Pastor’s Weekly Message: 02.28.14

Grace Waves

Friends:

The Lord has written the promise of the resurrection in every blossom and leaf of springtime.  Martin Luther

Crab Feed – Saturday, March 1 at 5:00 pm…..“The Best Crab Feed in the Bay Area!”  Everything is prepared for you and your friends! Thanks to all who are volunteering to make this a splendid fundraiser for Peace.  We have 75-80 people signed up. Chuck Fisher and Mike Valenta are working hard to give you a delightful evening. Our Silent Auction will include:  A 43″ Samsung plasma TV, a silver filigree bracelet and several Restaurant Gift Cards. Expect a great night!

This Sunday we celebrate the Transfiguration – the culmination of the season of Epiphany.  Be sure to give yourself some time to contemplate our Transfiguration Painting by Richard Caemmerer which is in the front corner of our sanctuary.

Ash Wednesday initiates the season of Lent.  Our worship will be at 7:30 pm next Wednesday.

Love Letters will be performed at Peace on March 9 at 4:00 pm.  This is a fundraiser for Hospice of the East Bay where Bev Harms and Pr. Elizabeth work. This drama is a poignant and humorous story about letters exchanged over the course of a lifetime between two long time friends who despite going separate ways continue to share their confidences.  A reception with a popular harpist will follow.

Thanks to the 11 people who have signed up for Escrip – another easy way to support Peace. You can sign up this Sunday during Hospitality too. Those of you have received Choice Dollar notifications from Thrivent – you know who you are – please direct that money to Peace if you desire.

Forum on March 2 – The Human Heart:  Healthy and Happy (medically and spiritually) with Dr. Jan Johansson.  You will value Jan’s wisdom and insights!

The Veil Tapestry Project has raised $411 of the $426 needed to begin.  Please bring your $3.85 to church this Sunday to help Bill Carmel and the Church Council achieve its goal!

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen is a reverent 2009 biopic by director Margarethe von Trotta about the famed 12th century Benedictine abbess. Von Bingen was also a Christian mystic, scientist, physician/healer, poet, naturalist, playwright, philosopher and composer. Pope John Paul II called her, “a light to her people and for her time, she continues to shine even more brightly today.” Run time 111 minutes. Join us for popcorn during, discussion after.

The Jazz Church West hosts The Marcus Shelby Trio featuring vocalist Denise Perrier this Sunday at 5:00 pm.

Blessings,  Pr. Steve