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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pastor's Weekly Message

"I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth."  Genesis 9:13

It was my day off and there were a couple of boxes with words like "to be assembled" waiting. The kind of boxes that used to cause my family to leave house when I opened them. No problem this time. I was already alone.

Things got done pretty peaceably and the upshot of it all made me marvel at the colors around me. Thus the reference to the box of color in Genesis. It is not only there that I am reminded of God's colorful love.  That day it was also in the grass and how different the greens were from shadow to sunlight, then to the green of the trees, capped off by a brilliant azure sky. There were colors too in the stellar jay and finches, who were bold enough to come near to me. And the single iris at the south end of the house, a deep blue and brilliant yellow. Just a few of the myriad reminders of blessedness.

Thanks again Lord, and please remind me when glumness over takes me to pay attention.

In Christ,
Pastor Randy

"Slow us down O God, and speed us up.  Let us be slow to speak out in judgmental anger and quick to offer words of encouragement and understanding.  enable us to catch the vision of lives seeking similarities rather than differences, of common ground rather than divergent roads. Enable us to catch the vision of Jesus , in whom all things are one, through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday  10:00 a Bible Study
                      7:00 p Adult Choir Practice

Thursday      10:00 - 12:00 p LLL
                    11:00 a  Evangelism Meeting

Sunday        Scrip Order Sunday (Linnea is looking for a replacement to handle the scrip orders, interested? Talk to Linnea)

Social Concerns is collecting cleaning supplies and hygiene products to fill the storehouse for our partnership with Gap Essential Ministry through Love INC, we are also collecting Red Ball Point Pens (preferably 12 pk packages) for Packed with Love, our goal is 110 packages by August 15th.

Don't forget, if you would like to donate flowers for the Altar or celebrate your Baptismal Birthday please add your name to the sign up sheet in the Narthex.

Fellowship would appreciate donated treats for Sunday morning coffee hour/fellowship. These items can be store bought or homemade. You can drop them by the church during the week or bring them in on Sunday. We have storage space to stock up.