Monday Bible Study returns July 17th at 10 am.
Worship at Pafko Park on Sunday, August 13th, at 9 am. Bring a chair to sit in. Hot Dog lunch to follow worship.
Fellowship servers needed! Call the church office at 715-643-3821 or see the sign-up on the kitchen counter.
Cake Walk providers needed! Call the church office at 715-643-3821 or see the sign-up on the Cake Table.
Lagers with the Lord, Monday, July 17th, 6 pm at Buckshots. All are welcome!
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MUSINGS FROM PASTOR BRAD
I want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped out when Amy and I were on vacation in France, to Craig Formoe for leading worship (twice!) to Ron & Lee Peshaw for taking care of our house and yard to all of you who sent well wishes to Amy and I for our birthdays and anniversary. We had an amazing time in France and one of the things we did a lot of was go into churches.
I know, I know, big surprise. Some of the churches are famous, like Sacre Coeur or Saint Chappelle or the Bayeux Cathedral, while others are not. Some we just walked into as we saw them walking around Paris. Others were in small towns in places we visited. Being a church nerd, I loved being in the churches, seeing their beauty and reading about their history. We even passed by a Lutheran church (but couldn’t go inside!).
Yet, there was one we saw a whole bunch but often passed by. It was just a few seconds from the apartment we were staying when we were in Paris. It looked pretty old and had scaffolding around the entrance and even though Amy would ask if I wanted to go in, I would say no as we were often on the way to someplace else. We just kept overlooking it. Ignoring it. Walking by it.
And then, on our last full day in Paris, we went in. And it was a revelation. We found out that the church, called Saint-Germain-des-Pres, was one of the oldest in Paris, founded first an abbey in the 6th century and has one of the oldest bell towers that is still standing from 990. It was an incredible church and might have been our favorite of all the churches we visited, with incredible frescos and an amazing history. And we had almost missed it.
We take things for granted and we can often dismiss things. Even worse, we take people for granted and we often dismiss people. Maybe because of the way they look or how we perceive their actions or a hundred other reasons. But if we take a chance, we might find something extraordinary. We might surprise ourselves, not only in opening up to others but also opening ourselves up to new experiences. To try something new. Maybe it is a menu item at a restaurant. Maybe it is taking a trip. Maybe it is volunteering in the community or even using your gifts and talents in the church.
Even more importantly, take a moment to give thanks for the people and things in life that you take for granted. Remember all the blessings you have been given by your Savior Jesus Christ, most especially the forgiveness, life, and salvation offered to you by Christ’s death and resurrection. For we are truly blessed and because of the love of God in Jesus Christ, we take a risk, try something new, and maybe walk into that church that is right by you. You never know what you might find!
May God bless you today and always!
PICTURES OF THE WEEK.
A few pictures of the church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres