Weekly Contact- May 24, 2018

Hello there,

It is a busy time as the school year winds down.  Graduation is coming up this weekend for most of the area high schools, so there are parties and celebrations.  Plus, it is Memorial Day weekend, when we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and often there are families gathering, as we kick off the summer season. 

I hope you still make time to join us in worship this Sunday.  We are switching to our summer schedule, so THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE SERVICE AT 9:00.  But it will be a special service, for we will be welcoming eight new members into the congregation.  It is always wonderful to add to our number, but this group is unique for we are welcoming three generations of one family.

In addition, we will be honoring those who are reaching milestones in membership.  The three who have been members the longest are: Mary Mann who has been a member for 75 years, her sister Katy Bock who has been a member for 73 years, and Don Stamy who has been a member for 71 years.  There is a good chance that all three will be with us in worship that morning, which is absolutely wonderful.  There will be a reception following the service to honor both the new and the longtime members.

Connie Peake and her three granddaughters will be providing the special music as we worship.  It is also Trinity Sunday.  So I will be preaching on John 3:1-17, the story of Nicodemus and his conversation with Jesus.  My sermon title is “Oneness.”

While it is a busy time, the mission and ministries of our church go on.  Perhaps God is nudging you to be a part of a blessing.  Next week, we will be teaming up with Echo Hill Presbyterian Church to provide meals and shelter to a family who is homeless through Family Promise.  The following week we are having our Vacation Bible School.  It will be from 5:30 to 7:30, June 4-8.  And throughout the summer we will be distributing lunches to hungry children through the FLY program.  Contact Pastor Beth and let her know how you are willing to help?

Finally, mark your calendar for Sunday afternoon, June 3rd at 2:30.  Once again the Celtic harp group, Young at Harp, is putting on a concert to benefit the FLY program.  They are teaming up with the Ridgerunners, a local bluegrass group.  Our Nancy Jennings is a member of Young at Harp, and Karen Pierce is a member of Ridgerunners.  So join us for an afternoon of beautiful music and give generously to the free will offering that will be collected.

Stay in One Peace,

Howard

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