Happening Now Blog

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pastor's Weekly Message

"But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him." II Corinthians 2:14
   
Where we live there are sometimes some very distinctive scents.  There is the occasional skunk.  There is a water treatment plant nearby.  Also, not too far away is a small dairy farm.  For me, when the wind blows right, it is a pleasing fragrance (having grown up on a farm and all).  But I know not everyone feels the same about that.  

And just the other day I mowed our yard, and the scent was there right away, but in the evening it rained and it was like a sweet perfume.

The richness of creation meets all of our senses, sometimes for better or worse, as a matter of opinion.

And then there is that scripture that identifies us as a fragrance, based on how we carry forth the love of Christ in our lives.  Wonder what sort of scent we leave behind?

The adventure continues.  
In Christ,
Pastor Randy

"Creator, you have blessed us beyond measure and you have called us to use our lives in worship of you.  May our gifts this day flow from hearts of worship to the One who provides all that we need.  Amen."

THIS WEEK

Wednesday  
5:30 p Soup Supper
                     6:30 p  Vespers Service
                     7:00 p Adult Choir Practice

Saturday       9:00 - 3:00 p CPR/AED Training,
                     (there is still  room to show up Saturday morning, $35.00 per person)

Sunday         Scrip Orders
                     6:00 p Youth Group Meeting (7-12 graders) @ SOV

Reminders

Kids of the Kingdom
is registering now for 2011 Fall enrollment visit their website for class information (www.sovlutheran.com/kok)

April 17, 2011 6:00pm
Holocaust Speaker Alter Wiener will share is life story (his story coordinates well with Holy Week) (suggested audience is age 12 and up) Please invite your family, friends, neighbors.