Friday, April 16, 2010

A souper way to support the Griebels' medical mission trip!

The Rico Community Church will host a soup supper on Friday, April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.

All proceeds will be sent to Project Helping Hands in support of Gerry and Marilyn Griebel's trip to Uyogis, Kenya, as part of a team providing medical care to the residents of that area. The Griebels leave for Kenya on May 8. Each participant in the project funds his or her own travel expenses and must provide medical supplies. The Griebels are buying supplies in bulk, as that is the most cost-effective way to get as much as possible for the money available.

Members of the community are invited to come share supper with us and learn more about the Griebels' plans. The menu includes homemade soup, bread, fresh veggies and dessert. We ask for a minimum contribution of $5 per diner; please be generous and support our local residents in their good works!

Marilyn and Gerry will be showing slides of past mission trips.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Christ is risen!

"Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen."
Luke 22:5b

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Psalm for Holy Saturday


1Hear my prayer, O LORD;

give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness;

answer me in your righteousness.

2Do not enter into judgment with your servant,

for no one living is righteous before you.

3For the enemy has pursued me,

crushing my life to the ground,

making me sit in darkness like those long dead.

4Therefore my spirit faints within me;

my heart within me is appalled.

5I remember the days of old,

I think about all your deeds,

I meditate on the works of your hands.

6I stretch out my hands to you;

my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah

7Answer me quickly, O LORD;

my spirit fails.

Do not hide your face from me,

or I shall be like those who go down to the Pit.

8Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning,

for in you I put my trust.

Teach me the way I should go,

for to you I lift up my soul.

9Save me, O LORD, from my enemies;

I have fled to you for refuge.

10Teach me to do your will,

for you are my God.

Let your good spirit lead me

on a level path.

11For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life.

In your righteousness bring me out of trouble.

12In your steadfast love cut off my enemies,

and destroy all my adversaries,

for I am your servant.