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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pastor's Weekly Message

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it." John 1:5

Never tire of those words. And the light comes in all sorts of forms. Taking down Christmas lights the other day, stepping carefully around the flower beds because there are already dozens of green shoots poking through the earth. They are light in these sometimes dark and dreary days.

Those words came to mind again tonight after coming home from a late call. Ken Harris died tonight, the day after his 79th birthday. He had one more fine piece of cake, was in his own home, with his wife of 57 years, and his children. His passing was peaceful and as blessed as such a time can be. There were tears, and there will be more. There was laughter at remembrance of life, and there will be more.

"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it."

In Christ,
Pastor Randy

"O God, you revealed your Son to the nations by the leading of a star.  Lead us now by faith to know your presence in our lives, and bring us to the full vision of your glory, through your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen."

THIS WEEK

Wednesday  10:00 a Bible Study
                     7:00 p Choir Rehearsal

Friday         7:00 p  Confirmation Retreat

Saturday     8:00 a Confirmation Retreat continues
                   7:00 p Choir Rehearsal

Sunday       8:30 & 11:00 a worship services
                   9:45 a  Sunday School for all ages

Reminders

No Bible Study next Wednesday January 16 (Pastor will be in conference)

Scrip orders are the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month through June. Last week SOV profited $140.00. Scrip is not only for gift giving but is handy for every day use, groceries, home repairs, dining etc.

Ladies Dinner has new coordinators; Lynn and Vesper
They have compiled a questionnaire to invite and encourage all women of SOV to join in monthly or on occasion. Please take a moment to fill it out. Questionnaires will be available at the usher station on Sunday.