While I was gone, there was a movie shown about the Divine Image which was an attempt to paint what Jesus revealed to St. Faustina. Although we typically say the colors of the rays pouring out of Jesus’ heart are red and white, we learned there isn’t a real English equivalent for the words as they were described in Polish. I think we should describe them as Scarlet and Cream. Thanks to Nicole Cook for organizing and showing this video to us and the surrounding parishes.
Last week I received a very nice thank you card from Connie Shattuck of the Tri-City Food Pantry that indicated how delighted the Pantry was to receive the wonderfully fresh vegetables from our community garden. She thanked our members who worked so hard creating and nourishing this community garden because their clients “really do appreciate the fresh vegetables.” I too appreciate the generosity and hard work of our community gardeners. Kudos's to those people who live the Gospel message to “feed the hungry.”
I think First Lutheran saw how much fun we had at the Family Fun Festival and held Oktoberfest a couple weeks ago. It was partially to celebrate their 140th year, so on our marquee we congratulated them. I received a wonderful and humorous letter of appreciation from Reverend Karl P. Ziegler the Senior Pastor of First Lutheran Church just down the street. He wrote:
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ at St. Columbkille,
Thank you so much for sharing our joy by recognizing First Lutheran’s 140th anniversary on your electronic sign. It was duly noted, and greatly appreciated.
God bless the members of Saint Columbkille, and the members of First Lutheran Church as we continue to share Christ Crucified with the Papillion community, and the world.
BTW, next year, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. We were planning on TP-ing St. Columbkille in honor of that event, but in light of your great kindness, I believe we will reconsider!
God bless you Father Dave, and the members of St. Columbkille.
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