The long, winding road of our summer worship series has taken us on a virtual vacation! We hung out in our neighborhoods. We spent time together at Reed-Kepplar Park. We talked about seeing Jesus at the lakeshore. The tidal rhythm of life surprised us. We laughed loud and long at the poolside. We stopped at the museum to see the Viking Ship and turned our worship center counterclockwise for a traditional look. What a joyful trip the summer series has been!
This week as we return to the home fires, we want to have a camp fire after worship. Can you help get that ready? We’ll work on the weed management tonight (Friday). Text me at 630-360-0471 if you want to be involved with that, or on Sunday to help with the fire or s’mores. We are not outdoors for worship, but those who want to join us after worship at the fire may.
This week we’ll sing folk hymns. Musicians (guitarists, vocalists and percussionists) can meet with Ron at 9 am to run through the music. Let’s start thinking about getting back into our regular routines of Chancel Choir, Unity Band and Church School. Ron is starting rehearsals September 6 at 7:30 pm. Church School and Station Youth Group resume on September 10.
Have the students in your family started school? We’re praying for them and their teachers to have an excellent year. This Sunday in Worship we will have a special blessing for students and teachers. Students and Teachers should bring something symbolic: a back pack, a planner, a pencil case, your student id or license. At prayer time we’ll invite those wanting a blessing to come forward.
Are you ready for summer to end? Let’s enjoy the good weather with friends. The women meet for the Salad luncheon tomorrow (Saturday). Then Sunday we hope to make s’mores at the fire pit. What more do you want out of your 2017 Summer? I know you can find it with us.
Blessings and good health to all,
Pastor Nancy Rethford