Happening Now Blog

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pastor's Weekly Message

"...and let birds fly above the earth across the dome of the sky."  Genesis 1:20

Been talking of creation in chapel for KOK and the little ones.  What an easy time of the year to speak of such things as the beauty of creation.  That beauty is so readily visible everywhere.

Thinking of the birds right now.  Still seeing, and hearing the clicking, of the occasional humming bird.  Watching the group of robins who gather nearly every evening in the back yard, especially a mottled one who has been easy to spot all summer.  the flocks of geese that can be heard before they are seen, forming an imperfect V over our house, headed from one wetland to another.  The solitary heron, unmistakable in flight, huge, ungainly, beautiful.  Looking out the church windows, over the play ground, and spotting a red tail hawk in those big trees, taking flight and quickly crossing the highway, and well beyond.  In the midst of so much human activity, a magnificent reminder to slow down for at least a moment.

I'm trying.  Thanks Lord.

Again, in praise of the Creator,
Pastor Randy

"Holy God, we come in prayer for those who are hurting.  It is not easy to live here on earth.  There is so much pain and hurt.  Relationships fail us when we need them most.  So, today we pray for those who feel desperate - for those who feel that there is no hope.  God, please bring them hope.  Show them that you hold them in the palm of your hand.  Let them never forget that you can make beautiful things out of the dust and above all, may they know peace.  May we all know your love and your care.  Amen."

THIS WEEK

Wednesday 10:00 a Bible Study w/Pastor Randy
                    7:00 p Adult Choir Practice

Thursday     11:00 a Evangelism Meeting
                    7:00 p Executive Council
         
Saturday      7:00 p Adult Choir rehearsal

Sunday       10:00 a Task Force discussion

Things to remember
Scrip orders are taken twice a month on the first and third Sundays, however if you are not going to be at worship you can leave your order form and money in the office anytime.

KOK is having thier annual 'Holiday Greens' fundraiser; order your holiday wreath, center piece, garland or send them as gifts to your friends and family, order forms available in the Narthex. Also available online.

GEM ministries has distributed their first "essential items" basket; remember to pick up addition essential items while shopping to keep the storehouse stocked for regular distributions.  (essential items; shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, brushes/combs, toothbrushes and tooth paste. laundry soap, household cleaners, toilet paper, tissues, feminine hygiene etc)

Looking Ahead
Sunday October 21
Keep Your Mind For Later Use
part 2; The Role of Exercise: Renew Your Mind

Prayers
Camille, Sandra, Marge, Mert, Neil and Dolores