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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pastor's Wednesday Message

We had a great conversation last Sunday at the forum about Guidelines for Healthy Communication.  Close to 30 people attended.  Conversation was lively and focused.  Some really good comments were offered that will lead to revisions in the draft Guidelines shared with my Wednesday Message last week.  A revised draft be sent to you before the congregational meeting on November 6.  I'm delighted with the good conversation and good will we've had during this process.  I agree with the Council's message: I feel excited about this work.  I know from experience with similar processes in other congregations that this will make a big positive difference in our life together at SOV and in the personal lives of its members.  Please come to the congregational meeting between services on November 6.  And in the meantime, congratulations on the good work already done.

Now, a couple notes about events this week.  First, remember that we're celebrating the 97th birthday of Beth (whom I know to be the wisest of all people at SOV) this week at our final Thursday luncheon.  We start at noon.  Please come if you can.

Finally, since I'm now working on a three-quarter time basis at SOV, I have this weekend off.  Pastor Linda Easterling will be filling in.  She was also at SOV on September 25; her ministry was well-received.  Please come to worship at SOV this Sunday in confidence that God's word will be preached well, the sacraments rightly administered, and God truly worshipped.  Plus, it's Reformation Sunday so this is your once-a-year chance to sing "A Mighty Fortress."  Don't miss it!

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Lessons for Reformation Sunday
Jeremiah 31:31-34
Romans 3:19-28
John 8:31-36

THIS WEEK

Wednesday    9:00 - 1:00 p KOK preschool/chapel
                     10:00 a Bible Study

Thursday      9:00 - 1:00 p KOK preschool
                     12:00 p All Church Luncheon/97th  Birthday Celebration for Beth K

Friday          9:00 - 12:00 p KOK preschool
                    1:00 p Palmeter Piano Lesson

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

Sunday        8:30 & 11:00 a worship services
                   1:00 p Confirmation class

Next week

Tuesday, November 1
6:00 pm
Ladies Dinner
Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant

Thursday, November 3
6:00 pm
Men's Night
Reedville Cafe