Happening Now Blog

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pastor's Weekly Message

"....Let there be lights ... and let them be for signs and for seasons ..." Genesis 1:14

A couple of 100 degree days not with standing, fact is I have noticed the yellowing leaves high in the trees in the gully out back.  Some of those same leaves have drifted silently to the yard far below.  Reminders of the season change even in the middle of August.

But the biggest give away is the diminishing light.  Less time to sit out back and read.  The bats arriving earlier.  Still plenty in the way of reminders of life's movement though, and not in a sorrowful way, but in a sense of beauty.  Like tonight, ready to head in, stooping to pick up a green leaf from the deck, but the leaf moved.  It was a tree frog, and in looking up at the flower pot just a foot away sat another frog, deep olive in color.  Plenty of life afoot without a doubt.  Thanks for the surprises Lord.

Again, in praise of the Creator,
Pastor Randy

"Your light is the only light we need as we travel through life's mystery. Your word that still small voice we hear that leads us to the place where we should be.  Your fellowship the warmth we crave to help us on the way. Amen."


Wednesday  10:00 a Bible Study
                     5:30 p Worship Meeting
                     7:00 p Adult Choir Practice

Thursday       7:00 p Council Meeting

Friday           2:00 p Funeral Service for Marilyn Nielsen
                        @ St Marks in Salem
                       (if you wish to carpool from the church please let us know)

Betty is looking for a couple people to help her set up on Friday afternoon for the Rain or Shine Craft Faire, there will be some lifting involved so please keep that in mind.  She also needs a few people to man the GEM Donation Drive at the entrance to the faire.  This person will collect donations and have people fill out door prize drawings.  The Rain or Shine Faire is from 10am to 3pm.
Please send an email to rainorshinefaire@gmail.com or call Betty at 503-330-5876.