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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pastor's Weekly Message

"He is risen!  He is risen indeed!!"
 
We shouted the words.  There was a big crowd to do the shouting.  We had breakfast at church that day too, prepared by a bunch of hard working, early rising, youth.  There were many more flowers, and even more singing, than usual.  Lots of visitors too.
 
It would be easy to offer some sort of cynical commentary about the time.  But who knows what seeds may have been sown.  And the time and effort of many were from deep in the heart, leaving little room for cynicism.
 
But there is something else too.  I know that that proclamation of the risen Christ is not confined to one very special designated Sunday morning.  It is a part of what we do every time we gather.  But there is more than that, and even this is only a part.  Standing in the quiet of the back yard, looking at the cherry tree now filled gloriously with white petals.  It seemed to happen suddenly.  Taking in the beauty, in the dappled sun light, the sound in my heart echoed the shouts of the church sanctuary, "He is risen!  He is risen indeed!!"
 
In the peace and power of the Christ,
Pastor Randy
 
"So many things in this world try to draw our attention away from what is truly important.  Too many times these things become little gods demanding our time, talents, money and devotion.  Lord, restore to us the right relationship we need to have with you.  Remind us again of the blessings and good fortune we have to be in your house and to celebrate your love for us.  Amen."
 
This Week

Wednesday   10:00 a Bible Study
                     No Wednesday Vespers Service

Thursday      12:00 p  All Church Luncheon
                     7:00 p   Council Meeting

Sunday    May 1
                New Member Sunday
                Scrip Order's due

Looking Ahead

Tuesday   May 3rd  6:30 p Ladies Dinner @ Nonna Emilia's

Thursday   May 5th 
                 Red Cross Blood Drive 1:30 - 7:00 p
                 Men's Night @ Pastor Randy's 6:30p (Please RSVP)

Saturday   May 7th
                 CPR/AED Training 8:00-2:00p (room still available)