Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sharefest THIS Saturday!

Sharefest is a citywide community project with 40 churches participating on Saturday April 29th (THIS WEEKEND!) and Rock Island and Cross & Crown are benefitting from this special blessing with landscaping.

We are looking for volunteers to help plant scrubs, plants, ground cover, lay sod, etc. We will begin at 8:00 am and work until we are done. Please come for the day or come for as long as you can to help with this great project. Please bring your own gardening tools. Please RSVP to Ed Hilliard to schedule work crews and lunch which will be provided on site.

Thank you in advance for your participation. A citywide praise service will be held on Sunday, May 7th at CITYCHURCH at N.W. 10th & Robinson 6:30-8:00 to celebrate all of the good that will be done this weekend around OKC.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


The Cross

A precious resurrection day gift. This originl painting of the cross by Tina Clark. It provided a precious backdrop to the Sunday evening service at Cross & Crown to close out a beautiful Easter Sunday.

Paul asked these ladies pictured (Janice, Rachel and Judy) what the cross meant to them.

They all shared how the cross represents Jesus' love, and Rachel Whitmire commented how it is an image that pulls her closer to her heavenly Father (making her earthly father very proud!).

Janice said she can't help but thank the Lord for her very life when she looks upon the cross that represents God's sacrifice of his only son.

Janice shared she had survived a gun shot, and other life-threatening incidents throughout her life. She knows that it is only God's grace that has kept her alive on this earth. She has work still to do, she says. She has grandbabies and greatgrandbabies to look after.

Praise God for the stories he gives us to share.

Let us encourage one another and lift each other up. I Thes 5:11

Friday, April 07, 2006

A Franciscan Benediction

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and turn their pain into joy.

And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.