Pastoral Ponders

Pastoral Ponders...

We will spend the next month celebrating the Easter season and Jesus’ appearances to the disciples before his ascent.  The end of April is the time when we celebrate Earth Day or at least some of us do.  As Christians, Earth Day should be a no brainer.  God created the earth and gave us the task of taking care of it.  Over the centuries, Christianity has been less than kind to the earth in it’s theology and attitude.  I think the problem is how we define dominion.  When we think of having control over something or the ability to rule over something, many times we think that means we can do whatever we want with it.  On Maundy Thursday, we saw though Jesus’ actions how it looks to rule or have dominion according to God’s understanding.  Jesus uses his power to serve others, not to force them to serve him.  We use the worldly definition of dominion when we should be using the Godly one.  
On the 19th, 20th and 21st of May, we will be hosting an Adult VBS of sorts.  Don’t worry, you won’t be required to learn hand motions or play games.  We will use the time to study God’s word and then do an activity that helps us turn our knowledge into action.  The theme is For God So Loved the World.  Join us for a time of fellowship, learning and fun as we look at how God loves the world and calls us to participate in that love.  We will meet from 6-8 on Thursday and Friday and from 10-12 on Saturday.  Jungletown Daycare has offered to provide childcare and a program for children which includes dinner.  On Sunday after worship, we will close out our study with a taco bar lunch and cake to celebrate the Presbyterian Women’s Birthday Offering.  There is more info about registration, etc. further down in the newsletter.  
Pastor Candace

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