Dear Friends of Rockwood,
I love Ephesians 3:20 which says He (God) “ is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us”. I have never experienced this any better than the last six weeks of surgery and recovery. I want to thank God for His perfect shepherding, the ever-present love of my wonderful wife, Phyllis, and the many of you who provided special love and care through your prayers, cards, meals and words of encouragement. I am still quite limited in the things I am allowed to do, but I started the ten-week therapy regiment this week and I hope to be better than new before you know it. Thank you and again I say THANK YOU!
We are rapidly approaching Easter, so I know it is important to remind you of the special things that we are doing as a church to celebrate. Saturday April 20th we have reserved the Dogwood Shelter at Greensfelder Park from 11:00am until 3:00pm for our special Easter Picnic. This year we have invited Harold and Connie House’s church in Pacific to come and join us. There is a nice playground and good shelter so I hope you will feel comfortable in asking your neighbors and friends to join us.
Easter Sunday morning we changed our schedule a couple years back, so in case you do not remember I want to remind you of the significant changes in time. We have an early service which starts at 8:00am. This is followed by a fellowship breakfast in the church basement. There will not be our normal Sunday School classes and the late worship service will start earlier than normal at 10:30 am. There is not a better time all year to invite new people to visit the church.
We were blessed this past month to have Nathan, a teacher with Mike Thebeau, to do some emergency roof repair here at the church. For some reason the shingles under the vent cap began to come loose and because he caught this quickly we were able to get it fixed without any damage. We have also been talking about the need to do some interior work, especially painting. After Easter we hope to begin, so if you think you would have an evening or two available be sure to let me know.
For the next three months we will be returning to our book study on Galatians. This book more than any other in the New Testament led Martin Luther to challenge the church of his day on the true nature of the gospel and led to the Reformation. This book is rich with grace.
Please keep, Pastor Pete, Bob Bishop, Rachel Hubatka, and Diane Hill and their families in your prayers as they face varied challenges with strenuous physical and spiritual healing and recovery.
It Is My Joy To Serve With You All,
Pastor Charles “Pete” Patton
2425 Glencoe Rd, Wildwood, MO 63038
Pastor Charles “Pete” Patton 2425 Glencoe Rd, Wildwood, MO 63038