December 27, 2017, 6:00 am
"Petal Pushers" Since 1980, we have been participating with the Lutheran Layman's League as "Petal Pushers" helping to decorate the Lutheran float (the only religious one in the parade), as well as several others, as "Petal Pushers" (the largest volunteer group associated with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade seen by over one BILLION people around the world). This year, we are serving on WEDNESDAY, December 27. We'll leave the church parking lot at 6:00 AM (sharp!) for Irwindale and return after dinner. Any may serve (no need to be a Lutheran) but volunteers must be 13 or over and MUST have an official "Petal Pushers" sweatshirt or t-shirt (it's your ticket into the facility). You may borrow one from a church member or purchase your own. Please let us know ASAP if you desire to participate AND if you need a sweatshirt! Sign ups and more information will be available this Sunday on the fellowship counter. Contact Marti Young at email@example.com
Bringing Christ to the Nations. The theme of the parade is Making a Difference. The float is based on these Bible passages:
· John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son. This is a huge difference maker in the lives of every person in
· Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations
· Matthew 5:16 let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
His difference making allows us to make a difference in the lives of others.
The float features a boat with Jesus controlling the rudder, steering and directing His followers from many daily walks of life. The boat sail features a map of the world along with the Cross of Christ.
Riders include a variety of individuals, using their skills and talents, their passions and pleasures to make a difference in the lives of others. Included is a comfort dog and handler, a Sunday School teacher and child, a leader of a soup kitchen and a pastor.
It is our hope and prayer that the Holy Spirit would touch the hearts and lives of all who come in contact with the float.
. Their World. Change Yours.
This Changes Everything