Sunday, April 26, 2015
We were entertained by the wonderful talent of the Visual Faith Band. Their beautiful music was enjoyed by all.
Their ministry focuses on assisting families in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). They provide assistance to the families with sick babies. Visual Faith Ministry provides meals, supplies, financial assistance, and counseling services. Jimmy and Jill spend several hours each week in the NICU providing support to these families during this difficult time. Click on the link to learn more. http://visualfaithministry.com/
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Saturday, April 11, 2015
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I recently returned from a 12 day trip to the Holy Land. For me it was an experience that made the Bible come to life. For me it was a journey where I surely felt the presence of Jesus as I followed in his footsteps.
The Garden of Gethsemane was one place where I felt the presence of Jesus. It’s a beautiful garden with fruit trees, shrubs, flowers and olive trees. Botanists claim that some of the olive trees at this garden are actually 3,000 years old. I took a picture of one of the olive trees in the garden of Gethsemane, not because it is old, but because the bark drew my attention. One writer’s words express exactly how I feel when I look at this picture.
*Whether or not the olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane can be traced to the first century, their gnarled and weathered trunks remind us of the agony that Jesus experienced when he prayed on this site over two thousand years ago. To visit Gethsemane is to reflect on the suffering that Jesus endured on our behalf.*
The Treasurer will be sending a donation to the Movie Ministry at
Oakridge Valley United Methodist Church in memory of Chuck Behr, a late
member of our own congregation.
May Baskets will be a project coming up, so look for news about
opportunities to help with this outreach. Phyllis Layman will be
lending a deft hand at their arrangement, as she has beautifully done so
in the past. Possibly after the service on the 26th of April there will
be a small workshop for assembling about 50 of them.
On May 10th, ladies be prepared to be regaled by a Mother*s Day
Breakfast, prepared by the men of the congregation before the service,
as another time for fellowship and merrymaking.
Do you have a Letter of Transfer you would like to give to Pastor
Blaine? A special day of recognition may be in the offing.
From Marcia Little, Board Secretary