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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pastor's Weekly Message

"For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind." Hosea 8:7a
Good luck with bringing in that crop.  Hosea is not the guy folks would normally turn to as Christmas nears.  He would more likely be considered a bah-humbug sort.  This particular verse, and where it is found in his chastising of fellow citizens, might now see as at least in part an attack on retail therapy. 
Part of this is brought on by yet one more push for getting the perfect gift that show true love and thoughtfulness.  So, do not be offended (unless there is a need), and consider again the real "reason for the season".  It may sound so trite, but hear the good news of the Christ child again.  It is probably not store bought.
May we have the chance to love and care for the folks around us.
In Christ,
Pastor Randy
"Precious Savior, we praise you because you are near.  You have walked among us, living as we live, knowing our pain, experiencing our joy.  Thank you for getting your feet dirty, for reaching out to us, for loving us in person.  May we spend this season sharing this blessed message of hope with all we meet.  Thank you for coming to us.  Amen."

Wednesday  5:45 p Advent Soup Supper (soup, bread, crackers, butter always welcome)
                    6:30 p Vesper Service
                    7:00 p  Adult Choir

Thursday     1:30 - 7:00 p Red Cross Blood Drive
                   6:30 p  Men's Night @ Old Chicago Pizza/Tanasbourne

Sunday      Scrip Order Sunday;  remember your Christmas shopping list,
                  your neighbors, co workers, hostess gifts,  
                  teachers,  hair dressers, stocking stuffers...etc.
                  If you wont be here Sunday I can email you a form 
                  but payment needs to be here by Sunday.

Looking ahead;
 Sunday December 11th; 
        Sunday School Christmas Program at 11:00 a
      " A Merry Olde England" Christmas Concert/sing a long 6:00 p

Sunday December 18th
        Christmas Caroling; meeting at SOV @ 4:30 p to Carpool followed by potluck chili/soup supper