As I write this, a few days before this goes out on Monday, August 31, we are all watching the weather to see if Hurricane Erika will be hitting or missing us as you read this! Interesting! If it’s hitting us, I hope all are weathering the storm ok. If it misses, that’s good too. Our Prayers go out to any and all who feel it’s winds and rain.
Looking ahead, the weekend of Sept. 12-13, will be our annual “God’s Work, Our Hands” weekend, in conjunction with ELCA congregations from around the country who are planning on some kind of service project to take place that weekend. This year, in cooperation with “Every Dream has a Price”, which is in the process of building housing for veterans, we are gathering new underwear, undershirts, and socks for Vietnam Veterans. You can bring any of these items to worship the weekend of Sept. 12-13 and place them in the laundry baskets. Then after 8:30 worship or before 11:00 worship please stop in the Fellowship Hall and write a word of encouragement on provided cards that will be given along with the socks, undershirts, and underwear to our veterans.This is just one way we can live out what St. Theresa of Avila spoke about when she said, “Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours.” Thanks ahead of time for being Christ’s hands in this way, reaching out to help some of our Vietnam veterans.
Also, Labor Day weekend coming up, Sept. 5-6 will be the last weekend of our summer worship schedule with worship at 6pm on Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday. The following “God’s Work, Our Hands” weekend (Sept. 12-13), we go back to worship on Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 8:30 and 11am. In between services, 9:45 to 10:45am we will have both the Sunday School Registration Open House in the Sunday School Courtyard and Writing Notes of Encouragement for Veterans in the Fellowship Hall. Please plan to join us for all of that.
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May God bless you, and keep us all safe, in this peak of the hurricane season especially!
Peace and Joy, Pastor Jack +