Greetings from Church of Peace - May 26, 2011

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Memorial Day is a civic holiday, not a Christian holiday; the Bible says nothing about it.  But the Scriptures do address topics closely related to the theme of this weekend’s holiday so Sunday’s sermon will reflect on how we as Christians can honor those who have made sacrifices on behalf of our nation.  We will also celebrate the baptism of little Adalyn Rolffs.  Join us at 8:45 a.m. as we gather to praise, pray, and learn together.  And, yes, a social hour will follow!

Tonight is the final Mid-Week Faith Boost for this school year.  We will finish our series on Biblical archaeology. Come to the Upper Room at 6:30 to join in a fascinating conversation about the nature of the Bible and our faith history. 

We know of two people from our church family who are hospitalized.  Julie Rose and Shirley Hanke are both recovering from surgery and expect to return home soon.  When you pray, give thanks for God’s healing power which has been active in their lives this week.

This Saturday, a team of youth workers will be doing work projects at the homes of our members who have requested their help.  It is not too late to call the church office and let us know if you would like a crew to come to your home (921-8215).  We have other dates available as well.   

There is no church softball on Memorial Day.  Games will resume on Monday, June 6th.  Check your Messenger (which will arrive early next week) for information on a tailgate party at Fond du Lac’s McDermott Park before the game on June 13th.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today:  How I long for sunny days, O God, because they lift my spirits and brighten my mood. Even more, my life longs for the warmth and light of the Holy Spirit. In my mind, I know you are always with me, but sometimes in my heart, I feel like you are far away. Please help me to notice your activity in my life and in the world so I feel closer to you.  Thank you for your healing power which has been active this past week, in particular in the returning health of Julie Rose and Shirley Hanke.  Thank you also for the ways the United Church of Christ has been able to help people in Missouri and Oklahoma in the aftermath of the storms there.  May we continue to support our helping ministries generously so people in need can experience your love.  I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.