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Sunday Replay 1.20.08

I think I speak for everyone when I say “brrrrrrr…”  It was -2 when I left the house to go to the church at 8:00 Sunday morning.  The thermostat beside the stage showed 55 degrees!  That would have been fine with me, but sure some of you might have been a little uncomfortable, so I cranked up the furnace.  It was warm and cozy by the time worship started.

The worship combo gets better every Sunday!  Calvin added a lot with his bass.  I’ve heard a lot of positive comments about the direction we’re going in worship.

In week three of “Life on Loan,” we continued to talk about “seeing” like Jesus sees.   We looked at the story of the Good Samaritan.  You remember that the story begins with a traveler being robbed and beaten by a band of thieves.  Two “religious” men – a priest and a Levite – walked around the man without helping him.  It fell to a lowly, hated Samaritan to help and care for the injured man.  We took note of how the various characters in the story “saw” the man…  The thieves saw the man as a potential victim – someone they could exploit for their personal gain.  The priest and the Levite saw the man as a problem to be avoided – someone who would interrupt their religious plans.  But the Samaritan saw the man as a person with needs he could meet.  God is not calling us to use people for self-centered gain, or to refuse help to the needy in the name of our religion.  He is calling us to “see” the needs of the people around us and meet those needs using our time, talents, and treasure.

Don’t forget to be in prayer about nominations for deacons/deaconess.  We will receive nominations on February 3rd. 

This cold weather has got me in the mood for a chili supper!  Maybe with some tables set up for board and card games, or some dominoes…  What do you think?

God bless you all, I love you!

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