We-Mail from Pastor Mark
We mailed an Easter letter to members and regular attendee’s on Tuesday so please look for it in your mail. Our special offering for Easter will support our partner church Ressano Garcia United Methodist Church Mozambique, Africa. The pastor there is Rev. Bernardo Victorino. We have supported this congregation for several years and it is a joy to know our $990 helps to pay the pastors salary or provide for special projects in the church. Please write Easter offering on the memo line of your check. We will open a special portal in Tithe.ly for those who give online.
We are not out of the pandemic so wear your masks and maintain a social distance of six feet. That is our practice in church plus hand sanitizer is available. We want to defeat the Corona Virus so sign up for your vaccine and go where the opportunity is available. Due to safety precautions, we have capacity for 80 people in the Christian Life Center. It takes the entire space so please understand we are trying to offer live worship to as many people as possible in addition to our online service through Facebook Live and or website livelovegrow.org/videos.
We support the Caring and Sharing Food Pantry. This month we are collecting canned ravioli, spaghettiO’s and toilet paper. Pick up a few cans of each and a package of TP next time you’re at the store. One bag from each of us will be a big help and won’t bust the budget for any of us. Also, this a UMCOR’s month to receive a special offering. We have special giving envelopes and the Tithe.ly portal has a special opening for donations to UMCOR. Let’s be extravagantly generous. It feels good!
This Sunday we are reading John 12:20-33 so take a moment and meditate on that passage. What thunder have you heard that made you wonder, “What’s going on?” We’ve all had those moments.
See you on Sunday, Pastor Mark