Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord

In this time of testing we are being taught the meaning of trust. We are learning where our help comes from, it comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 

                      But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, 
                      whose confidence is in him. They will be like 
                      a tree planted by the water that sends out its 
                      roots by the stream. It does not fear when 
                      heat comes; its leaves are always green. It
                      has no worries in a year of drought and 
                      never fails to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17: 7-8

                     Jesus Said, "My Father has given me all things.
                     No one knows the Son, except the Father: And 
                     no one knows the Father, except the Son and 
                     those whom the Son chooses to tell. Come to 
                     me , all of you who are tired and have heavy 
                     loads, and I will give you rest." 
                                              Matthew 11:27, 28                                                       


Henry Talk

Our open house was a blessing to us, very refreshing! We invited Henry to speak before our open worship. He explained some of the key scripture passages, taken from the original Greek, that Christians may misunderstand today, because some words have changed their meaning through the centuries. We are happy to have a clear recording of Henry's talk in the Salem open house event last Month. Click on the link below to listen.



Invitation To Worship, One in Christ

                   JESUS CHRIST HAS COME
  "Through Christ we all have the right to come to the Father in one spirit" 
   Ephesians 2:18 

                  An invitation to learn about and
           Experience authentic Quaker Christianity 
             at 2 local Friends   (Quaker) Meetings

                 In the Middleton Friends Meeting House
                           Friday at 7 PM, October 13,
Middleton Meeting house  44866 Crestview Rd., Columbiana 44408
                               (1/8 mile west of state route 7, at Middleton crossroad)
                 In the Salem Friends Meeting House           
                        Saturday, at 4 PM October 14th,
10/14 at 4 PM Salem Meeting house 338 east 6th street, Salem 44460

You are invited to meet us and learn how we "worship in spirit and in truth." John1:17
"And so I find it well to come 
For deeper rest to this still room;
For here the habit of the soul 
Feels less the outer world's control,
And from the silence, multiplied
By these still forms on every side,
The world that time and sense have known
Falls off and leaves us God alone."
   -John Greenleaf Whittier-

    "But the Lord is in His holy temple, let all the world keep silence before Him"
               Habakkuk 3:1


Hear Ye Him

       The new sign in front of our Meeting House!

Even when animal or grain sacrifice was expected, God spoke through His prophets of how we are to prepare ourselves to approach Him. "Obedience is better than sacrifice and submission than offering the fat of lambs" 1 Samuel 15:22
There is a deep place within each person, where our spirit can go to "hear Him." Know Him or experience Him  are also references we use to describe a reverent worship in the Name of Jesus.

Let us speak and live what we profess to believe. How can we with all our weakness and failures be true children of God? The Scriptures have recorded how humankind has turned away from their creator and followed their own ways. They also point us to a Savior, who will guide us into a better way……"…..This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, hear ye him." Math 17:5

Ezekiel prophesied thousands of years ago, however, what he was given to say might be a picture of  us even in our time. 
"So they come to you in crowds as if they were ready to listen. They sit in front of you as if they are my people and they hear your words, but they do not obey them, with their mouths they tell me they love me, but their hearts desire their selfish profits. To your people you are nothing more than a singer who sings love songs and has a beautiful voice and plays a musical instrument well. They hear your words but they will not obey them." Ezekiel 33: 31-33

"My flock wandered all over the mountains & on every high hill. they were scattered all over the face of the earth & not one searched for them." 34:6

"This is what the Lord God says: I myself will search for my sheep & take care of them as a shepherd takes care of his scattered flock when it is found. I will save them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy & dark day."  34:11-12

"Ask and it will be given to you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you." Matt 7:7

"That they would seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he be not far from every one of us." Act 17:27

Middleton Friends welcome others to join us as we seek Him (Christ Jesus).


Go In The Name Of Jesus

"Blessed are those who go in the name of the Lord. There is salvation in no other name under heaven." Acts 4:12

Psalm 23:3 "He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake."

I understand that the Greek root for the word "Name" is essence of, or in the spirit of.

"Jesus saith unto him, "I am the way, the Truth and the Life, - no man comes to the Father, but by me." John14:6

The second weekend of last month we were blessed with a visit from Kim Palmer. Kim traveled from his home in California, in faithfulness to a calling to visit each meeting in Ohio Yearly Meeting. This faithfulness is an example of Matthew 28:19, "So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything that I have taught you, and I will be with you always, even until the end of this age."