Over the Coffee - February 2019

What a winter we have been having! We even had to cancel one Sunday in

January. Hopefully that will be the only time this winter. As we have shoveled snow

and ived with the few days of Polar Vortex it is a reminder that we aways ought to

thank God for the provisions of His care in this world and for each other. Many people

labor be hind the scenes so that we can have food, shelter, warmth, fuel for vehicles,

news, clothing, and all that we take for granted in life. Let us pause and be grateful.

The Common Lectionary texts for February are as follows:

Feb. 3 Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30

Feb. 10 Isaiah 6:1-13; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11

Feb. 17 Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26

Feb. 24 Genesis 45:3-11, 15; Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40; 1 Cor. 15:35-38, 42-50;

Luke 6:27-28

We continue to discuss the Common Lectionary in my Bible Fellowship class on

Sunday mornings and we will be discussing the passages in our Wednesday Bible study

at 1:00 a.m as well. When we move into Lent this year in March

Bible study begins again on Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m. We have finished

the Joseph narrative and will move on to some selected Bible study passages as we

move through this time before Lent. When we move into Lent this year in March we

will be discussing the topic of religious freedom on both Sundays and Wednesdays.

On Wednesdays we will be having a Lenten lunch (simple meal) and study beginning

on March 6th. I thing that everyone will find this a rewarding and interesting topic.

Our wonderful volunteer secretary, Janis Snowball, will be having hip surgery

toward the end of February and I hope we will all express our desire that she recover

quickly.

On Saturday, February 16th we will have movie night (Lord willing) and finally get

to see The Russians Are Coming – an old comedy!

Pastor Cy