- Written by Nelly Sanford Nelly Sanford
- Created: 29 February 2012 29 February 2012
I hear my name.
My Lord is callin’ me. I can hear him callin’ my name.
I hear my name.
My Lord is callin’ me. He calls me by my name.
He leads the way.
He leads me all the way … I can hear him callin’ my name!Patsy Ford Simms, “My Lord is Callin’ Me”
The choir recently sang this a cappella song on Sunday morning. For those of us going to Haiti in June, this song repeats the conviction we feel of being called by God to serve him in the June mission trip.
You’ll notice a final flurry of fund raising activity in March as we push to get all of the money raised before our payments are due in April! Here’s what will be happening:
We will hold a church-wide garage sale on Saturday, March 24, in the Large Fellowship Hall (and front yard, as the weather allows). Please come and find a treasure or two while supporting the Haiti mission!
We would appreciate donations of any items you’d like to get out of your house. Bring them by the church any time between now and Friday, March 23. Marlys Hansen and Marian Lemmon, our garage sale coordinators, could also use a hand pricing items on that Friday. Or you could help by working part of the day on Saturday!
The Haiti group will be preparing roast lamb, Matzo Ball Soup, and other traditional Jewish Seder dishes for the Wednesday, March 28, Seder meal. You are invited, and we ask that you share this unique opportunity with your friends and neighbors. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ten and under. (More details on page six.)
If you’d like to lend a hand, we could use …
- Help with food preparation before or cooking the day of March 28
- Someone willing to house our presenter from “Jews for Jesus”
- People willing to provide rides for anyone who needs it on the 28th
Thank Yous and a Reminder
Many thanks to those of you who helped with and attended the Battle of the Bands in February. It was a great afternoon of contemporary Christian music. We also appreciate your donations from the Ash Wednesday meal. Thanks also to The Foundation for the generous $1,000 contribution for our trip!
Don’t forget: the Board of Human Needs is collecting items for the missionaries we will be with in June (more details on page five). We will be getting those items to Robin, our mission coordinator, after our March 18 service.
“Hesed” is a Hebrew word that means “kindness”, “mercy”, “loyalty”, “loving-kindness” or “steadfastness.” It’s the way God intends us to live together—a “love your neighbor as yourself”, active, selfless, sacrificial, caring-for-one-another brand of living contradictory to our fallen natures. The “Heseders” are continually looking to work together to share some small measure of God’s extraordinary love. Won’t you join us?