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Pastor Ralph's
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August 5, 2020


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Greetings Clinton Heights Lutheran Church family and friends,

This coming Sunday, August 9, is the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. The two passages I plan to focus on for my message are ...1.) the story of Elijah hiding from Jezebel and from God in a cave where he encounters God's presence in the sound of sheer silence ... or the still small voice of calm. And ... 2.) Jesus' miracle of walking on water from Matthew 14. Fear, faith and the promises of Jesus that he will never allow us to fail - all good words for these times that we are in.

I am rather excited to try something new on August 16 when we meet in person for outdoor worship. Instead of pre-recording an indoor service the day before, I plan to live-stream the outdoor worship service and share that link afterward, like we have done with our indoor services. There are a couple of reasons for this - one is that I don't want to overly burden our organist and other volunteers by adding another time for us to video a worship service. The other is that I think folks who are not able to come in person would like to get the outdoor experience. We will see how it turns out!

Our Transition Task Force will be meeting in a couple of weeks to discuss a couple of items, one of which is the question, "How could we safely celebrate Holy Communion at some of our worship services?" We have had worship without this sacrament for nearly four months now, and if you are like me, you have missed experiencing Jesus' presence in the elements of this holy meal. Stay tuned for more news coming about this in the near future ...

Attached is the bulletin for Sunday's worship service - I will see you online!!