Some End of the Week Notes

Jim Hopkins

February 21, 2019

68 solar panels are currently being installed on the roof of our Sanctuary. Thanks to our Earth Justice Task Force led by Mary Sue Meads for paving the way. It is important that we are joining with other communities of faith  in standing up for creation care.
Thanks to Sandra L. and Allison T. for representing us in Seattle this week at the Evergreen Way Training.
Our Children’s Center School Age program is open full-time during the Oakland teacher’s strike. We have a good number of kids in attendance. It is one way our church is supporting the teachers, children and families of Oakland.
Paul, the heating system repairman, will be at church today. I am sorry that it was so cold last Sunday. I trust that the system will be working well come this Sunday.

The Scripture for February 24th

Genesis 45:3-11, 15
Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?” But his brothers could not answer him, so dismayed were they at his presence. Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come closer to me.” And they came closer. He said, “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be distressed, or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years; and there are five more years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. So it was not you who sent me here, but God; he has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not delay. You shall settle in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, as well as your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. I will provide for you there–since there are five more years of famine to come–so that you and your household, and all that you have, will not come to poverty.'”
And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them; and after that his brothers talked with him.