Happening Now Blog

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Pastor's Wednesday Message

Saying goodbye is important.  If someone we love dies, that loss is easier if we've had a chance to say goodbye.  Whenever relationships end or change significantly, it's important for us to say goodbye well, to put closure on the relationship, to let go, to place our hearts and futures in God's hands.

That's what God calls us to do now in our relationship with Jameson, SOV's departing Director of Music, and his spouse Jenna.  These two people have been vitally important members of this congregation.  They have given generously of themselves, of their talent, of their love.  We have been blessed.  Now it's time to say goodbye, to let go, to place them in God's hands and bless them on their way.

This Sunday, September 20, we'll have the chance we need to say goodbye in good style.  We'll have a single worship service beginning at 10 a.m.  Near the end of the service, we'll do a "Farewell and Godspeed" ritual.  After the service, we'll have a party.  We'll celebrate Jameson and Jenna and give thanks for all the ways they've blessed SOV.  It's sad to say goodbye, but good for us to do so.

I encourage you to attend worship this Sunday and come to the party.  As we bid farewell to Jameson and Jenna, and we'll also welcome Jon Quesenberry, our Interim Director of Music.  By marking this transition with joy (and some tears), we strengthen our church and prepare ourselves in a healthy way for other transitions soon to come when a new pastor is welcomed sometime next year.

So please come to worship and to party this Sunday.  You'll bless your church, support Jameson and Jenna, and welcome the good future God is bringing to SOV.

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Lessons for September 20th
Jeremiah 11:18-20
Psalm 1
James 3:13-18, 4:7-8
Mark 9:30-37

THIS WEEK

Wednesday   9:00 - 1:00 p KOK Preschool
                    10:00 a Bible Study with Pastor Brian
                     7:00 - 8:30 p SOV Choir rehearsal

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

Friday          9:00 - 12:00 KOK Preschool
                   1:00 - 9:00 p Palmeter Piano Studio

Saturday      10:00 - 11:30 a SOV Choir rehearsal
                    12:00 - 3:00 p  The Tabor Studio rehearsal
                    7:00 p The Tabor Studio Concert

Sunday        10:00 a One Worship
                    11:15 a Celebration of Service for Jameson Tabor and Welcoming Jon Quesenberry
                    Scrip Sunday

September 20th is Name Tag Sunday.  Please look for the table in the narthex with boxes of name tags.  Someone will be staffing the table to help you find yours.  You can return your name tag to boxes on the table after the service.

Sunday, September 20th is SCRIP Sunday.
Columbia Sportswear Employee Store Passes are back – Good Thru 9/30/15
For every $50 card purchased you will get 1 pass.

October Newsletter articles are due September 24th.

Worship music request                                                                                              
As we constantly look to create a passionate and meaningful worship atmosphere in our services at SOV, the Director of Music would like to invite you all to send your favorite church songs to music@sovlutheran.com.

ALL CHURCH LUNCHEON
Thursday, September 24th
12:00 pm
All are invited for lunch and fellowship!