Blog: “Dispatch from the Edge”: March 3, 2017
Blog Post AuthorAnita Sorenson
March 3, 2017 | LentMarch 3, 2017 | Lent
“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but it is because the Lord loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations...
The very next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and yelled out, “Here he is, God’s Passover Lamb! He forgives the sins of the world! ”
Deuteronomy 7:6-9 (ESV) & John 1:29 (MSG)
Take time today to intentionally reflect upon the ways God has shown his love to you and your family, and then respond with a prayer of gratitude to God for his forgiveness, great lovingkindness and gift of friendship.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor for Spiritual Formation
Keep these opportunities to gather together in mind over the next few weeks:
Lenten Focus: Neighborhood Listening
During Lent our all-church, inter-departmental emphasis will be on listening to our neighbors.
• Feb. 26th thru April 15: Lenten disciplines: Pair up with a friend to practice a weekly discipline of eating, shopping or walking in our immediate neighborhood. Pick up a devotional guide at the table in the gym, and commit to taking small steps to notice, meet, and listen to our neighbors. This week's action step: As you walk, shop or dine in our neighborhood, make eye contact and smile or greet at least 2 people you have not met. Silently pray for them.
• 9 am Sundays, Feb. 26th thru April 9th: Journey to the Cross, photo edition! PasCov youth team up with kids' for photo scavenger hunts; bring a digital camera.
• Neighborhood BBQ: Sat., April 22nd 10-2 pm: We will invite our neighbors to join us for a BBQ in the parking lot. We need lots of volunteers to help!
Sanctuary of Women: March 5 - April 16
Memorial Information for John Wood
Friday, March 3
Viewing at Oakdale Mortuary, open to anyone who wishes to come and go or stay as long as they want during that time.
Oakdale Memorial Park and Mortuary
1401 S. Grand Ave.
Glendora, CA 91740
(626-691-2000; "funeral director": Juan Velasco)
Saturday, March 4
Graveside service at Oakdale (John Notehelfer)
Memorial service at Pasadena Covenant Church
followed by a lunch reception
Koinonia Prayer & Praise potluck: March 5th
Koinonia Prayer & Praise potluck is Sunday, March 5th, 6pm, at the Atherton.
Serving our Community: March 6th – 10th
Madison Elementary Library has a book fair planned for March 6th – 10th. Librarian Nancy Stuckey could use help any of those days between the hours of 8 and 3. As part of the annual Dr. Seuss Read Across America week volunteers are invited to come on Friday, March 3rd from 8:30 a.m. – noon to read to the students.
Men’s Book Club: March 9th
Connection Team Meeting: March 12th
The Connection team will meet, Sunday, March 12, 9-10am in the Gathering Place, to help us prepare for Easter.
Family-Friendly Potluck: March 12th
Family-Friendly Potluck will be on Sunday, March 12, 4pm at the Heuer’s home.
Potluck Luncheon with Steve Holloway: March 12th
Third Thursday Potluck: March 16th
The Third Thursday Potluck will be on Thursday, March 16th, 6pm at the Aoki's home.
The Nixon Group: March 17th
The Nixon Group will be on Friday, March 17th, 6pm. Location rotates, so contact Steve or Nancy Stuckey.
Baked Potato Night: March 19th
Baked Potato Night will be on Sunday, March 19th, 5pm, at Field’s.
Upcoming Preacher Schedule:
March 5th – Jean Chang Gorman
March 12th – Ron Short