This seems to be the time of year when everyone's calendars are filling up and the church calendar is no exception. I want to thank those of you who fought your calendars and some cold, damp weather to bring your pets out for Blessing of the Animals last Sunday. Unfortunately, because of a number of competing events at church this weekend (including Musicale Rehearsal and INSAYN) and because of my own family commitments, there will NOT be a rain date for Blessing of the Animals this weekend. However, we are planning to change our approach to this event in 2013 in order to invite and include far more people.
I am looking forward to worship this weekend as we continue to tackle some very challenging teachings of Jesus. On Saturday evening at 5PM, Soulful Strings will be leading us in song and our Hospitality team will be providing cheese and crackers following worship. On Sunday, we will be blessed by our adult and youth choirs at 11 AM, a very talented soloist at 8:15, and our Hospitality team will be treating us to coffee and goodies after each service. (This is also Fair Trade Sunday. Learn more about this important ministry while enjoying coffee, tea, chocolate, and other fair trade products)
It has been so exciting to see so many new faces in recent weeks. We look forward to seeing more in the fall months ahead. See you in church!