Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Cora: Monthly Calendar

Hello ladies.

Another month has flown by and now it is March. Spring is upon us.

Here is the calendar for March:

March 11 - Fruit of the Spirit study - Longsuffering - church office at 6:30 p.m.
March 25 - Fruite of the Spirit study - Kindness - church office at 6:30 p.m.

Hope to see you all there.

Also remember, the retreat at the Homestead is April 24-26. More details will be coming soon!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Shannon: A Chance to Serve

I caught a little segment about Kathy Holmgren (wife of Seahawks' coach, Mike) early this morning. I've known from previous newsclips that she's very active in overseas missions and has missed many of her husband's games over the years because of trips she's taken to offer humanitarian aid. But this morning, they highlighted one of her local ministries.

Kathy, who has three health-care related master's degrees, works three days a week as a community health nurse (mostly for the homeless) at the Pike Market Medical Clinic. This morning, they showed her sitting cross-legged on the clinic floor, bathing and tending to the feet of a homeless man.

"I never feel more like a Christian than when I'm doing this," she said.

There was a beauty and a poignancy to the sight of Kathy bending over that man's feet that I'm not sure I can put to words. I doubt she knows the effect it had on those of us who watched.

Today, few of us will have an opportunity to bathe someone's feet. But all of us will have an opportunity to serve.

What might you do for Jesus today?

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Cora: Women's Prayer

Hello ladies.

Sylvia Stevenson has felt the Lord's calling to open her home for those of us who would like to get together and pray.

James 5:16 says, "Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."

1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to "pray continually."

Sylvia will be opening her house Thursday evenings beginning February 7 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. We will be praying for the needs of our families, our friends, our church and our country. If you can't make it every Thursday, don't let that stop you from coming when you can.

For directions, call Jeff or Sylvia (their number is in the church directory) or e-mail Sylvia.

"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for the saints" (Ephesians 6:18).