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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pastor's Weekly Message

"Open my eyes, so that I may behold wondrous things....." Psalm 119:18

Apologies ahead of time if my attempts at waxing on and on about the beauties of nature from the Creator have grown old.  Sometimes I just can't help it.  Sometimes the surprise of the beauty requires nothings less than taking note.

Like Tuesday morning  while driving to the church.  Traffic was heavy as per usual, thoughts focused on the busyness around me, and drifting ahead to work to be done.  Waiting for the light at 185th and Walker I looked over at the empty lots and there was a gangly, beautiful great blue heron.  What are you doing there? You are not supposed to be in a place like this.  And then the thought was one of thanks, that in such a hurried time there was still a chance that God could "open my eyes, so that I might behold wondrous things".

As always, and again, in praise of the Creator,
Pastor Randy

"Holy God, we come in prayer for those who are hurting.  We pray for those who feel desperate - for those who feel that there is no hope.  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 the deep peace of being your children.  Thanks for loving us and caring about us so deeply.  Amen."

THIS WEEK

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

Thursday      10:00 a  LLL
                       7:00 p  Council Meeting

Friday            7:30 p  OEC

Sunday

10:00 a Adult Sunday School Class
Save Your Mind For Later Use
Part 2 of 10 part series
The Role of Exercise: Renew Your Mind, if you only do one thing to keep your brain young, exercise. Join us this Sunday to find out the importance of exercise and your brain.

Scrip Order Sunday, Thank you for your ongoing support, if you are unable to be here Sunday you leave your order form and payment in the church office.

THIS AND THAT

KOK Christmas Greens fundraiser
; your purchase supports the KOK tuition assistance program and the SOV Youth group and is greatly appreciated. Orders forms are available in the Narthex and online, all orders and payments are due November 8th (you can also send greens to your loved ones).

Washington County Artists Open Studios featuring our own Erin Tarum (Whitley)
Saturday and Sunday October 20 & 21 11:00 - 5:00 for more information visit washcoart.org

Transport Five in concert at SOV
Saturday and Sunday October 27 & 28  6:00 p