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April 13th Luncheon

Speaker:
Becky Starmer

Topic:
"How to be a Martha and Still Allow Yourself to be a Mary"

As Christians we know we are to serve others.  For some that comes quite naturally.  What happens when your service to others becomes an addiction and replaces actual prayer time and worship of God?  Join us Thursday as Becky shares about learning to balance the Mary and Martha within us.  Your heart will be encouraged!  

Based on the foundational truths found in Luke 10:38-42: "Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”

About the Speaker

Becky Starmer is a life long Des Moines native who grew up on the north side of town.  Her father owned a construction company but was also the associate pastor at the small Assembly of God Church the family attended.  After high school she joined the Air Force as a vocalist and spent 4 years at Offutt AFB.  "Join the Air Force and see the mid-west", is her motto.  After the Air Force she returned to Des Moines and joined the Iowa Air National Guard where she worked as a substance abuse counselor as well as an advocate for sexual assault/harassment and investigator for discrimination complaints.  While serving in the guard she attended DMACC and study substance abuse counseling and social work.  She then transferred to Grand View College where she received her degree in secondary education, certified in speech, theatre and psychology.  She also has 3 Community College of the Air Force Associates Degrees in Information Management, Human Services and Human Resource Management and is a graduate of the Senior Non Commissioned Officer Academy and The First Sergeant Academy.  She has worked as a choir/drama director at Fort Des Moines Open Bible and Director of Christian Eduacation at Park Ave Presbyterian.  She was employed with the Drama departments at Lincoln and Roosevelt High Schools.  In 2004 she went from being a drill status guardsmen (weekend warrior) to work full time for the 132d Wing.  She currently is the Branch Chief for the communications flight plans and resources branch.  In addition to her job she continues to volunteer as an advocate for victims of sexual assault in the military.  She also volunteers time with the base chaplain's corps.  She has worked with the Adam C Medina Foundation since it's start in 2005.   

She and Russ, her husband of 24 years, live on the southside of Des Moines.  They have a blended family of 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls, 1 son-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law, 2 grandchildren (one of each) and their beloved chocolate lab Riley.  Two of her favorite scriptures are Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, and all are called according to his purpose.  And Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 

Join us for a message that is sure to encourage your heart.


Luncheon Menu

Entree: Dilled Chicken Pasta Salad
Bread: Italian Bread
Dessert:
Dessert Bar
Beverage: Coke, Diet Coke, and Water
   
Luncheon options:
Have us serve you lunch or bring your own lunch
(No Reservations Required)
 
Charge for Luncheon:
Free-will offering appreciated