Greetings from Church of Peace - July 18, 2012

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Do you ever become angry?  Do you handle your anger in a healthy manner?  This Sunday’s Scripture reading deals with handling our emotions in a Christ-like way.  Come and enjoy our air-conditioned atmosphere and our spirit of warm affection.  Little Jacob Olesen will be baptized.  Worship begins at 8:45.  Social hour will be provided by the Visitation Ministers.

 While we were on vacation the past couple of weeks, two members of our congregation died: Florence Peters and Tommy Knecht.  We pray that their families will be aware of the tender comfort of God. Four people have been in the hospital: Virgil Kraemer (who has gone home), Julie Rose (transferred to St. Francis Home), Elaine Schabel (at Mercy Hospital), and Shirley Hanke (at St. Agnes). Please remember them in your prayers.  We extend our heartfelt thanks to Rev. Jerry Schrankler who took care of our flock while we’ve been on vacation.

Coming up:
            July 30th: picnic and softball game;
            July 31st: Golden Fellowship;                  
            August 9th: the neighborhood picnic;
            August 17th: day camp at Pilgrim Center (please register soon!).

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: O God, as nature refreshed the earth with rain last night, please refresh my soul with the sweet whisper of your breath of life.  Enliven my faith and fill me with joy in you.  Please bless all in difficult circumstances this day with a heightened sense of your nearness, especially Virgil Kraemer, Julie Rose, Elaine Schabel, Shirley Hanke, and the families of Florence Peters and Tommy Knecht. Make me an instrument of your peace.  Amen.