We’re now into our second month of the state stay-at-home health order to help curb the spread of COVID-19.  How are you and your family and friends doing?  It’s important to take quality self-care time, as well as watch out for others around you!  So this current round of safety measures may end on Monday 31st – well see.  And absolutely we will continue to see some sorts of restrictions through the summer.  My decision is that I can trust God in this crazy time, leaving the outcome to Him and His timing and care.  I’m not saying I don’t have concerns or that I’m not feeling the stress of the lock-down, but do I trust God’s care more than I fear this natural disaster.
 
We’re in our third month now of looking at the life of Jesus through the four gospel writers.  I’m enjoying reacquainting myself with the Jesus stories.  Mostly I’m surprised at how much of the gospel stories feel new to me.  I know I’ve read these stories dozens of times, but so much still feels fresh to me and like I’m hearing things for the first time.  I’m enjoying it! 
 
So for this month, we’re starting out with Luke’s gospel, and then finish out with some of Paul’s writing again.  I know that this reading is growing and maturing my relationship with God, and I’m pleased that the reading is having such a positive impact on my heart during this time of forced solitude.  Thanks for joining me again!  We’re growing together!
 
And in case you’ve missed it, please join me for our Sunday morning Facebook Live!  Stay healthy and we’ll be back together in the Cedar Family Room soon! 

Shalom, 

Pastor D.P.
 

Devotional Reading Calendar – May 2020

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
**31**
Philemon
 
        1
Luke 1
 
2
Luke 2
 
3
Luke 3
 
4
Luke 4
 
5
Luke 5
 
6
Luke 6
 
7
Luke 7
 
8
Luke 8
 
9
Luke 9
 
10
Luke 10
 
11
Luke 11
 
12
Luke 12
 
13
Luke 13
 
14
Luke 14
 
15
Luke 15
 
16
Luke 16
 
17
Luke 17
 
18
Luke 18
 
19
Luke 19
 
20
Luke 20
 
21
Luke 21
 
22
Luke 22
 
23
Luke 23
 
24
Luke 24
 
25
Eph. 1
 
26
Eph. 2
 
27
Eph. 3
 
28
Eph. 4
 
29
Eph. 5
 
30
Eph. 6