07 - Anna Williams 17 – Elliet Nerlien
12 - Edie Eaton 24 – Brittany Howieson
14- Diane O’Connor 26 – Karen chapman 27 – Roger Kallem
I hope and pray that this letter finds you and your loved ones doing well despite all the chaos around us. I pray for those of us who are in a tough financial spot at this time. I pray for those of us who are in a tough spot regarding our health – this could be physical, emotional or spiritual in nature. I pray for those of us who are frustrated, tired, depressed, angry, fed-up and looking for a light at the end of the tunnel.
I pray that each and every one of us would experience the peace and strength of God’s Holy Spirit in our lives. This coming Sunday (the 31st of May) is the perfect time for us to celebrate Pentecost Sunday. I think we could all use a dose of God’s Holy Spirit – at least I know I could.
Please feel free to contact the church office if you are in a situation where you could use some help. Being the church means that we are here for each other. One of my friends talked to me about something they read on Facebook the other day. Someone had said that even though the church has not been gathering together for Sunday morning worship – the church has never been closed. I thought that was an excellent way to say it.
That thought leads me to this. With the recent increase of diagnosed COVID 19 cases in Wright County the deacons from the Congregational Church and the session from the Presbyterian Church have agreed that we will postpone gathering together for worship until the 5th of July. We are planning for both of our congregations to meet at the Gazebo Park at 9:30 on that day. Please pencil in the 5th of July as our new date to begin worshiping together and stay tuned for more information as that day moves closer.
I would like to leave you with a quote that I find very appropriate for the time we are living in.
“Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found it is small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
May we be empowered by God’s Holy Spirit to do all we can to keep the darkness at bay.