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Derailed

April-May 2016

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  • PART 1 - Derailed: Shocked - Jeff Mickey
  • PART 2 - Derailed: Sorrow - Dave Bartlett
  • PART 3 - Derailed: Struggle - Kurt Vander Wiel
  • PART 4 - Derailed: Surrender - Alice Shirey
  • PART 5 - Derailed: Sanctification - Dave Bartlett
  • PART 6 - Derailed: Service - Brian Steenhoek

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Teaching Schedule

  • June 30

    Community Center: Tyler Ruane
    Sanctuary: Overflow Location
    Grundy County: Alice Shirey
    Waverly: Doug Tensen

  • July 7

    Community Center: Alice Shirey
    Sanctuary: Overflow Location
    Grundy County: Kurt Vander Wiel
    Waverly: Jesse Henkle

  • July 14

    Community Center: Jesse Henkle
    Sanctuary: Overflow Location
    Grundy County: United Community Service
    Waverly: Alice Shirey

  • July 21

    Community Center: Jeff Mickey
    Sanctuary: Overflow Location
    Grundy County: Jesse Henkle
    Waverly: No Service

  • July 28

    Community Center: Juli Camarin
    Sanctuary: Overflow Location
    Grundy County: Ed Baker
    Waverly: No Service

  • August 4

    Community Center: Brian Steenhoek
    Sanctuary: Overflow Location
    Grundy County: Jeff Mickey
    Waverly: Juli Camarin

Derailed

Our lives can be pictured as two rails.  One rail represents the joys set before us as gifts from God.  The other rail represents the pains, struggles and disappointments that are part of living in a broken world.  We are often on both rails at the same time.  Grandpa dies the same week his first grandchild is born.  A family feels great joy at a Christmas Eve service and leaves to go visit mom at the hospice house.  My marriage is everything I’ve always dreamed but we cannot seem to get pregnant.  I’ve just graduated with honors and I cannot find a job.  It looks like I’ll be going back home for a time.

Every life gets derailed at some point.  The derailment can be a tragedy, a deep loss or even a serious disappointment.  The derailment requires a journey to get back on the tracks.  The journey may have 6 stages:  Shock, Sorrow, Struggle, Surrender, Sanctification and Service.  Often people get stuck especially in the gap between struggle and surrender.  These six stages of the derailment journey can take years to travel.  Each journey is unique.