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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 • Posted March 30, 2011

I hope you can look out the window after reading this and see rain coming down. If all these percentages for rain would get together, then I think we'd have a good shot at filling the tanks and getting some spring flowers.

Celebrating birthdays this week are Kyle Pierce on the 1st (my April Fool nephew!), Lee Jordan and Caleigh Calhoun on the 3rd and Lane Ciomperlik, my great nephew on the 4th. Celebrating their anniversary on the 4th are Stuart and Julia Jordan. Have a terrific day!

We lost a wonderful man this last week, our former pastor Leonard Foster. He was incredibly kind and funny, and I will never forget the blessings he brought to our church while he led us. Please remember his wife, Barbara and family in your prayers.

Cancer, in all its forms, is an insidious disease. It isn't biased, it doesn't play fair, it won't listen to reason. People fight every day, please continue to pray for healing for them: Dick Pierson, Tommy Ruffolo, Paul Toeppich, Betty Kitchen, Tommy Garrett and Jacob Bibb. Pray for Ken Stahl and Kendra Kensing Code as they recover from strokes. Continue to pray for Steve Toone, Tad Leifeste, Caroline Jordan, Ruby Toeppich and Jane Krause as they continue to recover. Also pray for those who are housebound or in nursing homes: Pearl Leifeste, Etta Marie Mutschink, Jane Krause and Anna Grace Durst.

I believe our military men and women are doing a phenomenal job and I hope they understand how much we appreciate what they do for us. Please keep Matt Krause, Josh Calhoun, Taylor Slocum, Stuart Jordan, Amanda Adams and Kyle Pierce in your thoughts and prayers as they serve.

The Lenten luncheon this week will be held on Wednesday, March 30 at noon at the First United Methodist Church in Mason, hosted by the Hilda and Castell Methodist churches. The next Lenten luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 6th at noon at the River of Life Church and will be hosted by the Art United Methodist Church.

Art United Methodist Church is having a pot luck luncheon on Sunday, April 10th after services. Please join us for faith, food and fellowship. All are welcome.

I'd like to see the return of common courtesy. Simple things: saying may I, please, thank you, you're welcome. They're simple words and yet they have such an impact. Hold a door for someone, let someone go ahead of you in line, buy a friend (or a stranger) a meal. People learn by example, set a good one for others to follow.

Jesus led by example, and showed us what was wrong and right. Jesus loves us so much, shouldn't we try to share His love with the world?

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