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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pastor's Weekly Message

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

We use those words at the beginning of worship from time to time.  Not too long ago someone asked me about them.  I had assumed that everyone knew those words, or knew them enough so that, when I offered the first half of the verse they would naturally respond with the second half.  Folks do not always know what we are saying in the church, so even if it is meant in the most positive sense, it may leave people out.  You think I would have learned enough by now, to not assume anymore, but I keep doing it.

So those words are from the book of Psalms, Jesus song book.  I love the verse, especially to shout out, "This is the day the Lord has made!", and to have the response shouted back, "Let us rejoice and be glad in it!"

As for those words and what they mean to us, can we always mean it when we shout them?  I have my doubts there.  Does the thought that they propose even come to mind some days?  I know for certain that it does not. I will try to remember it more often, but I do not assume that I always will.

Rejoicing in the gifts,
Pastor Randy

"Loving Creator, heal us, find us, free us.  We hold secrets in our hearts that only you know.  With loving grace, draw us to bring those to light.  We are safe in you, we are forgiven by you, we are healed by your hand.  Bring us peace where there is anxiety, hope where there is despair, mercy where there is failure.  It is with hope and assurance we pray to you.  Amen."

THIS WEEK

Wednesday  9:00 a   KOK Preschool/Kindergarten
                    10:00 a  Bible Study
                                  NO Little Lambs choir practice tonight
                     7:00 p  SOV Choir rehearsal

Thursday      9:00 a KOK Preschool/Kindergarten
                    6:00 - 8:00 p  KOK Orientation Night
                    6:30 p Men's Night @ Golden Valley Brewery

Friday          9:00 a KOK Preschool/Kindergarten
                    1:00 p  Palmeter Piano Studio/Lessons

Saturday      6:00 p SOV Band rehearsal
                    7:00 p SOV Choir rehearsal

Sunday        Fall Worship Schedule begins
                    8:30 & 11:00 a worship services

                    Rally Sunday/Mew Member Sunday
                    Scrip Order Sunday
                       
KOK has openings in preschool and Kindergarten!

Healing Service
Thursday, September 12th
7:00 pm