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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pastor's Weekly Message

"When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."  Genesis 9:16
 
It was a day of blustery winds, bright sunshine, heavy rain and bursts of hail.  Picked up my lovely grand-daughters to bring them to choir practice and to attend a meeting.  The church building was a buzz with activity.  Plans for the future of the space itself, a flegling group lanning to express compassion and love through the time consuming effort of knitting prayer shawls, and others who also were planning the future outreach of SOV.  And of course there were the kids singing.
 
My mind was in all kinds of places as I left my office.  Again there were the kids and their exuberance.  Stepping outside I saw what added to it all.  There, with a background of dark gray clouds, was a rainbow, sometimes two of them.  It was bright and full, and the beauty of one never ceases to grip me.  The beauty gripped the kids too.  They wanted to find the end of one, asked if it was possible to do such a thing, brought up ROY G BIV, and just generally giggled and bounced around.
 
God's covenant.  God's promise.  God's presence.  God's reminder.  We are about a great many things here.  May God always be the inspiring force behind all that we do, and may that "bow", amongst many other things give us joyful guidance.
 
In the peace and beauty of the Creator,
Pastor Randy
 
This Week
 
Wednesday April 28th 6:30 pm Vesper Service
 
Thursday April 29th 12:00 pm All Church Luncheon
 
Saturday May 1 10:00 am meet @ SOV New to You Outing
 
Looking ahead
 
Men's Night     May 6th @ Old Chicago Pizza
Ladies Dinner   May 11th @ Old Spaghetti Factory
Rummage Sale Meeting    May 14th 12:30 pm
Transport Trio Concert   @ SOV May 15 & 16 6:00 pm
 
Continued prayers of healing for Dean and Les.