Planted in God’s Garden

Pastor Bill Daywalt

440-224-1023

Sunday morning services: 10 to 11 a.m.

From Pastor Bill Daywalt

Welcome!

Welcome to the virtual home of the Kingsville United Presbyterian Church! 

We are glad you stopped by to get to know us.  Our church has a long history within the Kingsville Community. We have been a constant presence since 1844. Formed as a Congregational Church, ours is the first church established in the Western Reserve.

The Kingsville Presbyterian Church seeks to bring the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ to the community through worship, teaching and service in a warm and welcoming environment.

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8

The purpose of our worship is to glorify, honor, praise, exalt, and please God . Our worship shows our adoration and praise to the God who created us and provides us with our every need

Through Biblically based preaching, prayer and music we provide worshippers spiritual fulfillment, relating the word of God as it applies to our lives.

The church follows Jesus’ commission to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19-20

Mission and outreach are important parts of our ministry.  We actively support causes locally, throughout the country and around the world. We provide the community with free meals as well as facilities for both Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops.

Kingsville Presbyterian Church welcomes all who seek to know the Lord. If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to join this loving, caring and inclusive congregation.

Working for His Glory,

Pastor Bill Daywalt

gardens

I notice the subject of gardening sprouting up everywhere.  The cultivation and care of living, growing things is grounded deeply in the soul of who we are as created beings in God’s garden.

In the beginning God planted us human beings in his perfect garden.  Previous verses from the creation story make clear that God is the original gardener.  He created the vegetation – seed-bearing plants, trees that have fruit with seeds, shrubs, and all kinds of trees.  From the beginning, God intended this first garden to produce food for all kings of creatures and humankind year after year.

Genesis 2:15 shows that God planned people in that first garden “to work it and take care of it.”  This suits us because we are from God-created in his image to be like him-and we are also from the ground.  We might even say that gardening-working and caring for growing things-is in our bones.  Cultivating the gifts of God for the glory of God is what we are meant for.

Gardening involves cultivating, planting, watering, pruning, protecting, harvesting, and much more.  When we are drawn to the world of soil, plants, and trees, it is no coincidence. We’re designed to care for the earth, other creatures, and each other.  Cultivation is rooted in our beginning and continual thriving in God’s garden.

Pastor Bill Daywalt

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