Greetings in Christ Jesus!

It seems like Jennifer is always asking for a Newsletter Article. I must be getting older – the time really flies. So don’t let the next Senior Saints Luncheon fly by you! Join fellow Saints at Noon on February 15, 2013. Bring your favorite sack lunch or exchange it with someone else. Desserts and drinks will be provided. We will celebrate Valentine’s and President’s Day. The St. Paul school children will sing for us at 12:10 PM right before we eat. Don’t miss out on this treat!!!! Hope to see you there!!!

Ever notice what the last 3 letters of encourage spell? Yes, as the time flies we need to encourage one another. Hebrew 10:25 reminds us to do just that. We are God’s gift to others. So as we encourage them, we are blessed. So please share a word of encouragement with someone today, and every day. As we age and time flies, may God Bless you with his love and may His Word encourage you! So – May God’s mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

Pastor Rich

How about a smile?

“Meeting Jonah”

There was this Christian lady that had to do a lot of traveling for her business so she did a lot of flying. But flying made her nervous so she always took her Bible along with her to read and it helped relax her. One time she was sitting next to a man and when he saw her pull out her Bible he have a little chuckle and went back to what he was doing. After a while he turned to her and asked, “You don’t really believe all that stuff in there do you?” The lady replied, “Of course I do….it is the Bible.” He said, “Well, what about the guy that was swallowed by that whale?” She replied, “Oh, Jonah. Yes, I believe that, it is in the Bible.” He asked, “Well, how do you suppose he survived all that time inside the whale?” The lady said, “Well, I don’t really know. I guess when I get to heaven I will ask him.” “What if he isn’t in heaven?” the man asked sarcastically. “Then you can ask him!” replied the lady.