September 28, 2017 -Weekly Contact

Hello there,

We have a big weekend coming up!  It is the Swamp Fox festival and we will be a part of the parade on Saturday morning.  Sisters Katie Bock and Mary Mann are our two longest members with 146 years between us.  They will be riding in Fred Weber’s convertible.  We also have walkers, carrying our 175th banner and passing out candy and an information card to the crowd.  We need more walkers.  If you can join us, show up at the church parking lot at 8:30.  You can leave your car in our parking lot and we will shuttle you over to the parade start at Marion High School.  The parade ends at Marion Square Park, so you can walk over to the church from there.

SUNDAY IS OUR CELTIC HERITAGE SUNDAY!  We have a bagpiper and will be using Celtic tunes, prayers and liturgy throughout the one service at 9:00.  I will be preaching on Philippians 2:1-13 and my sermon title is “Thin and Thick.” We will also be celebrating communion, a wonderful and sacred moment.  Following the service, come on down to the social room and have a cup of coffee and a delicious scone from Kettelhouse bakery.  Then head on down to the chapel, where we will be putting together hygiene kits.  We have collected enough items to assemble 50 kits, which we will send off to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.  They will distribute them to victims of the recent hurricanes.

So invite a friend, wear something plaid, and let’s celebrate our Celtic Heritage as Presbyterians.

Once again it is SOCKTOBER!  We will be collecting socks to be distributed at Marion Cares’ Trunk or Treat event on October 23rd and 24th.  We started doing this many years ago because a member who teaches at one of our schools noticed that sometimes needy kids don’t have socks to wear in the winter time.  So pick up a pack of socks to keep little toes warm and drop them off at the church sometime before October 15th.

Finally, just mark your calendar, we have a fascinating adult forum series coming up in two weeks, starting on October 8th.  It is a video series called “In the Dust of the Rabbi,” and it explores what it means to follow Jesus, all shot over in the Middle East.  Sandy and Tim Schneekloth will be leading it down in the chapel.

Stay in One Peace,