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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pastor's Weekly Message

"The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, ...." Song of Solomon 2:12

Back outside again, or at least observing the outside.  Driving to Newberg for a cluster pastor's meeting.  The sun was shining for good sake!  Coming out of a curve and headed into another one on River Road, and along the little ditch are daffodils.  There are hundred's, if not thousands, of them.  "The time of singing has come" indeed.  The sunshine lit up those yellow flowers all the more and my heart was lit up a bit too.

The Creator continues to amaze.  Watching the promise of leaves finally beginning to open up on the trees out back adds to the promise and the chorus.  And so we head into the Holy Week, the joy of Palm Sunday equally tempered by the Passion of the Christ.

It is quite the adventure, and not a step of it taken alone.

In the peace and power of the cross,
Pastor Randy

"Merciful Savior, it is our privilege and delight to be in your presence and to bring our praises and worship to you.  You art our teacher and our friend; our rock and our hope; our strength and our light.  We celebrate your arrival in Jerusalem; we anticipate the agony that is before you; we await your victory over death.  Grant that we might walk this journey alongside you as faithful disciples, rather than as participants of the fickle crow.  Amen."

This Week

Wednesday 5:30 pm Soup/Bread Supper
                   6:30 pm Vespers Service
                   7:00 pm Adult Choir Practice

Saturday   9:00 - 12:00 pm SOV Easter/Spring Cleaning
                 there will be jobs available inside and outside
                 the building; bring your favorite cleaning
                 supplies or yard tools

Sunday     Palm Sunday
                6:00 pm Guest Speaker and Holocaust Survivor
                Alter Wiener will share his life story.