The weather is definitely feeling more fall-like this week, more rain and a bit chilly. So let me use this change to remind you what our Socktober drive is all about. I know we have been doing this for many years, so many have heard this before, but this all began when one of our public school teachers noted that children from needy families often come to school with no socks, bare feet slid into shoes, even on the coldest winter days. This comment was made around the time Marion Cares was encouraging churches to get involved in their Trunk or Treat event in October. We decided that First Presbyterian Church could do more than just hand out candy. We could provide each kid with a new pair of socks. Since then we have been collecting socks each year from people like you, and each year the response has been outstanding.
Let’s continue this wonderful tradition again this year. If you have not done so, I would invite you to pick up a pack of socks in the next day or so, when you are out shopping. We take all sizes from infant up to adults. And, in case you didn’t know this, the crazier the better. Kids love wearing goofy mismatched socks. The deadline is this Sunday, October 15th. So, let’s keep some little toes warm this winter.
This Sunday we are continuing our sermon series on Everyday Heroes. This week the story is found in Joshua 2:1-16. It is the story of a woman with a questionable reputation who did something courageous. The Chancel Choir will be singing at the first service. We will also continue our adult Sunday School class in the chapel, “In the Dust of the Rabbi.”
Just some dates to keep in mind; I mentioned them last week. Saturday, October 28th, at 7:00, the Cedar Lake 7 in concert in our sanctuary. Sunday, October 29th at 5:00, Harvest Dinner for our “Golden Age” members.
Stay in One Peace,