Greetings from Church of Peace - May 19, 2011

Greetings from Church of Peace!

“Hush!” is the name of the song that our Chapel Choir, Youth Choir, and Sunday School children will be singing together in worship on Sunday.  What a triumphant way to end the Sunday School and choir seasons – with a jubilant multi-aged choir singing God’s praises.  Another highlight in this music-filled service will be the return of our drums/electric guitar duo. You will come away from worship with a smile upon your heart. 

Saturday morning might bring rain and it might bring sunshine.  Either way, there is plenty to do at Church of Peace and we can use your help.  Our Spring Work Day is from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  Bring a rake, shovel (for mulch), and a wheelbarrow if it is sunny.  If it is rainy, some rags and a bucket will come in handy.  This is your opportunity to donate a little time and make a big difference in the appearance of our building and grounds.

Tonight at 6:30 the Mid-Week Faith Boost series on Biblical archeology will continue.  Come grow your faith!

We’ve had two people hospitalized from our church family: Aloha Fields and Julie Rose.  Each is doing well. Please pray for continued healing for Aloha and Julie as well as for comfort for Rosemary Burns’ family and friends. Rosemary’s funeral will be held this morning in our sanctuary.

What do a Victorian doll house, pizza, and clean windows have in common?  These are all fund-raisers for the youth mission trip which leaves a month from today. Stop in at the table in the lobby: you can bid on the dollhouse, buy pizza coupons, or sign up for some teens to come work at your house.  Will you or someone you love need some help raking leaves in the fall? Coupons for a youth work team to help later in the year are available as well.   Please support this very important ministry of our young people and our congregation.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: Today I thank you, O God, for the members of my church family.  What a powerful force for good we are when each one adds their faith, talents, and gifts to the ministry of the Church of Peace!  I pray that my participation will be a blessing to others as theirs is a blessing to me and that together we will serve you faithfully.  May your peace and compassion shine upon all of us, especially Aloha Fields, Julie Rose, and the family of Rosemary Burns.   I pray in the name of the One we serve, Jesus Christ.  Amen.