Happening Now Blog

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pastor's Weekly Messsage

"The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it ..."  Psalm 24:1a

And there sure is a lot in it. Just thinking of some of things I have been able to take in the last few days. Watching the finches at the feeder, 8 or more at a time. They are just a kick to watch. Plus many other birds helping them out, like the towhee, scrub jay, dove and squirrel cleaning up on the ground. Watching huge numbers of crows fly by the house on their way to, I don't know, (but that did cause me to find out again what a flock of crows is officially called, and that is a "murder" of crows).

The creek out back has suddenly come to life again with our recent rains. The sound it makes can be both startling and soothing, but mostly peaceful. The chorus of crickets continues nightly. Got to spend time with some of our KOK kids in chapel, to see their excitement, to sing with them, and make up new verses to "He's Got the Whole World".

Thinking of the thunder and lightning during worship last Sunday and the murmur it brought to those of us gathered. Awe at the power that never goes away no matter how old we become. Yet another sun flower crashed to the ground, taken down by the rain and its own spectacular bloom. Tasted a fresh peach, smelled still blooming roses, stood in the moon light glowing in the back yard, and on and on ......

This can be a pretty amazing place that we call home, may we see the presence of the Lord in it.

Still in praise of the Creator,
Pastor Randy

"Father, we know that you hear us and, more than that, you respond to our cries.  Please bring peace where there is anxiety, hope where there is despair, mercy where there is failure.  We cry out to you because we know you are near.  It is with hope and assurance that we pray to you.  Amen."

Lessons for September 22, 2013
Amos 8:4-7
Luke 16:1-13

THIS WEEK

Wednesday  9:00 - 1:00 p KOK Preschool/Kindergarten
                    10:00 a Bible Study
                     6:30 P Little Lambs Choir Practice
                     7:00 p SOV Choir Rehearsal

Thursday    9:00 - 1:00 p KOK Preschool/Kindergarten
                  10:00 a LLL
                   7:00 p Council Meeting

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

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

Sunday       9:45 a  Sunday School for all ages
                   Scrip Order Sunday

Love INC clothing drive
Last Sunday to donate your unwanted clothing (all ages, all sizes needed). Please bring you cleaned gently used clothing and place in/near the Love INC barrel located in the Narthex. Thank you for your support.