Good News, 09.22.2011

Friends:

“Everywhere that I roam, everyone I see is a poem – written on the back of God’s hand.” Gil Scott Heron

The initial service with our worship change of time to 9:30 seemed to work well for everyone. The quality of our hospitality time was not diminished. And 20 people participated in our Adult Education Class in the Gathering Hall. Nursery Care for the littlest ones is being arranged during the Sunday School/Adult Education as well.

This Sunday’s Adult Education Discussion Topic (which meets in the Gathering Hall):Can we find common ground with Christian fundamentalists/ Why is religion used for hating people?” Bible 365 continues with Pr. Elizabeth at 11:10 am each Sunday. New participants are always welcome!

Taize Contemplative Renewal begins Friday evening at 7:00 pm. This prayer service consists of chants, brief scripture and a period of silence. It’s an opportunity to be present, listen deeply and rest. We get to pray for the healing of our lives, loved ones and world. Feel free to invite friends to join you. Taize is sponsored by the Healing Prayer Team and it will happen monthly on the 4th Friday of each month.

Martha Mantei will participate in the Walk out of Darkness on Sunday. It is sponsored by the Society for the Prevention of Suicide. If you wish to support her please go to www.outofthedarkness.org. Enter Martha’s name as the “participant’ or her team name “Tri-Valley Starz”. (Donations can be made until 12/31/11) Thank you, Martha, for keeping us aware resources and hope!

We are happy that Lois McGee is home from the hospital and doing well!

Please keep in your prayers: Marlene Garrity, Sheryl Ruzek and family who mourn her mother’s death, the Duffy Family, and the family of Troy Davis.

This Sunday you will get to meet our new Seminarian Brenda Bos. You will enjoy her!

Blessings, Pr. Steve