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MOnday Morning News

Sept 18, 2017

Hi All,
 This past week has certainly been one of changes in the weather. Among us gardeners the big discussion is all about protecting delicate plants from frost, which crops we covered and how many nights we had to do it, whether or not we should cover again tonight. Gardeners will do whatever we can to squeeze a few more precious days of growth out of our vegetables. And usually, if we can make it past this first spate of frosty nights, we get a couple more weeks. That can make all the difference when it comes to tomatoes and peppers.

I’ve always loved the Fall. There’s just something about the cooling weather, that certain slant to the sunlight, the tang coming from beds of dropped leaves, that lifts my spirit. That may seem strange – after all, when autumn comes winter, with its short gray days and long cold nights, isn’t too far behind.

Why would Fall be uplifting? I think it’s because Fall is also a time of beginnings. It probably goes back to starting school. Autumn was a time to begin fresh adventures, to learn and do new things. Summer was getting boring and by the time school began we were ready. We were ready to fill our days with the adventure of learning new things.

In the prophet Isaiah we read God’s words: “Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43.18-19) The Creator of the universe continues to create. God call is into a hopeful future. The passing of the seasons reminds us of this. Year in and year out, each new day calls us to renewed hope.

This morning my prayer is that we let our hearts and minds rest on that hope even in the face of disaster and terror. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

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Prayer Requests from Sunday, September 17, 2017

Flathead County Schools, Val, Ormand, Rocky, Ron, Lynn and Gordon, Dennis, Donna, Barbara, Robin, Gary, Firefighters, Hurricane Victims

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Dear Presbytery Prayer Partners,
For the next few weeks we will be in prayer for our denomination’s six agencies that work on behalf of the whole church.
This week we are praying for the Office of the General Assembly (OGA). The OGA encourages us to be people of hope: to seek together the mind of Christ, to work for justice and mercy in our neighborhoods and throughout the world, and to participate in God’s continual reformation of the church.
The OGA is responsible for the church’s ecclesiastical activities of the church as outlined in the Book of Order, and communicates and carries out assignments made by each General Assembly (GA).
Please pray for all the good people working in the OGA. Pray for the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly too. They are meeting this week in Louisville.
You can learn more about the OGA at:

Peace be with you,

Marsha Zell Anson
General Presbyter/Stated Clerk for Glacier Presbytery
P.O. Box 1482, Polson, MT 59860 (406)871-2135

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MONDAY, September 18
Dayton – Session Meeting 4:00 PM
Polson – Women’s Salad Supper 5:30-7:00 PM

TUESDAY, September 19
Polson – Session Meeting 6:30 PM

WEDNESDAY, September 20
Polson – Bell Choir 5:00 PM
Polson – Chancel Choir 6:30 PM

THURSDAY, September 21
Polson – Advent Planning Meeting 4:00 PM

FRIDAY, September 22
Polson – Alanon Meeting 8:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall

SUNDAY, September 24

Dayton-Worship 9:00 AM
Polson – Adult Study 9:00 AM
Polson – Children’s Learning Time 11:00 AM
Polson - Worship 11:00 AM

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Our Advent Planning Team is meeting this Thursday, September 21 at 4:00 PM in the Library. If you want to be a part of this but haven’t been in touch with anyone about it please just come and join us. We’ll be glad to have your involvement!

Our Weekday Bible Studies will begin the week of October. In Dayton we’ll begin on Tuesday, October 10 at 10:00 AM. In Polson we’ll begin on Wednesday, October 11 at 9:30 AM. We’ll be resuming our study through the Book of the Acts of the Apostles. Our first week will be a review of where things are so far and we’ll be reading in chapters 11 and 12. Please come and join us as we read and ponder over Scripture together.

Ray of Hope, a Christ-centered homeless shelter in Kalispell, is completing its women and children’s shelter. Named “Peggy’s House,” it will soon be ready. The shelter will house about 26 women and their children. As a part of getting them ready for their coming opening the Dayton congregation is collecting new and gently used twin bed sets and towels. For more information call Kathy Walker at (406) 270-0605.



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