Thoughts: Those of us who are older watch with envy when younger people sink down gracefully onto a rug. Legs coil under them effortlessly. Backs remain straight. When these youngsters need to arise, they unwind and rise in one swift, liquid motion.
We remain slumped in our easy chair and murmur gratefully, “Yes, dear, I do need some more ice.”
In verse 11, Paul promises us that “… he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you.”
Perhaps this doesn’t mean coiling and uncoiling physically. Perhaps if our mortal bodies are quickened by his Spirit, our minds become more receptive to learning, and our hearts become more open to loving “even the least of these.”
Discussion: How can we welcome the Spirit who lives within us?
Activity: Examine your feelings toward someone who irritates you. Find one quality in this person to admire.
Remember in prayer this week Betty Dietz, Joan Doptis, Bob Grusnick, Vivian Hansard, Bill Kraase at Cherrywood, and Eunice Kraase. From Pastor Weatherly: We extend our Christian Sympathy and Love to Donna Klungle, on the death of her father, in NY. They will be traveling next week for the funeral.
Don’t forget this Thursday is our Red Cross Blood Drive from 1:00 – 6:45pm. Walk-ins are always welcome or register online.
Also Thursday at 7:00pm, Connections will be meeting downstairs in Sue Wesp's classroom (Room 104). We will prepare the baskets for Brightmoor and be discussing our topics/missions for the next several weeks; come with ideas. All are welcome.
Concerns from Sunday, March 26th:
Pete & Jill Woods - friend’s baby was born this week with breathing problems and is still in NICU.
Leverenz Family – prayers for Kyle Wells as he is recovering from surgery.
Sheila Wilson – our daughter’s friend Holly and her mom who went missing and were found in a Minneapolis hospital.
Julie Olsavsky – prayers for co-worker struggling w/stage 4 lung cancer.
Linda & Rick Wright – step-brother Michael Zeller in RO Beaumont waiting for test results. Tomorrow he is having biopsy surgery for possible neck cancer.
Becky Head Frank – a student at school has terminal lymphoma. Please pray for the family and the staff at Great Lakes Cyber Academy.
Robert Drager – recovering well from recent surgery. Thank you for prayers and cards while recovering.
Bob Whitford – My father’s cornea transplant from a 30-year old woman was successful. His vision at 89 is greatly improved. Thanks be to God.
George Berquist – Thank you for all the cards, phone calls, prayers and concerns. And yes, there will be class today.
Carole Bauer – My friend Ann’s son Adam had successful brain surgery and is home. Next chemo and radiation.
Carole & Mark Bauer – Ryan and Justynn are engaged! No wedding date yet.
Bill and Sue Wesp – A wonderful celebration yesterday in honor of our niece Anne and new husband, Matt.
Ann & Tom Stevens – Daughter-in-law Elizabeth had her surgery Friday and came home Saturday. Thanks for all the prayers.
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