There are a lot of events coming up in the month of October, so mark your calendars now. Sunday, October 7th is World Communion Sunday, but we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the start of our Helping Hands Ministry. For fifty years the Helping Hands store has offered free clothing to those in need. As part of our celebration, we will recognize Marguerite Ackley for her leadership over the years. Plus, we have launched a winter coat drive. If you have a gently used coat just hanging in your closet, or if you would be willing to buy a new one, bring it to church this Sunday or the next. It could make a huge difference for someone this winter.
The following Sunday, October 14th, jazz saxophonist, Ray Blue, will be with us. He will be playing in the morning services and then have a jazz concert with pianist Dick Watson in the afternoon. It is always great to have Ray at FPC.
At the end of the month on October 28th, once again we will be having our Celtic Sunday with bagpipes and hymns from Scotland, Ireland and Wales. So this gives you a few weeks to get your kilt cleaned and ready. Or at least figure out something to wear in plaid.
That is all coming up. This Sunday, however, the Chancel Choir will be singing at the first service, and I will be preaching. My text will be Philippians 1:3-11 and my sermon title is “The God Who Completes.”
Stay in One Peace,