Thank God the children are back for Kid’s Club! What a summer I have had! I usually like to hang out in the kitchen here at church or downstairs where it’s a bit cooler – especially in the summer. This summer, however, the downstairs has been a mess! Whose idea was it to tear up all that carpet?
The Treasure Sale by the Presbyterian Women’s Group begins October 13th and 14th. Be sure to bring CLEAN items (no exercise equipment) beginning Monday, October 9th until noon on Thursday, October 12th to the Gathering Room between 9-5 p.m. Profits will be given to agencies meeting the PW theme of “Educate a Child, Change the World”. Volunteers are needed each day to have FUN sorting, folding, hanging, and pricing.
Children's Church is continuing to move smoothly with the new teaching rotation that has been implemented, thanks to the tireless organization and coordination of Dotty Fry. We look forward to Trunk or Treat on October 29th, so be on the look-out for areas to help out and volunteer for this huge community outreach opportunity! Thank you to everyone who is actively participating in the molding and shaping of our children.
On October 9th at 7 P.M. Bill Bertsch will teach a class called God Wins: A Study of Revelation. "Vivid themes from this last book of the New Testament have a mystery, symbolic and beauty of ‘celestial poetry’." Symbolic messages, originally intended for the Seven Churches of Asia, are relevant to all Christians but are usually neglected because of the obscurity of archaic Greek expressions," says J. B. Phillips. “That's the message of Revelation. This video- based study of Revelation will open your eyes to stunning pictures of Jesus Christ walking among his churches, battling the evil one throughout history, winning the victory at Calvary, and returning in majesty and glory."
The Growing Season Team is thankful for everyone who helped with Homecoming Sunday. It was a great day to kick off the coming season. We are grateful for the great weather provided for all of the activities of the day. Numerous teams and individuals were involved in making it a successful day. Thanks to ALL of you!
September was a wonderful time to reconnect and make new friends. The 1st annual La Porte Mini 500 was a hit! We had 19 students come out to the church and participate! October is going to be a great season as well, with Trunk or Treat being just around the corner
This morning I was reading Psalm 45 and was struck by the first part of vs. 6: “Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever.”
It got me to thinking about forever. Forever is a very long time. The psalmist also got me to thinking about how very short are the days we have on the earth. It occurred to me today as we embark upon the fall that I have now enjoyed more falls in the past than I will likely enjoy in the future. My life is definitely more than half over. In fact, I passed that milestone some time ago, though I did not really take note of it at the time.