Greetings from Church of Peace 01-30-14

Greetings from Church of Peace,

It’s Souper Bowl Sunday!  Please remember to bring bags of canned and boxed food for our food pantry. Our goal is 1,000 items.

It is also the first Sunday of the month so that means Holy Communion will be celebrated. Instead of a sermon, there will be a chancel drama.  The Chapel Choir will sing.  Worship will begin at 8:45 a.m.

The new piano is arriving this afternoon!  If it is sufficiently in tune, we will use it in Sunday’s service.  The congregation extends its heart-felt thanks to those individuals and families whose monetary gifts made this possible.  We will enjoy the piano for many years.

Tonight NEW Worship will meet for Holy Communion and a sermon by Andy Griffith.  We’ll meet at 6:30 in the Youth Room.

Elfriede Melchert is now a resident of Hospice Home of Hope.  Please remember her and Pat Pratt, another member who resides there, when you pray.

We serve Loaves and Fishes on Monday.  An extra set of hands is always welcomed. Come between 3:30 and 6:00 to help.

You and your sweetie can sign up for the Sweetheart Dinner in the coatroom.  The dinner will be held on February 16th at 5:00 p.m. at the Sunset on the Water Supper Club.

You can look for your February Messenger in the narthex or on line ( beginning Friday. It is full of news from the Annual Meeting of the Congregation.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: O God, thank you for being available to me at every moment of every day.  Remind me often to take time to enjoy your presence and savor your love. Help me to find meaning in my work and delight in my blessings.  Please be with Elfriede Melchert and Pat Pratt as they not only savor their last days among us but also look with confidence toward that day when they are united with you forever.  Amen.