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Something is terribly wrong

–from Pastor Steve

Something is terribly wrong. I saw the following about homicides by firearm per 1 million people. In Australia there are 1.4 homicides per 1 million people. Next New Zealand has 1.6 homicides per 1 million people. This is followed by Germany, Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, Belgium, and then Switzerland at 7.7 homicides per 1 million people.

Our country, the United States of America has 29.7 homicides by firearm per 1 million people. This is obscene. Jim Wallis, the editor of Sojourners Magazine wrote this week that the NRA enables domestic terrorism in our country. I think he is right. Check the link for his essay.

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God Have Mercy,

Steve

 
 


Nov 1, 2017 @ 14:32

–from Pastor Steve

This Sunday we will celebrate All-Saints Day. November 1 is the official day. Who are the saints in your life? I don’t mean — who are the perfect people in your life? I mean who have been the ones to influence you for good? You know what they say — “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”

This Sunday we will have a special table set up to remember those who have died. The ones who impacted our lives. Bring a picture or something that reminds you of a family member or friend who is no longer with you in this life. We will sing, and pray, and share the bread and cup of communion as we give thanks for those who have left us a legacy. As we sing in the great hymn of All-Saints Day — “We feebly struggle, they in glory shine — yet all are one in Thee and all are Thine. Alleluia!”

See you in worship.

Steve

Tomorrow, Friday, November 3, we will celebrate the life of Ferne Mammen. The service will be held at 1:30pm with a reception following in the Red Room.




Pastor Steve Lundin