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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Pastor's Weekly Message

"I thank my God every time I remember you,..."    Philippians 1:3

Thinking of this last Sunday and Rally Day, and with that in mind I want to offer thanks.  It is always dangerous to name names at the risk of leaving someone out, or not seeming appreciative, but I need to take that chance.

Thanks to Kevin for leading in the pancake and balloon department, especially for doing so without injury.  Thanks to Carla (and Chris) for the signs and other set up, and to all three of them for the forethought given, and for arriving early.  Thanks to Amber, (tireless and upbeat), to Divine, Jonathan, Jean, Vesper, Peg and many others.

Were the numbers big? I do not know actually, but I do know that the place was hopping, and the Spirit was alive here, and that is a grand thing to be able to remember.

Thank God for inspiring any and all.  It does a heart good.  May we continue such hopeful and positive efforts, each of us stepping up and helping out in whatever way we can.  May we thank God when we remember one another.

In Christ,
Pastor Randy
(Remember 9/11 today)

"Lord, help us in our remembering to count our blessings.  Help us to recall again and again the people that have enriched our lives.  Strengthen us to be a blessing in the lives of others, in your name and to your glory.  Amen."

Lessons for Sunday, September 15, 2013
Exodus   32:7-14
Psalm      51:1-10
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke       15:1-10

THIS WEEK

Wednesday  10:00 a  Bible Study
                     6:30 p  Little Lambs Choir Practice
                     7:00 p SOV Choir Rehearsal

Thursday      2:00 - 3:30 p Alzheimer's Association Support Group
                    7:00 p  Healing Service

Friday          1:00 p Palmeter Piano Studio

Saturday      2:00 p SOV Band Rehearsal
                    3:00 p SOV Choir Rehearsal

Sunday        8:30 & 11:00 a Worship
                    9:45 a Sunday School for all ages including adult class

Reminders

Thursday, September 12th Healing Service @ 7:00 p
A time of prayer, meditation, music, laying on of hands (if desired). All are invited whether you have specific concerns or want to be a support to others.

School Partnership Network
SOV is once again partnering with McKinley Elementary School for the 2013/2014 school year, if you volunteered last year or if you would like to volunteer this year please let Pastor Randy or Tammy know. You will need to complete a background check/volunteer form: https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/parents/get-involved-volunteer

Prayer Shawl is meeting Monday September 16th @ 7:00 pm
The prayer shawl ministry is always in need of prayer shawls, if you are a knitter or a crocheter and would like to support this group or would like to learn how, please see Brenda or Caryl.

Clothing Drive for Love INC
if you would like to donate clean, gently used clothing to be distributed in the Beaverton Community please bring your bagged items to SOV on Sunday September 15th and/or 22nd.