The Pastor's Ponderings is a weekly note from one of the pastors that is sent to the congregation. If you would like to be included in the list of subscribers to the Ponderings, you can subscribe here. Current subscribers wishing to unsubscribe can do that here as well. The latest Pondering is below.

Dear Glen Mar friends,

Thanks to all who checked out the sermon online after canceling last week's worship due to snow.... I didn't know my Reboot would involve snow boots!

This week, I'm excited to experience my first Glen Mar Day of Service on Monday (Martin Luther King Day). Come on out and we'll put you to work! And speaking of work, this weekend we'll be Rebooting our Work. Did you know that God has given all of us spiritual gifts, designed to be used for some work God has for us to do? No matter whether you are working, retired, unemployed or working inside the home, the work of a Christian is to use our gifts to shine Christ's light wherever we are sent. I hope to see you there!

And... if you are furloughed, please let us know if there are ways we can be of help to you. We are planning some ways to support our Glen Mar family in this time, but it helps to know what is needed. As it happens, there are no "non-essential" workers in the body of Christ!

To get you ready for Monday, I offer to you some lyrics from James Taylor's song "Shed a Little Light".

Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King
and recognize that there are ties between us, all men and women living on the Earth.
Ties of hope and love, sister and brotherhood, that we are bound together
in our desire to see the world become a place in which our children can grow free and strong.
We are bound together by the task that stands before us and the road that lies ahead.
We are bound and we are bound.

Shed a little light, oh Lord, so that we can see, just a little light, oh Lord.
Wanna stand it on up, stand it on up, oh Lord,
wanna walk it on down, shed a little light, oh Lord.

See you in Church,
Mandy

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