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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pastor's Weekly Message

"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."   Psalm 118:24

Those are great words, especially when we shout them with some commitment to their veracity.  On a beautiful day, after hearing a particularly beautiful piece of music, basking in a moment that lifts our spirits.  Then it can be easy to shout those words, and a lot of fun as well.

But how about different situations?  Maybe it is foolishness to think that those words can be said with the same joy on the days that are not filled with promise.  When it is gray and sullen all around.  When illness dominates and the air itself seems devoid of the possibility of music.  We do know those kinds of days all too well too. But it may be then that we most need to be assured of the hope contained in those words from the psalmist.

Speaking, reading quietly, or hearing them for ourselves, may those words come from, or head straight to, our hearts.

"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

Pastor Randy

"Holy God, wake us up if we are asleep, calm the storm if we are overwhelmed, or hold us fast if we are running - whatever it takes, open our hearts and minds to hear your voice as you speak a new and life changing word to us.  Because of the Christ we pray.  Amen."

THIS WEEK

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

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

Saturday     6:00 - 8:00 p SOV Choir Rehearsal

Sunday       Palm Sunday  services at 8:30 & 11:00 a

NEXT WEEK - HOLY WEEK

Thursday,March 28th: Maundy Thursday Service @ 7:00 pm
Friday, March 29th: Good Friday Services at 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Easter Sunday, March 31st Services at 8:30 & 11:00 am
Easter Breakfast  9:45 - 10:30 am


EASTER FLOWERS
We are now accepting donations for Easter Flowers.  Please sign up in the rainbow room with your name and remembrance.  Place your donation marked "Easter Flowers" in the offering plate or drop it off in the office.

Thank you,

Your Worship Committee