Saturday, September 26, 2009

Happy Birthday, Charlotte!

This afternoon, the family of one of our members, Charlotte, threw a surprise b-day party for her at the church.  I've been to a few "surprise parties" in my day, but this one was one of the best.  Charlotte had absolutely no clue what she was walking into.  The look on her face was simply classic.  She thought there was a Thrivent meeting being held and walked in TOTALLY unsuspecting.  Great, great fun!

It was wonderful to see so many members from our congregation there to celebrate with Charlotte, who has been blessed with 80 years by her Lord.  The food was delicious and the company was wonderful.  It was a truly blessed event, indeed!

Gracious Lord, we thank and praise You for Your continued goodness to Your servant Charlotte, whom You have blessed with length of days in this present life.  Grant that she may continue to know Your loving-kindness, abide in the confession of Your care and protection, and in all things glorify Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen. (Lutheran Service Book:  Pastoral Care Companion, pp 462-463) 


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