There is an old story that you may have heard about an old Native American woman who kept a few sheep on her little plot of land. One day a neighbor’s dog killed one of her sheep. Some of her friends urged her to take the neighbor to court. Others said she needed to build a secure fence to keep the dog out. Instead the old woman took one of his lambs and gave it to the neighbor’s children for a pet. As the lamb grew and the children started to love it, they kept their dog tied up. Her sheep were never attacked again.
This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday as well as Mother’s Day. The story seemed fitting for both days as we think about the Good Shepherd who longs for peace and reconciliation as well as the wise women in our lives who model kindness and generosity.
It will be a busy Sunday this week. Pastor Beth is preaching. Her text is John 10:1-10 and her sermon title is “#YOLO.” I am not exactly sure what that means, but I am sure it will be good. We will be recognizing our high school graduate and the Chancel Bells are playing for the last time before the summer break. This will be Marilyn Rambo’s last Sunday as the Chancel Bell director. She will remain working with the LOGOS program on Wednesday evenings. We are excited that Michelle Goldberg will be directing the Chancel Bells in the fall.
In the second service, Colton Schamberger will be baptized. Colton was born on March 10. He is the son of Kristi and Jason Schamberger, and the grandson of Sharon Colton.
The warm weather reminds us that summer will soon be here. We are looking for volunteers to help with FLY lunches on Wednesdays. If you can help, contact the church office or Pastor Beth.
Stay in One Peace,