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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pastor's Weekly Message

The coldness of the rain may make it hard to believe, but spring is here, and with it all kinds of beauty.  Thinking in particular of the flowering trees that are around here.  In the gray there are colors of white and pink up and down the streets.  Such grand colors against the carpet of green.

A bit foolishly I suppose, and maybe of little interest to some, it is also the time for opening day.  This also takes place on fields of green.  It is a game for big boys and little girls.  It brings to mind Thomas Boswell's book "Why Time Begins on Opening Day", or A. Bartlett Giamatti writing, "The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, ..." (from "The Green Fields of the Mind").

Hope springs eternal.  Creation astounds once again and the gloom does not speak the final word.  Thanks for the gifts Lord.

Peace and blessings,
Pastor Randy

"Thank you, merciful God, for the bounty of your creation - for the gifts that nourish our bodies, souls and hearts.  Sustained by your grace may our lives reflect your presence in the world around us.  amen."


10:00 a  Bible Study
                       5:30 p  Lenten Soup Supper
                       6:30 p  Lenten Vespers Service
                       7:00 p  Adult Choir Practice

Thursday        6:30 p  Men's Night @ Old Chicago Pizza

Looking Ahead
Sunday April 17  6:00 pm (Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week)
Guest Speaker and Holocaust Survivor Alter Wiener will share is life story living in  concentration camps,  it will be a great connection and reflection of Holy Week.