We hope and pray that you are safe and well on this Friday morning.
Please continue to pray for the Gibson family, Trish and Taylor on the loss of Barry this past Tuesday. Also, pray for Beth Childress, Beverly Morris and the people of Ukraine.
A few weeks ago, Timothy Newby, President of Central Music in Clearwater, Florida came down to give a presentation on adding organ pipes to enhance our organ capabilities and finish the organ in a remarkable manner. John Penkoske, our Music Director had invited Timothy with my full support and encouragement. He showed us a rendering that I have attached for you to see how the organ pipes would mesh beautifully with our stained glass windows in the balcony. The pipes would be hand made by the Ruffatti Family in Padua, Italy. They are one of the few companies who make their own pipes one at a time. The complete description is attached as well. It will take about 8 months to build. The cost would be approximately $185,000.
Upon hearing John’s enthusiasm and my support for the Organ Pipes, Ann Reynolds made a decision with the support of her family to purchase the organ pipes for our church. Ann has chosen to do this in honor of her parents, Dr. John E. and Glennie King, who were missionaries at Presbyterian Indian Training Schools in Vian, Oklahoma and Tucson, Arizona. We thank Ann for this generous offer, and we look forward to hearing glorious pipe music later this year. The Session has approved this gift from Ann.
This Sunday I will continue preaching on the Sermon on the Mount. This week we take a close look at how we judge each other. Jesus said, “Do not judge unless you wish to be judged.” Unfortunately, we humans often judge others without getting to know their true intentions. We judge what people wear, what car they drive, what house they live in and how they walk, and talk. Jesus reminds us that this is not good. We need to allow God to be the judge.
On March 20, I will be officially installed as the Pastor of Peace Covenant. We have many guests coming down to our church and it will be a very special day for Peace Covenant. More details to follow.
Have a wonderful weekend,
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