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Happy Grandparents Day! Isn’t every day Grandparents Day in Leisure World? Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Grandparents Day in 1978, and it was first widely celebrated in 1979. One statement in President Carter’s proclamation seems particularly poignant for the world today: “We all know grandparents whose values transcend passing fads and pressures, and who possess the wisdom of distilled pain and joy.”

Grandparents, whether biological or by relationship, are defenders of traditional values, witness-bearers of history, and carriers of time-proven faith. Wisdom has been gained from the distillation of a lifetime of pain and joy, giving hope to younger generations that both are necessary and to be expected in a life fully lived.

Pastor Chuck Franco will share from Ruth 4:13-17 in his message, “Godly Grandparents,” on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

There are just a few lessons more in the Bible study in 1 Peter titled, “Journey to Hope, When Life Gets Tough.” The group meets on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Out of an abundance of caution, the hymn sing will remain closed until further notice. Remember that these inconveniences are only temporary. Everyone is asked to wear masks when gathering for church and Bible study. In the meantime, honor God by reaching out to those who are vulnerable, lonely or discouraged. Practice the values grandma and grandpa modeled to honor them.

Those who would like prayer can contact pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling (562) 357-4360, email pastorchuck@ lwassemblyofgod, or calling Carolyn van Aalst at (562) 343-8424.

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