s Grove daily as between the different Podcasts along with the excerpts through the week, I get to feel, hear and pray daily albeit seeing on my large screen computer. I used to slip into a nearby, downtown Church ( at lunch time ) away from the office and it was so good to relax Breathe and pray. In my last years of working Churches were being closed to prevent theft or vandals or others hiding and sleeping there supposedly. So now I am home and wonderfully Church is even easier to get to and never is locked here, I just go to Shepherd’s Grove and relax with a coffee and close my eyes, listen or watch. Ah! Bliss. Thank you Lord for Shepherd’s Grove Church and how I can connect to a service no matter the weather, the time of day. AMEN!
We’re so glad Shepherd’s Grove has been a blessing to you in this way! May God continue to bless you as you walk with Him.
God loves you and so do we,
-Hour of Power Team