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Sunday School for the Fall
Sunday School after the 10 a.m. service for adults and children kicks off on September 16th. See the September Newsletter for Pastor Susan’s update and schedule for children’s Sunday School. We are going to give it a go really testing effectiveness and participation all the way to November 4th. We won’t stop after that but want to have a good amount of info how to tailor formation for kids as we move to Advent and 2019.
Adults Education for the Fall
Come at 11:10 am on September 16th for the book of Revelation. In Adult Formation, The class will be in the sanctuary. I will be teaching on the Book of Revelation. It’s not as freaky as you might think. Oppressed groups throughout time have spoken in coded language in order not to provoke those in power. Satans, dragons and lakes of fire were all part of speaking out against the powerful, without being detected. Devils rising out of oceans was comforting and not terrifying to the first few generation of Christ’s followers. It will take a little history, context, and good old-fashioned bible study in order for you to see this as a pastoral book for the church, but it is worth the effort. In addition, our Adult Formation team will be cooking up topical studies throughout the year that will engage current issues as well as our Lenten series later in the year.
Thanks for Welcome Home Sunday & Ministry Celebration on August 19
Thank you to our ministry leaders who made our celebration of ministry great this year. I want to give a big shout out to Tom Linari for all the behind the scenes work and food and serving. Thank you also to Greg Skuce for the bulletin cover art. Note for next year, I have spoken to many different leaders and despite school staring in August, we are going to have Welcome Home Sunday after Labor Day next year.
Click HERE for the September issue of Tidings.
We have two Sunday morning services
– 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
- 8:30 a.m. Service: A quiet and contemplative service with a touch of music
- 9:15 a.m. Coffee hour: Time for all to socialize and have a light snack and beverage
- 10:00 a.m. Service: A blend of the current 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. services
- 11:10 a.m. Education time: Fun, educational classes for all. Ends by 11:45 a.m.
Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon on the Power of Love
Just in case you missed it, check out the video of the Royal Wedding:
Bishop Michael Curry delivers impassioned sermon on the Power of Love.
(click on the video image below)