A Message From Pastor Margaret
Grace and peace to all of you!
I hope that you are all still enjoying a
wonderful summer season, especially these
last warm, sunny days. I also hope you were
able to rest and spent time with loved ones.
For those who have been away, we thank God
for your safe return, and pray for others who
will still be traveling. Meanwhile, we are looking
forward to having everyone back to start this new year with all that it is calling for.
Things have not been completely quiet here at the church. Our Missions Committee continued with its Community Friendship Suppers on the third Thursday evenings, and we had the wonderful opportunity to have friends from the Food Pantry join us on these nights. The Church Committee has much to report in this month's Spire. Please have a look at how you can be helpful with some of our building needs. The Deacons continued to meet and helped lead and participated in our worship services, which is always a special experience for me. We had the wonderful pleasure to see and hear Kayley Clark perform for us before she left for Sweden to work there. Thanks to everyone for your commitment to our church.
I continued with my visitations, and I am especially excited to share with you an important gathering on Thursday August 29, 2019 when I will be bringing our three most senior women in the church together for tea -- Bessie Difley, now 105, Fay Smith 104 and Abby Hale at 101. It has been a wonderful opportunity to meet with these women over the last two years. I have been blessed by their stories and life experiences. They have been a blessing to this congregation through their lives and have been blessed by all of you. We pray that God will continue to bless them and their families during these golden years.
We are excited to have our children back on September 15 for Opening Sunday, with the official start of Sunday school classes on September 22nd. See the Spire for what our teachers are planning for our young ones!
Our Stewardship month starts on September 29 through the end of October, and we welcome everyone to join us on these Sundays to refocus our hearts and minds on God, to be restored in faith, love, hope, peace, and to pledge our lives and our giving to God and our church. We thank the Stewardship Committee for their hard work in preparing us for this special journey.
We always appreciate new volunteers to help and to serve. If you feel God is speaking to you, please reach out to me, Wendy, or any of our amazing leaders and members to share your desire to join in with us.
I thank God for you and pray that we as a congregation will come together fully, loving and serving God and one another.
May the grace of the Lord be with you all and your loved ones!