LAUGHING: Recently, Tanya was reading to me from a little devotional book that sits on our coffee table called, Laughter & Latte! Hearing a few quotes from women such as Beth Moore, Luci Swindoll or Barbara Johnson written about taking life with humor and actually laughing during the day versus worrying and stressing about everything began a fun discussion with Tanya and I about how laughter can change one’s perspective during a busy and chaotic day or season of life. Take the weather for example, especially here in Switzerland, and the fact that it rains a lot and that the fog will be returning soon: Either I can worry about whether the weather (pun intended) will rain on our plans or I can laugh when I pull out my umbrella and think that at least I didn’t get my hair wet, or even better laugh when the sun is shining (The Son IS shining!) and the rain never even showed up (o.k.- that doesn’t happen so often, but at least you are smiling as you read this!)
It’s a very busy time of the year as school has begun and life and work projects are again in full swing. At the end of the day, and during the day, let’s try to remember that laughing and not taking everything too serious is good for us……… and others around us too!
But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds– his name is the LORD– and rejoice before him.”
LOTS GOING ON: With the happy and joyful hearts of the verses above, LIFT is launching many new ministry opportunities to get involved with in September. Have a look and for more details and either reply back or seek out the noted contact.
ALL OF THE BELOW MINISTRIES ARE STARTING THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER!
-CLUB LIFT- Ages 3-12 – every 1st Sunday afternoon of each month! – Contact Corey or Tanya
-SUNDAY SCHOOL – Ages 0-10 – every Sunday during the message. Leaders/Volunteer meeting this Sunday right after the service to explain the details. Contact Tanya
-Girl DayAway- An event in Zurich, Sept 22nd for teen girls (12-16)- Contact Rachael Lewis
-Father +Teen Outing- Saturday, Sept. 1st. Father and teen(s) getting an afternoon out together at the Seilpark Pilatus near Luzern. 50 CHF (+ 25CHF for each extra teen). Contact Derek or Melissa Webster.
-Tuesday Nights Study- “Positive Life Principles” study on Tuesday nights at Jill’s in Baar. Contact Leonie, Tanya or Kristin
-Men’s Morning Studies- Thursdays in Horgen (contact Ken) and Fridays in Zug (contact Corey)
-Combined Worship Service- For the Sept. 30th Morning Service, LIFT will join Evengelische Stadtmission Zug for a combined (bi-lingual) service at their location at Chollerstrasse in Zug. Contact Corey or Andy Stalder
So, you can see that lots is going on and yes, a bit of laughter in life makes a difference as well! Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday as Ken shares the message.
In His grip and grace,