Good News, 02.03.10

Friends:

One can be sure of nonviolent victory once fear is conquered in oneself. –  Gandhi

Great to sing the Old Time Hymns this past Sunday and be reminded of the Faith Stream of which we baptismally flow.  The Choir gave us a fine gift with Masithi & Child of the Light (thanks to Sue Field’s arranging skills); one can never get enough Schubert and how wonderful to be Blessed by our Elders.

Our Annual Meeting will follow worship this next Sunday. This is the ideal time to learn about the realities, successes and challenges facing our congregation.  Please read the Annual Report if you received a copy this past Sunday in order to digest all the tasks, events and prayerful gatherings that were accomplished during 2009.  It will deepen your appreciation for the leadership skills of our Council members and the Clergy Contingent.  With  the Debt Retired we will be able to focus anew on our Ministry Priorities and sustaining Peace through our voluntary efforts.  Come and create the future with us and the Spirit.

This Sunday Pr. Anita will share ideas for the development of our Sunday School. Good things are coming our way!

The Nubian Strings will provide musical leadership for our worship on Sunday while Sue is attending a conference.   If you enjoy harp and violin and spirited playing don’t miss this.  Invite your friends.  You will also get to meet our new Seminarian Emily Weller.

A Letter of Gratitude was received from CAPMT who held 5 Recitals at Peace on January 23.   As Sue reported there were at least 1,000 people from all over Northern California who were in attendance at Peace throughout that day.   What a marvelous community gift.  Their letter is posted on our Kiosk.

Please keep our Early Communion Class members Nargiz and Evelyn, the Catechumens and the people of Haiti –  the orphans, amputees and all in despair in your prayers.

The Prayer Circle invites you to join them for Prayer in the Sanctuary around the Singing Bowl at 9:50 each Sunday as a prayerful way to begin our day’s worship.  Details to come.

And a Special Invite:

Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Tasting

When: February 14, 2010, 6:15 PM… right after Jazz at Peace
Where:  Peace Lutheran Church, Danville
Tickets available at the door before and after the concert:  $10 per person

Wine and chocolate— what a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Share a taste treat with your Valentine. At Peace we’re offering a Wine and Chocolate tasting that will match different red and white wines with different varieties of chocolate. Gil Jardine, Peace’s resident wine expert will bring the wine while Susannah El Mogazi, Peace’s resident Chocolatier will provide the chocolate.

The tasting will start at 6:15 PM right after the Jazz at Peace Concert. So jazz fans can buy tickets before the concert and those who aren’t attending can get tickets after the concert.  The tasting will kick-off with a brief discussion about the wines and the art of matching wine with chocolate.

Bring your Valentine and enjoy!

Question:  What is your message, Mr. Gandhi?  “My life is my message.”
That is true for all of us.  What’s your message?
Blessings, Pr. Steve