I love this scene from the crazy film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" in which some guards aren't quite able to understand what they're being instructed to do.
Have you ever experienced someone who is hearing you speak, but obviously isn't really listening to you? Have you ever been guilty of that? (Be honest).
One of the greatest blessings we can give to someone is to listen to them with care. It validates them and their feelings. It's been said that every person you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. That is, unless you're willing to listen to them.
We're in the midst of a sermon series called BLESS in which we're learning 5 missional practices that can enable us to naturally bless people and introduce them to Jesus. The first one is "Begin with Prayer". This Sunday, June 18th, we'll look at how to "Listen with Care". As we get better at this, we'll become real friends with people and God will open up ways to bless them. I hope you'll be able to join us.
Church Camp Out
This coming weekend is our All Church Camp Out at the Bridgeport State Park. You can stay for the whole weekend (beginning at noon on Friday through Sunday) or you can just stop in for the day. You can contact Scott Larson for more info (509-220-8475)
VBS this week at Cascade Bible Church
Our Valley-wide Vacation Bible School is taking place this coming week, June 19-23. This year it is being hosted by Cascade Bible Church.
Please consider volunteering in some way - I believe they're still looking for help in various areas
Graduate Recognition (Part 2)
This Sunday, June 18th, we will be honoring 3 more graduates who were unable to be with us a few weeks ago when we celebrated with Fallon Hutson and Mihayla Phillips.
This week we'll get to honor Derek Alumbaugh, Cole Darwood, and Jesse Tissell by presenting them with bibles and praying for them. Each of you have an encouraging role to play in the lives of all of the children within our congregation. And when these young men and women move into their future lives we want them to feel the love and support of lots of surrogate uncles, aunts, grandmothers, and grandfathers! Be sure to let them know that you're proud of their accomplishments.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church