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Cornatzer Connection

Cornatzer United Methodist Church

1244 Cornatzer Road, Mocksville, NC27028

Phone: (336) 998-0687

www.cornatzerumc.com

March 2007

 


The Pastorís Pen

 

Have you ever stood on the shore of a lake and looked out over the calm, placid water?Have you noticed the sky reflecting off the glassy surface?To someone who didnít know better, one would sometimes think that a lake was a static object, something fixed and unmoving.And yet we know that beneath the surface of the lake there is an entire eco-system of plants and fish in a constant state of activity.So it is with our lives.We are preoccupied with the surface events of our lives.The hustle and bustle of life leaves little time to dive below the surface and look at what is going on in the deep places.Percy Ainsworth said it this way: "I am afraid that too often we leave the deeps of life untouched, not because we remember they are sacred, but because we forget they are there."In this Lenten season, take a few moments to sit quietly with God.Spend some time on self-examination.Evelyn Underhill once wrote that "There are few who cannot benefit by a bit by bit examination".We all have those things in our lives that we need to work on, things that we would just as soon leave undisturbed, resting on the bottom of the lake.But God calls us to dive down to where they are and wrestle with them, until, with His help, we have mastered them.Go ahead, dive in.I promise, God wonít let you drown.

Shane

 

 

Donít forget to turn your clocks ahead

2 a.m. on the Second Sunday in March

 

 

Coffee @ Cornatzer

Sunday, March 11

Dinner @ 6 pm

(Covered Dish)

coffeehouse @ 7 pm

Featuring

Sounds of Faith

 

 

UMW Hot Dog Luncheon

Sunday, March 18

Donations appreciated

 

 

1st day of Spring

March 21

UMY News

Movie Night

 Saturday, March 3

6:00 PM Bible Trivia

7:00 PM Facing the Giants

Sponsored by Cornatzer UMY

 

 

Krispy Kreme Donut Cards

Get a free dozen of Original Glazed doughnuts with the purchase of a dozen of your choice, a savings of over $55.†† See a UMY member to purchase a card.

 

 

$ Building Fund $

Pledged to Date

$18,470.50

Received to Date

$9,760.50

 

Record of Faithfulness

Feb 4

Worship Attendance††††††††††† †††††††††† 32

Offering††††††† ††††††††††† $622.00

Feb 11

Worship Attendance††††††††††† ††††††††††† 35

Offering††††††† ††† ††††††† ††$619.00

Feb 18

Worship Attendance††††††††††† ††††††††††† 27

Offering††††††† ††††††††††† $ 517.00

Feb 25

Worship Attendance††††††††††† ††††††††††† 42

Offering††††††††††††††††††† †† $ 1253.00

 

 

March Birthdays

 

Sean Graham†††††††††††††††† March 5

Cindy Booe†† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† March 12

Willie Mae Jones ††††††††††† March 15

Ron Booe†††††††††††††††††††††† March 15

 

March Anniversaries

 

No Anniversaries

 

 

You are My Sunshine, My only Sunshine


Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling. They found out that the new baby was going be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael sang to his sister in mommy's tummy. He was building a bond of love with his little sister before he even met her. The pregnancy progressed normally for Karen, an active member of the Panther Creek United Methodist Church in Morristown, Tennessee!In time, the labor pains came. Soon it was every five minutes, every three, every minute. But serious complications arose during delivery and Karen found herself in hours of labor. Finally, after a long struggle, Michaelís little sister was born. But she was in very serious condition. With a siren howling in the night, the ambulance rushed the infant to the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Mary's Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee. The days inched by. The little girl got worse. The doctor had to tell the parents to be prepared for the worst. Michael, however, kept begging his parents to let him see his sister. I want to sing to her, he kept saying. Week two in intensive care looked as if a funeral would come before the week was over. Michael kept nagging about singing to his sister, but kids are never allowed in Intensive Care. Karen decided to take Michael whether they liked it or not. If he didn't see his sister right then, he may never see her alive. She dressed him in an oversized scrub suit and marched him into ICU.He looked like a walking laundry basket. The head nurse recognized him as a child and bellowed, "Get that kid out of here now. No children allowed." The mother rose up strong in Karen, and the usually mild-mannered lady glared steel-eyed right into the head nurse's face, her lips a firm line. "He is not leaving until he sings to his sister" she stated. Then Karen towed Michael to his sister's bedside. He gazed at the tiny infant losing the battle to live. After a moment, he began to sing. In the pure-hearted voice of a 3-year-old, Michael sang:"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray." instantly the baby girl seemed to respond. The pulse rate began to calm down and become steady. "Keep singing, Michael," encouraged Karen with tears in her eyes. ďYou never know, dear, how much I love you, please don't take my sunshine away." As Michael sang to his sister, the baby's ragged, strained breathing became as smooth as a kitten's purr. "Keep on singing, sweetheart." "The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping, I dreamed I held you in my arms". Michael's little sister began to relax as rest, healing rest, seemed to sweep over her. "Keep on singing, Michael." Tears had now conquered the face of the bossy head nurse. Karen glowed. "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. Please don't take my sunshine away..."The next day...the very next day...the little girl was well enough to go home. Woman's Day Magazine called it The Miracle of a Brother's Song. The medical staff just called it a miracle. Karen called it a miracle of God's love. NEVER GIVE UP ON THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE.LOVE IS SO INCREDIBLY POWERFUL.



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