Midweek Message, February 15, 2017

Henri Nouwen shares these words which I felt were very appropriate for this Valentine’s week:

When we talk to one another, we often talk about what happened, what we are doing, or what we plan to do. Often we say, “What’s up?” and we encourage one another to share the details of our daily lives. But often we want to hear something else. We want to hear, “I’ve been thinking of you today,” or “I missed you,” or “I wish you were here,” or “I really love you.” It is not always easy to say these words, but such words can deepen our bonds with one another.

Telling someone “I love you” in whatever way is always delivering good news. Nobody will respond by saying, “Well, I knew that already, you don’t have to say it again”! Words of love and affirmation are like bread. We need them each day, over and over. They keep us alive inside.

So-o-o…in case you haven’t heard the words lately….your Pastor loves you and is thankful that you are in his life.



·        Women’s Seminar, Saturday, February 18 at CBTS. 9am-3pm

·        March 1 is Ash Wednesday. Join me for a drop-in imposition of ashes from 11:00 – 12:00 and for Wednesday Lenten worship at 6:30pm

·        Mark your calendars for Lenten worship on Wednesdays during Lent. Each week a church member will share their faith story. 6:30 pm with hymns, prayer, faith story, and communion.