Greetings from Church of Peace 1-26-17

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Dedication Sunday is finally here! Join us at 8:45 a.m. for a jubilant worship service (complete with a trumpeter) as we ask God’s blessing upon our new addition. Following worship, we will proceed to the ribbon-cutting at the new staircase and the reception in the new Fellowship Hall. It will be a glorious morning!

There is no Sunday School this Sunday so the students and their teachers can enjoy the dedication festivities. For the remaining months of the Sunday School year, the children will be assembling in the sanctuary and walking over to the Y as they have been doing.

In order to stock our new food pantry freezer, we invite you to bring one pound of hamburger or ground turkey to the service on Sunday. Please leave it in the wrapping in which it was purchased. Thank you!

Donna Birkholz, Alice Thorsby, and Leo Zinniel have been in the hospital. Donna is home. Alice is now a resident at the Lutheran Home. Leo is now a patient at St. Francis Home. Please remember these people in your prayers.

Office Manager Jackie Rymer has resigned her position as of Friday, February 3rd. We will host a reception in her honor after worship on February 5th. Jackie has done an outstanding job for thirteen years and we will miss her in the office. She will continue to worship with us.

Pastor Jim Martin will be leading worship with me on Sunday and will be resuming pastoral duties at Church of Peace over the next few weeks. We rejoice that he is “back in the saddle again.”

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastor Jenny

A prayer for today: Bless me, O God, on this day as I try to live in the manner of Jesus. Fill me with your joy and your peace. Bless Donna Birkholz, Alice Thorsby, and Leo Zinniel with your healing power. And bless our congregation as we rededicate ourselves and our building to your service. Amen.