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All Creatures of our God and King

Hello Gloria Dei,

I am excited to begin a short, two-week, sermon series entitled “Lessons from my Dog”. The Bible tells us that all of God’s creation shines with the glory of God. And dogs are no exception. As a family, through the years, Lorrie and I have had three cats, one red-eared slider turtle, a plethora of lizards, and five dogs (Two Yellow Labs, a Bulldog, a Boxer, and now a Terrier mix).

Our current dog, the terrier, is a rescue dog named Trinity. I’ve spoken of Trinity in a few of my sermons. She is a great dog, who has gone through most of her life with only three legs. We believe that she was struck by a car before she was turned into the Rescue Center. The police officer who brought her in paid for the necessary surgery, and ever since, Trinity has gotten along just fine with only one hind leg.

I look forward to sharing with you how dogs often give us a glimpse into God’s full and unconditional love for us. For worship this week please read Psalm 136, verses 1 – 9.

And now, a reminder of two upcoming events that I shared in last week’s Friday Followings.

#1.  Pet Blessing. That’s right. On Sunday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m. we will gather outside on the lawn with whoever wants to come… and bring your pets. This will be in place of the normal 10:30 worship service that day. Bring lawn chairs/blankets and be sure to have your pet on a leash or in a carrier. We’ll sing some songs, say some prayers, and bless our pets. Following this 20-to-30-minute time frame, the SDSU Ice Cream truck will be on hand selling shakes, cones, and all things ice cream. ***We will have our normal worship services in the sanctuary on Saturday, July 23, at 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, July 24, at 9:00 a.m.

#2.  Neighbor Night. That’s right. On Tuesday, July 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. we are inviting our neighbors to the west of our campus to come and have some food, fun, and fellowship. And we want you there! Plenty of hot dogs will be on hand, with games for kids, and good times for all. Come for some or all of the time, all the while, welcoming many to our church who have not yet been here. At the end of the evening we will gather in the fellowship area and sing some songs. Hospitality is the name of the game. So come and help us welcome our neighbors on Neighbor Night.

Please mark these events on your calendars. You are cordially invited.

Together in Christ,

Pastor Tim
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