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

Six Reasons Why You Should Trust God

1.       He knows you by name:

Isaiah 43:1 “But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”

2.       He will fight for you”

          Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

3.       He thinks about you:

Psalm 139:17 “How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!”

4.       He has plans for you:

Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

5.       He is your refuge:

Psalm 62:6-8 “Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”

6.       He is always with you:

Matthew 28:20 “and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

Pastor Bill Daywalt

Comfort and Hope in God’s Creation: God of New Possibilities

God of New Possibilities,

We give thanks for Your constant reminder that You have a vision for our world that far exceeds our present realities. 

We are grateful for the courage and determination You make available to us to sustain our efforts to work for better relationships, justice and peace. 

Help us to find the language and the courage to share our own faith stories with each other, and to be open and honest and humble in all of our interactions. 

God, we pray for our world and those nations where violence and tyranny cause so much suffering.  We pray for those who do not have enough food to sustain them or water to quench their thirst. 

God, we feel so helpless at times. 

Help us to enact your command to love and to feed your sheep. 

For our world dealing with this pandemic

Help us with healing

Help our leaders with wise decisions

Help our scientists to find a cure

Be our light in this world, God. 

Amen.

Pastor Bill Daywalt email him at: bdaywalt@icloud.com

Website:   https://kingsvillepresbyterian.church/

They Were People Too!

They Were People Too!

An unusual thing about the Bible.  It describes the failures along with the victories of its heroes:

  • Abraham lied
  • Moses said he was incapable
  • David committed adultery

The Bible isn’t a book about heroes. It’s a book about flawed people that God used to do amazing things.

God responded to Elijah’s fear with a clear message, but also with patience. 

We are all mixtures of success and failures, and our failures can come at times when things are going well.

It’s good that God is patient with us, but hopefully we are making some progress toward more faith in God.

Have a blessed day!

Pastor Bill

Ten Steps Toward a Fuller Prayer Life

by Parker & St. Johns
  • Pray the last thing at   night before going to sleep.
  • Pray the first thing in the morning.
  • Pray for the world.
  • Pray for others.
  • Pray for our enemies.
  • Ask ourselves daily what we truly desire.
  • Each day try at some period to be honestly alone with yourself and God.
  • Determine daily in one specific area to affect your environment instead of reflecting it.

Each day say a definite “no” to some activity and a definite “yes” to another

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Say “No” To:

Guilt

Hate

Fear

Feelings of Inferiority

Victim hood

Say “Yes” To:

Forgiveness

Love

Confidence

Faith

Victory