How are our burdens lighter when we are yoked together with Jesus Christ? Two sermons, some striking differences.

Weary? Burdens? What to do?  Help where?

“For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”

” Come unto me all ye who are weary and I will give  you rest… “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me ….

“For my yoke is easy, and by burden is light…Matthew 11; 28 – 30

Aptos, CA:    The priest (initials L.P.) at Resurrection Catholic Community  and Pastor Dale Sollom-Brotherton of  Christ Lutheran Church  both preached  similar sermons on July 9, 2017.

There are  some striking differences as to what ‘yolked’ with Jesus means for people in the pews.

“For my yolk is easy and my burden light….”  So — what makes our burdens light  — or lighter?

Listen  to these two  pastors and consider  what makes your  burdens light — when you are yoked together with Jesus Christ, who heals you. Lots of things similar and some striking differences.  What works for you?   For more information about Aptos Churches visit  www.AptosChurch.info

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Aptos Community Garden News: WEEDS, KNOX BOX & BLUE FAUCETS!

AptosCommunity Garden.info

Check YouTube for  videos of Aptos Community Garden

THANKS everyone for weeding garden paths near your plot!

PLEASE  take 5-10 minutes each visit & weed crab grass anywhere!    

AND 

THANK Cary & Gina for helping out in Garden 

Cary  & Gina  moved the Knox Box to a  new location.  

THIS WEEK

Cary fixed several leaky plastic  lines

Cary checked all BLUE faucets so that they work correctly. 

Please  THANK  Cary when you see him.  

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Gardeners & Plot Numbers for Aptos Community Garden, Aptos CA

Aptos Community Garden

AptosCommunityGarden.info on Twitter has some  pictures for the Garden.

Like to say ‘hello’?   Maybe share produce  with   fellow gardeners at Aptos Community Garden in Aptos, CA?

That’s easy!

To facilitate ‘saying hello’,  see below list.  You know your plot number, so just look for numbers around you in the garden  &  that way you can easily get acquainted with fellow gardeners.  Saying ‘hello’ is a nice part of gardening together.

 Each plot number and name of person renting the plot are listed below.

Names of persons &  plot numbers at Aptos Community Garden, July 3, 2017:   

Chuc Nowark                     3

Laurie Nowark                  3

Cameron Jackson             6

Samantha Olden               7

Samantha Olden              8

Alejandro Callejas            9

 

Grace Baillie                       11          

Jane Amaral                       12

Wandis Wilcox                   13

JoAnn Christiansen         14

Mardee McGraw               16

Elizabeth Renfro               18

Lisa Logsdon                       19

 

John Lovett                        20

Sandy Lovett                      20

Adriana Bartch                  21

John Bartch                        21

Norma Spiegel                  22

Jackie Nelson                     23

John Nelson                       23

Jackie Nelson                     25

John Nelson                       25

Neil Kennedy                     26

MaryJo Voorhees            27

Doreen Albertson            28

Neil Kennedy                     29

 

Dana Abbott                      31

Debby Samuels                 32

Janine Kittleson                33

John Lovett                        34

Sandy Lovett                      34

Roberta Ruiz                      35

Daryl Wise                           36

Sumer   Yarema                37

Tom Yarema                       37

Donna Kaelin                     39

 

Lindsay Rosalba                40

Joseph Stearns                 41

Joseph Stearns                  42

Lucas Willey                        43

Sally Willey                          43

Gina Mersman                  44

Gina Mersman                  45

John Wescoat                    46

John Wescoat                    48

Verginia Voinea                 49

 

Lisa Dupont                        50

Erin McNeally                    51

Michael Schalow              52

Julie Lolmaugh                  53

Karen Juarez                      54

Michelle Lloyd                   55

Sian St. Laurent 55

Nathaniel Ritchie              56

Juanita Contin                   58

Max Contin                         58

 

George Winslow              62

Terrie Winslow                62

Andela  Milligan               63

Kasey Milligan                   63

Gina Mersman                  71

Gina Mersman                  73

Aptos Community Garden  — as of June,  2017  — has some  plots available.  Plot No.  10,  12,  24,  46 and 57 are still available.  Come see if one of the available  plots interests you.

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Aptos Community Garden has a FEW plots available!

Aptos Community Garden

Like to garden? The organic way?    Live in Aptos  or  near by areas?

Come rent a garden plot and join us!   Find us on Facebook and Twitter.  

  Aptos Community Garden  — as of June 2017  — has some  plots available

Plot No.  10,  12,  24,  46 and 57 are still available.

Come see if one of the available  plots interests you.

Directions:    Take Highway #1 and go to the Freedom exit.  Or travel down Soquel Ave. all the way to the end. The very end.    The Garden is located just past the California Highway Patrol office near the Freedom exit off Highway # 1.

Take a look around.  Pick up an application. And call 831 688-5757 extension 2 and leave a message.

organic gardening

Organic gardening means no chemicals ….   And that means some critters like to come and eat our stuff ….

  Know someone who can  control gophers & rabbits — those little critters  which love eating in our Garden.  Perhaps you know a retired person with outdoor skills? Or someone willing to learn how to trap them?   Perhaps this person  might like a garden plot in exchange for some gopher control?    Call 831 688-5727 extension 2 and leave a message.                                         

 Aptos Community Garden is sponsored by Christ Lutheran Church in Aptos, CA http://www.AptosChurch.org    

            
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Come to Aptos Community Garden, Sun. May 7 noon – 2

  clean up crewCOME! ALL  WELCOME!  Sunday,  May 7, NOON – 2 pm

Aptos Community Garden is now CLEAN and READY to welcome YOU!

All gardeners and public welcome! Raffle!  Food!

Come say hello! Some members and Pastor Dale below: christ lutheran peopleDale christ lutheran

Come  Sunday,  May 7,  NOON – 2 pm, Aptos Community Garden located off Highway 1 and Freedom Blvd.   10707 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

There’s still a few choice garden plots not taken.  Come see! Info is available near the main gate of the Garden.  Call 831 688 5727 extension 2 and leave a message.

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Pill bottle re-cycle? Matthew 25 Ministries! Get your church to collect ?

 

pil bottle oneDo you take pills?

Matthew 25 Ministries wants your empty, clean, no label  pill bottles.

From there, your pill bottles will go throughout the world! Wow!

And, thank you!   Let us know if you’d like a Prayer for Your  Healing ….    let us know!

Prayers for healing, evening prayers at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church most week days at 5 to 5:30.  See you there!  Ask for a prayer!

DrCameronJackson@gmail.com

Does your church want to participate?

What one California church did recently: 

St. John’s episcopal church in Chula Vista CA just sent 11 pounds of pill bottles to Matthew 25 Ministries.  The church  started their collection of pill bottles about 2 months ago.  Ted Owens is the contact person there:  Ted.Owens@yahoo.com

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Matthew 25 Ministries

11060 Kenwood Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45242

Phone information for  M25M:   513 793 6256

E-mail info for M25M:   breckinpaugh@m25m.org

 

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Cleanup Paths for Aptos Community Garden April 22 & 29

 

Saturdays April 22 & 29

Saturdays April 22 & 29 in AM

Aptos Community  Gardeners!

Our PATHS  — connecting the plots  — need  Cleanup on Saturday morinings April 22 & 29. Come  say ‘hello’ to fellow gardeners.

Together everyone makes wonderful, beautiful vegetables and flowers every year.  For the last SEVEN years!   Wow!

Want a plot?  Like more information?  Come on Saturdays April 22 & 29 in the am and say hello.  Gardening is fun!

Call 831 688 5727 extension 2 and leave a message for more information.

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Evening Prayer: St. Teresa of Avila & St. John of the Cross

Christ of st john of the cross DaliDuring evening prayers on Friday  3/17/17  at St. John’s in Aptos, CA —  hear about another dynamic duo:  St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross.

John of the Cross was asked by Teresa of Avila to follow her — which he did.  Both  Teresa and  John  were 16th century Catholic  mystics living in Spain.

St. Teresa of Avila was a writer, reformer and mystic who started the Carmelite order.

St. John of the Cross, famous for Spiritual Canticle, wrote Dark Night of the Soul while he was locked in a 6′ by 10′ cell. Both of these  were written in Spanish.  At that time,  the Bible was only available in Latin.

crucificion sketch by st john of the crossSt. John of the Cross made a drawing of Christ from above was  later was the basis of Dali’s famous painting.

At age 43, Teresa of Avila started her first convent  and later  several other convents for women. She created a rule for how the women  were to live, committed to a simple life of poverty based on love.

“The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love. Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything.” (1)

John of the Cross created a similar way of life in  living together  for men.   John of the Cross  served as Teresa’s spiritual director and confessor.

Hear more about this  dynamic duo during evening prayer  5:30 – 6:00 pm,  Friday, March 17, 2017 .  Come to St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Aptos, CA. Come for healing prayer and pray for others.

St. John’s is located near the entrance to Seacliff Beach in Aptos, CA. All are welcome.

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Want to change the world? Jim Wallis of Sojourners online class forms basis for discussion

change the worldOur current political and world situation provides an incentive for us to learn and act says Pastor Dale with Christ Lutheran Church in Aptos, CA.  This church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Come  to Christ Lutheran on Sundays  in March at 11:15 for  a series of six classes titled Faith and Public Policy. Location: 10707 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA.  831 688-5727  www.aptosChurch.org

The classes on Faith and Public Policy  follow  Christ Lutheran’s   10 am Worship service and  time for  Coffee, Food and Fellowship.

Pastor Dale will lead  the discussion sessions based on online lectures and suggested readings by Jim Wallis, President and Founder of Sojourners.

Class 1 is titled  Introduction.  Class 2 is titled  Poverty (Part II) of Jim Wallis’ online lectures.  Class 3 is titled Immigration.  Class 4 is titled Race and Religion.

For information on the online classes available through Jim Wallis:

Faith, Social Justice  and Public Life

https://sojo.net/faith-social-justice-public-life

Breitbart’s perspective of Jim Wallis and Sojourners:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/13/jim-wallis-progressive-cleric-tortures-bible-to-promote-intolerant-islam/

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/05/23/anti-trump-religious-leader-radical-sixties-group-students-democratic-society-sds1/

Resource for the  Social Statement by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1991):

http://download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Church_SocietySS.pdf?_ga=1.205253843.2103735961.1488843566

Start small in changing the world?  Garden plots are available at Aptos Community Garden, an outreach of Christ Lutheran Church.  Spade that dirt!  Turn that soil!  Make beautiful vegetables and flowers.

 

 

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Dynamic Duos: Christian Saints Charles & John Wesley

hymns of faithChristian saints John and Charles Wesley are remembered and discussed today,  Friday, March 3,  5:30 pm at St. John’s in Aptos during evening prayers.

During March 2017  different dynamic duos  — Christian saints linked in ministry — will be remembered and discussed at St. John’s in Aptos, CA during the Friday 5:30- 6:00  evening prayer service.

Methodist preachers John and Charles Wesley are linked together in ministry.

Charles Wesley  wrote over 6,000 hymns including Hark the Harold Angel Sing.

Charles Wesley  is remembered March 2 in the Calendar of Saints for Evangelical Lutherans,  March 3 in the Episcopal Calendar of Saints and March 29 in the Order of Saint Luke calendar.

 

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