Greetings from Church of Peace - May 12, 2011

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Last night the church building was buzzing with goings-on.  The Loaves and Fishes crew from Holy Name was cleaning up after serving hungry people a hearty meal. The Chapel Choir was rehearsing a lovely new song for Sunday’s service.  The confirmands were getting pictures taken and practicing for the rite of confirmation this Sunday.  What a joy it is to see this vibrant activity taking place! Join us on Sunday morning at 8:45 as we proclaim the Risen Christ through word and song and welcome our new confirmands into the church family.  There will be room for you!

Please hold in tender prayer Rosemary Burns and her family.  Rosemary is in hospice care at St. Francis Home.  A memorial service for Ruth Magyar will be held this Saturday; please pray for her family as well.

Do you enjoy the History Channel on TV?  Are you interested in the origins of the Bible and the archaeology of ancient lands?  If so, you will enjoy the Mid-Week Faith Boost gathering tonight as we watch a short film and discuss its significance for our faith.  It will be at 6:30 in Gammert Hall.

Next Tuesday, a full busload of Church of Peace members and friends head down to Chicago for a day of friendship, food, and an architectural tour by Curt Behnke.

When you see the doll house that is in Gammert Hall, you will be amazed at its size and detail.  It is spectacular and will delight children for generations.  You can bid on it in a silent auction which will support our youth mission trip.  In addition to the doll house, there will be a table in the narthex where you can sign up for youth workers to come do a project at your home, purchase Eaton’s pizza coupons, or buy a couple of Church of Peace cloth bags.  Please support our youth mission trip in these ways.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church!  Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today:  Sometimes the needs of the world seem so big and my resources and abilities seem so small, O God.  Keep fresh in my mind the truth that every act of kindness or word of encouragement from me today is a step in the direction of peace.  Show me how I can best use what I have in your service. Bless with your gentle comfort Rosemary Burns, her family, and the family of Ruth Magyar.  These things I pray in the name of the One whose compassion never fails.  Amen.