Pastoral Ponderings – April 2023

 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). ~ John 20:16

 Hello Friends!

Here today! Gone tomorrow! The snow we just got, that is. Wasn’t it BEAUTIFUL??? Of course, our pine tree, like many others around town that I have seen, didn’t like it as well as I did. I hope everyone was careful if they had to shovel! That was some heavy stuff!

Unfortunately, I was not able to shovel, as I am working on a back/leg issue. I want to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers, and your patience as I work to heal. I have learned a few things: I am a MUCH better care giver than care receiver; I have reached the age that it will take me longer to heal than I would like, so I am better understanding some of the frustration that many of you have felt in your lives; and I have the most loving and giving husband and son! They have taken such good care of me, and sacrificed so much so they could care for me, putting my needs before their school and work, and other activities. THANK YOU DAVID AND KARSTEN!

Now, that being said, I want to let you know that we will NOT be having an online worship service on Good Friday, as I was only able to work on so much while I was laid up.

HOWEVER, I want to invite you to our Maundy Thursday supper/worship on Thursday, April 6 in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. We will enjoy our meal together, as we hear the final stages of Jesus life through prayer and scripture, and share a piece of ourselves with one another throughout the evening. Whether you have joined us before now or not, I pray you are able to be there on this special night.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Easter schedule on page 3. Have a most blessed week!

~ Always Peace,   Pastor Heidi