Greetings from Church of Peace - July 26, 2012

Greetings from Church of Peace!

We’ll be gathering in our nicely-cooled sanctuary on Sunday morning at 8:45 for a service that is joyful and renewing.  Please join us as we learn how to be “strengthened in our inner being” and “rooted and grounded in love.” Little Amelia Puddy will be baptized. 

We know of no one who has been hospitalized in the past week.  Julie Rose has entered hospice care.  Please lift up Julie and her loved ones when you pray.

Next Monday night we have planned a picnic at Lakeside Park near the Shirley Cutler field.  The picnic is a potluck and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. our Church of Peace softball team will play a game.  Weather is a concern; we may have to cancel if it is too hot or raining. Call the church office (921-8215) on Monday if you need an update.

Next Tuesday it is going to be waaaay too hot for a garden party.  So we pastors have moved the Golden Fellowship party to Rolling Meadows Family Restaurant.  We’ll meet there at 11:30 for a Dutch treat lunch (we will pay everyone’s tip).  This is a disappointment to us; we’ll try again next summer.

The Messenger will not be available this week because Jackie is on vacation.  Look for it early next week on line and in paper form. 

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today:  O God, your gentle strength holds me safely from day to day; for this I give you thanks and praise.  Please help me to relax and enjoy this wonderful life you have given to me.  Show me how holy joy can flow through me into this world which needs it so much.  I ask your special blessing upon Julie Rose and her loved ones; may they feel your nearness and peace in this difficult time.  I pray in the name of Jesus.  Amen.