Good morning brothers and sisters,
As the world turns (one of my mom’s favorite soaps)… As the world turns the season is turning as well. Springtime is all around us. Seeds beneath the cold ground are swelling, ready to sprout something new. The sun peeks through every once in awhile to remind us that the air will be warm again and we really will put our winter coats away. The cardinal in our backyard has begun chirping his morning song just as the eastern sky turns from deep purple to burnt orange. Spring is all around us. The season is turning.
This Sunday we will read two passages from the New Testament that signal a turning, a changing, in our understanding of God. (Mark 8: 31-38 and Romans 4: 13-25). Jesus and Paul take us deep into the mysterious ways of God…and encourage us to be people of faith - even though things are not the way they used to be!
The music is uplifting, the fellowship is warm, the sanctuary beckons us into sacred silence and reverent worship. See you Sunday! Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. in the lounge, worship at 11:00.
My Most Treasured Happiness
A lot of changes are required within me
Before I count you as my Most Treasured Happiness:
Unclasping my grip on what is unnecessary,
Releasing my aimless desire for the impossible,
Ceasing to clutch at things feeding my ego,
Forgiving long-held grudges,
Turning from cultural notions of what satisfies.
All this, and much more, has to go on its way.
Only then will I realize who I have in you,
the source of what brings me true satisfaction.