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'~_:.~4,.: .~_~..-~ ~ ~, .~ .~.~ ',_L4~-~ a~ ~ ~' , ...... ~. ~.~ ~--: ~ . 4+- _~.- L.III[ IIILL ,I|| III,II, , . lll+,.,il, ,,Ul .ll.j~jl,~, .,~iiI~1, I |t.. +. -J J. .J.... ,..+._ 11. "t-..lJlllll,., I. + Thursday, March 26, 2009 The Carlisle Citizen Page Three from Carlisle area churches... The Good News By Lynda Richards 989-0080 Copyright 2009 by Roger Pond Ackworth Garden Club The Ackworth Garden Club will meet Wednesday, March 25 at the Warren County Conservation Center for their regular meeting at 11:30 a.m. A Cooperative Luncheon will begin at noon with Jeannine Naberhaus, Lucille Henry and Marilyn Goodhue serving+ as hostesses. Following lunch Evan Branson of Osceola, will be on the The Economy and Spending program with a presentation of"Gourds & Truck Garden- By Kevin Mortimer, Middle River Friends Church ing". Recent financial projections reveal that we may not only For more information regarding the club, please contact be in a recession but may even be sliding toward a depres- Secretary, Dee Morrison at 961-6877. sion. Wl/ile many people in America may not have experi- ence with this, I was fortunate, or unfortunate enough to Soup & Slides grow up with parents who lived as if we were still in one. The final 2009 Installment of Soup & Slides at Commu- To not spend money seemed to be the primary objective I" nity United Presbyterian Church will be held Friday, had to unlearn as an adult. March 27. Soup Supper will be served by Madonna Jack What does responsible spending look like? Jesus shares and Session at 6:00 p.m. perspective on our needs being met in His sermon on the + Tom Conrey will present the program of their trips mount. "Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or through "Three Great Parks: Glacier, Olympia and Rocky drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life Mountain National Park". more important than food and the body more important This is a free will offering event and is open to the pub- than clothes?" "But seek first his kingdom and his righ+ lic. teousness and all these things (food, clothing, shelter) will be given to you as well."Matthew 6 Youth Can Drive Our life and bodies are important, and the good thing is that they are important to God as well Jesus strong teach- The Youth of Community United Presbyterian Church ingwas not to worry about today, because today has enough will hold a can drive in Hartford on Saturday, March 28 worries of its own. The issue became where to spend our from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The youth will go door to door ask- money. The focus is on His kingdom and His righteous- ing for cans and bottles to recycle or you may leave them ness. Maybe his righteousness and kingdom has to do with out in front of your house for pick up. clothing and feeding others! For more information or to confirm a "pick-up", please Where do we put forth our financial efforts? Where do contact Bonnie Nesler at 989-0147. we give the energy of our lives? In good times and in bad times the focus remains the same, to seek his kingdom C- L.I.F.E and right00u n0ss and God who know and lov0 C-LII.I E., or ~ommunlty United Presbyterian Church more than we can comprehend takes care of our needs. - Living In Faith Everyday is a great mid-week Youth and Family Contemporary Service Worship at 7:00 p.m. im- Let's Think About.... Ambition mediately following the Camp L.I.F.E. youth program. By Pastor Allan Flint, Missionary Baptist Church The worship will include Praise Songs from 7:00 - 7:30 with Bible Study led by Pastor Nathan, following from 7:30 What motivates you to do what you do? What goals do - 8:00 p.m. you have in your personal life? Do you have any? Maybe y,+u don't realize you arc' +'driven" by uns,en dreams or Urin~ th+, whole family and give C-L.I.F+E. a try. desires. Our culture today is drenched with at least four ambitions in life: POPULARITY {fame, reputation}, POWER {authority over. others}, WEALTH Icoveting Knights of Columbus things}, and finally SELF. which seems to sum them all up. Shouldn't life be lived on a higher level than these? Lenten Fish Fry There are acceptable and honorable ambitions. In fact Please plan to attend the chips, rolls, coffee and lem- the Bible gives evidence that the godliest of people had St. Elizabeth Seton Knights onade. Desserts will be God-oriented objectives. The Apostle Paul stated. "I have of Colulnbu+ Lenten Fi+h available from the ~t, Eliza- made it my aim to preach the gospel of Christ." True Chris- Fries during Lent. The final beth Seton Ladies Guild. tians must be careful to live a life honoring to the Lord date will be April 3,a. Serv- The price of the dinner is Jesus. "That you may approve the things that are excel- ing time will be from 5:00 $8.00 for adults. $4.00 for lent." There seems to be a two-fold motivation in the lives PM to 7:00 PM. The dinners kids age 6-11. and kids un- of people who love the I rd, They were people 0f ambi- will be held at the gt. Eliza- der 5 eat free. Carryout din- tion. beth Seton Parish hall lo- ners are also available. Pro- 1. "We make it our goal in life. whether present or ab- eated one-mile South ofeeeds from the Fish Fries sent. to be well pleasing-to-Him {Christ}." Along the same Carlisle on Scotch Ridge will be donated to the local line, elsewhere we read, "Lopking unto Jesus, the Author Road. The menu will in-Dollars for Scholars Schol- and Finisher of the faith." Our objectivle in life. then. "in elude fish fillets, coleslaw, arship program. Everyone whatever we do is to please the Lord. baked potato or potato is welcome to attend. 2. "The love of Christ compels us." There seems to be no other option. God's personal love for you can capture your heart and propel you to obeyGod for the rest of your earth- walk. How's that for amb tianP. Warning=. Guar~d.mRaiPlltt~ selfish ambitions that on the surface appear respetable: James a11d John. two of the DM Area Parkinson's Support Lord's disciples, decided they wanted special privileges in Group Meeting God's coming-kitvgdom. They +requested, "Grant us that The Des Moines Area Parkinson's Disease Support we may sit. one on Your right hand the other on Your left. in Your glory." They were asking Jesus to reserve the best GrOup will meet at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1.2009. at New Hope United Methodist Church, 4525 Beaver Ave.. seats of authority for them: That selfish request was flatly Des Moines. denied. Instead of ruling over their fellow disciples. Jesus The topic will be "Understanding Parkinson's Medica- told them that greatness is by serving, not by ruling. "It tions" presented by Kristin S. Meyer. Pharm.D.. Assistant shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant." God told Professor, Pharmacy Practice at Drake University. All per- Jeremiah's secretary, "Should you seek great things for sons with Parkinson's Disease and their family members yourself?, geek them not." and friends are welcome to attend. For more information. Pray that God will gtve you your own master ambition, please call (515) 241-3445. William Booth. founder of the Salvation Army claimed, "So far as I know, God has had all there is of me." Our goal in life is rtot to be comfortable. Our motto is not "Safety first." Jesus lived a life we would call danger- ous, or risky. Why? His all consuming ambition was to do H" ' ' " ' ]s Father s will. Could that be a great motlvatmg factor in your life? TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE CARLISLE CITIZEN CALL 989-0525 A person can learn a lot window, again He landed about a community by read- on the same car! ing the newspaper. A small This fellow escaped with town paper tells the reader only a broken wrist and a who got married, what's fractured pelvis. The car happening at school, and was demolished, however. why the new minister The news report doesn't bought a blue house and a tell us why the man jumped pink Cadillac. from the same window a One can also learn from second time, or even why he the larger newspapers, but jumped the first time. I'd you never get the details in like to know whose car he the big papers. Without de- was landing on, too. tails, it's hard to know what This all seems preposter- really happened, ous on the surface, but it's The big papers say, "John the kind of thing that Doe of Marysville was in- makes news. A similar volvedinasinglevehicleac- thing happened in my cident Tuesday morning, hometown of St. Paris, Ohio when his small station during the late 1800's. wagon failed to negotiate a I wasn't around at the curve on Route 29." time, but the local history They don't tell you he was says a man from Zanesville, hauling four goats to the Ohio committed suicide in auction yard and became St. Paris by jump-ing from distracted when a hoof be- the top floor of the Kline came lodged between his Hotel. This fellow was new shirt collar and the back of in town and apparently his neck. You have to figure didn't realize the Kline was that out for yourself, only two stories tall. Unfor- The small-town paper tunately there weren't any won't tell us about the ani- cars in those days, and land- male, either, but everyone ing on a horse isn't always knows who raises goats and a good thing. drives that road to the auc- The man from Zanesville tlon. The whole [own has Tallied bac]~ into the hotel most of the story before the lobby following his jump, newspaper is printed, but the doctors couldn't A recent incident in sa~e him. Like many build- southern Michigan illus- ings of that era, nobody trates the deficiencies in could save the old hotel, el- national news reporting. A ther. The city declared it wire service story reports a unsafe and tore it down in 30-year-old man attempted the 1960's. suicide in Detroit by jump- My hometown got na- mg from a fourth-story ho- tional news coverage for the tel window. The man's ['all suicide inci-dent at the old was broken by an automo- hotel, but the local news bile parked below, hardly even mentioned it. Bruised and bleeding The local paper decided it from facial cuts. the man was bad for the city's image crawled off the car, took the to have folk~ jumping out of elevator to the fourth floor, the only hotel in town. and jumped from the same dance c mpany Wednesday, April 22 7:30 pm CivicCenter.org 515-243-1888 Civic Center Ticket Office All Ticketmaster Outlets CIVIC CENTER O+F GREATER DES MO1NES