Christ Blessing the Children by Nicolaes Maes, National Gallery, London
Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me… Mark 9:36
First choir rehearsal
Choir breakfast at 8:15 am. The first choir rehearsal of the year begins at 8:45 am. We will mark the beginning of the fall season with a new setting for our worship.
Rally day activities potluck lunch
We celebrate our children on Sunday, as we celebrate all who care for them and provide for their instruction in the Christian faith: parents, teachers, grandparents, the other members of the congregation. Faith-formation for our children is one of our primary purposes. Every time we have a baptism we promise to provide instruction in the Christian faith for our children. As we begin a new year of learning we keep that promise. Following the service the children will go into their classrooms while the adults will get ready for lunch. During the meal you will be invited to design and color a piece of cloth that represents you. The pieces will be stitched together in a banner.
Installation of the council
The congregation council is the board of directors of the church, charged with making sure that we fulfill our mission as a Christian congregation. Sunday the members of the council will be introduced. They will promise to direct the church in proper and creative ways. You will promise your support, involvement and encouragement.
Rejoicing Spirits at 4 pm this Sunday, September 20. All are invited! For more information about Rejoicing Spirits contact Diaconal Minister Susan Lindberg Haley firstname.lastname@example.org .
Next Sunday Jonathan Moretz and Bruce Gody will be at church with guitar and flute music. This is a good day to invite your friends and neighbors.
Thank you notes
Mary Ann bought two peach trees for the grounds.
Evi Treffs and Kim Canning sorted the toys in the nursery
Chris Munford and Liam moved bookcases and other furniture into the nursery
Carol Green continues to lead prayer meetings, helping us fulfill our prayer “mission” in the world.
Serving Sunday, September 20
Coffee Gogolin (potluck lunch)
Acolyte Leah J
Flowers Meshon, in memory of Roman