Musical Blessings

Let’s keep Carolyn, our organist/pianist in our thoughts and prayers. She took a fall in her garden and broke her wrist. Today (Thursday), she has surgery. I am thankful for her. She is talented and enthusiastic and missed when she is away. We will probably be without her for several Sundays. 
Thank God for those who jump in to serve when she is away. What a blessing to have Ed and Judy Moncrief leading music on such short notice last week. Wonderful voices and a wonderful worshipful presence they brought to us. 
This coming Sunday, we will have Richard Knappen with us.This will be the third time we have had Richard. He is a member of Salinas Valley Community Church and a very good guitarist and vocalist. I am thankful that he agreed to be with us this Sunday. 
Please take the time to read Ephesians 4: 1 – 16 before worship on Sunday. Reflect on what it means to mature in our faith. Reflect on what it means to mature as a healthy human being. Blessings my friends!

Later We Can Reflect

I like this quote by a guy named Kierkegard. “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” I find this to be so true. When we are in the middle of some things, life just does not make a lot of sense. But when we look back later, we can see reasons and things that we have learned a long the way. Sometimes things that seemed so random and pointless at the time, even make sense when we look back later.
In the moment, we need faith. Later we can reflect. But always remember — we are surrounded by a very big Love! May you walk in faith, and in time, may you understand. As the old spiritual put it — “we’ll understand it better by and by.”

Pastor Steve Lundin