by Kay Klinkenborg Disappointed, angry, frustrated, discouraged, maybe even despair. Here we are again with COVID cases rising. We set our hopes and dreams on a different outcome and projected what our future for 2021 would hold. But maybe, just maybe that is what creates our pain, of not accepting ‘reality’ as it is. We… Continue reading Not Again…What Do We Do Now?
I drive a hybrid vehicle. I have driven one since 2007. Hybrid vehicles combine at least one electric motor with a gasoline engine to move the car, and its system recaptures energy via regenerative braking. Sometimes the electric motor does all the work, sometimes it’s the gas engine, and sometimes they work together. The result… Continue reading Going hybrid
“How long, O Lord?” the Psalmist cried. We, too, ask that question: How long, O Lord? How long until this? How long until that? How long do we have to wear masks? Take temps? Register attendance? Use hand sanitizer? How long are we going to have a truncated worship service? What about singing? What about entering and… Continue reading “How long, O Lord?”
I consider myself a competent human being…most of the time! I recently encountered a situation with which I struggled. I couldn’t handle the registration process of the Covid-19 shot forms. I had to ask for help. Maybe you can relate with my struggles. Three people within our congregation stepped forward to help individuals like me get… Continue reading Need help getting your vaccine?
March 22 marks the one year anniversary. Some anniversaries are celebrated joyfully with cake, cards, and presents. Others are remembered quietly, somberly, with great reverence. This anniversary falls to the latter. March 22, 2020, we did not meet in our sanctuary (God’s house) for worship at The Palms; we started videoing our worship because it… Continue reading It’s Been One Year
Do you do any of these things: pray, take action, love, tend to others’ needs, support the work of our church? If you do, you are part of our church’s Social Justice Action Team, seeking justice through Prayer, Action, Love, Ministry & Support (PALMS). Using Micah 6:8, “And what does the LORD require of us… Continue reading Quarantine, Schmorentine, Church of the Palms is Not Closed…We Are Deployed
Worship Words of Wisdom: Adjusting our sails, pressing onward, we are exploring new ways to proclaim the love of God. What we are doing: On Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. we’ll be video-recording a worship service in the sanctuary to be broadcast on our website on Sunday morning. This will have most of the elements of our typical worship… Continue reading We are taking a healthy hiatus from our regular style of worship at The Palms.