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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pastor's Weekly Message

"For you, Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy." Psalm 92:4

There have been some trying times for folks lately.  In our little community and beyond.  Some tragic events, some trials, lots of healing to be done, many questions and doubts.  So, how can such a verse be at the heading?

At the center of a prayer in all the sorrow, a little balance.  Thinking of the grins God provides, may we all be able to take them in, at the center of prayer, not be belittle another's pain.

The deep purple of a tall standing iris.  The first roses opening with a scent like the finest perfume.  The startling yellow of the flitting finches, followed by the deep blue of a stellar jay.  The sly grin of littlest grand daughter Daphne, or her toddler legs stumbling toward me with open arms.  Seeing Bill being Bill again after much trial.  The chance that we have, even as our imperfect selves, to be the "gladness and joy" of "God's hands". 

May the Creator guide us, bless us and strengthen us,
Pastor Randy

"May the Spirit of God guide us into all truth as we go out in the world.  May our ears be attentive to the still small voice that tells us that we are loved, we are valuable, we are his.  Let the message of the Holy Spirit transform our actions as we seek to follow his gentle guiding.  May we go now in the great peace of the Spirit.  Amen."

THIS WEEK

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

Thursday      12:00 p All Church Luncheon (all are invited)

Sunday        Summer Worship Schedule begins
                    8:30 & 10:30 a Worship Services
                    Childhood Sunday (please email your baby photo or bring one Sunday morning)
                    5:30 p  80th Birthday Celebration