Good Morning Church!
We have come to the close of another month. Tomorrow starts October and the world is slowing down and getting ready for the rush of fall. When I look out my window at church, I see the trees and bushes showing off their colors. My drive into church has turned into spotting all of the trees that are changing their colors. I am headed to Mohican this weekend and cannot wait to see if the trees down there have started to change as well.
It was great to see some of you during our Virtual Coffee Hour this past weekend. I know Sunday was a bit different, thank you for being flexible and changing up your day.
Now that Annual Conference is over, we turn to getting ready for Charge Conference. Charge Conference will be on November 12th. And is being hosted virtually this year. If you are someone that normally writes a report for this, please have it to me by October 20th. If you have any questions about what may need to be done, please reach out and I will do my best to help figure it out.
The Social Justice Book Club has picked their new book, the club will meet for discussion on October 14th over Zoom. Which means you have plenty of time to get the book and join in! The book they have chosen is: “Stamped, Racism, Antiracism and You” by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds. This is the remixed version of the book, please make sure you purchase the correct book. And if you would like to join, please email Joyce Roper and she will make sure that you get the link for the Zoom.
Kari Queen will be leading you all in service on Sunday. Thank you, Kari, for stepping in while I am gone!
And as a reminder I am on vacation from October 1st until October 5th. I will be back in the office on Tuesday October 6th. If you need a pastor, please call Carolyn Cacho Bowman or Phil Holland and they will get you in touch with Rev. Andy Call who is covering for me this weekend.
Have a great rest of the week and I will see you all next Sunday (October 11th) for worship!
Our Prayer for this week comes from Martin Luther King, Jr.
We thank you for your church, founded upon your Word,
that challenges us to do more than sing and pray,
but go out and work as though they
very answer to our prayers depended on us and
not upon you.
Help us to realize that humanity was created
to shine like the stars and live on through all eternity.
Keep us, we pray, in perfect peace.
Help us to walk together,
and live together
until the day when all God’s children
-Black, White, Red, Brown, and Yellow-
will rejoice in one common band of humanity
in the reign of our Lord and of our God, we pray.
May the rest of this week land gently on you all.
Grace and Peace,