Happening Now Blog

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pastor's Weekly Message

"The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, ..."  Song of Solomon 2:12

The flowers indeed continue to flourish, more and more daffodils, especially around our place.  But thinking too of those thousands  of them along Highway 26, by Hillsboro stadium, blooming again as they did last year and the year before that.  Thanks to whoever put them all there.  A sweet treat to those who take note while flying by.

As for the singing, the beauty of the blooms does lift my heart, but there is other singing going on as well.  On this nearly still night, the frogs are filling up the darkness with a song of their own.  It is a chorus that brings me a certain amount of peace and leaves me with a bit of a grin as well.  Thanks for the treats Lord.

In praise of the Creator,
Pastor Randy

From Brennan Manning, "Dear Lord, grant me the grace of wonder.  Surprise me, amaze me, awe me in every crevice of Your universe.  Delight me to see how Your Christ plays in ten thousand places, lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not His, to the Father through the features of men's faces. Each day enrapture me with Your marvelous things without number.  I do not ask to see the reason for it all; I ask only to share the wonder of it all."  Amen.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday     10:00 a   Bible Study
                       5:45 p   Lenten Soup/Bread Supper
                       6:30 p   Lenten Devotion "Facing the Cross"  - 'One Another'
                       7:00 p   SOV Choir Rehearsal

Friday        Fellowship outing; Spring Concert of the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra featuring Rachel Susman: 7:30 p @ Village Baptist Church 330 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton. $10 adult, $5 senior; please contact Lynn or Vesper for more information.

Saturday       6:00 - 8:00 SOV Choir Rehearsal

Sunday          8:30 & 11:00 worship
                      10:00 a Adult Sunday School Class; Save Your Mind For Later Use...The role of Spirituality in brain health,
                       "Our inner nature is being renewed"
                       Scrip Order Sunday, last one before Easter, please consider all your Easter needs.

Fellowship is promoting Irish Sunday, 'wearin' green Sunday on March 17th and ask your help in keeping the budget in the green by donating supplies to help offset fellowship expenses;

Frozen lemonade or juice
powdered lemonade
Hot Chocolate and/or Hot Cider in individual packets
Family Size cans of soup
Regular coffee (a very large mount of decaffeinated hos been donated)
Flavored liquid creamers
adult size juice/water cups.
'green' $$ donations accepted also