16 April 2008

A Moped for Betho

As you may have guessed, my latest obsession is to buy a moped!! I was driving in traffic last week, and this girl passed me on a bright yellow moped. Our eyes locked...her hair waved in the breeze, and we both just knew I was destined for something greater. I am destined to join the moped army!!

When I was in India I rented a motorcycle for a day, and zipped around for a day barely escaping death on several occasions. The dream of being able to escape death everyday at home could be even more fantastical! Stay tuned for more details.

What I'm really longing for, is adventure! Ultimately we all long for adventure- to be fully engaged, fully alive. Saint Irenaus said, "The glory of God is man fully alive." So the good news is that God wants adventure and fullness of life for us also!! Jesus says in John 10:10, "I have come that they may have life- and have it to the full."

One adventure that we can all share in this next two months, is that Village Volunteer Bridget Fil is going to go to Uganda, Africa for a month of service in May!

As Christians, our mission is to know our identity in Christ- as His Beloved, His Chosen ones, and as those He has Called to serve Him in the world. Jesus says in Matthew 25:40, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to the least of my brothers, you did it to me.”

As Bridget goes to Africa, she is an ambassador for all of us of the love and concern we have for our fellow brothers and sisters there. Let us join with her in prayer, encouragement, and material support!

We will be having a Service Car Wash Fundraiser next next Saturday 4/26 from 4-6:30 to pay for her 'land' costs + send supplies for the people there. All are welcome to help out! RSVP to give me an idea of who will be there.


Next Sunday’s Village
Join us next Sunday from 5-6:30 for “Spike TV Meets Lifetime”- distinct callings. We’ll have some awesome time to talk about what it means to be Men and Women of God.

Dinner and Some Bible: Thursdays 7-8:30
Stop on by St Thomas this week for Dinner and Some Bible. We’ll be eating some great food, and then reading some of the book of 1 Peter. It’s going to be a swell time- come hungry!

Village Service Day: Sending Bridget to Africa!! ;)
Join us Saturday 4/26 from 4pm-6:30 for our Village Car Wash Fundraiser at the TCF Bank on the corner of Plymouth and Nixon. Proceeds go towards sending Village Volunteer Bridget Fil to Africa next month!! RSVP to Beth.

Responding to Grace
“One can only find oneself in the sincere gift of self.” Are you ready to “Respond to Grace”?? Turn in your Teen Leader Application for Spring-Summer today!

Steubenville Summer Retreat
The remaining $155 for the Steubenville Youth Conference is due next Sunday, April 20th!


mr. peters the younger said...

Good luck on your venture to find a Moped :-) If you don't get that, maybe you could get a Segway?

Awesome news for Bridget!

See ya'll next Sunday!

(p.s. Let's all pray that the Pope's trip here in the U.S. goes well!)

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mr. peters the younger said...

Awesome Village Tonight!

p.s. Our Holy Father is returning to Rome soon, let's all pray for a safe flight and for all of us in the Catholic Church, especially here in the U.S.!