Synodically Authorized Minister - Arlin Scott

For the week ending May 19, 2024

Grace Notes

Friday Devotional:

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

I love it when a psalm includes the natural world. Mentions of trees, bodies of water, types of land, animals, and the stars delight me. Psalm 104 is full of this kind of rich imagery. God is extolled for having wisdom in making creatures that can live in all kinds of environments on our planet, with a close look in this section at the ocean in particular.

Our attention is called to how the ocean is full of life, from the smallest animals to the biggest. The psalmist marvels at the way creatures occupy this unique ecosystem below the water and how people make use of the surface above to sail ships. We are reminded how God has made cycles and seasons for food, making life continuously possible.

This is not, however, a list of species, as amazing as such lists are. Nor is this a textbook lesson about the water cycle. This is a poem made for rejoicing, in which the psalmist gives God a blessing as well, calling God to rejoice in the natural world right alongside us.

God, help me notice the beauty in your world that is around me today. In Jesus' name. Amen.

An excerpt from Christ in Our Home

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Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

 will be closed on

Monday, May 27, 2024

for Memorial Day

May Birthdays

✝ Healing for Michael Caplinger as he broke his wrist.

✝ Bruce & Karin Wilcox their daughter Adrienne died while at home. Pray for Karin, Bruce, Sara, Brianna, and the whole family. May they be comforted in their grief.

✝ Health concerns: Tami Cobb receiving chemotherapy; Debi Owens, battling cancer (Robin F. friend); Gordon Henry (friend of Bruce Wilcox & Karin Wilcox); Lewis Johnson Montana State Trooper (Robin T's relative).

✝ For peace in war-ravaged places; public servants that they work for the good of all people; those seeking employment, adequate housing, and other important needs.

We are restarting our prayer list each quarter. This helps us to remove prayer concerns that are no longer needed.

If you want to add a name to our prayer list, please contact the church office or

Pastor Nancy

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