Dear Friends,

We are more than half way now to our goal of $8,000 to “Light the Church”.  Thanks to those of you who have given.  And thanks in advance to those of you who will give.  Just mark your check “Light the Church”.

On the subject of lighting, I thought I’d share this old story.  Several centuries ago in a mountain village in Europe, a wealthy nobleman wondered what legacy he should leave to his townspeople.  He decided he would build them a church.  No one was permitted to see the plans or the inside of the church until it was done.  At its dedication, the people gathered and marveled at the beauty of the new church.  But then someone spoke up.  “Where are the lamps?  It’s dark in here.  How will this church be lighted?”  The nobleman pointed to some brackets in the walls and then he gave each family a lamp which they were to bring with them each time they came to worship.  “Each time you are here,” this nobleman said, “the place where you are seated will be lighted.  Each time you are not here, that place will be dark.  This is to remind you that whenever you fail to come to church, some part of God’s house will be dark.”

It’s a beautiful story, though I think our Trustees have other plans for the lighting of our church.  But do remember, you carry the light of Christ wherever you go.  There’s plenty of darkness in the world already.  Make sure you bring light.

In Christ,