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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pastor's Weekly Message

"O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever."   Psalm 107:1

Start with thankfulness to the Creator of all things.  That is the only way to begin for me and keep a perspective.  Thinking about the pervasive presence of God in so many things.

Looking at family pictures, may that have been stuck away for a year.  Pictures decades old and much less, people and moments it give thanks for.

Choice and I walking with our grand-daughters in the park and watching with wonderment as a great blue heron takes flight.  Watching the finches seemingly bicker amongst themselves for spots on the feeder even when there seems to be be plenty of spots to share the bounty from.  Plucking cherries off a tree and spitting out the pits while enjoying the tart, tasty fruit.  Singing with a bunch of kids of all ages at Vacation Bile School.

Standing at home plate of a live, green baseball field, under blue skies and a warm sun while taking part in the marriage of a young couple.  It was a surreal moment.  (May they know thankfulness for that moment for years to come.)  I could go on and on, but for the moment it just feels good to be home.

No matter where we may find ourselves, challenges or sorrows present as well, may we have a chance to be thankful in the midst of it all "for the steadfast love that endures forever".

In the peace and presence of the Christ,
Pastor Randy

"Holy God, may your Word, read and proclaimed, be for us this day living water and the bread of life.  We yield ourselves to the Word you will speak to each of us, seeking only to hear your voice, see your face and respond to your will for our lives.  Amen."
 
NEXT WEEK:
 
Sunday - July 4th  ONE SERVICE @ 10:30 AM
 
No Wednesday Bible Study (July 7th only)
 
Pastor Randy and Choice are on vacation through July 12th.