Happening Now Blog

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pastor's Weekly Message

"Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar and that fills it;" Psalm 96:11

Song writer Bruce Cockburn adds somewhat to the picture with a starker, more modern reality, "...the waves roar on the beach like a squadron of F 16's."  Either way, the picture is certain and we can attest to it, the sea roars as the waves crash on the beach.  It is a constant and there was a blessed chance to take it in for a few days last week.

There was even a chance to take in some of the "all that fills it" while climbing on some rocks when the tide was out.  Varieties of fish blending in with rocks until they darted about.  Hermit crabs moving with surprising quickness.  Or looking up and seeing a row of pelicans skimming just above the waves themselves.  Such beauty.

It can almost go unnoticed, the roar becoming mere background noise, but in the end I am amazed that in such awesome power there is a calming comfort spoken to us by creator of all things.

Thanks for the gifts Lord.
Pastor Randy

"Holy God, we are awed by your power, humbled by your mystery, astounded by your glory.  We cannot help but respond in worship, at once prayerfully silent and yet bursting with unrestrained praise and joy.  We celebrate you as Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  We thank you that you speak to your people and ask that you grant us the courage and grace to respond in faith.  Amen."

THIS WEEK:

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

Thursday        6:30 p Men's Night
                       7:00 p LLL
                       7:30 p OEC

Friday            5:00 p Summer Supper Social 
                          @ Eric and Diane Lewis's home
                          please bring a potluck dish to
                          share, lawn chair/s if you have
                          extras, hat/sunglasses for shade,
                          and a coat if you plan to stay for
                          the airshow fireworks.

Sunday           Scrip Order Sunday
                        5:30 p  SOV Youth Potluck, the
                           youth group invites you to bring a
                           potluck dish to share as they share
                           their New Orleans Youth Gathering
                           experience with a slide show.

Volunteers are needed to help distribute backpacks and school supplies at Love INC's 6th annual backpack distribution event on Saturday, August 18th. Sign up NOW to volunteer at www.loveincbeaverton.org. Click on the Packed with Love logo and choose your time and spot.  If you have questions please call Joyce at 503.336.5946.