Last updated: 7/2/2020

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Today's Sermon (8/9/20) will not be uploaded.  For some reason the audio portion was too badly distorted.

 

It's hard to believe that this is August already.  The changes that have come over our planet this year have happened so fast that they are hard to comprehend...there is just too much.  Starting with the Corona Virus, everyone's life has been turned topsy-turvey.  How can a disease have become so politically divisive?  Added to that is the obvious police brutality caught on camera, not to mention the filmed obious prejudice of a poor guy trying to bird watch.  Those incidents became a nation-wide—and in some cases even world-wide—spectacles that have sparked outrage, and justifiably so.  Then you take these things that I've just mentioned and add in global warming and economic inequalities—all I can say is, WOW!  No wonder there's unrest.

The questions are; when will it end?  Will life ever get back to normal?  What do we do in the meantime? 

I have no idea. But I do know that there is an answer, and God is it.  Is this what it takes to get people come back to God?  Is the cause of all this because of the exodus from the church over the past decades? 

I suspect it is. 

My advise to anyone who happens to read this is to do the one thing that has been proven to work over thousands of years: pray.  It's not old fashioned, nor is it superstitious.

 

 

This Sunday is Communion Sunday.  If you're planning on staying home and watching the video service, then make sure you have bread and either wine or grape juice handy.  When the bread is blessed, hold your bread up.  When the wine is blessed, you hold your equivalent up.  Then, when we partake in the video, you do the same at home. God is fully aware of your situation and the communion will be just as holy.    

 

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If you should find yourself in need, please call me at 541 218 7657 and I will do whatever I can.  You can also email me at sismtn@frontier.com.

 

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