I’m moving slowly today so I figure simple and to the point will work just fine.

A Hare was making fun of the Tortoise one day for being so slow.
“Do you ever get anywhere?” he asked with a mocking laugh.
“Yes,” replied the Tortoise, “and I get there sooner than you think. I’ll run you a race and prove it.”
The Hare was much amused at the idea of running a race with the Tortoise, but for the fun of the thing he agreed.
So the Fox, who had consented to act as judge, marked the distance and started the runners off.
The Hare was soon far out of sight, and to make the Tortoise feel very deeply how ridiculous it was for him to try a race with a Hare, he lay down beside the course to take a nap until the Tortoise should catch up.
The Tortoise meanwhile kept going slowly but steadily, and, after a time, passed the place where the Hare was sleeping. But the Hare slept on very peacefully;
and when at last he did wake up, the Tortoise was near the goal. The Hare now ran his swiftest, but he could not overtake the Tortoise in time.
The race is not always to the swift.

Scripture Reading:  Galatians 6:9-10
“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.”

Reflection Questions:
What is growing weary in you?
Do you remember an opportunity you let go by?
What good work can you continue to embody?

Prayer: Holy God, when I grow weary and tired strengthen my resolve to do good for others. Keep me from giving up or giving in. Let me be aware of all the possibilities that come my way to serve those in need and those whom I love.  Amen.

 

Announcements

On Wednesdays the yellow cart will be out from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 pm. on the north side of the Sanctuary (youth house side) for food donations for the Beth El Farmworkers.  All Faiths Food Bank is not accepting food donations as this time.  All Faiths and Beth El are accepting cash donations.  You can donate to them directly or through the church.

JOY Company Weekly Zoom meeting every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. A time of connecting and having meaningful play: music, story and games.  All children are welcome. For more information contact Allison Vance allison.vance@comcast.net        941-343-9894

Wednesday Evening Prayer Service via livestream begins at 6:45 p.m. and lasts between 15 and 20 minutes.

 

 

Thursday is the last zoom Bible Study on the post resurrection appearances of Jesus.  It will be held on Tuesday & Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. If you would like to be a part of this study please email bruce@pineshorespres.org or karen@pineshorespres.org. to receive login information. New comers are welcome!

Sunday we will start livingstreaming 15 minutes before the service which begins at 9:45 a.m.  Music will fill this time in preparation for Worship.

We would love for you to send us pictures to share with our Pine Shores family on Sunday. You can email us at info@pineshorespres.org.

Send prayer requests and joys for the Saturday egram to karen@pineshorespres.org

Family Promise News:
Position Open: Director, Family Promise of Sarasota The Board of Trustees of Family Promise of Sarasota, FL, is in the process of searching for a Director. Family Promise helps homeless children and their families find sustainable, independent housing while providing temporary safe shelter, job search, and counseling. Our affiliate, which suspended its operation in December of 2017, has been rebuilt with 20+ faith congregations and will be ready to serve families starting in the fourth quarter, 2020. For job and application details, go to bit.ly/familypromisedirector.

 

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