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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Pastor's Wednesday Message

Dear friends in Christ,

     As you may know the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is occurring this year. It is interesting to look at some of the anniversaries of events related to the Reformation as they occur in the weeks previous to the 500th on October 31st.

     On April 24, 1598, the Edict of Nantes granted toleration to the Huguenots, the name for Protestants in France, ending the French wars of Religion. This protection officially ended in 1685 causing many Huguenots to flee to other parts of Europe.

     In 1664 my great, great, great, great, great, great, great, grandparents had already fled persecution, eventually making their home in Germany. Years later my great, great grandparents immigrated to the United States. Their last name was Terrass, my mother's maiden name.

     Thus my ancestors were religious asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants. Often the events of history seem abstract, until we realize our personal connections to it.

     I'd like to thank my sister, Bonnie Hiller Fullerton, a librarian, for her research on our family history.


Lessons for Sunday, May 7th
Acts 2:42-47
Psalm 23
1 Peter 2:19-25
John 10:1-10


Wednesday   9:00 - 1:00 pm KOK Preschool/chapel
                     10:00 am Bible Study

Thursday      9:00 - 1:00 pm KOK Preschool

Friday           9:00 - 12:00 pm KOK Preschool

Saturday       9:30 - 11:30 am SOV Choir rehearsal

Sunday         8:30 & 11:00 am Worship services

May newsletter is available online

Sunday May 7th  is Scrip Sunday
Please give your order and payment to Caryl or leave it in the scirp box located in the narthex.