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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pastor's Weekly Message

"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 117:24

Words that we use sometimes on Sunday mornings at the beginning of worship. They may not always be offered with the same amount of conviction.  It seems easier to proclaim when the sun greets me in the morning and looking out over the deck I can see some spectacular 9 feet tall sunflowers.  They are witnesses to what "the Lord has made" and by their sheer beauty, even though silent, shout "rejoice and be glad in it".

May such blessedness be recalled when the beauty is not so obviously present.  The realization that every day is a gift of God.  Please help and guide me Lord.

In the peace and power of the Creator,
Pastor Randy

"Open our hearts to the strengthening presence of all who love us, in the life and beyond.  Enter into our hearts that we might be moved to walk with Jesus wherever we are led.  It is in his name that we pray.  Amen."

THIS WEEK

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

THURSDAY    7:30 p OEC

FRIDAY          3:00 P  Rain or Shine craft fair set up

SATURDAY   10:00 - 3:00 P  Rain or Shine Craft Faire  
             Stop by and check out the 32 local artisans,
             don't forget your GEM donations

GEM donations is in need of specific items to prepare for distribution:
men and women's deodorant
combs/brushes
facial tissues
dental floss

Prayer Shawl ministry is in need of prayer shawls so if you are a knitter or crocheter and would like to donate a prayer shawl please bring them to the church or contact Brenda Plinke or Caryl Husk.