Greetings in the name of the Risen Christ!
Yes! I am sending you this about 12 hours earlier than usual. This is because Tuesday may be a busy day and I'd like to keep Tuesday morning a little loose. Here's why:
Today I received word while I was in Albuquerque that our friend in Christ, Bob McClelland, Sr., passed away today. Yesterday in church, our prayers were that he might become well enough to be able to return to Tucumcari, but it seems God had other plans. I am sure that Bob was prepared to meet God, and I know that his faith helped him with that. Our prayers go up for the McClelland clan now. It looks like I will be officiating his service and that his service could be this Saturday. However I don't know enough details to say for sure. Once I talk it over more with Kathi and Bob Jr., I will get word to you all. How this will figure in to our already-busy plans for April 7th, I do not know yet.
In other news, I believe we had a healthy turnout for Easter Sunday! I am grateful to Kenna and Marge for their musical offerings to make it special.
For a moment's peace, you are invited to attend our yoga class at noon tomorrow. (Tuesday) Bring a yoga mat, or something similar, and we'll do some stretching and strengthening. My favorite part is "corpse pose," when you just lie there with your eyes closed. For some of us, doing nothing can be a very hard thing to do!
As there might be a funeral in our church on Saturday, our Presbyterian Women might or might not be going ahead with their Rummage Room Clean up project. Please stay tuned to your email inbox as we make that determination.
Friends, I don't have a whole lot more to report to you for this week. It was a joy to have visitors - Rachel Vanderpool, Emily Priddy and husband Ron Warnick, Wendy, Mark and Konor of the Huffman family all there to visit us on Easter Sunday. And we jingled bells and rang out with joy and proclamation that Christ is Risen! Risen indeed!
I do hope that this is a blessed week for you. If you have any questions about this week ahead please call or text me at 575-708-0860.
In Christ's Love,