Lay Pastors Weekly 03-20-16

Praise the Lord!!!
 
I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.  Luke 19:40
 
I recommend reading Luke 19 again. St. Francis of Assisi was born in 1182 in Italy, the son of a rich merchant. After a scanty education he joined the army and was captured. He came to know Christ after his release, renounced his wealth and traveled the countryside preaching the gospel. He loved nature. Once as he hiked through Italy’s Spolito Valley he came upon a flock of birds. He began preaching to them a sermon when they did not fly away. Francis composed the “Song of Brother Sun” in 1225 which exhorts all creation to worship God. It did not appear in English until 1919 when it was used by William Dryser for a worship children’s festival in Leeds, England as the hymn, “All Creatures of Our God and King.”
 
My prayer for the week:
Dear God, You put the potential for goodness in each of us. Thank you for helping us by lighting our way and giving us a variety of ways to serve you every day. In You Holy name we pray. Amen