I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.- Genesis 9:13
This verse from the end of Noah’s journey when the flood had abated, the animals were dispersing, and God was talking with Noah, giving him and his family a promise for going forward. And God gave a symbol, a logo of sorts, to remind everyone who saw it of God’s promise.
What you see below is not a rainbow and not on the same biblical scale, but it is a symbol. It is our new logo. Using the stained glass and cross we see every time we worship in our sanctuary, our new logo can also serve as a reminder and a message. The golden cross reminds us of Christ at the center, who brings together the broken pieces of the world and spreading into us with warmth and passion of the Holy Spirit. The green ribbons remind us of the growth flowing from the our connections to Christ. Finally, the blue reminds us of our faith which ripples out from the center as God sends us out into the world to spread the Good News, working for God’s Work with our hands. And as we use this new, yet familiar symbol as our logo we can send a message to those who are new to the congregation about what and Who we believe in.
Special thanks to my sister, Jordan Barton, who took our glass and converted it into the new logo and for the Church Council for approving it. I am excited to unveil and start using the logo to represent our congregation and ministries, and I invite your reactions to it.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor John Barton
We gather for worship each Sunday morning at 9:30 am for a traditional service of worship, that includes a Liturgy of Praise, Hymns, Choir and the sharing of the Sacrament of Holy Communion. From September to May we have Sunday School available for all children ages 3-11. (5th Grade)
Following worship, we gather for a time of Fellowship, coffee and light breakfast foods.
Come and join in the Fellowship!
As always, please invite your neighbors, family members, and friends to join us. All are welcome!
Upcoming Events for November:
11/6 - WELCA Leaders Bible Study & Executive Board Meeting
11/11- Veteran's Day
11/26- Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
6:30-8:00 pm @ St. Vincent's Ferrer Catholic Church.
Doors open @ 6:00 pm
They are asking for a small toy donation at the door.
11/27-11/28- Thanksgiving Holiday
We love all of God's people, so feel free to visit during our open hours.
Come and Worship on
Sunday mornings at 9:30am.
Our Fellowship time follows at 10:30am
Pastor John Barton
28200 Portsmouth Dr, Menifee, CA 92586, US
08:30 am – 01:00 pm