Good News, 08.04.2011


Every request I make of God is a message telling of my neediness, of my trust in God, of my willing dependence and openness to receive. Prayer is the moment in life where we need not fear to express ourselves in all our vulnerability and imperfection. God already knows; it is we who need to be informed. – (Towards God, Michael Casey)

Family Camp – This week …. One night down and one to go!
We have a fun evening on Wednesday munching tacos while tossing sand, rolling marbles, and dropping pennies. And now there’s one more chance for you to join us for a deeee-licious dinner and fun times!

Friday, August 5
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Begin your weekend with a church yard picnic! We’ll be serving up a hot dog dinner followed by an evening of play! Croquet, badminton, horse shoes and table games! Before we call it a night we’ll be loading up at the Make-your-own-Sundae table!

Join in the action or sit on the sidelines. What you do is up to you. We just want to see you there!
What to Bring: You. Your family. Your friends. And a comfortable lawn chair suitable for kicking back and relaxing in the cool of the evening with friends. Everything else provided!

If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to read this letter about our upcoming Sunday morning worship time change along with a reflection on Baptismal Promises.

The Reggae Love Fest is on for August 28 from 4 – 7 pm in the Courtyard at Peace.  You’ll love the 10 piece reggae band Native Elements.  You can download and print out a flyer for this event here.

Upcoming Earth/Faith/Food CSA trainings:  The CSA market produce delivery will move to Peace Lutheran Church during August and September. Peace volunteers will be assisted by members of the Baha’i Assembly. On Tuesday evening August 2 from 7:30-8:30, Rebecca Calahan Klein will come to Peace Lutheran Church and walk through the set-up process for the next Sunday CSA. Future volunteers are also welcome.

This Sunday Katie Walda and 18 members of the Centerpointe Presbyterian Choir will join us and assist in leading our worship. They will present a delightful and uplifting summer worship gift to all of us. Please honor these guests – who are traversing upon this arduous venture all the way from Pleasanton – with your presence, prayers and encouragement.

Our thanks to Greg Collins for his presentation on the Drought in East Africa this past Sunday. How God weeps for all God’s children who are wasting away. Economics, drought, politics – yes, but most poignantly these consequences are allowed by those who are spiritually wasting away. Click here to download a listing of AID Groups Working in East Africa.

Deficit Discussion Group: Mark Miller will lead a discussion on the U.S. Budget Crisis: Facts, Fallacies and Fixes on Sunday, August 14th at 9:00am. Please join us for fresh views on this important topic.

Our thanks to Pr. Elizabeth for preaching these past two Sundays. She is going to take this next Sunday off so Bible 365 will resume on August 14.

Bev and I had a marvelous time in Montana with our sons. Vacations are a good thing. I hope you are able to enjoy one.

Blessings, Pr. Steve