Memorial Presbyterian Church

CHEROKEE, IOWA

Welcome to the Memorial Presbyterian Church website. I am glad you have chosen to spend some time looking around, discovering our church family. As I describe Memorial Presbyterian church to people, I use words like ‘Reform Minded’ and a ‘close family.’

We are a group of people committed to following Jesus. That means we worship Him with love and joy. That means we encourage living out our faith in the church and throughout our life. That means we love people outside the church through generosity, invitation, and compassion.

We envision that all people will feel loved and welcomed at Memorial Presbyterian Church. And once here, we pray that people will meet God and as a result of meeting God, give their lives to Jesus Christ. We want that for you. Come as you are. Check us out, but more importantly, seek the truth of God that can only be known when one knows Jesus.

While you are browsing our website, you will learn about our programs and you will get a small portion of who we are, but only a portion. To fully understand us, come to a worship service, get involved in our Wednesday night Logos program, and feel the up-close, in-person fellowship that comes when people share time together with the Holy Spirit present. Enjoy the website, then come.

We’d love to meet you and know you!

Sincerely,
Pastor Eric Wright

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Bob Russell in his book, When God Builds A Church, addresses harmony in the church.

The First step he says is “keeping Your Ego Under Control.” An important aspect of maintaining harmony in the church he says is to keep the “egos in check.” If there is going to be unity in the church, he mentions, then we need to humble. “It doesn’t matter who gets the credit as long as the job gets done.”

Russell notices that keeping harmony in the church requires humility and flexibility. Rusell believes strongly in not always getting your own way, this hinders relationship building and harmony. If this is the case, Russell observes, you will produce unhappy members around you and nothing will change.

Being humble and flexible are the two primary reasons the church fosters harmony. The third critical ingredient to lasting harmony, Russell admits, centers on humor. Producing harmony in the church often necessitates a rare sense of humor. Rusell points out, in a persuasive way, that a “Healthy, genuine sense of humor can smooth over hurt feelings, relax tense moods, and make bitter pills of confrontation easier to swallow.” Humor softens the rough ground of relationships, and I think, fosters an openness to genuine dialogue.

What are your thoughts on church harmony? How do we maintain church harmony? Do you agree or disagree with Bob Rusell on his key insights?

Until next time, dear friends, keep the faith, Pastor Eric

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