How wonderful to celebrate the Lord's Supper with you this past Sunday. And how wonderful it was to share pizza with the Green Chile Gals last night, as we gathered around the table and brainstormed about our banners. God is good all the time!
We have a mound of banners in the crafts and quilt room, where we also store the medical equipment for loan. But because of our arid climate the glues and material have dried out. The banners needed some maintenance. We were able to rediscover some banners we forgot, and some needing revival and one that just had to retire!
Banners have a long tradition in the Church. They functioned a little like mobile communication devices, ancient Facebook pages. They displayed emblems that Christians carried through the streets on feast days in processionals to the church.
Nowadays we hang banners on the church walls, but their significance has not gone away. They can be a sermon in picture form. They tell stories of how God has entered our lives. The prophet Isaiah was commanded to raise a banner and exalt his voice (Isaiah 13:2). Habakkuk received a similar order to write a vision upon tablets that could be read by one who runs past it (Habakkuk 2:2). For more Scriptures with banners in them, click here: Banners.
Kenna and I have been tapped to work on a Pentecost banner. If we had a new banner, what do you think it should display? A neon cross with a Blue Swallow? A point and click Jesus? I'm just teasing. Whatever it has, it needs to reflect God's permanence and timeliness.
Here's one thing that we can rally around. Our church has received news that we have been approved for our 3-2-1 grant funds from the Sierra Blanca Presbytery for the "3-2-1 Go!" project. This grant will knit us closer to the mission of the Tucumcari Domestic Violence Program. More to come later this week in newsletter.
Exercise Eat and Pray M, W, F 9:00AM Exercise Room
Yoga tomorrow Wednesday at 5:30PM Fellowship Hall
Rattlers vs Ft Sumner Track Meet Saturday, 4/12 If you happen to be in Ft. Sumner, go by the H.S. and cheer on our star, Kayla Cherry. (she will be in Logan next Saturday)
Palm Sunday and Congregational Potluck: Sunday, 4/13 (thanks to Ron for getting the Palms!); Bell Choir meets at 1:30PM for practice
Maundy Thursday Worship: Thursday, 4/17 Maundy Thursday 6:00PM
May the rest of your week be blessed, as we approach ever nearer the Day of Resurrection.
Blessings and Peace,
Pastor Amy Pospichal