Shawnee Presbyterian Church

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“How To Know When You’ve Lived Right ”

I get this kind of question all the time. It may be worded. “ How do I know I have earned heaven? ” This is a very important question, but I wonder what answer may be being sought. Are you asking whether you are right with God? Maybe you’re wondering if you have earned the golden ticket to heaven.

Most of you know that I served as a Hospice Chaplain for five years. During this time I learned much about how we as people relate to one another and especially how we relate to God. Often the expectation of me was of intermediator, as one that held the rule book for how to please God, and provider of the path to please God. All of this in order to correct one’s historical living and help create a life good enough to please God and allow for entry into heaven when this life is complete. I worked through such issues with wonderful God fearing folk and those who cried out in desperation that there must be some way to correct and even erase their past in order to be welcomed by the divine.

One afternoon in what I thought was just a moment of quiet between the storms, my Co-Chaplain Dennis answered these questions for me with such simplicity. “You will know you have lived right if when someone later looks upon your grave marker or mentions your name in conversation upon their face is a smile remembering you.” Living faithfully for Jesus is not about following a set of rules and being graded on your success or failure. Living faithfully for Jesus is caring for one another and every person on earth because you first were loved by God and redeemed by this God who chose you.

Happy Easter! Go and live! Go and love!

In Ministry Together,
Pastor Craig

9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Fellowship
10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Children's Sunday School will meet in the Red Room after the Time with Young Disciples portion of Worship, through the end of each service. 

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Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 12:30pm

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Due to unforeseen circumstances Shawnee Presbyterian Church's office will be CLOSED on Monday, April 16.

this week...

  • Noisy Offering
    Sunday, April 22nd
    Can you drop a few extra coins in the ‘noisy offering’ this Sunday? The money will be added to the ‘Love Funds’ SPC established at SMNW High School and Hocker Grove Middle School and will help families with additional expenses as a new semester begins.
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coming soon...

  • 5th Sunday Giving Program
    Sunday, April 29th
    The upcoming collection will be for Cross-Lines Laundry and Shower Program, Hope Totes Program, and Diaper Program. 
    Click here for more information.
  • Food When We’re Fed
    Sunday, May 6th
    The first Sunday of each month we bring food for others as we gather for communion. Take this opportunity to make a difference in the world around us.
    For more infromation click here
  • Shawnee Presbyterian Church Birthday Celebration Potluck
    Sunday, May 6th at 11:30 a.m.
    Celebrate the Church’s Birthday by bringing your favorite dish (meat, vegetable, fruit, dessert or casserole).
  • Hands-on, Sitting-down
    Wednesday, May 9th at 10:00 a.m.
    We meet in the Parlor or the Narthex. If you want to become better acquainted with each other while working on projects to help others, this is the perfect opportunity. We do ‘hands-on’ mission projects that can be done while ‘sitting-down’.
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