I believe that spring has finally come to our area. There is only a little snow to be found where it had piled up and in the shade. I enjoyed attending a softball game and only wore a light jacket. While at the game I noticed one person who had a sun burnt face already, which reminded me as we enjoy the warmth of the sun we also must take care of our skin. It seems we had to wait so long for it to come, but in a short week we went from shoveling snow to raking the lawn. I even heard a lawn mower the other day. I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the spring God has provided us. The sunrises are coming earlier each day. I feel they are a gift from God and love watching them as I complete morning devotions.
Well, we have 101 school bags completed and in a container to take to MN Annual Conference the end of the month. Thank you those who gave of their time for the assembling of the bags, we had a good time and plan to do this again for next year. I hope others will join us next year for the fun and fellowship. Just so you know, it takes people to prep the materials before they are ready for sewing machines. Therefore you do not need to be “sewer” to participate.
Another project that will be taken to MN Annual Conference is the hygiene kits. Thank you to everyone who donated items to make them possible and helped put them together. We will be sending 205 kits to the MN Annual Conference this year. We have raised $105.00, so we need to raise an additional $100.00 to cover the toothpaste for each kit. If you would like to help cover this cost, give the cash to DeEtta or put a check into the offering marked as toothpaste or hygiene kits. It should make everyone feel good since this means we are helping 205 people who had to evacuate their home and go to a shelter without anything.
I am happy to report I have completed the class I was taking to be able to continue as your pastor. I will have to take more classes, but next one won’t be until the fall and again another in the spring. I am so blessed that DeEtta is able to fill in when I have to travel to Iowa for the classes. I hope to continue to learn from each class information and ideas that will assist me in serving you and the church.
As you enjoy the warmer weather out of doors, start planning a garden or flower beds or going for walks, remember to take time to pray and ask for God’s presence during those activities. Everything is more beautiful when we remember He is with us. Take some quiet time to watch some sunrises, sunsets or both by yourself or with others for they are truly beautiful and peaceful.
Remember you can share God’s love with others with a simple smile. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. God Bless each of you. He is always only a prayer away.
Pastor Mary Lou
Sundays 9:30 AM
1st Sunday of each Month
For Children 9:30 AM
Children begin in the santuary upstairs and leave after the children's sermon.
Please call us at 218-741-1614 or fill out our contact form.
Gilbert Community Church United Methodist
202 W Wisconsin Ave
Gilbert, MN 55741