Greetings from Church of Peace 08/07/14



Greetings from Church of Peace,

Is your life calm right now or in the midst of a storm?  Either way, you’ll find Sunday’s Scripture story strengthening.  Join us as we read about Jesus walking on the water and calming the storm.  The service will begin at 8:45 a.m.

Tonight we will gather at 6:30 for a worship service which will include communion.  We will meet in the sanctuary.

Last Sunday’s children sermon emphasized how abundantly God provides.  Twelve families received shopping bags which they will fill with groceries and return this Sunday.  If you’d like to participate, fill a paper shopping bag and bring it Sunday.  It will help teach the children about God’s generosity. And you’ll feel really good about it, too.

Saturday is the Summer Women’s Birthday Gathering at 10:00 a.m.  All women with summer birthdays are encouraged to attend. The place has been changed – it will be held at Rolling Meadows Restaurant. We’d appreciate a call (921-8215) if you can join us.

One member of our congregation remains hospitalized – Carol Moon. Please remember her when you pray.

The Messenger is now available at the church and on line (www.uccchurchofpeace.org).

Sunday, August 17th will bring us the opportunity to worship outside at Mauthe Lake and to enjoy a picnic/potluck.  All you need to bring is a dish to pass and a lawn chair. A bus is available.  It will leave COP at 10:00 a.m. and return between 1:30 and 2:00.  Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can have plenty of drinks and main dish for everyone.

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: O God, you have blessed me with another day of life.  May I enjoy it and use its hours to serve you.  Bless Carol Moon as she recovers from surgery.  Bless our church family with a sense of purpose and peace.  I pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.