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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pastor's Weekly Message

It was a bit of a microcosm.  The two oldest grand girls and I took off for a bike ride.  There was sort of a plan, partly derailed by high water.  Another path was part of the adventure, and we came upon some things that we would not have otherwise.  That brought about talk of checking out other things in the future.

So there was some disappointment and the concerns that come with any adventure, planned or not.  Glad for getting home safely in the end, and then being able to reflect on the surprises encountered along the way.

Such is the adventure of life itself, and the time known as "Lent" in the church year.  Some of Jesus first followers had plans, thought they knew what to expect, but they were taken aback again and again.  Only later could they begin to take in the powerful and frightening beauty they had been witness to.  And the one they called Lord had been with then the whole way.  (So often goes our journey of faith as well.)

In the peace and power of the cross,
Pastor Randy

"Lord as we seek you, you have already found us.  As we look ahead to following Jesus to Jerusalem, let us be confident in the faithfulness of the Christ who leads us, and the God who loves us.  Amen."
 
THIS WEEK
 
Wednesday   5:45 p  Lenten Soup Supper (last one)
                     6:30 p  Lenten Vesper Service
                                No Adult Choir

Thursday     12:00 p All Church Luncheon and Patricia's 80th Birthday Celebration
 
Sunday   Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday
               8:30 & 11:00 a Worship Services
               5:30 p Spaghetti Dinner  (YOUTH FUNDRAISER)
               6:00 p  Movie; Mel Gibson's The Passion of Christ (2 hrs 6 min)
               (if you haven't bought your tickets please let me know if you plan to attend so we may prepare enough Spaghetti)
 
Looking Ahead:  HOLY WEEK
 
Wednesday (April 4)  6:30p Healing Service
 
Thursday    (April 5)   7:00p Maundy Thursday Service
 
Friday        (April 6)  12:00p Good Friday Service (New)
                                7:00p Good Friday Service
 
Sunday      (April 8)  8:30 & 11:00a Easter Sunday Services
                               9:45 - 10:30a Easter Breakfast (youth fundraiser)
 
April Newsletter is now available
http://www.sovlutheran.com/news/pdf/april2012.pdf