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Weekly Wacky Welcome – March 8, 2015

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The_Dress

The Season of Lent

There has been a lot of discussion about whether a certain dress is blue & black or white & gold.  It was a fascinating experiment.  So, if you saw the dress, what did you see?  I clearly saw one set of colors; Ruthie saw totally different colors.  Yet, we were looking at the same dress!

How can two people look at the same thing and see it completely differently?  Can both be right?  Is what you see as red my blue and my green is your yellow?

Before this gets to be a Dr. Seuss book, let’s acknowledge that there is a deeper side to his issue.  We can look at the same person in different ways.  Some see the anger, sarcasm, and failure.  Others might observe grace, forgiveness, and ability.  Which one is right and which one is wrong?  Is it possible that both are correct?

The fact is we see differently.  Our attitude plays a role in our interpretation of what we see.  Our experience and expectation can influence our results as well.

I think this is partly what the writers of the Bible mean when they describe that God sees differently than you or I.  Can we wipe our eyes clean of the clutter and see like God?  Can we see beauty, joy, and possibility when before all we saw was destruction, pain, and sorrow?

Lent is a great time to refocus and examine how we are looking at situations and people.

Shalom,

Paul

P.S. It was clearly white and gold!


 

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All Church Picnic TODAY! at 5:00pm

Hot Dogs (meat, turkey, and veggie) provided.  Please bring dish to share!


Lenten Bible Study

Our Lenten Bible Study continues on Wednesday evenings.  We start with a delicious soup/bread supper at 5:30pm followed by a Lesson from 6-7:00pm.  If you can’t make the soup time, please join us for our lesson at 6:00pm.


 

Jeans for Jean

We are collecting adult size new or gently used jeans for PAZ.  Donations may be placed in our pantry.


One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, March 15th

We will be participating in One Great Hour of Sharing and joining with the UCC, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) along with six other denominations in this special mission offering benefitting people in the 138 countries.  Our goal for this collection is $1052.  Donation envelopes will be in our bulletins today and March 15th.