Weekly Contact- September 20, 2018

Hello there,

First off, one of our members, Dick Norton, passed away and we just received word that the visitation for him will be tomorrow, Friday the 21st, from 4:00 to 7:00 at Cedar Memorial.  It does not give us a lot of time to get the word out, so we wanted you to be aware of what was going on.  Keep his wife, Nadine, and the rest of the family in your prayers.

After being gone for six weeks I am very excited to be back in the pulpit (albeit on a stool).  A BIG THANK YOU to Pastor Beth and Pastor Nancy who have filled in as I have recovered from my second knee replacement surgery.  But I will be preaching on Sunday.  My text is Mark 9:30-37 and my sermon title is “Who is the Greatest?”

Between services, there will be a celebration of the life of Rae Aronheim, who passed away on August 2.  Rae’s family, Noreen Tonkin, Ralph and Roberta Cortez, invite you to join them in the social room for some refreshments and a chance to remember what a special person she was.

On Sunday afternoon at 3:00, Dr. Roger Dana will present his last lecture on “My Journey from Physics to Christ.”  These have been fascinating presentations on the connections between science and faith.  Even if you have missed the first two, I am certain you would find this lecture very interesting.

We are launching a winter coat drive for our Helping Hands store.  Fall officially begins on Saturday and so the cold weather is coming.  Many of us have a gently used winter coat or two that sits in our closet and never used.  If you would be willing to donate such a coat, or better yet purchase a new one, it could make a big difference in someone’s life this winter.  We will dedicate these coats during worship on October 7.

Mark your calendar: Ray Blue, October 14.  Yes, once again jazz saxophonist, Ray Blue, will be with us in worship that Sunday morning and presenting an afternoon concert with pianist, Dick Watson.  It is always great to have Ray with us.

Finally, if you would like to make a donation to help the victims of Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut you may do so through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.  You can simply write a check to FPC Marion with “hurricane relief” written in the memo line, or you can make a donation online by clicking here.

Stay in One Peace,

Howard

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