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Navigating Winds and Waves

Dear Friends,

What an amazing production of The Fiery Furnace this past weekend! Thanks be to God for John Rea's incredible creativity and vision for this performance as well as for all of his direction to bring it home.  Many thanks to Jennie Rice for her hard work, communication, and  organization in managing the details of this production.  Thanks to an incredible cast that was truly intergenerational and amazingly talented, a crew who worked through many challenges behind the scenes, and to everyone who in a matter of hours converted the sanctuary back into a beautiful space for worship, just in time for a funeral this morning.  So many hearts were touched by this team effort and. on a personal note, it was a real honor and a lot of fun to play a small role in this performance. (I wear white most Sundays in worship, but not like that!)
Many of you know that this production did not come without it's challenges.  The learning curve was steep, schedules were hard to manage, and the weather presented all kinds of obstacles.  Well, as it goes with musicals, so it often goes in our daily lives.  I am reminded of a "Peanuts" cartoon depicting Snoopy in rain gear on the deck of a storm blown ship.  The caption reads, "There is nothing I can do to control the winds of the world.  All I can do is adjust my sails."  Indeed, as many of us have discovered, even when change is minimal, even when people and circumstances stay the same, our attitudes and perspectives can change, in order to bring about helpful transformation.
This Wednesday at 7:30, our focus of our Midweek Worship, a service of Holy Communion, is change of circumstances.  The Rev. Thomas Kochenderfer (Pastor K)  will be sharing the chancel with me and will be sharing the Word with us.  Hope many of you can join us for worship and that some of you will even be able to join us for dinner at 6:30.  See you in church!


Pastor Mueller


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