Shawnee Presbyterian Church




Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anoints my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

During this time of Spring and newness I find hope. I find hope in knowing the year moves forward and the winter storms are behind me. I find hope in watching flowers grow and bloom even those which were planted years ago and those which were never planted by anyone I know. I find hope.

During this time of the year 2021 I find hope that many have been vaccinated (including myself) against the dreaded Covid. I find hope in knowing many who have recovered or are recovering from this dreaded virus we likely never will find its cause. I find hope in knowing those who have died and those who are still ill and may die are all in the arms of the gracious God who created all, redeems all, and watches over every single one of God’s children always. I find hope.

I find hope in familiar scripture reminding me who and whose I am. I find hope in knowing my journeys are really not that unlike those around me both family and stranger. I find hope in knowing that even in my times of trial I am loved and offered heavenly bread. I find hope in knowing I will never be alone even when I seemed trapped and isolated. I find hope.

I hold out my hand to you, my friend. Take what is in my hand before you take my hand. Take hope. I truly have more than enough hope and it seems like you might need a little for yourself. Take my hand and walk with me at least for awhile to enjoy this hope together. This is why I smile even when saddened, I have found hope. May your new and renewed mantra too be. I found hope.

In Ministry Together,
Pastor Craig

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9:00am - 12:30pm

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this week...
  • National Day of Prayer Thursday May 6, 11:00-11:30a.m. We are invited to join with other churches in the area at Shawnee City Hall parking lot (11110 Johnson Dr.) for a time of prayer. The gathering will begin at 10:45a.m., with the time of prayer starting at 11:00a.m. and ending promptly at 11:30a.m.
  • Mother’s Day AND 67th anniversary of Shawnee Presbyterian Church
    Sunday, May 9
    As part of our celebration we will have cupcakes for everyone to take home following worship.
  • Would YOU be willing to help clean up the flower beds around the church building?
    Are you tired of being in the house? Here is an opportunity to get fresh air and sunshine. It won't take long, the flower beds will appreciate the attention. Call Jack Watkins 913-484-7513 if you would like to help.  

    coming soon...
  • Hands On Sitting Down
    Wednesday, May 12, 10:30 a.m.
    We will be making lunches for Crosslines using ONLY PREPACKAGED FOOD. We just need help putting the bags together.
  • Noisy Offering
    Sunday, May 23
    We would like to encourage you to drop off a few extra coins in the Narthex if you can. It will be added to the ‘Love Funds’ SPC established at Shawnee Mission NW High
    School and Hocker Grove Middle School. You can also drop your Noisy Offering in the office Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.