Midweek Message, September 27, 2017

Henri Nouwen writes: Our own experience with loneliness, depression, and fear can become a gift for others, especially when we have received good care. As long as our wounds are open and bleeding, we scare others away. But after someone has carefully tended to our wounds, they no longer frighten us or others.

When we experience the healing presence of another person, we can discover our own gifts of healing. Then our wounds allow us to enter into a deep solidarity with our wounded brothers and sisters.

When I read this piece from Nouwen, I thought of our Grief Group and the wonderful way they act as ‘Wounded Healers” for one another. So many of you do this in your life. You take a hurt, seek healing, and then use that healing to help others. Thank you for being a wonderful congregation of caring people seeking to share God’s love.



  • Cuba cruise Informational dinner is October 2 at 6pm. Call Cliff to sign up for dinner.
  • Pumpkin Patch volunteers are needed. Contact Dave Althoff to be a patch worker.
  • Mission Trip to the Lower Keys; October 17-21. Contact Cliff for more information.

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