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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pastor's Weekly Message

"For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body that is for you.  Do this is remembrance of me.'"  I Corinthians 11:23-24

Listened to the pod cast, or more accurately had it on while I was reading and moving about.  I usually check it just to hear that the recording did take place. But this day I let it play through, again without paying much attention, but then I noticed something, and this is what I heard.

The choir was singing "Lamb of God" during communion, with Katrina leading with some solo pieces.  It was absolutely lovely.  Barely audible, as a sort of under-current, the words "the body of Christ given for you", can be heard again and again.  The Lamb of God and the body of Christ meshing perfectly.

It made me think of a little girl who was quoted in the Lutheran magazine a few years ago.  She would hold on to a bit of the bread she received on Sunday morning so she would have some God to take with her into the week.

There is sub-text of God with us, even when we are not necessarily aware.  It is the body of Christ amidst the joyous busyness of the week.  May we always take a little bit of that with us.

In the peace and power of the Christ,
Pastor Randy

"Gracious God, sometimes we sprint through our days trying to get to some sort of finish line.  Help us to notice the clouds in the sky or savor the smell of the freshly mowed grass.  Help us to play games, to listen to stories, to cherish silence.  Please draw us to you so that we may know again the richness of life.  Amen."

THIS WEEK

Wednesday 10:00 a Bible Study
                     6:30 p Little Lambs Choir practice (all children and friends welcome)

Thursday      7:00 p Council Meeting

Saturday      5:00 p Wedding Shower for Jameson and Jenna
                      (please bring a potluck dish to share)

Looking Ahead

All church luncheon June 27th 12:00 p
Prayer Shawl Ministry June 27th 1:00 p

June 29th SOV Block Party 4 - 7 pm

SOV Youth Fireworks June 27 - July 4th (volunteers needed)