Coffee & Conversation

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Last Sunday we read and discussed the first question and part of the second question for Chapter 5 in Max Lucado’s book Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World. Question 1 had us recall the part of the chapter relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

The Russian submarine commander, under stress from events including depth charge attack by U.S. ships, was about to launch nuclear-tipped missiles at U.S. targets. A junior officer persuaded the commander to surface the submarines and talk to the Americans. By this “calm” response, the nuclear attack, and the possible beginning of a World War III, was averted.

Members of the class told of times they were tempted to “lash out” at other people when unexpected things happened. It was interesting to hear of instances where the lashing out did occur, and other instances where calm prevailed and hurtful events were avoided.

One member recalled trying to find more “Texas Blend” stones to complete a gardening project, and having to be satisfied with stones of this kind but  different size from those already in place. The member found out later that “tunnel vision” had precluded looking at other kinds of stones that were the right size and would have worked just as well as Texas Blend. The conclusion was how to react calmly to disappointments like this.

This Sunday, 6/30/19, we will continue with Question 2 on page 173, which asks, “Do you know people who are characterized by calm?” The five parts of this question should spur more lively “conversation” (to go with the coffee and muffins). Usual time and place, 9:45 between services, St. Mark’s Room, upstairs in the Leadership Center.

In Christ,
Peggy & Paul Foerster

P.S. The following Sunday, 7/7/19, there will again be a “Splashin’ Through the Summer” event, with just one church service, at 10:00 a.m., followed by picnic lunch. So C&C will resume its regular meetings the Sunday after that.

Wired Word

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If you are wondering, YES we are still having The Wired Word classes even with the Parish Hall under construction. We are temporarily meeting in the Leadership Commons space.

Please consider joining us as we enjoy great conversations together. Remember we also have children’s formation opportunities during this time as well, and we also will take care of the Tacos!

In the summer change of season, consider adding this to your Sunday morning routine. Class starts at 10 am See you there!


Bloomers & Boomers 2019-2020 Schedule

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Fall 2019–Spring 2020

September 10, 2019
Program: Food Bank
Coordinator: Paul and Peggy Foerster
Time: 9:20 at St. George and carpool to Food Bank

October 15, 2019
Program: St. George’s Stained Glass Windows
Coordinator: Jerry Canavit
Place: St. John Room and church
Time: 10:00-12:00

November 12, 2019
Program: Fellowship
Coordinator: Debbie Swindell
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

December 10, 2019
Program: Christmas Luncheon and Dave May
Coordinator: Pat Lindemood
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

January 14, 2020
Program: Reading Literacy
Coordinators: Paul and Peggy Foerster
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

February 11, 2020
Program: Billy Sartor’s Alaska Adventures
Coordinators: Billy and Barbara Sartor
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

March 10, 2020
Program: “Amazing Church People We Have Met”
Coordinators: Ron and Joyce Merrett
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

April 14, 2020
Program: Categorizing the Willmann collection
Coordinator: Pam Piedfort, Marilynne Herbster, Linda Canas
Place: St. John Room
Time: 10:00-12:00

May 12, 2020
Program: Planning for Next Year
Coordinators: Everyone
Place: St. Mark Room
Time: 10:00-12:00