We've been so terribly busy with our activities the month just flew by.
Before I forget, our Elders have their May Session Meeting tonight. If anyone has considered joining our church, you may pop by for a brief conversation with us tonight at 5:30PM. We'd love to have a little "diversion" from our monthly business.
Don't forget that we need your help with the Rummage Sale. We are getting more donations today and they will need inspection, cleaning and arranging. The sale is this Friday and Saturday from 9AM-3PM. Spread the word!
Let's get into our prayer requests right away:
- Travelers - many from our church and around the community
- The McClelland Family - they've been hit by tragedy quite a lot. I'm sad to share that Bob McClelland, Jr has passed away. It happened sometime yesterday morning. They are in shock right now. Fortunately, Rob and Ashley live in the area and are able to hang with mom, Kathi, for mutual support.
- Marie Sims - doing okay. She misses getting out of the house. Please continue to give her company. Will's cell number is 575-749-1531. If you could call him before coming over, that way you'll be able to sidestep the home health care staff, physical therapists and others.
- Mickey and Karen Birch - Mickey has stopped doing chemo. He fell in the home recently. Things have been really hard for them.
Sunday, May 20th is Pentecost Sunday and the Presbyterian Historical Society is using that day to celebrate the heritage of Fred Rogers. Here's a link to some further info and a brief video: https://www.history.pcusa.org/heritage-sunday-2018
This week I will be tying up a lot of loose ends before I head out on vacation. I will be gone May 6th (after church) through May 18th. About half that time I will also be in a pastor's writing workshop in Austin, Texas. I'll miss you and will try to learn as much as I can!
Friends, pray unceasingly, assured that you are connected to Jesus Christ no matter where you are. See you at the Rummage Sale (if not sooner).