Friends in FPC,
Vacation Bible School brought a surge of energy to the church this past week. Children, youth and their teachers gathered around the stories of the Apostle Paul, offered words of praise, played under the big tent and on the new ark, and grew in their discipleship. Kudos to Anne West, Kristen Heaney, and company for their leadership. May the enthusiasm I saw and felt inspire continuing renewal for days to come.
Sunday worship welcomes us to the table of the Lord for the Sacrament of His Supper. We will break bread and share the cup, renewing the meaning of our Baptisms as we do. The 8:00 am service in the parlor also offers communion via intinction. The sermon series continues with a question posed by Gloria Reuben, friend of the church. How shall we live faithfully and respectfully in partisan times? The text comes from Matthew 7:1-12, and includes the golden rule. Hymns are "I Sing the Mighty Power of God", "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands", and "Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah". Organist Kim Makowski offers our ministry of music. Bring a friend and make a new one as summer visitors make their way to our church.
I am grateful for all the help understanding the origin of Job's Lane. No less than three of you brought information and insight into its history. Thanks to Dan Raynor and his mom, Richie Grodski, and John Wines for the background. Take your future pastor on a walking tour of this village. Tell its stories, as so much of its history is intertwined with the congregation's.
Chowder Fest time is here. Set aside next Saturday the 12th from 5:00 until 7:00 here at FPC. Tickets are 20 per adult and 10 for children 10 and under. Proceeds go to support the Rev Michael Johnson and his ministry in Scotland.. Join the fun for a great cause.
It was great to have the Reverend Linda Westerhoff Maconochie with us. Linda is now the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Paris, Kentucky and reports that she and her three daughters are doing well. The Rev. Holly Haile Davis along with her father have also worshipped here at 2 South Main. It is a privilege to be of support to fellow clergy who join us when they can.
Be sure to convey your contact information to Shelley in the church office 283-1286 or firstname.lastname@example.org We are always seeking to be current in order to share important information about the church's life and ministry.
Prayer for the Day: God our creator, yours is the morning and yours is the evening. Let Christ the sun of righteousness shine forever in our hearts and draw us to that light where you live in radiant glory. We ask for your healing for those broken in body or in spirit. Comfort the afflicted and renew our spirits. Speed the day when wars end and your people everywhere dwell in peace and justice. In Christ's name and for his sake.
See you in church!