Grace Notes
Friday Devotional:
Psalm 33:12-22
The parent sits on the park bench watching his children play. A book sits open on his lap, but he doesn't pay it much attention. Reads a line. Looks up. Reads a paragraph. Looks up. He is there to keep his children safe.
They need his watchful eye because they are young and don't always know what is right or wrong. If they fall, they will need his aid. But it's more than that. He watches because he delights in their laughter, their childlike abandon, and the creativity of their play.
When I was younger, the omniscient watchfulness of God scared me because I thought of God as a judge. Today, I find it comforting because I know God, like the parent on the park bench, watches me out of steadfast love. Psalm 33 celebrates the Lord as the one who creates with a word, guides history with a plan, watches us with unblinking eyes, and protects and delivers us whenever we fall. We join the psalmist in giving God thanks and praise for that.

Ever-watchful God, thank you for always keeping an eye on us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

An excerpt from Christ in our Home
if you would like a copy of Christ in Our Home please contact the church office: 805-983-0612
Service Over The Summer (SOS)
Summer is now in full swing and with it, starts our annual summer project for Our Redeemer. Over the summer we will be collecting school supplies in order to assemble School Kits for Lutheran World Relief and local students.
Starting NOW, we ask that you are able to donate one item from the list below and drop it off at the church office or call the office and we will arrange for someone to pick it up from your house. Another option, we are accepting monetary donations, and we'll do the shopping on your behalf. We will be accepting donations all summer long!
With your help, we hope to assemble at least 120 school bags.
With your help, these bags will go to places like Africa, Asia, The Middle East, and Latin America, as well as students in our own community!
Items Needed for School Kits:
  • one box of 16 or 24 crayons
  • four 70-sheet spiral notebooks of wide or college-ruled paper, approximately 8"x10 ½"; no loose-leaf paper
  • one 30-centimeter ruler, or a ruler with centimeters on one side and inches on the other
  • one pencil sharpener 
  • five unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers; secured together with a rubber band
  • five black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink); secured together with a rubber band
  • one 2 ½ "eraser 
  • scissors

August Birthdays
† Medical: David Lopez (son of David and Rosalie Lopez at Our Saviours) hospitalized with pneumonia; Marilyn Helms; Deb and Carl (Jan Reaver); Carl Tenbus; Gail Tenbus, Tami Cobb, Tina Cobb (Gail Tenbus’s daughters); Lupe Dean; Mary Ellen Lefler; Len Christianson recovering from heart surgery; Peggy Schreiber; Pastor Nancy; all affected by COVID surge.
† Nation and World: the end of war; for those suffering the excessive heat; for an end to gun violence.

We are re-starting our prayer list each quarter. This helps us to remove prayer concerns that are no longer needed.
If you want to add a name to our prayer list, please contact the church office or
Pastor Nancy

For any questions:
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