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.      


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

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