Greetings from Church of Peace 05-09-13

Greetings from Church of Peace,

Sunday is Mother’s Day – or, as we call it in church lingo, The Festival of the Christian Home.  We will give thanks for our mothers.  The Biblical part of the service will focus on the parables of Jesus; our confirmands and coaches will help us to find new meaning in these stories. The SonShine Singers will grace our service with a song. Join us at 8:45 for an inspirational time together.

Tonight’s NEW Worship will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Upper Room of Gammert Hall.  This is a casual, friendly service which will help you feel closer to God. Some folks come regularly; others participate only when they won’t be able to attend Sunday morning worship. Either way, you’ll be warmly welcomed. 

We’ve had one person hospitalized: Delores Emmer.  Delores has moved to St. Francis Home.  Please remember her when you pray.  Please also pray for the family of Aileen Browitt.  Aileen’s funeral was held here yesterday.

Next Wednesday, May 15th, Church of Peace is hosting Loaves and Fishes.  We have plenty of help, but we need donations of food and money.  Please sign up on the bulletin board in the coatroom.  Thank you!

A hearty thanks to all who helped with the Ladies’ Aid Rummage Sale earlier this week.  Many neighborhood residents were able to clothe their families at low cost.  This is an outreach to our community as well as a way for the Ladies’ Aid to support important ministries of our church financially. 

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: What a glorious time is spring, O God. We thank you for the way our spirits soar at the new life around us.  Bless each one of us with spiritual renewal.  Help us to feel close to you. Show us how to find ways to care for people who need our help.  Please bless Delores Emmer as she regains strength and be with the family of Aileen Browitt as they give thanks for her life.  Amen.