CHLC family and friends!
coming Sunday, January 20, is the Second Sunday
after Epiphany. As we continue to hear scripture
which make Jesus' power manifest, we focus this
week on the first of his miracles or "signs"
as they are called in John's Gospel - events
in Jesus' life that point us to the glory of
God. The Wedding at Cana and Jesus turning water
into wine is our Gospel text.
Dill, the mother of a close friend of some folks
at Clinton Heights died on Tuesday, and her
funeral will be here at Clinton Heights this
Saturday at 11:00 a.m. We give thanks for her
life and entrust her family and friends into
God's comforting care.
a potentially major storm heading our way this
weekend, I will try to keep you informed as
to what is happening with our weekend activities
- with the community meal, youth lock-in, Sunday
school, worship, and catechism, there is a lot
going on. If the storm goes north, we could
just get rain; if it slides south, we could
get dumped on with snow. The middle path, I
fear, is the worst scenario with potential one
to two inches of ice. Regardless there are predictions
of strong winds and frigid temperatures, with
blizzard conditions. Evidently tomorrow morning
after the storm moves over the Rockies there
will be a better idea of what we might get.
I will probably share a special update or two
in the next couple of days to keep everyone
informed, and above all, please make your safety
your primary concern.
of the annual reports are now submitted and
they will be available this coming weekend to
be read before the annual meeting January 27.
with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday,
we are reminded of God's intention for all people
to live in love and peace regardless of race
or other classifications that have been the
bases for hatred and discrimination over the
years. We are reminded that God's intention
is not reality, but we hold fast to that vision
for this world, and pray and work for reconciliation
will see you in worship,