Shawnee Presbyterian Church




God Has This All Under Control

I journeyed into my garden today knowing exactly what I would find and yet was quite surprised. I expected to find the plants we had planted to be growing, but wow have they grown with the spring weather we have had! I expected there would by some weeds and I was right, but I didn’t think about the mud sucking my shoe right off my foot when I stepped in to pull the largest of the weeds. It was then that I had a great thought that dress shoes are probably not the best choice for this task. After retrieving my shoe and even breaking a bit of a sweat (in my church clothes) I just glared at that one weed that just got the best of me.

Then I looked next to the weed and realized that the tomato bush didn’t seem bothered and continued producing fruit, even before July got here. The tomato plants have survived. The peppers are even beginning to set on. The herbs we planted are becoming strong plants growing making me think of recipes that all of this could create. Even our asparagus plants are growing and nearly out of control. Then I looked at my shoe covered in mud and could not help but smile. No harm done and the mud will likely come off in the grass anyway.

I could not help but think God has this all under control. The planting and caring are ours, but the wonder of growth and celebration of harvest is wonderful to share with the one who provides in the first place.

What an amazing way to look at our life as people, as families, as church. No matter what we plan our harvest will be fruitful in love, in family, in faith. Wait, this harvest coming is ours as far as we have a part in it, but the God who creates, redeems, reconciles, and forgives must have a great table waiting for our recipes.

Enjoy the gardening. Enjoy the summertime. Enjoy the blessings found
everywhere. Let us bring our recipes together sharing our stories, our special
treats, and the harvest from garden and God’s kingdom as we grow together.

In Ministry Together,
Pastor Craig

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this week...
  • The SPC Bell Choir
    Wednesday nights, 7:00-8:00 pm
    If you would like to join us, we have a personal table and pair of bells for you!
    For more information, contact Kelly at
    All are welcome!
coming soon...
  • School Supply Backpack Assembly
    at Shawnee Service

    Saturday, July 31st, 8:00 - 10:00 am
    We will be assembling backpacks at Shawnee Community Services. If you can help with this project, please sign up.
    For more information click here.
  • Food When We’re Fed
    Sunday, August 1st
    is a time to remind ourselves to bring food for others every time we have communion, which is the first Sunday of each month.  Let’s take this opportunity to make a difference in the world around us.  Food may be brought into the church during office hours Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. The wagon is by the front door.  You can also pull up the SPC, call 913-631-6689, and have someone come to your car to take your donations.