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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pastor's Wednesday Message

Dear Palm Sunday People,

     First of all, in case you weren't able to be in church last Sunday, I wanted to let you know that you are invited to come to church a little early on Palm Sunday, this coming Sunday. At 8:15 a.m. and at 10:45 a.m. we will go on a little walk through the park that is next door to our church. It will be a kind of Palm Sunday procession in the park. Come and join us.

     Secondly, I wanted to tell you about an event that took place this last Sunday evening at my home church, King of Kings Lutheran Church in Milwaukie. This congregation has been sharing its building with the Spanish speaking Church of God of Prophesy for a few years now, much like SOV shares its building with the Korean church.

     The two congregations gathered together on Sunday evening for worship, prayer, and song. Many of the members of the Church of God of Prophesy congregation are fearful because some of them, or their friends, or family members are in danger of being deported. We gathered together to give each other strength, courage, and hope during these difficult times. Afterward, we shared a community potluck supper.

     It was quite moving to share our faith, experiences, fears, and hopes. May God give us the help that we need as we support our brothers and sisters in Christ.

     In the Peace of Christ                               Pastor Tom


Lessons for Palm Sunday, April 9th

Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Matthew 21:1-17


Wednesday    9:00 - 1:00 pm KOK preschool/chapel
                      10:00 am Bible Study
                       5:30 - 6:30 pm Lenten soup supper
                       6:30 - 7:00 pm  Lenten Devotion

Thursday       9:00 - 1:00 pm KOK preschool
                      6:00 pm Couples Night at Lil' Cooperstown

Friday           9:00 - 12:00 pm KOK preschool

Saturday       9:30 - 11:30 am Choir rehearsal

Sunday         8:30 & 11:00 am Palm Sunday services

Kids of the Kingdom Registration for Fall 2017

Registration for the coming school year is in full swing. Contact us by email kokpreschool [at] gmail (dot) com or by phone 503-645-0236 to get more information or to arrange a tour. Classes are filling up so call today!

Adult Forum on Dietrich Bonhoeffer to begin

We will begin a series about him beginning on Sunday. April 23rd through Sunday May 21st during the Adult Education time between worship services. We will view and discuss a video called ":Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Pacifist, Nazi Resister". The sessions will be led by Pastor Tom. You are invited!