HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY………….It is time to give our mothers the honor and respect they greatly deserve.  This coming Sunday Peace will be giving thanks to God for the special mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and great-great-grandmothers (yes, there are some!) that He has given to us.  Proverbs 23:22 says, “Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.”  When commenting on these words from Proverbs, Martin Luther said, “God requires of us to love and cherish our parents as precious gifts.”

A recent article listed the top things all moms say to their children.  Do you think this list is true?  What saying would you add?

  1. “Don’t look at me with those eyes.”
  2.  “One day you’ll thank me.”
  3.  “Because I said so, that’s why!”
  4.  “God gave you a brain, use it.”
  5.  “I’m not asking, I’m telling.”

Mothers also tell us that they love us.  And for this, we should all give thanks.  I pray for God’s presence to be with you as you remember those special phrases and sayings your mother shared with you.

JOYCE SETTLES’ MEMORIAL SERVICE…………All are invited for Joyce Settles’ Memorial Service at Peace on Saturday, May 13 at 10 AM.  Joyce will be missed by all who knew her, but we gather in thanks for the life given to her by God.  Thank you Lord for giving us such a faithful and pleasant sister in Christ!

SANTORA FUNDRAISER………Brain and Callie wish to share the following with you, “Please come out and support the Santora’s adoption and pick some great bargain!  We have been gathering donations from friends and family all over the Corvallis, Albany and Philomath areas.  Come check out all the great stuff we have!”  The fundraiser is being held at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church this Saturday, May 13 from 8 AM to 6 PM.  Shepherd is located at 2650 NW Highland Drive.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL……….This Sunday will be a special one as we discuss ways to help those experiencing depression.  Our special guest will be Dave and Patty Jackson.  Dave is the executive director of Friends of the Family Ministries and his wife, Patty, will be sharing in light of Mother’s Day and the topic of depression.  Big thank you to Dave and Patty for coming to share!!  Class will begin at 9:45 AM.

ROTARY WEBSITE………….The Philomath Rotary has a new website at www.philomathrotaryclub.org.  The weekly programs and other announcements will be featured on the main page.  The Rotary meets each week at Peace at noon on Tuesdays.