Celebrating 81 Years Of Ministry
To God Be The Glory
Our Mission Statement: "We exist to glorify God
by bringing people to Christ and helping one another
become more like Christ".
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
Our new Pastor, Justin Ratliff, has begun his ministry.
Please join us for this new chapter in our life.
Our Music Minister, Leland Parks, leads us in uplifting praise and worship each Sunday at 10:45 AM.
Third Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM - The Food Pantry
and Clothes Closet are open to all who are in need. The next
opportunity is August 17th.
The passing of Bill Vititoe is still fresh on my heart and mind this morning. Unfortunately, I did not get to know brother Bill the same way as most of the Larchmont Church family, but one thing I’m sure of by being around him, and hearing from others that knew him well, is that Bill was a man who loved the Lord and loved people. God used him to be someone who encouraged others by making them laugh and giving Godly advice when it was needed. He was a great servant of the Lord. In the years that I have been walking with the Lord, anytime a faithful saint passes, a couple of passages of scripture always come to mind. The first is 2 Timothy 4:6-8 “As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me-the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of His return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to His appearing.” In 2 Timothy chapter four, Paul mentions that his life on this earth was coming to an end. Paul wanted to encourage young Timothy to stay strong in the faith, and even though the circumstances are often tough, to carry out with faithfulness the things God had called him to do. This passage brings up a great question that we all as believers need to ask ourselves. If we knew our time on this earth was coming to an end, could we make a statement similar to the one Paul makes in 2 Timothy? Truth is, a set amount time in this fallen world is not guaranteed. Any of us could go at any time. It makes me think of how intentional I need to be about carrying out the things God has called me to do. To “not waste the moments”, as I like to tell you all! The other scripture is a parable that Jesus tells in Matthew 25:14-30. Here Jesus tells us a master gives three servants each a specific amount of silver. The first he gives five bags, the second he gives two bags, and the third he gives one bag. The first two servants take what is given and by being faithful doubled what they were given. The third however did nothing with his bag of silver and buried it in the ground. Of course, the servant that just buried what was given doesn’t get a good response from his master. The master calls him wicked and lazy. The two servants who doubled what they were given received a lot better response. The master tells them “well done, let’s celebrate”! God will always give us what we need to carry out what He has called us to do. Everything for gifting and provision. All we have to do is be obedient and faithful. I want to encourage all of us at Larchmont to be intentional about not wasting the precious time that each one of us have on this earth. When I think of blessings that can easily be taken for granted by us, I would say that time is at the top of the list. I also want to encourage each one of us at Larchmont to be obedient and faithful with the things God has called each one of us to do. I don’t know about you, but I want to be able to make a statement similar to Paul’s and when it’s is all said and done, I want to stand before the Lord and hear, “well done my good and faithful servant, let’s celebrate”!