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Thought for the Day, September 18, 2020

Posted by Traci Smith on

Thought of the Day: Hymn Week. This week I decided to share some of the lines from my favorite hymns. What are your favorite hymns? I’d love to know. In this age of COVID, we’ll have to be creative about how we sing together, but music is as important now as ever.
Today, from the hymn: “Be Still My Soul.” It was hard for me to pick out just one line of this one, so I, instead will direct you to the lyrics of the ENTIRE HYMN as well as this marvelous PERFORMANCE. (One note about this performance. The performer is David Archuletta who was the runner up for American Idol in one of the seasons. He’s Mormon, and is singing before the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, one of his idols. I love his opening words as well as this specific performance, although he did go on to make a studio recording of this song as well. This is one of my absolute all time favorite hymns. (They don’t write ‘em like this anymore!)


Featured Announcements:
● TOMORROW!! Deacon’s Food Drive. Please stop by between 10-12 with your contributions for the Food Drive! One of the things that stands out to me as a request for the food pantry is tomato sauce in CANS — they prefer it to the glass because of breakage. Also, please note that the food pantry is always
looking for shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and other hygiene items. If you need a special pickup, please contact the church office at — IDEA: Put it on Facebook to see if your neighbors want to contribute.
● Also TOMORROW: Worship at 5:00 p.m. in the circle drive.
● Please join us on Sunday for our Zoom coffee hour at 11:30 — we’ll gather as a whole group for a few minutes, go into smaller “breakout” rooms and then come back together for a closing prayer. Hope to see you there.
Calendar of Upcoming Events:
Saturday, September 19 - 10 am - Noon - Deacon Food Drive (Drop off at the circle drive!).
Saturday, September 19- 5pm, Worship Service Outside - Bring Your Own Lawn Chair and Water bottle.
Sunday, September 20 - Recorded Worship Service and 11:30 a.m. ZOOM Coffee Hour.
Wednesday, September 23 - Pop in for Prayer, Popsicles and People! 7:00 p.m. in the parking lot.
Saturday, September 26- 5pm, Worship Service Outside - Bring Your Own Lawn Chair and Water bottle.
Sunday, September 27 - Recorded Worship Service and 11:30 a.m. ZOOM Coffee Hour.
Wednesday, September 30 - BOOK Discussion on ZOOM - How to be an Antiracist by Abram Kendi, 7:00 p.m.
October 1-31 — Prayer Labyrinth Available for Walking (Details TBD).
October 3 — 5pm - The Blessing of the Animals — Bring your pet for a special blessing and prayer.
October 28 — Book Discussion on ZOOM - We Fed an Island by Jose Andres.


ZOOM LINK FOR ALL MEETINGS:
https://zoom.us/j/515981426

Meeting ID: 515 981 426

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