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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Pastor's Wednesday Message

There's just one problem with the Call Committee. They're having way too much fun. At least that's what they tell me. Are they so busy having a good time that they won't do a good job? Not at all. In fact, it's a very good sign that the Call Committee feels pleased about the work they're doing together. When there is a spirit of joy and camaraderie in a Call Committee, it rubs off on the clergy candidates. It makes for good conversation. It opens the door to honest, heartfelt sharing about what is most important to pastor and congregation. So thank God the Call Committee is having a good time.

One of the Call Committee members spoke at announcement time two Sundays ago. He told us that they are proceeding to second interviews for clergy candidates. No promises about a time-frame, he said, but he also mentioned that things could move quickly. So don't be surprised if, sometime in the next few weeks, we get news about meeting a clergy candidate. The Call Committee will put together some sort of process so that a significant number of people from the congregation get to meet and talk with the candidate. Getting acquainted and building trust is important before making a decision about calling a new pastor. So please be on the lookout for news about opportunities to meet the person or persons who are being considered for call to serve as SOV's next pastor.

Meanwhile, keep praying. Pray for the Call Committee. Pray for yourselves, that God will help you open up to the leading of the Spirit. May the Spirit lead you to good conversation, heartfelt sharing, joy, and camaraderie when you meet the clergy candidate(s) being considered for call at SOV.

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Lessons for Sunday
2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15
Galatians 2:15-21
Luke 7:36-8:3

THIS WEEK

Wednesday  10:00 a Bible Study
                    6:30 - 8:30 p Leadership Meeting

Thursday      9:00 - 11:00 a Preschool Workshop
                    7:00 p LLL

Friday           9:00 - 1:00 p Palmeter Piano Studio

Saturday       9:30 - 11:30 a SOV Choir rehearsal

Sunday         8:30 & 10:30 a Summer Worship Schedule begins
                     6:00 - 7:30 p Confirmation Class

Summer worship schedule begins this Sunday, June 12th: Worship services at 8:30 and 10:30

Scrip orders are once a month during the summer, scrip order dates; July 3rd and August 7th.

2016 Graduation Celebration
Sunday, June 19th between services