Knights please join us at the June monthly meeting for the installation of new officers for the 2016-2017 fraternal year. Also a big thanks to Tom Kohlrus for his service as Grand Knight of council 4175 these past three years.
1 John 4:20
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
One benefit of being a Knight of Columbus is we take care of one another. I recently heard Grand Knight Tom Kohlrus say at a council meeting “We look out for our own.” And it is a very true statement.
Many of us are not only brother knights, but friends. By looking out for, and loving one another, not only are we closer as brothers, but we are also growing closer to God. Many people often struggle to have faith because we cannot see Christ or the miracles he worked 2000 years ago. We want to see Him cure the sick or give sight to the blind. We must not overlook the little miracles that happen through the love of our brother knights. When one of us sacrifices for another Christ is present. This is especially true when we have faith. Often it is when we are struggling in life that we are able to see the blessings we have through kind acts from others.
These are awesome signs of God’s love. But let us not forget His love surrounds us constantly. We can be those signs of God’s love in good times and in bad for one another. This doesn’t have to end with just helping fellow knights, but we can also look beyond our boarders. It is important that we not only serve our little council on the north end of Springfield, but also all of God’s people. That for us may just mean the north end of Springfield, or maybe just our surrounding neighborhoods, but whatever it means we must always be open to God’s call to be His servants for one another.
We are very blessed as a council and may we continue to be thankful for those blessings and continue to share them with all we encounter, whether at the hall or out in public. May we continue to love so that we may not only see happiness in others, but also see Christ Himself. We pray for God’s continued blessings.
Matt Daniels, Chancellor
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We need your help on Monday nights, once or twice a month to help with Bingo. Help is especially needed from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM to sell at the counter, this is a sit down job and you can work once a month, once every two weeks, every week or on an as available basis. If you can spare a couple hours and help out at this important fundraiser for our Council, please contact Earl Schroeder at 753-3189 or just show up on any Monday night.