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Weekly Contact- August 9, 2018

Hello there,

This Sunday the youth will be leading the worship service, sharing their recent experiences on their mission trips.  The high school teens, in particular, have some interesting stories to share.  It was a trip unlike any other in recent memory and they are eager to tell you all about it.  Megan Anderson will be bringing the special music.  Megan grew up in our church and is the daughter of Jeff and Shelley Evans.  Following worship, the youth will be serving root beer floats in the social room as a fund raiser for next year’s trips.  There is no set price on these floats.  They are absolutely delicious so pay whatever you think it is worth… $10? $25? $100?  You decide.

We are teaming up with Echo Hill Presbyterian church to cover a week of Family Promise, starting a week from Sunday on August 19th.  We will be working with a refugee family from the country of Zaire in Africa. I met them the last time they were here and I can tell you they are absolutely delightful.  We need some volunteers to help with meals.  There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary, or you may contact Ricky Machula, Jean Bailey or Pastor Beth.

Summer is coming to an end and in just a few short weeks we will be into our fall routine.  We are looking for volunteers to help with Sunday School or LOGOS on Wednesday evenings.  If you even think you might be interested, contact Pastor Beth.

Finally, this will be the last Weekly Contact from me for a while.  Judy and I are doing a week of study leave and then as soon as we get back I will be having my second knee surgery on Tuesday, August 21st.  I know my first surgery went so well, in part, to the prayer and support from all of you.  So I want to thank you in advance for all your help, and I know this second one will go just as well.  I am confident that Pastor Beth, Pastor Nancy and the rest of the staff will take care of everything in my absence.  You might be receiving a Weekly Contact that looks like it is from me, but Pastor Beth will be the author.  I should be back and well by the end of September.  In the meantime, may we all stay in One Peace!

Howard

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