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God's Perfect Timing
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 • Posted September 14, 2011

We are a people whose days and activities are measured by time. Sometimes we feel like it's hard to make time for everything. In Ecclesiastes, chapter 3, Solomon observed that there is a time for everything. This makes me think of the seasons and how life is always changing. What a sweet blessing the cool breezes we have recently experienced have been! God has a plan for us, His people. At St. Paul Lutheran Church, our plan for worship for September includes many things:Our Song of the Month is "Jesus Messiah."Labor Day Weekend (September 4th) was a time to worship and receive Holy Communion.Even though our hearts were filled with the sad memories of September 11th, our time to worship brought us the joy of our Blended Worship Service. We were reminded that we need to make time to study God's word as our third grader, Tyler Schmidt, received his Bible. Some favorite songs we sang were "Humble Thyself/Awesome God," "Come Let Us Worship and Bow Down," and "Shout to the Lord." It was truly a time to be blessed as Luke Gillespie provided offertory music.On September 18th, another special young musician, Staci Habecker, will bless us with offertory as we celebrate Holy Communion on our Gospel Sunday. Music will provide a time to sing favorites such as "Give Me Jesus," "Amazing Grace," and "How Great Thou Art." We will conclude our service with a Noisy Bucket offering which will be picked up by our own children and youth.September 25th will be a time to give thanks and celebrate as we will receive new members. Following this, the children and youth will go to Children's Church. Ann Scarth and Rosemary Cohen will bless us with offertory music and we will lift our voices in song with songs such as "As the Deer," "Take My Life, That I May Be," and "Go My Children, with My Blessing."In a land ravaged by fire, drought, and the memories of the 10th anniversary of September 11th, 2001, we find ourselves in the Green Season of Growing in the calendar of the Church Year. As we wait upon the Lord to renew our strength and our land, may we grow in knowledge and closeness to Him. The secret to peace with God is to discover, accept, and appreciate God's perfect timing. There is no better place to start than to worship in the church of your choice. You are invited to worship with us at St. Paul Lutheran Church. May you be blessed by time to worship.

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