What a wonderful Sunday of worship, last week especially the Brahams German Requiem presented by Director of Music Margaret McGillvary and our choir; a beautiful piece of music beautifully done. Much thanks to our music leaders and all their hard work. They put several months into preparations.
We also had the bittersweet goodbye to Laura, Liam and Claire Rockwell who are packing the house up and getting ready to join Jeremy in Portland Oregon. Laura has been just a terrific Christian Education Elder and so we thanked her for her leadership and wished the family Godspeed on their new adventures.
We are able to announce that Julie Devers has accepted the call to finish Laura's term as Christian Education Elder and they have undertaken a thorough hand off. Therefore the Session has called for a Special Congregational Meeting to take place on Single Service Sunday July 14 where the Nominating Team will present their report. Worship at 10:00 AM and Special Congregational Meeting to follow immediately in the Sanctuary.
With all the wonderful things happening at our church every week you would think financial stewardship would be a breeze. We are experiencing some challenges and therefore invite everyone into prayer. We are still inviting people who have not turned in their pledge cards for June 1 2019 to December 31, 2020 to pray about their level of support and turn in a pledge card. We are continuing to invite people to pay their per capita special offering any time this year. Extra commitment giving would also be deeply appreciated.
This Sunday, June 23, in worship I am beginning a six week preaching series that Pastor Jon and I will be offering on the Lord's Prayer. We also will be talking about the Lord's Prayer in the children's sermon each week and are asking all children age 4 and up to memorize the Lord's prayer by the end of the summer. We will offer the traditional version of the Lord's Prayer each Sunday at the end of the children's sermon. Those who are not attending Sunday School will get the opportunity to offer alternative versions after the sermon.
May God bless your summer journeys.
Peace of Christ,
Pastor Tim Stern