Sunday, January 14, 2007

We're Home - hopefully!

As many of you know, we have been searching for a church for over 4 months. We thought that we had found a home at New Hope, a large church here in Bend, but quickly realized there were some aspects about the church that we did not agree with. Last week we met with Pastor Scott Johnson who leads Cascade Covenant and were very impressed with his vision and ministry. Cascade Covenant is part of the Evangelical Covenant Church. The motto of Cascade Covenant is "No perfect people allowed," which resonated with both of us. We found out this week that our good friend Karen Magnuson who lost her husband of 35 years last October was in search of a new church and so we were able to have her join us this Sunday. We originally started going to New Hope because of Karen and were sad that we felt we couldn't keep attending the church as we knew we would miss our time with her. We were a little affraid to tell her that we were not going to be attending New Hope anymore only to find out she was trying to figure out how she was going to break the news to us that she was going to be leaving as well. That could have only been orchestrated by God Himself. So our Sundays with Karen will continue as we all begin our journey at Cascade Covenant.
The photo is of the Pastor's adopted son from Africa.