Centering Words for February 17: God of blessings and woes, bless us this day with lives filled with love, caring, generosity, and deep, abiding hope. We pray that your kingdom will dwell among all people and that we may be instruments of your love and your grace. Open our hearts with the joy of healing a world filled with brokenness and pain. Amen.
Sunday, February 17–Worship 1030 a.m.; Pastor Carol’s meditation is titled “Tough Words to Swallow”, and is based on Luke 6:17-26. The choir will sing “Each and Every Day” by Jay Althouse. The Board of Christian Education meets following worship. A time of fellowship takes place in Oppermann Hall after worship.
Monday, February 18–Vacation Bible School organizational meeting, 7 p.m. at St. John’s UCC
Tuesday, February 19–Ladies meet at LuLu’s, 9 a.m.; TOPS, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20–Men meet at Arby’s, 8:30 a.m.; Excellence in Ministry pastoral group meets, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Chili cook-off, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; choir rehearsal, 7 p.m.
Thursday, February 21–Walk Day at Bluffton Elementary; Community meal at the Senior Center, 6 p.m.
Friday, February 22–SHANNON community garage sale and chicken BBQ, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 23–Community garage sale at the Centre
Sunday, February 24–Consistory meets after worship