Pastor’s Blog 5.10.19

Friends:

“What is REAL?  Real isn’t how you are made.  It’s something that happens to you.  It takes a long time.  But once you are Real you can’t become unreal again.  It lasts for always.”  The Velveteen Rabbit

Mother’s Day Worship will be especially celebratory this Sunday as we welcome and dedicate the gift of a Light Globe from Sweden.  This gift from Pr. Margareta and family will illuminate our prayers for our mothers and the people of this world.  Bring your Mother to church on Sunday – in your heart if not in your hand – and light a candle in gratitude for her.

Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others : Begins TUESDAY!  Sign up today…   Tuesdays, May 14, 21 & 28| 7:00-8:30 pm Beth Chaim Sanctuary

Rabbi Dan and Pastor Steve Harms once again come together to teach a compelling approach to thinking about God and faith. The class will be taught out of NY Times bestselling author, Barbara Brown Taylor’s recent novel, Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others.  We will explore the question “What can we learn about our own wrestle with God from encountering the faith journeys of our neighbors?”  Three Sessions | Cost: $60 (includes book)

From Calvin Neswiswi and our Partners in Venda, South Africa:  It is 11:00 in the morning and South Africa started voting at 7:00. We are looking forward to large voter turnout.  Our wish and hope is that Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC win the election. Pray with us for peaceful election.  Greetings to our friends in Peace.

Math Outreach  (https://www.mathoutreach.com/the-program.html) supports kids in disadvantaged local and global communities who lack the skills of basic math concepts. The program will provide tutoring, mentoring, and fundraising to purchase necessary educational supplies. The goal is to help  close the learning gap in math so kids can move forward in their math education.  So far, Math Outreach has raised over 1000 dollars and has been able to purchase numerous math educational supplies including base 10 blocks, pencils, notebooks, flash cards, white boards, calculators, and learning toys.

MAY 18 ~ Pacific Choir Artist in Residence program presents the 10 year Anniversary Concert, Saturday May 18, 7:00p.  Tickets available at the door.

Honoring our Mothers

“Love is recklessness, not reason.  Reason seeks a profit.  Love comes on strong, consuming herself, unabashed.  

She risks everything and asks for nothing.  Love gambles away every gift God bestows!”

 

Easter blessings, Pr. Steve

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