Family of Hope House Church June 2013
Practicing God’s Presence
Lawrence", born in France in 1611, experienced a powerful spiritual
awakening at age 18. When he later joined the Order of “Barefooted”
Carmelites in Paris he was assigned kitchen duty as a lay brother in
this austere monastic community, an assignment he carried out cheerfully
in spite of his aversion to any kind of food preparation work. His goal
became to constantly "practice the presence of God," the spiritual
discipline that became associated with his name.
wondered if it’s really possible to live that way, a question we
reflected on in a Family of Hope church service recently when veteran
missionary and associate member Paul Swarr led our study of one of the
lectionary texts in Lent.
I left that gathering with a new
desire to have every part of my life, the "spiritual" and the "natural"
alike, be lived in harmony with God, with a far less defined, clear
dividing line between the "sacred" and the "ordinary" in everyday life.
Since then I have been reminding myself of the need to listen deeply to
the still, small voice of God--with the third ear of the heart--so that
every moment becomes holy, every meal becomes a Eucharist, and every
meeting with another an epiphany.
- Harvey Yoder
Notes, prayers and praises
JUNE BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS to Sophie May, 6/2, Josiah Dumas 6/9, Karla May 6/16, Isaiah May, 6/27 and Harvey Yoder 6/30!
PRAY FOR BERTHA SWARR who was admitted to VMRC Rm 102.
SOICH suffered a fall April 23 that has resulted in a lot of pain and
her needing to use a wheel chair for now. Pray for her.
FLRC SPRING DINNER with speaker Jim Glanzer is June 8!
FOH MEMBERS and friends enjoyed an Older Order Mennonite tour Saturday,
May 25, which included a delicious noon meal at Ray and Rosemary
Martin's west of Briery Branch.
THE PASTOR'S HARVSPOT BLOG IS LOCATED at http://harvyoder.blogspot.com.
June lectionary readings
2 Psalm 96 1Kings 18:20-39 Galatians 1:1-12 Luke 7:1-10
9 Psalm 146 1Kings 17:8-24 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17
16 Psalm 32 1Kings 21:1-21a Galatians 2:15-21 Luke 7:36-8:3
23 Psalm 42-43 1Kings 19:1-18 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39
30 Psalm 77 2Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Luke 9:51-62
June services (worship at 4, meal at )
2 Location: James & Ruth Stauffer 1250 Parkway Dr 22802 574-6141
Worship and Sharing: James Stauffer
Bible Study: Paul Swarr Carry-in Meal
9 Location: Harvey & Alma Jean Yoder 1135 Hamlet 22802 432-0531
Worship and Sharing: Harvey Yoder
Bible Study: Elly Nelson Carry-in Meal
16 Location: Guy & Margie Vlasits 3448 Caverns Dr. K’town 908-0391
Worship and Sharing: Lois Wenger
Bible Study: Harvey Yoder Carry-in Meal
23 Location: Family Life Resource Center 273 Newman Ave 432-0531
Sharing in the Lord's Supper: Harvey Yoder
Bible Study: Dick Dumas No meal this Sunday
30 Location: (to be announced)
Worship and Sharing:
Bible Study: James Stauffer Carry-in Meal