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Transformed by Mountaintops and Valleys

Dear Friends,  This upcoming Sunday, churches throughout the world who follow the assigned readings and festivals of the Church Year will be celebrating Transfiguration Sunday, the final Sunday before the Lenten season begins.  On this day, Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up  to a mountaintop to pray.   There they will experience an awesome vision they will never forget.  We need mountaintop experiences of our own, places to pray, and sources of strength for the valleys ahead.  

We will also be following Jesus through the valleys during the season of Lent.  Our daily journey with Jesus will take us to:     - quiet places of prayer     - opportunities to feed the hungry     - nights in lonely gardens and angry storms     - the joy and peace of more mountaintop moments     - instructions to care for ourselves and those around us     - reminders that we are never alone but always in the power of the Spirit     - assurance that Jesus meets us exactly where we are b…

Keep On Fishing!

Luke 5:1-11  (This Sunday's Gospel  which I will not be preaching on - keep reading!) 1 Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2 he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch." 5 Simon answered, "Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets." 6 When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. 8 B…

This Saturday - Calling all knitters, quilters, and crocheters!

Make A Blanket Day 

This Saturday, Feb. 9 downstairs in St. Andrew's Hall from 10 AM to 2 PM including hands on demonstrations of tied fleece blankets, knitted or crocheted Afghans, and quilted or tied comforters.  Also, learn ways that you can contribute your handiwork to the Project Linus mission, creating blankets for children in hospitals, shelters, and other social service agencies.  This is open to the community so invite interested family and friends to join you.  Drop in for as long as your schedule allows or pack a lunch and stay the whole time!  You can contact Kristi Simkins -  krisscots@comcast. net with any questions.