Archive for February, 2012

February 2012 Pastor’s Newsletter

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Blessings to you and those you love through Christ,

We all know that February is the shortest month, with the fewest days.  Rejoice, for this year we get one extra day on the 29th:  Leap Day!   What will you do with your extra 24 hours?  It falls on a Wednesday this year, midweek, so it can’t be a long weekend celebration.  But, it certainly can be a celebration, spent with family, friends or with us in our weekly devotions.

So what can we do?  (I would suggest a morning exercise, but I feel that I might get hurt.) Remembering that it is an extra day, maybe we could take time out for Jesus and give thanks to God for bringing us through another night safely.  Let’s see, we need to remember to eat a good, healthy breakfast, then off to God’s House , here at the church, to join the 14 – 16 people who meet regularly  for the weekly Wednesday Morning Prayers at 9:00 AM, coffee and pastries included. Then, off to work, or to the couch, or to see a friend or visit family.  Whatever your Wednesdays bring, bring  a positive attitude to share with those you see and exchange God’s love with a stranger.  Whatever you choose to do on your Leap Day, be sure it is to the glory of God.  After all, He’s the one who gave you this extra day to finish out a great, but short, month.

Meanwhile, we have much to look forward to this February, including the Super Bowl on Sunday and a Valentine’s Day party on February 11th, right here in our Fellowship Hall, with new chairs for comfort and friends who truly know that it is more blessed to love one another in His name.

I am really looking forward to spending my first Easter Season with you.  On February 22nd, we’ll begin the Season of Lent with an Ash Wednesday service at 6:45 PM in our sanctuary.  The congregation and the Rev. Dianne Shirey  of The Church in Silver Lake will be joining us for this Sacred Service.  I look forward to sharing the evening with all of you.  Please join us at 6:00 PM to share a soup supper in the Fellowship Hall.

I pray that this year each of us will remember that some Lenten traditions, although seeming to be hard work, can become “HEART WORK.”

Until we meet in God’s House, may the Lord bless you, keep you safe, and  show you His Everlasting Love.

Serving you through God’s Love,

Pastor Jim