Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hear It On Sunday, Use It On Monday & A Tribute

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. We will not fear. Psalm 4:1-2

At the beginning of service this morning, the congregation rose, hand over heart, eyes fixed on our American flag displayed proudly at the front of the stage. In unison, voices pledged allegiance to the red, white and blue and sang of the land of the free and the home of the brave.

A Tribute to lives lost ten years ago, on the day that forever changed America and left hearts aching

In the middle of crisis, the fierceness of the storm, the heat of the battle, it is easy to give in and give up. But the victory comes with digging in heels and drawing strength from the inner depths of your being, strength you never knew you had, strength that overcomes the greatest evil...His strength in our weakness. We continue to rise above this tragedy and pray for America to remember who she is, to take her rightful place, to once again stand for truths upon which she was founded ...and to trust in God.

A Tribute to Fallen Soldiers, a moment of silence and prayer for hurting families

A Tribute to active/retired soldiers abroad and in our own congregation

Below is Retired Sgt. Brian Fleming - our guest speaker.
He gives a powerful testimony of one soldier's journey from being blown up twice in Afghanistan to using his story to bring hope to others and his voice to tell of the love of Christ all across the world.

We are the United States of America. We are the land of the free, the home of the brave.

God Bless America!

Linking today with Michelle at Nebraska Graceful

and counting gifts with Ann at A Holy Experience

76 freedom to worship
77 men and women who risk their lives for our freedom
78 the ability to forgive
79 courage to press on
80 hope to become better
81 love that covers and heals
82 His strength in my weakness
83 gentle reminders that keep things in perspective
84 grace for this journey
85 mercies new in the morning

2 friends had this to say:

Connie@raise your eyes said...

Shelly, What a wonderful tribute of remembrance for those awful days.

Anita Harris said...

Beautiful testimony to the faithfulness of God upon our country. Oh, that God would help us cancel all thoughts of ever giving up when things get tough. 9-11 was a sad day, indeed. But in evertpything give thanks. America was battered but it is not broken. Thanks for sharing this tribute.
So many reasons and people impacted that day. Gives us a lot to KEEP praying about.