Weekly Greeting from Pastor Mark
It is a sad day when we say goodbye to our dear friends. John Brown’s service was this past Monday and Patsey Skelton’s service is this coming Monday. Visitation is at 10 a.m. and the service is at 11 a.m. The family asks that everyone attending please wear a mask as we will be in the sanctuary. Let us be in prayer for these families during their time of grief.
Our group of ladies with the idea of sending gift bags and thank you cards to the SSM Lake St. Louis Hospital have sent their first round of joy on Tuesday evening. Rev. Chris Dumas, Chaplin at SSM Lake St Louis delivered them to the nurses and support staff on Wednesday. She sent pictures with their thankyou’s. It was well received and what a boost for morale!
You can participate by making thank you cards or purchasing the following items. Drop them off Sunday in the lobby. There is a basket on the Connection Center.
- Peanut Butter or Cheese Cracker (single serving type packs)
- Travel size hand lotions
- $5 gift cards to Starbucks or Bread Co (no larger amounts please)
- Chapstick, Gum, or Breath Mints
I know it is terribly cold and will continue for a good while. Our services are available on our website: livelovegrow.org or Facebook. I encourage everyone to reach out to a friend by telephone, card, or letter.
We are not alone. There are friends and loved ones who are concerned about you. Be that friend who shares the love of God and goes the extra mile. You have my support to call everyone in the directory and say ‘Hello, how are you doing?’ You may be the voice to help them get through a personal turmoil or just brighten their day. Let us follow our vision by Living for God, Loving our neighbor, and Growing in Christ.
We are offering Alpha classes on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Café. It is a great way to pursue our faith, ask questions and make new friends. It’s not just for outsiders or seekers but for everyone who wants to experience a deeper walk with Christ. It will stir that spirit within you and brighten your day. If you wonder if you should come, do and bring a friend.
Our scripture this week is Luke 4:14-21. Jesus read from the scriptures and taught a lesson at the synagogue in Nazareth. It upset some and stirred the faith in others. We’ll talk more about that event and how we can “Tell the Good News” on Sunday morning.
See you in person or via the internet, Pastor Mark