Taste and See

posted May 8, 2020, 9:17 AM by Tricia Sheffield

Grace and peace to you in this season of Easter.

Here is the link for this morning’s devotion — “Taste and See.” My prayer is that you will experience and know that “our God is in the business of transforming ordinary things into holy things” especially when such things are “hit with the glint of love’s light” (Rachel Held Evans).

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I look forward to seeing you online this Sunday when we will gather at 10:15 AM to check in with one another, and then worship together at 10:30 AM. Mike Steib will be singing a favorite hymn, “How Great Thou Art” and Judith Daugherty will be playing “Reverie” for our Sermon-Prayer-Reflection. I am preaching from John 14.1-14 and my sermon title is That God May Be Glorifed.  

And don’t forget to come by on Sunday for our carnation drive-by for our members/mothers/families from 12:30 - 1 PM. Please drive up the driveway, stop on the side of Coventry House by the back door, and I will give you a carnation through your car window, and wish you a blessing. I will be gloved and masked, and I ask that you remain in your car and also wear your mask. Please let me know if you plan on coming this Sunday for your carnation so we may plan accordingly.

In addition to the carnation drive-by, we would be grateful if you would bring food items to donate to the Community Outreach Group's Calico Cat Food Pantry when you receive your carnation. The Food Pantry has reopened and as such they are struggling in keeping their shelves stocked during this pandemic, as area food banks are running low on items. We would be grateful if you would bring some of the items listed below:

  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Any type of cereal
  • All kinds of boxes of pasta
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly/jam

We will stage an area in front of the Education Building so that when you come around the other side of the driveway this Sunday you may drop off the food in a receptacle -- Ms. Bev's little red wagon and our green recycling tub, lined with a garbage bag. I know we are quite eager to help one another in this pandemic, and as founding members of the Community Outreach Group, this is something that is relatively simple for us to do -- giving the gift of food for those in need.

Beloved one of God, look for God’s glory nestled in the stuff of everyday life; look for holy things all around you as you taste and see that the Lord is good.

In gratitude for the privilege of being your pastor and the holy call of loving you,

Pastor Trish

We are thankful for those who have sent in their tithes and offerings, and would be grateful for your continued giving — as you are able — in these difficult times. Please send your offering to 121 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748. Thank you!