Weekly Contact– October 6, 2016

Hello there,

Or perhaps I should say “Guten Tag!” On October 6, 1987, the US Congress declared this to be National German Day, celebrating all the contributions Germans have made to our country.  So if you are of German descent, I hope you are proud of your heritage.

Speaking of our heritage, mark your calendar now, for October 30th, the last Sunday of the month, for once again we are celebrating Celtic Sunday.  We will have a bagpipe player and the full procession, Celtic harps, and music from Celtic traditions such as the Scots, Irish and Welsh.  There will be only one service, at 9:00.  So find something plaid to wear as we celebrate our Celtic roots.

In the meantime, this Sunday will be a good one that you won’t want to miss. At the first service we will have Gotta Love it, a ladies quartet singing in the Sweet Adeline barbershop style.  They were with us back in August, so if you missed it they are back for an encore.  And I will be continuing our sermon series on the favorite stories from the Old Testament.  This week the story is the giving of the Ten Commandments found in  Exodus 19:1-6, 20:1-4, 7-10, 12-17.  My sermon title is “Bound to be Free.”

Finally, it is October, of course, and once again we are doing our Socktober campaign. Marion Cares will be having a Trunk or Treat event on Thursday, October 27th.  We will be collecting socks for children and teens up through Sunday, October 23rd.  So the next time you are out shopping, pick up a pack of socks to help little toes stay warm this winter.

Stay In One Peace,