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Today will be Better than Yesterday...

Thoughts and Reflection

One of the great things about working in the same building that houses a pre-school is the wisdom that happens when a four-year-old is involved in a conversation. My favorite eavesdropping moment was this morning. As I walked by the kids lined up in the hall, I heard the teacher say to one of the boys, “So, today is going to be a better day than yesterday, right?”
 
Such a simple concept. Let’s set the intention. Today will be a better day. Sometimes it’s more likely that we will meet that intention, but it’s a pretty fabulous way to start the day. If we left yesterday behind, and started the world anew, what would we see? What would we do? I’m all in.      

-Carolyn

Updates from Our Community

The Lenten Season is approaching!

Come Celebrate

Bring a dish and share a meal on Sunday, February 23. We’ll be having our Mardi Gras Potluck Luncheon after the 10:30a.m. service. The sign-up sheet is on the on the bulletin board.  Bring gumbo, beignets, your favorite casserole, or just a healthy appetite!
 
Ash Wednesday Services on February 26 at noon and 7:30p.m.
Come to church. Wear your ashes proudly. It’s what we do.
 
Lenten Suppers on Wednesdays from March 4 to April 1
We will break bread, sip soup, and then delve into scripture. Every Wednesday starting at 6:30p.m.
Don’t miss it. Seriously.

Pastoral Notes

We are giving thanks to God for the recovery of Jean Macneal and Brook Yearley; both had surgery last week.

Quinby Solberg, high school Junior and former acolyte at Nativity, lost her mother to a years long health battle.  Please keep Quinby and her older sister, Allyson, in your prayers as they grieve the loss of their mother.

Guest Preachers-- Coming Soon!
February 9            Linda Chinnia
February 16          The Reverend William (Bill) Gohl Jr. (as well as hosting the Fourm on Faith between services)
March 1                The Reverend Jan E. Hamill
March 8                The Reverend Dr. Walter V. L. Eversley
March 22              The Reverend James C. Holmes

Upcoming Forums on Faith

Feb 9           Evangelical             Jeff Valentine will lead the group in looking at the word, “Evangelical,” a word in the Lutheran Denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church. We will look at the Biblical meaning, and the meanings the word has taken in contemporary society. It promises to be a lively discussion.
 
Feb 16         Bishop Bill Gohl, presiding over the Delaware-Maryland Synod of the ELCA, will be our guest today, as preacher and as presenter at the forum. This will be a chance to get to know the Bishop more personally.

Feb 23                  Climate Change      Jody Johnson, a committed Christian and a teacher of science, will lead a discussion about the changes happening in our climate, what those changes might mean, and how people of faith can respond.

Events on the Horizon

A Wonderful Upcoming Performance
Joshua Banbury, our former choral scholar, will be presenting "The Remembering," a Valentine's Day program of jazz standards, February 14, 8:00 PM at the Havre de Grace Opera House. Tickets to hear Joshua's quartet can be purchased online at hdgoperahouse.org.
 

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