Grace Notes
Friday Devotional:
Psalm 49:1-12
Psalm 49 feels to me like a wake-up call. It's all too easy for us to drift along with the illusion that we will have plenty of time to make changes in our lives. Take care of our health, patch up a broken relationship, save for retirement... we'll get to it, someday.
But is it true? We all know people who have been caught off guard. Maybe we will be too. No matter our wealth, or health care, or stature, our length of days has a way of sneaking up on us. Or, to turn this around: Death is no respecter of humanity. It comes to us all.
This psalm might come across as depressing, and maybe it is. At the same time, it's an important reminder of the transience of life. Each day must be valued. Each sunrise, and flower, and puppy dog, and child of God can bring us joy-and, hopefully, reorient us to the goodness of the Giver.

May I make the most of this one precious and blessed day, O God. Amen.

An excerpt from Christ in our Home
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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

July 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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