Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sunday at SPUMC - Jan. 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

We had a beautiful service of communion and blessing today! Pastor Penny "set" the communion table in a beautiful way, explaining the pieces of the service and the celebration involved!

Then the congregation was invited to come forward and serve themselves communion, and come to Pastor Penny, Pastor Terry Steeden, or Megan for a blessing. We were able to pray with, bless, hug, and support so many people from the church - and a few visitors as well. Tears were shed, smiles were shared - it was wonder-filled and refreshing, a perfect way to start a new year in worship!

May the Lord bless you this year with:
A few friends who understand;
A work to do which has real value, without which the world would be the poorer;
A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed;
An understanding heart;
A sense of humor;
Time for quiet, silent meditation;
A feeling of the presence of God;
The patience to wait for the coming of these things,
with the wisdom to recognize them when they come.

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