• Friday, October
This coming Sunday (two days from now) our scripture focus will be 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 and Matthew 22:15-22 with a sermon entitled: “Re-Imaging.”
During the service this Sunday we will recognize the Confirmation Class and Mentors. Following the service the women of the church are asked to gather in the sanctuary to discuss the future options for the Colby Fund. Also following the service will be the second class session of the Confirmation Class (including the mentors). During the latter part of the class we will show a short video clip focusing on the question: “Is believing in Jesus the only way to get to heaven?”
Following that the Addison Association will be meeting at the Federated Church in Bristol starting with lunch at 12:30. The program is entitled: “Addressing Drug Use in Addison County – How can We Support Efforts?” Anyone is invited to attend this meeting (gathering).
A Good Full Day ahead
See You Then
• Friday, October
Blessings to you all on a wonderful Friday
Looking toward a wonderful weekend – OK – maybe not weather wise but it promises to be a good one. Speaking of good ones – we are gathering this Sunday for worship and a lot will be happening on that day. We will welcome our new organist, Jenny Bower. We will share in Communion, We will dedicate the Crop Walk walkers (it is not too late to join in or to bring or send your financial support to the church – you can do it online – Addison County Crop Walk. This is mission – outreach activity Sunday for our Sunday School children. They will be putting together and decorating care packets for each of the Crop Walk walkers.
Our scriptural focus for Sunday is: Philippians 3:4b-14 and Matthew 21:33-46 with a message entitled: “Ownership.”
The Crop Walk walkers are asked to be on the Green in Middlebury at 12:30 for group pictures. The walk begins at 1:00 and should end around 2:30.
I hope to see you on Sunday
• Saturday, September
Blessings to you all as we celebrate life together (does not hurt to have good weather)
This Sunday – Chessy Kelley will be with us during Sunday School time to lead the children and youth in Yoga – teaching them some of the positions and promoting a settled-ness – which we all need a bit more of.
We will need some yoga mats – so if you have one or two and can bring them in (please put your name of them) that would be helpful.
A reminder to the children and parents – this Sunday the Children will bless us with a song that they have learned in Sunday School. Just a note – most of us did not learn songs like this in Sunday School. It should be fun not only for the kids but for the congregation. The children, through song, will offer to the congregation the Children’s Message on Sunday.
The scriptures for Sunday are: Philippians 2:1-13 and Matthew 21:28-32 with a sermon entitled: “Oasis Living.” Sounds inviting, doesn’t it.
Crop Walk sign up will continue during coffee hour.
The Next Level Steering Team will meet in the Manse following a bit of coffee,
A lot of good stuff going on.
Peace and Joy to you
• Friday, September
Peace and Joy to you all,
This Sunday the choir will begin practicing up in their new space in the Manse beginning at 8:15. If you have a heart for music and would be willing to share your voice with others in worship, please consider yourself personally invited to join the choir – it is not a closed group.
The Confirmation Class will form this Sunday after church upstairs in the Manse. Any youth 6th – 8th grade are invited. Lisa Bessette will be helping me as organize ourselves this Sunday for the Confirmation experience. There will be a mentoring portion to this year’s program so if the youth could bring a couple of names of adults in the church they would like to share some time with – that will work out great.
This Sunday’s service will focus on two scripture passages: Exodus 16:2-5, 13-21 and Matthew 20:1-16. There is a common thread between the two and the sermon is be entitled: “Is Enough Enough?” Could be a challenging message.
• Friday, September
Blessings to you all,
First – This Sunday is the start of the new Sunday School year. We ill introduce the teaching teams and the children will be introduced to a new way of dong Sunday School. (good day to invite friends of the kids) It is Communion Sunday and we will be receiving an offering to support the work of the Deacons. The scriptures are: Romans 13:8-10 ad Matthew 18:15-20. The Message is entitled: “Centripetal Force.” There will be a special coffee hour after church. This will be the first Sunday for Crop Walk sign-up.
Second – My understanding is that Front Porch Forum is an effective way to communicate news to your neighbors. Which towns in our area have a forum? Which towns are covered by another town’s forum?
Third – Tents – we are in need a few – maybe three more tents (EZ-UP type tents) to use next Saturday at our event on the Green to provide a free lunch and bring attention to the need for fuel assistance in our area an raise some funds to address some of those needs.
Thank you and I hope to see you on Sunday