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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pastor's Wednesday Message

Every Tuesday at the See See Motor Coffee Company in Portland I get together with Jon, SOV's Director of Music, for a staff meeting. It's always productive because they have hi-octane Stumptown espresso and great music (jazz, blues, rock-n-roll) playing over the loudspeakers. We debrief the previous Sunday's worship music, check this week's bulletin draft, and plan ahead to make SOV's worship experience a satisfying one.

I'm very grateful for Jon's ministry of music, so I want to respond to a question he posed to me this week by letting you know that we'd like to recruit more members for the choir. We have a very fine Director of Music and a fantastic little choir. Even as I sing their praises I also want to say that both Jon and I would like to attach a different adjective to the choir than "little." Medium-sized? Large? You choose! I'm being a little silly here but seriously, if you can help us recruit more people for the choir that would be a real blessing for current choir members and a great benefit to SOV.

Choirs grow through people-to-people connections, friends sharing news with one another and extending an invitation. If you know someone who is currently outside the congregation, whom you believe might respond positively to an invitation to sing with our choir, please talk with Jon. If he encourages you to invite your friend, then go for it. Or, if you yourself want to give the choir a try, please talk with Jon about that, too. And if you have other ideas for growing the choir, please share. Nature explores many options for evolution and growth; we can do the same with the choir.

I thank God for the ministry of music offered by our choir, band, and Director of Music. Their talent and dedication make SOV's worship fun and satisfying. Please take time to express your appreciation to these sisters and brothers when you see them after worship. And don't forget also to say thanks to God who provides the talent and the venue in the first place!

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Lessons for Sunday, July 31, 2016
Colossians 3:1-11
Psalm 107:1-9,43
Luke 12:13-21

THIS WEEK

Wednesday  10:00 a  Bible Study

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

Saturday      9:30 - 11:00 p SOV Choir rehearsal

Sunday        8:30 & 10:30 a Worship Service


Social Concerns school supply drive to benefit SOV families
Buy Fred Meyer scrip on 8/7 using special colored order form. Use checks to give SOV the maximum benefit

Next Scrip Sunday
August 7, 2016

No All Church Luncheon in July
Due to the lack of hosts July's all church luncheon has been cancelled.
If you would like to host the August luncheon please let me know.
Its very simple or you can make it as elaborate as you like it.
All Church Luncheons are held the last Thursday of the month at 12:00 pm
(SOV has canned soup and crackers in the pantry or you can make your own from scratch, or you can have salads or sandwiches, SOV also provides the beverages)