Friday, March 31, 2023
The prophet Ecclesiastes ends his discussion about there being a time for everything in chapter 3 with these words...
"God has made everything beautiful in its time."
A businessman working in Asia happened to meet a blind man from Belgium, who sat next to him during dinner and a show. The man said, "I'd love it if you'd describe a little of what you see." The businessman happily agreed.
The blind man asked him to describe the musicians, which the businessman had failed to note, and then to describe their instruments. "What do our fellow tourists look like?" the blind man asked. The businessman described two in great detail: an elderly Japanese woman and a blond Scandinavian boy. When the show began, he described the dancers, their four-inch fingernails, and their elegant movements.
The businessman later commented: "I discovered colors, patterns, and designs of local costumes; the texture of skin under soft lights; the movement of long, black Asian hair as elegant heads angled to the music; the intense expressions of the musicians as they played; even the flashing white smile of our waitress." At the close of the evening, the blind man said, "How beautifully you saw everything for me."
Ask God to open your eyes today and help you see the intricate beauty and detail of the world around you.... as you have never seen it before. It's God's gift to us, and we have only begun to realize its splendor.
Remember that pretty sunset? I painted it just for you. --- GOD
+++ This Sunday is Palm Sunday! We will be blessing palms and worshipping at 8:30am and 10:00am in the Sanctuary. We will postpone the celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion until next Sunday and we will meet the apostle Peter this week. But this week we will see the fearful side of Peter and learn once again how God's Amazing Grace saved him. We will continue our "live-streaming" on the church's Facebook page at 10:00am and then "upload" the completed worship to our YouTube channel, as well. So you have lots of ways to join us for worship this coming weekend! Also Sunday is the last opportunity to order Easter flowers for our altar next Sunday. Just see Phyllis is the Narthex and she will be glad to help!
+++ This Sunday is also a delivery day for our Shut-in Meal Ministry. Thanks to all who are a part of this ministry of visitation!
+++ Our Holy Week worship includes:
*** Maundy Thursday worship at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary on Thursday, April 6th.
*** Good Friday meditation will be available on both FaceBook and YouTube on Friday, April 7th.
*** Easter Sunday worship celebrations are at 8:30am and 10:00am on Sunday, April 9th!
+++ Next Sunday we will also offer another Service of Healing Prayers and Anointing at 12:00noon in the Fireside Room. We invite all those in need of healing to plan to join us for this time of prayer and worship.
+++ On Tuesday, April 11th we have 3 meetings taking place here at the church...Finance Team will meet at 6:00pm; SPRC will also meet at 6:00pm; and our Administrative Council will meet at 7:00pm. Mark your calendars, please!
+++ The great Annual Garage Sale is coming on May 4, 5 & 6! Dates to bring in clean, saleable items are 4/30, 5/1 & 5/2. See Shelley for details or to get involved and help!
Make this day a great day and look around at the beauty God has created just for YOU!
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