Here are some words from the 14th chapter of John's Gospel....
"Do not let your hearts be troubled, Trust in God;
trust also in me." (John 14:1)
Robert and his wife were in shock when their dream cabin overlooking Mount Timpanogos was crushed in an avalanche. It took nature only ten seconds to destroy what had taken them several years to design, plan, build, and furnish. They had a very difficult time seeing God in the situation as they picked through the smashed bits of their belongings.
Eight months later, a colleague told Robert about an accident their wives had almost had on the day of the avalanche that destroyed the home. The man's wife and son, coming down the narrow road from their cabin, had skidded on the icy pavement and almost collided with Robert's wife, who was on her way up the hill. Just before the two vehicles collided, the man's wife turned her car into a deep snow bank.
It took almost an hour to get the vehicle unstuck. While they worked, Robert's wife and son waited, unable to pass. Had the accident not occurred, they would very likely have been at home, killed in the avalanche!
Be slow to judge devastating circumstances in your life. Trouble does not come from God, but God is ever present to turn those things around for your good. Ask God to show you His hand of protection in every situation.
I make happy endings. --- GOD
+++ On Sunday we worship at 8:30am and 10:00am and this week we celebrate the Second Sunday of Lent. And, after we hear from Luke 15 we will get to meet and hear about The Prodigal Son. If there was ever anyone who really needed God's Amazing Grace.... it was him! Come and hear how his confession brings him once again into the presence of his loving Father. We will also be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion together this week, so if you're joining us from home, have your communion elements ready! Just log onto the church's Facebook page for the 10:00am live stream event! And if you are worshipping at another time, you can find us on our YouTube channel a little later in the day. After worship, volunteers will be delivering this month's Shut-In meal ministry meals. Thanks to all who make this amazing ministry possible!
+++ Next week Pam is on vacation.... so the office will be staffed with volunteers each morning from 9:00am until about 12:00noon. Thanks to our volunteers for stepping in and helping out next week.
+++ Our church Trustees meet on Wednesday afternoon, March 8th at 4:00pm in the Fireside Room! Please mark your calendars, Trustees, and plan to attend this important meeting.
+++ Next Sunday, March 12th will be our first Service of Healing Prayer and Anointing in the Fireside Room at 12:00 noon. This service is designed for all who have a need for healing.... either physical, emotional, or in a relationship or situation in life. If that describes where you might be at right now, put the date and time on your calendar and plan to join us on March 12th at 12:00 noon!
+++ The Choir is looking for some additional singers for the Lent/Easter season and you are invited to help! Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm and you can get more information by talking to Lisa or Dan! It's fun to sing God's praises!
+++ Both our Finance and SPRC teams meet on Tuesday, March 14th at 6:00pm. Members of these ministry teams.... please mark your calendars!
Make this day a great day and always look for the happy endings God provides!