The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad!
We would still like to have your bring a clay pots to Redeemer’s as a visual reminder that God uses us to do God’s work in the world. Please put your name on the pot. We will be putting them in the sanctuary. We hope to have enough to also put them around our building. Thank you for everyone who has already brought in your pot.
And remember, you can bring in many pots!
"What the World Needs Now is Love"
Dearly Redeemed Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Record keeping is important. And I keep many records. I imagine you do, too. Where would we be if we didn't record the checks we write or the electronic transfers we make in order to pay our bills, make charitable contributions, or buy something? By law we must record our income and spending to pay our taxes. My calendar is full of various appointments, birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations, and luncheon or dinner engagements--all sorts of social activities. It is also filled with professional responsibilities--meetings, visits, weddings, funerals, as well as who I met with, phone calls and e-mails. I have files filled with church council minutes and annual reports from all the congregations I have served, as well as computer files of newsletters, correspondence, bulletins. My phone keeps logs of who I spoke with, text messages, or who called me. I record my weight and how many steps I take each day. I could go on and on about the records that I keep, and I bet you can too. It is part of how we organize our life.
I also keep records in my head. I remember things that were said to me, some of which happened many years ago, some more recently. I have years of pictures that record various trips and celebrations, people in my life who I love and who love me. These pictures help me to remember what is important. They remind me of the good things that have happened in my life, the people, places and things in my life that have brought me joy and pleasure, leisure and relaxation. And the memories help to re-live the experiences and to have the same feelings of pleasure and joy.
Marilyn's publicity about Redeemer's Community Garden has really paid off. We now have 4 boxes accounted for, with all of them already in use! This is a new ministry of Redeemer's, with Marilyn as coordinator and others as her worker bees. Consider lending a hand to this important ministry and outreach to our surrounding community.