Month: August 2020

Loving Your Neighbors

What does it mean to love your neighbor? For Cheryl Abel, who has been volunteering at the York County Food Bank for 3 years, love looks like small acts of practical service. Pre-COVID-19, she had volunteered once a month at the Food Bank, packing boxes for seniors. But when COVID-19 hit this spring, she knew she needed to volunteer more, sometimes two or three times per week.

Cheryl says, “I have been so blessed and want to be a blessing to others, by paying it forward. My prayer has always been ‘Lord use me.’ I know by serving the Lord in this way, I am also spreading his love and hopefully being a light in the darkness.”

Through her work at the Food Bank, she also gets an up-close view of what is happening to her neighbors. “I realized what a dramatic affect COVID-19 had on our community and how many families became food insecure.  I think it is great that our community can provide this service to those in need and I will continue to pray for the program, volunteers, and those in need,” she says.

Volunteering has also helped her to meet other people in our community. …

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Back to School Prayer Event

The upcoming school year will be unlike any other school year. For both parents and teachers, trying to balance safety, work, the health of our kids, social distancing protocols, and learning is a source of anxiety and fear.

Please join us tomorrow evening for a prayer event for both teachers and parents. From 7:00-7:30 pm, we will have a time of guided prayer for teachers. From 8:00-8:30 pm, we will lead a time of prayer for parents. You can find links to join each webinar here.

Here at Living Word, we love the teachers and parents in our community, and we want to point you to Jesus and trust in God in the midst of such uncertainty. We hope you can join us for these special times together.


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