"Good News" Magazine Aug '17 GN issue to publish online - Page 31

BY PASTOR DAVE MCELWEE McElhattan United Methodist Church 514 McElhattan Drive, McElhattan • 570-769-6066 Sunday Service at 10am, Sunday School at 11:15am By the time you read this, it will be August. For whatever reason, this year seems to have flown by. It seems like only yesterday I was celebrating Eas- ter, and now we are in the last full month of summer. The back-to-school sales have started, which means football is right around the corner. It also means that time is running out to enjoy the summer, and to get things ready for fall, when the leisurely pace usually ends. Recently, I was reminded of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 when looking into the life of Revolutionary War hero, and fellow Pennsylvania clergyman, Peter Muhlenberg, who, in leaving to fight in the revolution quoted 3:8b to his congregation, “…a time for war, and a time for peace.” (NRSV). Throughout the entirety of that passage, we are reminded that there are different times and phases in life, from times to plant and times to harvest, to embracing and not embracing. It is a reminder that the world and life continue to move and develop, and never remain static. Thank God they never stay the same, because life would get boring and we would forget the beauty of the world at different times of the year, and never appre- ciate the good that comes into our lives. For now, it is a time to enjoy the blessings we have been given. NOW OPEN YEAR ROUND! Mackeyville Greenhouse and Produce 65 Mill Street, Mackeyville - 1 mile west of Clinton County Fairgrounds (watch for signs) 570-726-7848 • Find us on Facebook! ☑ VEGGIES: Red and White Potatoes, Green Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Onions, Peppers, Garlic, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Pickles, Squash, Zucchini, Rhubarb, Celery, & More! ☑ FRUIT: Many different varieties of Apples, Peaches, Cherries, Seedless Watermelon, Blueberries, Cantaloupes, Bananas, Lemons, Grapes, Plums, & More! ☑ MELALEUCA NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS: Certified Green Body Soaps and Wash, Laundry Detergent, Household Cleaners, and more. Save Shipping - Buy Here! ☑ LYE SOAP: Great for Treating Poison Ivy! ☑ WHOOPIE PIES & NAN'S DONUTS EVERY SATURDAY! Open: Monday through Friday 8am - 6pm, and Saturday 8am - 4pm. Now accepting Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. www.bearcountrygoodnews.com “Good News” -- August -- 29