Malmo News

Weekly News – Oct. 27

I was noticing last Sunday at church and again on Tuesday at our congregational meeting, that many of you seem tired.  And not just tired, but weary.  It’s been a very long season for many of us – not only the farmers but so many others too, dealing with some really hard things in life.  So what can I say to encourage you today?  I was going through an old journal just recently, and I found this prayer written by Ted Loder.  I hope it encourages you – or at least helps you take a deep breath today…

“O God,
gather me now to be with you as you are with me.
Soothe my tiredness;
quiet my fretfulness;
curb my aimlessness;
relieve my compulsiveness;
let me be easy for a moment.
O Lord,
release me from the fears and guilts which grip me so tightly;
from the expectations and opinions which I so tightly grip;
that I may be open to receiving what you give,
to risk something genuinely new,
to learning something refreshingly different.
O God,
gather me to be with you, as you are with me.”
~Ted Loder


We’ve got a busy weekend here at Malmo.  TONIGHT at 7pm, the Malmo Youth are hosting the annual Community Barn Dance at the Schultz Barn.  Tickets are $8/person or $35/family.  There will be a baked potato bar, square dancing, an area for kids to play and of course lots of space to visit with your neighbours.  So come on out for a fun evening!

On Saturday morning from 10:00am to Noon, the C.E. Board is hosting the seminar, “Growing Healthy Children”.  Come join us as we welcome Dawne Adkins from Red Deer.  She is a specialist with children’s grief and stress.  We will explore what stress is, why it’s not always bad and how we can handle it.  This session is appropriate for Grade 4 and up along with parents.  But it’s not just for children – it’s for adults of all ages too!

And then on Sunday, we’ll be gathering together for Sunday School at 9:45am and our Worship service at 11:00am.  

I hope you have a great weekend!

Take care,
Delora

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