Sunday, November 11, 2012

THIS SUNDAY: The story of the Widow’s mite is a popular one to preach for stewardship.  Giving is a part of the message, no doubt.  This week we consider the journey of risk and restoration.  Texts:  Heb 9:24-28 and Mark 12:28-44

Also we have a Mission Moment and a guest from Help: Asian Woman’s Shelter in Tokyo.

9:30 am This Sunday:
Confirmation class
Pastor Teresa teaches about Prayer


Nov 18th at 9:30:
Grades 1-4 Sunday School:
Topic: Patience (James 5:7a)
Teacher: Mio

Adult Sunday School in the Sacks home; Fruit of the Spirit series:  “PATIENCE” facilitated by Carol Sack.

12:00:  Thanksgiving feast!   You are welcome to invite friends to join us.  Please bring place settings for yourself and how about an extra, just incase we have visitors who come without?  If you have not already signed up for a food item to bring and share, please do so this Sunday or contact Karen Seevers, keeper of the list, maker of the salad.


Prayer for Autumn Days

God of the seasons, there is a time for everything; there is a time for dying and a time for rising. We need courage to enter into the transformation process.

God of autumn, the trees are saying goodbye to their green, letting go of what has been. We, too, have our moments of surrender, with all their insecurity and risk. Help us to let go when we need to do so.

God of fallen leaves lying in colored patterns on the ground, our lives have their own patterns. As we see the patterns of our own growth, may we learn from them.

God of misty days and harvest moon nights, there is always the dimension of mystery and wonder in our lives. We always need to recognize your power-filled presence. May we gain strength from this.

God of harvest wagons and fields of ripened grain, many gifts of growth lie within the season of our surrender. We must wait for harvest in faith and hope. Grant us patience when we do not see the blessings.

God of geese going south for another season, your wisdom enables us to know what needs to be left behind and what needs to be carried into the future. We yearn for insight and vision.

God of flowers touched with frost and windows wearing white designs, may your love keep our hearts from growing cold in the empty seasons.

God of life, you believe in us, you enrich us, you entrust us with the freedom to choose life. For all this, we are grateful.

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