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http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt Rocklin, California Fri, 26 May 2017 06:12:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Rocklin, California Rocklin, California http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt 28594490 2017-05-27 – The Ascension of Our Lord – Sermon: “For the Church” – Ephesians 1:15-23 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-27-the-ascension-of-our-lord-sermon-for-the-church-ephesians-115-23/ http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-27-the-ascension-of-our-lord-sermon-for-the-church-ephesians-115-23/#respond Fri, 26 May 2017 06:12:05 +0000 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/?p=2526 Continue reading ]]> Sermon from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California, published via the power of IFTTT.

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2017-05-21 – Bible Class – Matthew 6:22-29 – “Lay Up Treasures in Heaven” & “Do Not Be Anxious” http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-21-bible-class-matthew-622-29-lay-up-treasures-in-heaven-do-not-be-anxious/ http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-21-bible-class-matthew-622-29-lay-up-treasures-in-heaven-do-not-be-anxious/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 04:20:36 +0000 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/?p=2524 Continue reading ]]> Sermon from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California, published via the power of IFTTT.

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2017-05-21 – Easter 6 & Confirmation – Sermon: “Helper Advocate” – John 14:15-21 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-21-easter-6-confirmation-sermon-helper-advocate-john-1415-21/ http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-21-easter-6-confirmation-sermon-helper-advocate-john-1415-21/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 01:55:15 +0000 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/?p=2522 Continue reading ]]> Sermon from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California, published via the power of IFTTT.

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2017-05-14 – Bible Class – Matthew 6:16-21 – “Fasting” & “Lay Up Treasures in Heaven” http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-14-bible-class-matthew-616-21-fasting-lay-up-treasures-in-heaven-2/ http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-14-bible-class-matthew-616-21-fasting-lay-up-treasures-in-heaven-2/#respond Mon, 15 May 2017 22:44:29 +0000 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/?p=2520 Continue reading ]]> Sermon from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California, published via the power of IFTTT.

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2017-05-14 – Bible Class – Matthew 6:16-21 – “Fasting” & “Lay Up Treasures in Heaven” http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-14-bible-class-matthew-616-21-fasting-lay-up-treasures-in-heaven/ http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-14-bible-class-matthew-616-21-fasting-lay-up-treasures-in-heaven/#respond Mon, 15 May 2017 11:54:18 +0000 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/?p=2518 Continue reading ]]> Sermon from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California, published via the power of IFTTT.

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2017-05-14 – Easter 5 – Sermon :”The Way The Truth and The Life ” – John 14:1-14 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-14-easter-5-sermon-the-way-the-truth-and-the-life-john-141-14/ http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-14-easter-5-sermon-the-way-the-truth-and-the-life-john-141-14/#respond Mon, 15 May 2017 03:24:23 +0000 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/?p=2516 Continue reading ]]> Sermon from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California, published via the power of IFTTT.

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Wondrous Beauty http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/wondrous-beauty/ http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/wondrous-beauty/#respond Mon, 15 May 2017 01:08:17 +0000 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/?p=2514 Continue reading ]]> All the beauty of
 this world is wet with the dew of tears.

                                                                     
 Theodor Haecker

She folds into me like a small child and rests her head on
my chest. So tiny and frail she seems now. So childlike and innocent. I hug
her, tight, once more and turn to climb into the passenger seat of the car. I
have my hand on the handle of the door and begin pulling it shut before I
realize she is trying to get in the car with me.  “Oh, mama,” I softly say, “I have to go home
now.” Her face is crestfallen, tinged with confusion.  My step-father comes across the lawn to fetch
her.  He distracts her and gently leads
her away.  My heart is breaking.

One year ago, on Mother’s Day, I wrote about my mother’s
journey with dementia (She Walks in Beauty).  For those of you who know my mother, you know
what a gift she is. For those of you who don’t know her, here are a few of the
lessons she taught me as I was growing up:

·     
Be kind. (It’s that simple!)

·     
Life isn’t fair (But I will be here to love you
through its disappointments)

·     
Serve others (This is the best way to get out of
your own funk)

·     
Don’t stand like a question mark! (Her way of
saying, “Stand up straight”)

·     
Don’t judge (Give everyone a break)

·     
God is faithful (You are never alone)

·     
A tidy house makes you feel better (It’s true!)

·     
Clothes hung on a clothesline look and smell good
(And there is a real        art to hanging clothes on the line, involving the most judicious
use of the clothespins.)

·     
Tithe

·     
Save money for a rainy day

·     
Read everyday 

·     
Laugh loudly and often (Even if it irritates
certain family members)

·     
At some point, mothers become the best of friends (usually
when the    daughter turns 30 or so)

Author E.B. White encourages us to “Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

When I am with my mother, I see wonder through her eyes as
we walk through her neighborhood.  Her
gait is slower now (In years past, I could hardly keep up with her brisk pace).
She looks up to the clouds and points. A flower’s flash of color catches her
eye. The barking dogs prompts an occasional utterance.  She holds my hand. We stop and I show her the lamb’s ears, pick one and she caresses
the softness of it. Words are not essential. Our shadows walk in silence,
searching for wonder. 

Later, we return to the house to eat Jamoca Almond Fudge ice
cream (her favorite) decorated with Oreo cookies. She eats with her fingers
because the fork in her hand all of a sudden seems foreign and odd.  She smiles, she laughs that deep, wondrous
laugh. I heed E.B. White’s advice. I see the presence of wonder in this
beautiful woman sitting across the table from me and I voice a silent prayer of
gratitude.

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2017-05-07 – Bible Class – Matthew 6:9-15 “The Lord’s Prayer” http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-07-bible-class-matthew-69-15-the-lords-prayer/ http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-07-bible-class-matthew-69-15-the-lords-prayer/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 05:23:44 +0000 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/?p=2512 Continue reading ]]> Sermon from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California, published via the power of IFTTT.

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2017-05-07 – Easter 4 – Sermon: “Abundant Life Under the Good Shepherd” – John 10:1-10 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-07-easter-4-sermon-abundant-life-under-the-good-shepherd-john-101-10/ http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/2017-05-07-easter-4-sermon-abundant-life-under-the-good-shepherd-john-101-10/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 00:18:10 +0000 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/?p=2510 Continue reading ]]> Sermon from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California, published via the power of IFTTT.

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Clean Water, Food and Fun http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/clean-water-food-and-fun/ http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/2017/05/clean-water-food-and-fun/#respond Wed, 03 May 2017 19:57:42 +0000 http://www.holycrossrocklin.org/salt/?p=2508 Continue reading ]]>

Kenyan Deaconess getting water….

I want to
give a little shout out for the fifth annual Taste of Loomis on Friday,
June 16, 2017 from 6:30 -10:00 P.M
. Each year, this event grows and tickets
for last year’s event sold out!  So, buy
yours now.

“OK, so
what is this Taste of Loomis and why
should I go?” you ask.  Well, here’s the
deal.  Not only is Taste of Loomis a fabulous way to spend a Friday evening, but all
the proceeds goes to the For One Another
Foundation, and in particular, the
clean water projects around the world.

Disclaimer:  I have a vested interested in this. Always Mercy partners with For One Another to bring clean water to
Kenya. As of this writing, we’ve delivered over 400 water filters to folks in
Kenya. This is a boatload of clean water for children, widows, orphans and
families.

If that’s
not reason enough to buy a ticket, then consider this: you will be treated to
scrumptious food and libations from local restaurants, breweries, wineries and
other vendors while listening to live music. You can stroll through the
international shop and the silent auction. You can meet other folks who have a
desire to support the gift of clean water throughout the world.  And, yours truly will be there too!

Tickets are available at http://ift.tt/1olrRtr where you can also learn more about their mission to provide clean water
to people in need around the world!

Note the For One Another T-shirt sported by Linda, one of our on-the-ground support staff in Kenya 

Taste of Loomis

Friday, June 16, 2017

6:30 P.M.-10:00 P.M.

Blue Anchor Stage in Loomis, CA

Just for fun. Pamela and For One Another Executive Director, Carrie Beth, and all around great gal, doing some yoga in Kenya. 

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