Grace and Peace be with you, Friends!
I hope that you all have had a good week off from seeing little old me around the church. Just kidding. Thank you for sending me to the Biblical preaching workshop at Ghost Ranch this past week, where we spent about 6 hours a day studying some very challenging Scriptures and thinking about how we would preach about them. Our teacher was Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence, from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. It was quite possibly the best program I have ever attended from the Synod of the Southwest. I look forward to practicing the techniques from that class!
Let's get something out of the way right now - the Session has paid to reserve a booth space for our church at the Quay County Fair. Now we need to have a small team of volunteers to help me brainstorm. I hope that we can meet after church, this Sunday, April 5th to talk about my ideas and make plans. Bring a sack lunch!
This week is a big week - Rattler Reunion is coming! It's also Communion Sunday.
Elmer Schuster preparing for carotid artery surgery on Monday, Aug 6th
People of Japan suffering destruction from fires and floods
Hawaii - volcano flow
Fires in California, New Mexico and elsewhere
Teresa Gallegos-Brake - recovering from eye surgery
Marie Sims - continued comfort and strength
For a safe Rattler Reunion weekend
Today yoga class reconvenes at noon. If you cannot come, please text/call 575-708-0860, so I know whether we have enough people
Saturday at 8:00-9:00AM Dunn Park - Health Council Community Walk "Walk with a Cop"
Saturday from 10:00AM-4:00PM Arts and Crafts and Rummage Sale and Cookie Bake-off at the Gallery, Etc. Vote for your favorite cookie (your pastor is entering the contest!).
Friends, make the most of your week. Let this time in your life be the gift that God has given you. I can't wait to see you all soon.