Greetings from Church of Peace - August 4, 2011

Greetings from Church of Peace,

Today’s weather is perfect – warm, not humid, with a gentle breeze.  Many of us would like every day to be just like this one.  But not every day of our lives will be sunny – we all know storms come not only in the natural world but also in our personal lives.  In the gospel lesson for this week, Jesus walks on water during a storm.  How does this help us handle the storms in our lives?  Come Sunday at 8:45 a.m. and find out!  Nine women of our choir have prepared a lovely anthem which will grace the service and Holy Communion will be celebrated.

Last week, several “bag ladies” joined us in worship.  During the mission moment, they handed out grocery bags to be filled with food and returned for our food pantry.  If you took a bag, please bring it in soon.  If you didn’t get one, any bag full of canned and boxed food will do just fine.  The number of requests for food has been high so the shelves are quite bare.  Thank you for supporting this important ministry of Church of Peace.

Edsel Wiegert is in the hospital in Oshkosh.  Please remember Edsel in your prayers.

Parents:  now is the time to sign up your children (and yourself if you would like to participate) for the Church of Peace Day Camp at Pilgrim Center on Thursday, August 25th.  Call the church office for a sign-up sheet and/or stop in at the desk in the narthex.  Kids can bring a friend.  The cost is $10.00 per family and $5.00 for each friend.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: What a gorgeous day it is today, O God, and my heart sings your praises. I pray that my thanks will be expressed not only in words but also in deeds of compassion.  Show me how to live in hope and to shine with your love.  I pray that you will bless Edsel Wiegert with your healing love.  In Jesus name, Amen.