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Friday, May 31, 2013

Pastor's Weekly Message

"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever."  Isiah 40:9a

It may seem a bit early to consider such words, especially since we are still in May and the rains have returned.  The grass at our house is doing anything but withering.  But at least a part of the thought of this verse came to mind when looking out the front windows of the church building and seeing a blanket of pink underneath the rhododendrons there.  It is still a rather lovely sight, but soon that blanket will not longer be pink.

So there is a reminder that the flowers fade indeed.  Their beauty is fleeting, and if we are to enjoy that beauty we need to pay attention when we have a chance.  I didn't take the time with some of our roses and the heavy rains took care of them in short order.  I need to learn the lesson over and over.

But thank goodness for the promise that comes in that verse as well.  The word of God knows no such limitations, but sometimes because of that we may be even less likely to pay attention.  It is always there.  May we take a moment, even just a moment, to take it in as well.

In thanks to the Creator,
Pastor Randy

"How difficult it is for us to be in the present moment.  Conversations from the past replay in our minds.  Tasks that await us clamor for our attention.  Plans for the day ahead invite out consideration.  Help us to quiet our chattering minds and be present in this moment.  Amen."

THIS WEEK

Wednesday  10:00 a Bible Study
     
Thursday      12:00 p All Church Luncheon and 80's and over celebration
                     1:00 p  Prayer Shawl Ministry (come early for the luncheon)

Sunday        Summer Worship Schedule Begins
                    8:30 & 10:30 a
                    11:30 a Annual Congregational Meeting
                     7:00 p  SOV Variety Show (please bring a dessert to share)
                     Scrip Order Sunday

Reminders

Tuesday, June 4th, KOK Fundraiser night at Burgerville on 185th  4:00 - 8:00 p

Collecting Rulers for Love INC's Packed with Love Backpack project, please place  your rulers in the backpack located in the Narthex.