Greetings from Church of Peace 02/06/14

Greetings from Church of Peace,

This is Epiphany, the season of light, in the Christian church.  Our service Sunday will be filled with the images of light and salt.  The Scriptures point us to a life of shining love and show us how to season the world with joy.  The Youth Choir will sing.  Our elected leaders will be blessed. Join us at 8:45 for this “delightful” and “salty” service.

Tonight’s NEW worship will feature Holy Communion and a sermon on the meaning of grateful service, given by Andy Griffith and friends. We’ll meet in the Youth Room at 6:30.

Please remember in your prayers the family of Elfrieda Melchert.  Mrs. Melchert died yesterday. Her funeral will be held at the church on Tuesday.

The great news: we received over 875 items during our Super Bowl of Caring collection for our food pantry.  The need yet: we are about 125 items short of our goal. We will continue to count toward our 1000-piece-goal items which are received through next Thursday. Thank you! 

Saturday at 9:00 a.m. those of us with nimble fingers will gather to crochet and knit the gifts of Christian comfort that we call “prayer shawls.” Experienced crafters as well as newbies are welcomed to this heart-warming gathering.

Sunday is the last day to sign up for the Sweetheart Dinner which will be held on Sunday, February 16th at 5:00 at Sunset on the Water (formerly Sunset Supper Club).  It will be a fun time.  Join us!

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today: Don’t let me a complainer today, O God, for I have so much for which to be thankful.  Don’t let me be stingy, for I have so much to share. Don’t let me be grumpy, for I know the joy of your companionship.  Bless me with gratitude, generosity, and peace.  Please be with the Melchert family as they grieve the death of Elfrieda.  Thank you, God.  Amen.