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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pastor's Weekly Message

"Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created."  Psalm 148:5

The psalmist speaks yet again about all of creation, even the seeming inanimate objects, praising the Creator.  Leave me thinking much the same again as well.  So much beauty to take in, and so many reasons to give thanks, just in views from the yard.

The moon passing by, with so many clear nights recently, bathing the back yard in a delicate, peaceful, silver light.  Watching the tomatoes  and peppers continue to flower and bear fruit.  Discovering more zucchini and cucumber hiding under broad leaves.  The sun flowers now require a craned neck to see their tops.  The birds flitting about, a bright green tree frog discovered in a flower pot. And more.

Thanks for the gifts Lord.  They do sing your praise.

Blessed by the Creator,
Pastor Randy

Lord, your faithfulness, kindness and mercy are unfailing and without end.  May that faithfulness, kindness and mercy spill out from our lives to each person that we encounter this week.  May lives be changed as the gospel is lived out of our words and actions.  Amen."

THIS WEEK

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

Last Sunday to bring in Red Ball Point Pens for Packed with Love, Backpack project through Love Inc. To date we have collected 868 red pens. Our goal is to provide 1,320 red pens to the backpack project. If you wish to contribute please bring your red pens on Sunday or by Tuesday August 14th.

GEM ministry is about to begin distribution of goods, however the storehouse is short on men's and women's deodorant, combs/brushes, facial tissues, and dental floss, if you would like to contribute to the GEM ministry bring any of these items and place them in the collection barrel located in the Narthex.