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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pastor's Weekly Message

"....child shall play over the hole of the asp...."  Isaiah 11:8a

Those words are part of the prophet's description of the world at the time of ultimate peace.  (The beginning of the chapter gets used at the time of Advent and as an explanation of the Jesse tree.) There is also the "wolf with the lamb, the leopard and the kid, the calf and the lion, and a little child shall lead them."  And in it all no one gets hurt.

What a grand sweet picture.  There is play right at the center of it.  This came to mind for me when thinking of Sunday afternoon.  My littlest grand daughter Daphne, and I, played in the back yard.  It was not a long time, and was not grand stuff, but the playing part was the key, just that.

May we all have a chance to just play, releasing the child in us for a bit, and find a little bit of peace in the mix.

In Christ,
Pastor Randy

O God, what joy that we can be people of hope.  We long for your beauty, your redemption of this life, for eternity with You. They are gifts beyond measure stirring longing for more into our souls.  Amen."

THIS WEEK

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

Thursday       2:00 - 3:30 p Alzheimer Clinic (private function)
                      7:00 p LLL

Saturday      11:00 a Mother's and Others Tea
Please join us for a Mother's Day Tea social, if you know you will be attending please RSVP to this or email Brenda, (RSVP not required but helpful in planning)

ADA Door Update
Great News! the card key system has been integrated into our door system and is now working. Please begin using your card key as before.
The codes will be eliminated for the time being.

Collecting Rulers for Love INC Packed With Love, Backpack project
Please bring any type of 12" ruler and place it in the back pack located in the Narthex. Our goal is 800 rulers, (by August 8th) Can we do it?