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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pastor's Weekly Message

"Be still, and know that I am God!" Psalm 46:10
A favorite verse, and usually I think of it in the midst of storms, trials, times when life may seem a little overwhelming.
But this time it is not about some big storm coming to a peaceful end.  This is about just being still in the midst of everyday life.  Not letting life rush by.  Appreciating, if just for a moment, the truth of what the psalmist writes of, the glory of the Creator.
Choice and I planted roses for the grand kids.  They got to choose the color they wanted (Daphne had some help).  After their planting, watching them take root and begin to thrive was a joy.   And then there was the chance to see buds appear, and an actual bloom.  (That has been pretty late to happen this year.)  The first was Taylor's white rose, and as promised, it was a rose of scent.  (It seems that not many have a scent any more.)  To appreciate that smell I had to slow down enough to kneel at the small bush and take in the flowery perfume.  It was sweet.  It bore the smell that my own little girl long ago said, "made you want to dance all day".
"Be still, and know that I am God" indeed, because it may cause you "to dance all day" even in the silence.
In praise of the Creator,
Pastor Randy
"Creator, we come before yo a broken people.  In the face of all that life throws at us, we are reminded of how small, weak and helpless we are on our own.  But, glory to God, we are not alone.  During creation, your spirit swept across the depths of the ocean, molding the chaos into your creation.  During Pentecost, your spirit again swept across those gathered there and molded them out of the their chaos and despair into the body of Christ.  Continue still to shape and mold us now, that we would be the church you have called us to be.  Amen.

3:00 pm Memorial Service for Grant Mueller (SOV family welcome)

Sunday     Day of Pentecost (wear Red)
                 8:30 a & 10:30 a Worship
                 10:30 a  Rite of Confirmation

Please remember in prayer our 5 confirmands who will present their statement of Faith