March 20

Thank you – seems to be not nearly enough for all you have done for me during the decline and death of my mother last week. You have prayed, sent cards, flowers, texts, phone calls, and the list could go on and on. You have supported me the many times I have choked up in the pulpit, holding me up with your prayers. The picture to the right shows the beautiful spray you sent to mama’s funeral. We placed it in the front of the sanctuary for the service. The gardenia from this past Sunday was especially poignant, given that was her favorite flower.

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Thank you – seems to be not nearly enough for all those who made this past Sunday’s Silent Auction such a success. I was away during much of the preparations and you all just stepped right in and made it work. We are still counting money but are quickly approaching $6000. Thank you for helping publicize, obtaining donations, decorating, setting up, cooking, and bidding. It was a fun night and couldn’t have happened without everyone pitching in.

Thank you – for understanding about cancelling our first Lenten Soup and Bible study session last Wednesday. We will begin our shortened study tonight, beginning at 5:45 with a soup supper. Then we will move into a new study by Adam Hamilton about Simon Peter. We will learn from scripture and from video that tells the story of the places Peter lived and ministered. I hope you can join us!

You know, I am not unique in these experiences that have shaped my life these past few weeks. Every person at Union has been a recipient of the love and ministry of this church family at one time or another! Thanks be to God!!

- Pastor Jane