Memorial Day typically marks the beginning of the summer season when folks take an opportunity to go on a vacation or change their regular routine in some way. Summer affords Messiah the opportunity to engage in ministries that are not possible when people are in their regular routines. So, while some aspects of your regular routine may be changing during these lazy days of summer, we hope that you will continue to make Messiah a central part of what you’re doing. On those Sundays, when you are out of the area, let me assure you that there are opportunities to worship just about anywhere you may happen to find yourself. If you happen to find things in those places that you think might be good at Messiah, be sure to gather all the evidence that you can and bring it back with you.
As we anticipate worship this coming Sunday, Brenda Weston and the Weekend Backpack Program Ministry will be sharing with us a new and exciting opportunity that will be before us this coming Sunday. I’m thinking it would be helpful to have a van or a suburban to assist with this new ministry. If you or you know of someone wanting to give up such a vehicle for a good purpose, please let them know that we can use it!
When we gather this Sunday, we will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion together. In traditional worship, the Joyful Noise Choir will present “
O Lord, You Are My Refuge
” at the 8:15 am service. Our Chancel Choir will present “
God Is My Refuge
” at the 9:30 and 11:00 am traditional services. The Messiah Orchestra will also be presenting “
” and “
Variations on a Theme by Haydn
” at the 9:30 and 11:00 am traditional services. Pia Diggs will be leading our Risk worship service in the Lord Youth Center at 11:00 am. I will have the privilege of sharing with you in the traditional services. I look forward to spending the first Sunday of summer with you this Sunday!