HALL OF FAME……..There was a sense of greatness when I walked on the field of the old Busch Stadium, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1966-2005. Great players had played there. Bob Gibson……..the pitcher who dominated baseball so much that baseball was forced to lower the pitching mound to give batters more of a chance to hit the ball. Ozzie Smith………….the wizard shortstop who would run out every game and do a flip as he took his position. I was never a St. Louis Cardinal fan until I walked in that stadium and felt the nostalgia–the love of the past.
All Saint’s Day is this Sunday at Peace. It too gives us a sense of nostalgia as we remember loved ones from our past. We remember their amazing contributions. Some of them lived through the first years of Peace’s existence as a church. Some of these past greats could tell stories about you because they had you in Sunday School! Some could share a joke about how things used to be. ALL would speak to God’s love for them and how God showed that love in the giving of His Son–Jesus.
This Sunday we will recognize those who have passed before us. Email or call me if you would like someone added to the list below. It doesn’t have to be a Peace member, it could be a relative or friend who passed away this year or years before. Their name will be printed in the bulletin and a special time will be set aside in the service as the bell will be rung after each name is read in prayerful silence.
Faithfully departed 2014:
Roy Winstead Jr.
Harold W. Skaar
ROY’S FUNERAL…………The funeral service for Roy will be held at Peace Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at11:00 am. A lunch reception will be held in the fellowship hall after the service. Give thanks to God for Roy’s life and pray for Fran and the family as they mourn his passing.
MEN’S BREAKFAST………..Men’s Breakfast is this Saturday! Come for a great start to the day with breakfast, conversation and as we hear about Karl’s senior project working with the Oregon State Beaver football team. Breakfast starts at 8:30 am!
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY………Come hear about the great projects Habit is doing for our community this Saturday too! At 10 am in the fellowship hall Habitat will be hosting an informative hour long session about their work in Philomath.
PEACE LUTHERAN SIGN…………In case you missed it Sunday, Peace has enhanced its old sign in front of the church. On your drive to church or when you pass by on Applegate check out how good it looks! Thank you to all who gave of their time in this project!