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Showing posts from September, 2019

September 29th - Blessing of the Animals

 Blessing of Animals this Sunday September 29 @ 12:30 in outdoor chapel area across parking lot from church upper entrance (weather permitting) - part of our remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi.   Bring your safe and well mannered (relatively speaking!) pets and join us this Sunday.   There is plenty of space to spread out with your pets if they are not as social and to walk afterwards.  This time together following a brief opening of scripture and prayer may include individual conversation, prayer, and blessing as well as photo ops.  Our dog friends will also receive, according to wishes of their owners,  lots of love and attention from Pastor and our youth. This is also a great opportunity to meet new people in the community and some very special members of their family. – small animals should be in containers / cages and dogs should be leashed.  Also, we will be collecting donations of dog and cat food for Daily Bread Food Pantry. Even if you cannot stay

Coming Up In Adult Education

THIS FALL ON SUNDAY MORNINGS (AT 9:30 AM – (beginning this Sunday) "Simon Says" ~ The Journey of Simon Peter (meets downstairs in Jerusalem Room) This video / discussion series looks at the life and ministry of this faithful but flawed disciple who teaches us much about being a disciple but also about what it means to be very human.  Wired Word (meets upstairs in Daniel's Den)  Each week a group will gather for a guided devotion and discussion at the intersection of current events, scripture, and our faith journey and experience.  Looking ahead to November…   Honoring our Neighbor's Faith Part 2 Outside the Mainstream (meeting downstairs in Jerusalem Room) Continuing our overview of beliefs, practices, and piety of our brothers and sisters, we move on from mainstream Christian groups to communities on the fringes of Christian faith (including Quakers and Mormons) but play a role in our nation and culture.  The

9:30 Worship for One More Sunday (Saturday Worship Begins)

September 7th & 8th Kick-Off Weekend Fall Worship Schedule Begins Weekly Saturday Worship at 5:00 pm. We return to our weekly service of Holy Communion for the upcoming program year.   This service is more intimate and a little less  formal with more spoken liturgy and monthly  appearances by our acoustic group, Soulful  Strings. We always look forward to Saturdays when they lead us in worship. Holy Communion  is always offered on Saturday nights. As we  begin a new program year together,  think about family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors who could benefit from Saturday  worship, especially those who have work or  sports on Sunday and need a Sabbath with the  Word. Also, think about those who may have  medical issues that make mornings difficult or  those who are returning to the church and looking for something different. Growth  opportunities abound. 9:30a.m. ~ Kick-Off Sunday "Building Our Faith" A simple but celebrative