Sometimes one hour is not enough.
Last Sunday we had a delightful worship with Gerald Savage, Chief Ho-Chunk Ska Ga. He talked of his family and tribal traditions. His affection for the land and for children resonated with us. Then afterwards we went to lunch. There we heard stories of owls, his school board job and his upcoming graduation from Engineering School. When I brought him back to his car he showed me his chief's bonnet. He did not bring this into worship because as Christians we do not wear hats in the sanctuary. Lastly he offered to bless the parsonage with a smudging, much like he did with the worship leaders at 9:30 that morning. It was 1:30 before we said our goodbyes. We shared so much in those 5 hours together. Sometimes one hour on Sunday is just not enough to experience the grace of God in friendships.
There is a place of quiet rest at your church home.
If you find it on Sunday mornings in our worship space, you are blessed. If you see it in the eyes of compassion during the week, you are blessed. If you come during the week for meetings or study in the fellowship you are blessed. With what does God bless us? God blesses us with Grace. God's Grace. Our sermon series in May is all about that Grace. Bring your troubled friends. Bring your bleeding heart. Come, for all is prepared.
Grace Wins Everytime - Life Lesson Series for May 2018
1. Pursuing Grace; 2. Grace Over Rules; 3. Igniting Grace; 4. Discerning Grace
"When it's sin versus grace, grace wins hands down. All that sin can do is threaten us with death, and that's the end of it. Grace, because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, invites us into life--a life that goes on and on and on, world without end." The Message, Romans 5:20-21