Have you noticed our Prayer Tree at the front of the sanctuary?
On a small table to the right of the tree is a supply of blank slips of paper and seven different colors of ribbon, each denoting a different type of prayer. Pink ribbon represents a prayer for healing of the body and spirit. Red ribbon represents a prayer of sorrow and mourning. Green ribbon represents a prayer for spiritual growth. Blue ribbon represents a prayer of praise to God. Purple ribbon represents a prayer of blessings and happiness. Yellow ribbon represents a prayer for family issues. White ribbon represents a prayer for unspoken needs.
We encourage everyone to share their prayer requests by completing a slip of paper and tying it to the tree with the appropriate color ribbon. The tying of our prayer on the Prayer Tree is symbolic of turning your prayer over to God and is a visual reminder that God hears and answers all our prayers.
Ants and other insects have made their home underneath the carpet on the sanctuary steps and ramp. The carpet also retains moisture, which has led to issues with the railings and especially the columns that are supporting the portico. The carpet, therefore, has to go, and we will remove it next Saturday. We will also clean the wall along the ramp, where mold and moss have moved in, and there are weeds that need to be pulled.
So it's "all hands on deck" this Saturday, February 9, from 9 a.m. until about noon.
Bring work gloves, buckets, brushes, and any tools you can think of we might need.