Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—July 6th, 2017

From Rev. Carol Horton: Collect for Sunday, July 9, 2017

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

In our lives as citizens of this country, may we always remember that we are, first and foremost, children of God and followers of Jesus Christ. May the message of the love, mercy and grace of God be always our guide. ++++++ From Anita:

Thoughts for the week:

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. --Maya Angelou

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. --John F. Kennedy

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. --Solomon Ibn Gabriol

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

When life rains on your parade- – > bring out the slip’n’slide. -- Unknown ++++++ For pastoral emergencies, please check the church voicemail or contact Lynn Logg or Lori Wolfe, our wardens. May the loving-kindness of God be ever present for all of us.

Peace and blessing, Carol+