Enews: Sunday, February 10, 2019

Dear Friend:

To follow the call of God is not an easy one, but the wise perceive and understand God’s ways. God leads us away from the ways of the world that secure wealth and power. Instead, we are led into a deeper way of loving one another. We are taught a better way of life, of not judging but listening, of showing kindness and mercy to others, and trusting in God through Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13)
In the year King Uzziah Dies, Isaiah has a vision of God’s glory in the temple, where he is cleansed and he responds to God’s call. Then God tells him to say to the people that they won’t learn or understand. When he asks how long this will be for, God answers that it will continue until the country is a wasteland, but that Israel’s stump will be a holy seed.  

  1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Paul reminds the believers of the Good News that Jesus died, was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day. He was seen by Peter, and the twelve, and by over 500 followers. He was also seen by Paul, who considers himself the least of the apostles. He declares that he is what he is by the grace of God.
 Luke 5:1-11
Jesus preaches on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and when the crowds press in on him, he steps into a boat and asks Peter to put out from the shore a little. Then he tells Peter to go out and drop his nets to catch fish. Peter complains that the disciples have worked all night and caught nothing, but he agrees to go anyway. When they catch a great catch, Peter responds in repentance, and Jesus calls him to follow. So Peter, James and John leave their nets and follow Jesus.
God of wonder and joy, we look in the mirror and do not see holiness reflected back. We long to be sisters and brothers with others, but don’t want to be an intrusion in our friends’ lives. We yearn to be more compassionate, yet it is often spite and malice we offer to someone else. We are so busy listening to those internal i-pods, that we have trouble hearing the cries of loneliness coming from those around us.
Forgive us, God who longs to be enthroned in our hearts.  You call us to different lives, so we might make a difference for all who hurt. You invite us into your kingdom, so we might show the others the way. You challenge us to take a risk by following Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, so we might become your children once again.


This Sunday:

8:00am Worship in the Chapel

8:45am Christian Formation

10:00am Worship in the Sanctuary

Music: Aldersgate Ringers & Fusion

Liturgist:  Ginny Carlson

Ushers:  Gerry Chvatal, LouAnn Chvatal, Jack King, Ron Lohman, Jeff Kaiser

Coffee And… Bud Carlson

29 th Annual Auction & Dinner.
Sign up for events has begun! Train watching,
Jewelry Making, Dinners, High Tea, and more! 
Auction Dinner tickets are now on sale!
Last Chance to get them discounted!!  
$15/guest through today, $20/guest after today
Last Call for Donations!!
Consider sponsoring!!!

Please join us for a
Clothes Closet Open House
Monday, February 18

Note from Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee…. 

Remember Pastor is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. It is strongly recommended to always make an appointment. If daytime will not work for you, Pastor will accommodate an evening or another time for you.

Fridays are Pastor Luis’s Quiet/Reading days… and he may be in the office or any place he feels comfortable to do his work. Please note, you may reach him, but Pastor may not return your call quickly unless it is an emergency.

Mondays are Pastor Luis’s Days OFF …. Please remember only to reach out to him in case of emergency . 


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