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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pastor's Weekly Message

"He has made everything beautiful in its time; ....."  Ecclesiastes 3:11a (RSV)

The hastas are blooming big time and swarming with bees.  The massive butterfly bush out front is beautiful and filled with purple blooms and attracting many of the delicately winged creatures.  To top it off the 4th of July lillies are blooming right on time, providing an Easter scent of new life in the midst of the heat, a very nice touch.  Thank you Lord.

Let me leave you with this rather long quote from Henry David Thoreau, Christmas 1851 (and yes I know he is a transcendentalist), "I, standing twenty miles off, see a crimson cloud in the horizon.  You tell me it is a mass of vapor which absorbs all other rays and reflects the red, but that is nothing to the purpose, for this red vision excites me, stirs my blood, makes my thoughts flow, and I have new and indescribable fancies, and yo have not touched the secret of that influence. If there is not something mystical in your explanation, something unexplainable to the understanding, some elements of mystery, it is quite insufficient.  If there is nothing in it which speaks to my imagination, what boots it?  What sort of science is that which enriches the understanding, but robs the imagination?"

Enjoy the your 4th of July.  Remember in prayer the families of those 19 fire fighters.

In Christ,
Pastor Randy

"Holy Spirit, move in us today.  Remove our pride, and clear our distracted minds so that all we hear is your truth.  Help us to understand clearly the message of your Word.  Thank you for the message you provide for us today.  Amen."

This week

Wednesday  10:00 a Bible Study
                    No Little Lambs Choir practice

Thursday     Happy 4th of July    offices closed

Friday         Palmeter Piano Studio/Lessons (church loft)

Sunday      Worship at 8:30 & 10:30 a
                  Scrip Order Sunday
Don't forget to buy your fireworks from our SOV Youth
Firework stand is open 10 - 10

Rulers for packed with love backpack project serving Washington County school age children in need of school supplies, our goal is to donate 800 rulers