Greetings from Church of Peace - August 11, 2011

Greetings from Church of Peace!

COME EARLY TO WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY or you’ll miss part of the mission trip slide show.  We’ll be showing it as a prelude beginning around 8:30.  The pictures will help you to see for yourself the great work that was accomplished on behalf of Church of Peace.  The service itself will include youth and adult reflections on how the trip helped them to grow in faith.  The service will help you grow in faith too.  Exciting news: there will be two roses on the altar; our church family is growing!

CALLING ALL KIDS : The Church of Peace Day Camp at Pilgrim Center will be on Thursday, August 25 th .   The camp is for children aged 4 through 8 th grade; interested parents are welcomed to attend as well. Kids can bring a friend. Registration forms are available at the church.   It will be a fun day of friends, faith, food, swimming, and crafts: a mini-camp!

It is time to proceed with the resealing and striping of our PARKING LOT .   It will look better and be more functional; in addition, doing it now will repair the cracking and deterioration before they become so serious that we have to replace the lot.   We have contracted with a professional team to do the work for $4500 (lowest bid).   Because there is insufficient money in the budget, the Building Committee is doing a fund raiser by “selling” five gallon buckets of sealer for $10.00 each. The project will take place in early September so the fundraising is a matter of some haste.   Please prayerfully consider how many $10.00 buckets of sealer your family can “buy” and check the lobby for signs of progress. Thank you!

Edsel Weigert is in the hospital in Oshkosh.  Please remember him in your prayers. 

That’s the news from Church of Peace. 

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

A prayer for today: Thank you, O God, for this lovely summer day. During its hours, please open the eyes of my heart so I notice the many ways in which you are reaching out in love to me.  Remind me over and over again how important it is that I treat every person to whom I speak with kindness.  Shine your healing light upon Edsel Weigert and all who are sick.  Bless the mission trippers with wisdom and confidence as they prepare the service for Sunday.  These things I pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.