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Dear Church Family,

I hope you will indulge me a time of personal thanksgiving.  This Sunday, July 12, 2020 marks our 45th anniversary.  How blessed I have been to have had Lynn as my partner and best friend.   I’m talking this week in the sermon about the mystery of God’s providence and guidance.  I certainly believe God was at work leading me to come to the Salisbury Congregational Church, where I met Lynn.  Although she was teaching in S. Windsor at the time, she came back each week to sing in the choir.  Can you believe that our first “date” involved me cajoling her to help chaperone a youth retreat?  That’s a special person!

We had intended to take a trip to Scotland early in the fall to celebrate, but that is now off.  We’ll miss that trip, but certainly find other ways to celebrate our life together.   Lynn has been a loving encourager, a wise counselor, and a spirited and fun companion.  She puts up with my quirks, prods me to my best and has taught me a lot about what it means to serve Jesus.  I thank God every day for her presence in my life.

We continue to meet for a virtual coffee hour each Sunday.  Here is the link.

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86915155515?pwd=UnYxUlJ6Nldjb3MyWHlzYmRWVFhaZz09

A heads up.  We’ll be doing a virtual, “Zoom” Bible study on 4 consecutive Tuesday nights, from 7-8 p.m., beginning on the 21st of July.  We’ll be looking at the short, but very significant book of Jonah.  I’ll be preaching a sermon on each of the 4 chapters, and am eager to have your input.  Look for more details and the Zoom link in next week’s A Good Word.

The sermon this week is “God’s Mystery and Our Plans” based on Exodus 3:11-16 and Colossians 2:1-7 and 3:1-3.  The order of service is attached and the link is https://thefv.cc/online-worship/.

It was good to see some of you Tuesday night. We’ll do it again before long.

God be with you till we meet again,

Rich

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