Weekly View From Da Pews
April 09, 2021
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
Our heavenly Father is kind to us. And since he is so kind to us, can’t we be a little kinder to ourselves? Oh, but you don’t know me, Max. You don’t know my faults and my thoughts. You don’t know the gripes I grumble and the complaints I mumble. No, I don’t, but God does. He knows everything about you, yet he doesn’t hold back his kindness toward you.
Has he, knowing all your secrets, retracted one promise or reclaimed one gift? No, he is kind to you. Why don’t you be kind to yourself? He forgives your faults. Why don’t you do the same? He thinks tomorrow is worth living. Why don’t you agree? He believes in you enough to call you his ambassador, his follower, even his child. Why not take his cue and believe in yourself? (From “A love worth giving” by Max Lucado)
Life is so much nicer when we are kind to one another!
It felt really great to celebrate Easter in Dekorra’s sanctuary. We had a total of 176 worshippers on Easter Sunday, split between the two services. Approximately half worshiped in their cars and the other half were inside the church. It will be interesting to see how it will work out this coming Sunday with only one service. Jaime Benson will be our guest pastor this Sunday and I hope we get a good turnout for her. We will also handout the yellow bags this Sunday and hope to receive them back on Sunday, April 18th.
Depending on the weather, we will do a yard cleanup at church on Saturday, April 10th. We will start at 9am and work until we are done (noonish). If it is raining Saturday morning we will not do the cleanup. I just saw a forecast for tomorrow, no rain in the morning, bring your rakes and muscles.
At last night’s council meeting we discussed the proposed new audio visual (screens) that we would like to put in the sanctuary. It was decided that the special congregational meeting scheduled for April will be postponed until May 06th in order for the council to get more information.
The Red Cross blood drive on April 05th was a success. The next drive will be on August 20th.
There will be a new member meeting on Sunday, April 18th, after the worship service. If you are on a committee, we would like someone from your committee to be present to say a few words about what your committee’s mission is.
Bill Buckley and I would like to thank everyone who helped with the two Easter services last week. Your efforts ensured that everyone had a meaningful worship experience for the Easter weekend.
If you are an outside usher this Sunday, you might want to bring an umbrella to keep the bulletins, the yellow bags and your head dry.
If you are a high school graduate going on to higher education there is scholarship money available through Dekorra Lutheran. Get an application from the church office a.s.a.p.
On the Habitat trail we are slowly moving forward with a lot of paperwork, getting ready for the build in Baraboo. I will keep you informed when we will need volunteers to help with the build.
That’s all for this week, hope to see you all on Sunday.
William, a Disciple of Christ
Christianity, in its purest form, is nothing more than seeing Jesus.
Christian service, in its purest form, is nothing more than imitating Him who we see.
To see His Majesty and to imitate Him, that is the sum of Christianity!