Greetings from Church of Peace 01-10-13

Greetings from Church of Peace!

What an enriching worship service is planned for this Sunday at Church of Peace!  The theme is “Living Water.”  The Sonshine Singers youth choir will provide an anthem.  We’ll begin at 8:45 a.m. Join us!

Tonight at 6:30 our Thursday NEW Worship will take place in the Upper Room at 6:30.

Shirley Hanke is a patient at St. Agnes Hospital. Please remember her in your prayers.

Has a little voice inside your heart been telling you that you should think about going on a mission trip?  Maybe that “little” voice is none other than the Holy Spirit.  Plan to attend the informational meeting at 6:30 Sunday evening in Gammert Hall about our upcoming trip to Appalachia. You’ll learn what you need to know to make a decision about participating this summer. 

Something noteworthy is happening at Church of Peace today.  Our building is getting greener. Electricians are replacing the fluorescent bulbs which light our hallways and halls with energy-efficient ballasts and brighter bulbs.  Because of the Focus on Energy program and a contribution from an environmentally-concerned member, this is being done at no cost to the congregation.  It will significantly lower our energy bills as well as help to preserve the earth’s natural resources. 

On Sunday you can pick up copies of the proposed budget for 2013, the Endowment Fund proposal, and the minutes of the last Annual Meeting.  Please peruse these before the 2013 Annual Meeting which will be held on January 27th.  Next Sunday, January 20th, after worship we will hold an informational meeting about the proposed budget.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: Merciful God, my greatest desire is to keep you in the center of my life. Keep me from being distracted by my tasks and appointments today. Show me how to live faithfully and joyfully while meeting the obligations of day-to-day life.  Bless Shirley Hanke and all who are sick with your healing touch. I pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.