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Prioritize PDF Print E-mail

           How often have we all heard the call to prioritize, prioritize, prioritize!  This does however, seem to be a fairly new development, and it is difficult!  When I was growing up, for the most part, we were encouraged always to strive to do our very best at whatever it was we chose as our vocation.  But even so, early on, I saw the need for prioritization.

 

            Because my mother was disabled, I was regularly sent to the local supermarket for groceries.  At a specified time, my dad was sent to pick me up when I was all done, but during the week, for smaller orders, I would go and get what was needed and walk home.  The times I disliked the most were when mom sent me with a list, and an amount of money, saying, “If you have enough for all of it, get it, otherwise, make choices…”  Usually, those choices were pretty much pre-defined by her, but occasionally I was left to ponder and wrestle with the question.  One week she need things to make dinner.  On her list was pork chops, chicken, pineapple, rice, potatoes, flour and corn.  As I was gathering all of these things I realized to my horror that I hadn’t been given enough money.  I panicked. I didn’t know what to take off the list, for this time, she hadn’t specified…not even a hint.  In the end, I prioritized, but not as she would have liked.  I took off the potatoes and the flour (simply because they were the heaviest—-I had to carry it home, remember). 

            Turns out that I had made two wrong choices.  She had inadvertently included two sets of ingredients for a meal in the same list and forgot to remove one.  I had inadvertently eliminated the staple element for both, and we dined on a very protein rich dinner that night!

            Join us this weekend, as we see how Jesus always knew what priority to put first….  We gather on Saturday at 5:30 pm and on Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 am.  See you there!

 

            Pr. Luther

 
It's Church Picnic Time PDF Print E-mail

Put on your Bermuda shorts and your most colorful summer shirt. It is time for the church picnic. Please join us at Lake Poway on Sunday, August 17,from noon to 3:00 p.m.  We have reserved the Pavilion at Lake Poway Park. It is very near the lake and close to the parking lot. There are lots of picnic tables and even an air conditioned indoor space if it is a hot day. The stewardship committee will bring meat to barbecue and beverages. Please bring a side dish or dessert if you are able. As an extra incentive, we will have an award for the most outrageous summer outfit. There is a $5 per car park fee if you do not live in Poway. Some may choose to carpool from the church. If the fee is a problem or if you have any other questions, contact Scott Davis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Also, please invite a friend. We look forward to seeing you on the 17th.

 

 
August Newsletter PDF Print E-mail

 
If you want to know what's happening at Incarnation in August, just click on the links to read the August newsletter or view the August calendar.
 
A Bible verse for August
"The end of the matter; all has been heard.  Fear God, and keep his commandments; for that is the whole duty of everyone."  
Ecclesiastes 12:13
 
Finnish Church News PDF Print E-mail

Dear San Diego  Area Finns      

    

The San Diego area Finnish Lutheran congregation meets at Incarnation Lutheran Church, Poway (16889 Espola Rd., Poway, CA 92064).  Our Pastor is Doctor of Theology Jarmo Tarkki.  Sermons are in English, liturgy and hymns in Finnish.  You are warmly welcome to participate at the Finnish Lutheran Church of San Diego.   See you at church!

 

Pastor Jarmo Tarkki has a message for everyone.

 

Please click on the link to read the Fall 2014 Calendar.

 

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