Pastor’s Weekly Message: 09.26.13

Grace Waves


I shall pass through this world but once. Any good thing that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now and not defer it, for I will not pass this way again.
(Plaque on the door of a Clinic shared by Dr. Rick Hodes and Mother Teresa’s Missionaries in Ethiopia)

Congratulations to Joan and Jim Strawn on the 61st Wedding Anniversary!  What a blessing they have been to each other and Peace!

Look for an article on our Animal Blessing and Pet Festival in the Thursday CC Times newspaper.  Our own Greg Grebe was interviewed!

Forum–Inspiring Generosity:   Barb Droher–Kline from Thrivent will share simple and joyful ways in which we can express generosity in our lives at Sunday’s Forum after worship.  You will be surprised!

Thanks to all who have been contributing to our Food Barrel.  It is nearly full.  Cans of tomatoes/tomato sauce, beans, tuna and whole wheat pasta are always welcomed.

The Camp Out was a delightful success.  A great evening (after a rainy day) was enjoyed by the deepening of friendships, viewing a great movie, hiking the Labyrinth and simply hanging out.  Dates for future Camp Outs will be chosen!

The Youth Group will meet after worship on October 6—and will hopefully help out with the Pet Festival too.

From Fidel and Heidi:  “On a good note Governor Jerry Brown signed the “youth offender” bill into law the previous Tuesday.  So we should hear something soon since Fidel is at the top of the list.  Fidel’s mother and brother Mark will visit him soon. Fidel and I wish to express our love and well wishes to all at Peace Journey.”

  • October 6:  Pet Festival from Noon–3 pm;  9th Season begins for the Jazz Church West with Ed Reed at 5:00 pm—this season will be dedicated to Vocalists.
  • October 13:  The Partnership Committee invites you to Dinner and Conversation from 4–6 pm at Peace.
  • October 20:  Sing Along and “Sing Out!” Recording with Clairdee and Ken French at 4 pm…..our first sing along gathering for the year.

Check out our web page and Facebook and invite your friends to do the same.  New things are always happening and showing up. (See our Join us on Facebook link at the bottom of every page.)

Keep in your prayers:  Ari, Michael, the hungry, the Children of the World, the war victims of Syria, those living with addictions, the unemployed and the underpaid, those who are striving to do new things which the world needs…..and may not understand.

Speak with Seminarian Brock Klobe if you would like to learn more about participating in the Prison Visitation Ministry in Dublin.  Training will be provided.  Are you being called?

Dr. Rick Hodes (whom We Are All Connected seeks to support, especially through our local Children’s Awareness) often reflects:  I can sometimes cure spinal diseases, but I can’t cure the poverty that brings it on.  May the generosity we have received know no end as it flows through us.

Blessings,  Pr. Steve