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A Congregational Letter to Morgan’s Point and Forks Road East United Churches May 17th: Easter 6

It has certainly been another busy and blessed week. I do apologize to those of you who did not get a phone call from me this week. It was one of those weeks that I could not get everything completed that I set out to do. My greatest joy during the week is contacting each of you. We are finding more and more to talk and laugh about.

This week I hired a friend to begin working on my flower garden. I did have to confess to George that coming from the West, I really have no idea what are weeds and what are flowers here. Bearing in mind that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I asked him to do what needed to be done to bring my flower garden back to ordered life. Many of my beloved weeds are now gone and George is waiting for me to decide on some flowers. There were a few of you who I was able to speak with to this week, and I asked you about extra perennials that would be welcome in my new flower garden. I have already received some today. It was very exciting to find them waiting for me at the church. If anyone else has perennials that you would like to thin out, I am at the Morgan’s Point Church on Saturday mornings at 11:30. You could just leave the plants on the step sometime in the morning and I will transplant them in their new home.

This Sunday, I decided to preach on John 14:15-21. It is a beautiful passage, and I often use it during funeral services. This time, however, I focused on our commandment to love one another. If we can bring ourselves to love each other, to help each other, to take care of each other, our lives will be illuminated by the light of God moving toward the kingdom as we help people to see God living in us as they draw near to God.

I am working on my preaching schedule during this next week, so I will not be phoning folks as I normally do. I am, however, so grateful for everyone’s willingness to stay in contact with each other.

Let us continue to pray for each other, and all the circumstances that God places on our hearts, every morning, at 10:30, with a certain and sure love that God holds for each one of us. We are all on a faith journey together, and we need to ensure each of us is doing okay.

Keep well and safe, and have a blessed week.

God’s Blessings,

Pastor Laura

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