Dear Friends and Family in Faith,
My prayers have been with you all this week as we experienced the flood. As fast as the waters came and as powerful as the currents are, it feels miraculous that no lives were lost or significant injuries sustained. In the midst of the threat and danger, I have seen so much love, support, and kindness. I have always felt Livingston is the most generous community I’ve ever lived in and once more you all proved that to me. Now is the time to be the love of God in tangible ways as we all come together to support one another through the long recovery. The Amborn’s house was flooded, so they will need our care for many months to come.
Thank you to the Daniel’s for housing them temporarily. Grace UMC has opened the church to a daycare that was flooded. The building will be full of the joy and energy of children! Thank you to Bob Jovick for reaching out and making that connection. As I have been searching the scriptures for an encouraging word, an old classic seems most comforting. I don’t understand why some areas are so desperate for water and then we get more than we need. God does not spare us from difficulty, but God does walk with us through it. Whatever the dark valley you are walking through, may you know the assurance of our Good Shepherd each day. And may we soon be able to walk beside quiet waters. May the words of Psalm 23 soothe your soul today.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Thank you for the wonderful farewell picnic last Sunday! The rain held off and allowed us to have an enjoyable hour or so to eat the scrumptious food and visit with one another. You are special people and I will miss you as I move on to Colorado. I appreciate your generosity, love, and kindness. My last Sunday will be June 19th. Hope to see you then!
I will be packing a UHaul and heading to Colorado on June 21st.
· June 19th will be Patti’s last Sunday. She will preach at each church Grace/8:00, Pine Creek and Zoom/9:30, and Holbrook/11.
· June 26th at 9:30 am will be Brunch, Songs, and Surprises hosted by Pine Creek at 9:30.
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May the Lord bless you and keep you,
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