March 2023 Oracle

The ORPS Quilters have had a busy season exploring and expressing our creativity through fabric and sewing. Our finished projects are not only beautiful, but they are also useful. We can literally wrap ourselves & our loved ones in our art. Community Service This 2022 - 23 season we have raised over $10,000 through ticket sales for our raffle quilts, our Annual Quilt Show, and our craft sales. All of this is donated to our charity, Shelter From The Storm, the only domestic violence shelter in the valley. This year the theme for the annual Ladies ’ Luncheon was “ Survivor ”, with a tropical theme for the decorations and décor. Thank you to all those attending. The event sold out in 3 days! If you missed this year ’ s event, be sure to get your tickets early next year. One lucky person at each table won a beautiful, hand - crafted “ tropical ” table runner. How cool is that? We collected a playpen full of toys, socks, under- garments, diapers, wipes, gift cards, etc. Thank you everyone for your generous donations and support. We couldn ’ t have done it without you! WOW! We are honored to be a part of such a caring, generous ORPS community. We have made our world a better place. We can ’ t thank you enough. This club is open to everyone. Please drop in and see us or email us for more information at You can join our Facebook page by searching for: orps quilters & sewing club

Life is good especially for those of us who are blessed to live at ORPS!!

These are sayings a Pastor friend of mine penned... they are humorous, thoughtful and prod you to think and reflect on them … feel free to use them any time where they have a special purpose!!

"To dwell below with those, we love will be glory; to dwell below with those we know, that ’ s a different story"

"Faith is not receiving from God what we want, but accepting from Gold what He gives."

"When trials come, don't wring your hands—bend your knees ”

"Your free to choose. You're not free not to choose. And you ’ re not free to choose the consequences of your choices. Your choices choose for you." Choose wisely!! "When you were born, you cried and people around you laughed. Make sure when you die, you will laugh and people around you will cry."

"We've been trying to keep up with the Joneses, when we finally catch up, they refinance!"

"Reputation is what others think about you, Character is what God knows about you."

"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than sitting in the garage will make you a car."

"I've never seen a bride that wasn't beautiful, but I've seen some really close calls!! ”

“ Eternal life is not something you get when you die, it's something you get when you believe."

Hope these short quotes prompted you to think and act on them... come to Chapel and get some more.

March Chapel Speakers/Musicians DON'T MISS ONE – FREE DONUTS FOR ALL • March 5: Huntley Brown, renowned piano player, been with us 3 times a FAVORITE! • March 12 and 19: Larry McCarthy on Pastoral staff of Moody Church Chicago • March 26: Robert Schuler Jr... A powerful speaker every time.... DON'T miss him!

Jim Gwinn, Chaplain 847 - 445 - 0077



MARCH 2023

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