Pastor Nancy Switzler

For the week ending March 24, 2024

Grace Notes

Friday Devotional:

Philippians 2:12-18

Having never taken a course in astronomy, I assumed for years that stars reflected the light of other bright bodies near them. But no, stars generate their own glow. The word "star" in ancient Greek can also mean" light," and perhaps that word better suits Paul's thinking. He knew that only by the light of the "word of life" (v.16) could the Philippian believers shine brightly. Their lives should radiate not their own glory, but the word of life at work in them.

In a culture of achievement such as my own, shiny trophies are awarded to athletic teams and individuals who excel in their sport. Often schools display these trophies in hallways or gym foyers. Of course, teachers, parents, and grandparents want to cheer for students whose talents gain them such recognition. We want them to shine like stars!

But who will reflect the light of Christ for them? Is there a young person you are teaching to hold onto the word of life more tightly than to the world's glory?

Shining Lord, let my life and my love always reflect your brightness. Amen

An excerpt from Christ in Our Home

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Those who would like to give a Lily to decorate our Sanctuary in memory of a loved one, or in honor of someone, may do so by giving $10.00 to the church. The Altar Guild Team will purchase the lilies to be placed in the Sanctuary for Easter.  Gifts should be received by Wednesday, March 27, 2024. You may pick up your lily after Easter Worship, on Sunday, March 31, 2024.


Order forms are in the Narthex please submit form and payment to the church office. Checks should be made payable to "LCOOR"

Please write "Lilies" on the memo line.

Looking ahead to our next Family Fundraising Night!

March Birthdays

✝ Health concerns: Eunique Washington for a safe delivery of her baby; Sean, has been diagnosed with colon cancer (Donna Travers’ nephew); Gail Tenbus recovering from surgery; Karin Wilcox; Michael and Brenda Caplinger; Tami Cobb receiving chemotherapy; Debi Owens, battling cancer (Robin F. friend); Helen Jackson and family as they adjust to her move to Connecticut; 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.

✝ Family and friends of Tariq Afridi (friend of Pastor Nancy) as they mourn his death.

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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