Reflection for Worship. . .
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
-Martin Luther King, Jr., 20th century
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
This Sunday we are returning to church after our sabbatical! It was a time of great restoration, nurture and rejuvenation for us. We are deeply grateful for the work of the Rev. Anne Cohen who provided sabbatical coverage for us. We are also deeply grateful to our church for granting us this time of renewal.
Jake and I look forward to reconnecting with our church community and hearing how each of you are!!! We hope you will join us this Sunday as we return to worship. We will also honor our one college graduate for 2019, Kaley Pomeroy, during and after worship. Sallie will be providing a light lunch for us after church in the Fellowship Hall so we can greet Kaley, mingle and connect with one another over food. See article below from Lu Nguyen, Kaley’s Confirmation sponsor.
In worship we will turn to the Hebrews text about faith – what a fitting theme for our first Sunday back! This 11
chapter of Hebrews talks about several people in the Bible who were led by faith to do great things! It talks about how faith is “not knowing where we are going.” Maybe that’s why having faith is so nerve-wracking – there are
that life will turn out how we hope; and yet God calls us to venture out, take the step, give it a try!!! Okay then! I look forward to exploring this theme and to stepping out in faith with FCC this Fall to do great things in the name of our God.
Thanks to Connie, our Music Director, this week’s eclectic vocal music will be provided by Mattias Orr, Pamela Hopson, and Kevin Cordova-Brookey. Also joining Music Director Connie Washburn is Melinda Rice on violin. Wow! We hope to see you Sunday!!!
- Rev. Marlene W. Pomeroy
Save the Dates for These Fall Events! More info to come!
Wed. Sept. 25th
- Friends in Deed Jazz on the Green Fund-Raiser 6-9 p.m. Details below.
Sat. Oct. 19th
- FUMC Mozart Requiem Concert 4 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 20th
- Rev. Anne Cohen's Retirement Party following worship
Sat. Nov. 2nd
- Aid Africa Fund-Raiser on-site at FUMC