Weekly Contact- October 31, 2013

Hello there,

Happy All Hallow’s Eve!  Tomorrow is All Saints’ Day.  Who are the saints in your life?  Who taught you, guided you, encouraged you, but most of all, loved you into becoming who you are?  In the middle of all the tricks and treats, pause, and give a little prayer of thanks for those who have made such a difference in your life.

November’s First Press is available.  You can get it online by clicking here.  Paper copies are available around the church building.  You can also take a look at last week’s sermon by clicking here. 

This Sunday, we will be celebrating the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.  The Chancel Choir is singing at the first service.  I am preaching on Luke 19:1-10, which is the story of Zacchaeus.  If you are familiar with that story you will appreciate my highly original sermon title—“Up a Tree.”

Finally, last spring we had an adult forum that dealt with the subject of caring for aging loved ones.  Out of that we have begun a support group and, from time to time, are bringing in experts that can help with various topics.  Next Friday morning, November 8th, Lisa Longo will be with us from the Presbyterian Foundation.  The Foundation is a resource from our denomination that assists churches and individuals with financial planning and stewardship.  Ms. Longo will be here to talk about what can be done with finances to get the most out of the later years of life.  This discussion is those who are planning their retirement, those who are retired, and those who have loved ones who are elderly.  It will be at 10:00 in the chapel.

Stay in One Peace!