My time with you is getting short. Three weeks from today I will be officially retired. It is hard to believe it is all coming up so quickly. Things are falling into place, and I am confident that FPC Marion will continue to thrive. However, there are a few gaps I am trying to fill, and one of them is this what you are looking at this very moment. Many rely on this weekly contact for updates on what is happening this Sunday. We need someone to continue sending out this information through the email notes and FaceBook. Along with this, we are looking for someone to take over managing the FaceBook page. It could be the same person or two individuals.
So, iIf you, or someone you know, would be interested out in helping this way, please get in touch with me. It would not involve any committee meetings, or a whole lot of time. You would have to be in contact with the church office and other individuals on a regular basis, but it is something that can be done at home and would be a big help to our church.
It is a good Sunday coming up. The Langley family will be doing the special music. The text for my sermon is a familiar passage, Luke 10:25-37. My sermon title is “The Jericho Road.”
Following worship on Sunday, we have a special adult forum down in the chapel. Laura Behrens, an elder from FPC Cedar Rapids, will offer a presentation entitled “Sing the Faith” on favorite hymns from our hymnal.
There are a number of mission outreach projects going on that you can be involved in. We will be working with Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, July 21-27, providing for families who are homeless through Family Promise. We need help with meals, and staying overnight. Who doesn’t like a good sleepover.
We are working on providing 20 backpacks for needy kids involved with Marion Cares. If you don’t like to shop for school supplies, we will take donations. Stop by the backpack display in the social room.
We also have a few gaps on Wednesdays with FLY. We need 2 volunteers to deliver lunches to kids at Squaw Creek. There are also some open spots for the 3 Wednesdays in August.
Finally, my last Sunday is July 28th. I am hoping it will be a fun celebration. So, I will be wearing a Hawaiian shirt for my final sermon, and I am encouraging everyone to keep in the Aloha spirit. Wear something Hawaiian, or at least something, bright, cool and comfortable.
Stay in One Peace,