Greetings from Church of Peace 04/09/15

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Back in the Dark Ages, when life was very hard, people had little about which to smile.  In order to bring laughter into their lives, on the Sunday after Easter the priests would preach a sermon of jokes and funny stories.  They called this “Hilarity Sunday”.  Many churches observe this tradition even now and this coming Sunday Church of Peace will be among them.  Our sermon time will feature our favorite episode of the Andy Griffith show, “Opie the Birdman.”  Come see this meaningful episode on the big screen and realize for yourself how faith-filled the message is.  You’ll leave feeling spiritually renewed and emotionally refreshed.  Halleluia!

We have had three people in the hospital this week: Iris Abitz, Susan Oestreich, and Tom Strauss.  Please remember them when you pray. Please also remember William Mitchell who is in hospice care, nearing the end of his earthly journey, and the Puddy family; Tim’s funeral was yesterday.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

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

A prayer for today:  Give me, O God, many reasons to smile today.  Renew my weary spirit as you are renewing the earth this springtime.  Fill me with hope.  I pray for all who are sick or sad, especially Iris Abitz, Susan Oestreich, Tom Strauss, William Mitchell, and the family of Tim Puddy. In the name of the Risen Christ I pray.  Amen.