Malmo News

Weekly News-October 26

It’s been quite a season for the farming community.  I’ve heard that a number of you have now completed the harvest (or are very close to completing it) – and we, here in the office, are rejoicing with you and thanking God for His mercies, care and grace!

Being a farmer myself, I understand the complete joy with finishing the harvest and the complete exhaustion you feel when the adrenaline starts to slip away.  And I know this isn’t just common to farmers – many of you are going through your own seasons of struggle and stress.  Can I share a very familiar Psalm 23 with you?  I know that many of you know it by heart, but take a slow reading of it in the Common English Bible version.  It’s so beautifully worded and is a good reminder that it’s God who cares for us and gives us all things – including the rest and peace that is needed after such an intense season.

“The Lord is my shepherd.
I lack nothing.
He lets me rest in grassy meadows;
he leads me to restful waters;
he keeps me alive.
He guides me in proper paths
for the sake of his good name.

Even when I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger because you are with me.
Your rod and your staff—
they protect me.

You set a table for me
right in front of my enemies.
You bathe my head in oil;
my cup is so full it spills over!
Yes, goodness and faithful love
will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live in the Lord’s house
as long as I live.”


This past Tuesday, was our Fall Congregational meeting.  We had a great turnout and excellent conversation.  Thank you to all of you who were able to attend!  One of the items that we dealt with was updating our bylaws.  We have printed booklets of the updated Constitution/Bylaws available for you on the Malmo Info table in the foyer.  If you’d like a digital copy, please contact me in the office.

This Sunday we’ll have some special guests with us during the 11:00am Worship Service.  Community members, Todd & Bekki Johnson and their girls will be sharing during the service about their call to missions in Albania.  We’re looking forward to hearing their story.  We’re also excited about welcoming a new member to Malmo during the service!  So it’s going to be a full but lovely Worship service.  We hope that you can join us!

Have a great weekend.  See you Sunday!
Delora

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