September Start-Up Connection

Hello everyone,  As September gets into full swing, there is a lot to be aware of.  Please note those things that pertain to you.

NORWOOD DAY is finally here!  This Saturday, September 10th, our lawn will be abuzz with activity, people and fun!  We have plenty of places for you to be involved so feel free to come to the side lawn anytime during the day.  If you are an early riser, set-up is at 8:30!  Later in the day better for you?  Clean-up starts at 2:00…and all the times in between , we will have spaces for you to “man our booth.”  The weather is looking great, so plan to come by and lend some support!

Sunday is September 11th.  It is hard to believe that it has been 15 years since the tragedies of that day.  As seems appropriate, we begin the day with time and space for prayer in our church parlor beginning at about 8:45 and finishing up about 9:30.  Come and go as you need to.  Worship follows at 10:00 in the sanctuary.  I hope you have been following along in “The Story” for Pastor’s message.  Please read Chapter 6 for this Sunday.  We are so glad that our choir will be back in place on Sunday!  We’ve missed them!  Kids Connection is in place too and Meg has new plans for the kids for the fall!  Wonderful music, greeting new and old friends, prayers and praises all make up our worship together.  See you there!

We are also back to our regular coffee time following worship which means…go to the sign-up outside of the kitchen and see where you can help out 🙂  We have no one signed up for this week. We need someone to help with set up (I will start this tomorrow) and others to provide snacks and still others to clean up.  We all enjoy this time, so let’s work together and help out with this.

There will be a brief meeting of the Church Council and the Building Stewards in the Welcome Center this Sundayfollowing worship to discuss the upcoming painting of Veno Hall and the kitchen.


Our School Year Kids Connection programming will start up this Sunday, where nursery for little ones up to age 3 can go to nursery, and kids PreK-Grade 4 will be dismissed for kids time during the time of greeting.  Grades 4-8 will be dismissed during the middle hymn (except communion Sundays)  It’s going to be a great year of growing closer to our friends and to God’s great love.  Stay tuned for other ways we’ll be reaching out to support our kids and families in the school year ahead!

Back to Church Sunday, September 18th, is fast approaching! There is still time to invite friends and family.  It will be a  great Sunday!  The ladies from Teen Challenge will be sharing inspirational stories of transformation.  And of course, the potluck dinner that follows.  Are you praying about people you’d like to invite?   And don’t forget the invitations we’ve printed up, and please bring any names of folks you’re inviting (or might invite) to church on Sunday the 11th so that all can be praying. Are you working up the nerve to ask?  Check out this video link.   Back To Church “Reasons


Be sure and stop at the table in the Welcome Center and sign-up for the Back to Church Pot Luck on Sunday, September 18th!  We are looking forward to a great Sunday – bring a friend, hear great stories from the Young Life gals and stay for lunch.

All ladies are invited to the first WISH Gathering of the year on Saturday , September 17th at 1:00 at Shannon’s home.  We will be enjoying an “afternoon tea” and hearing Yuniya’s story!  We would love to see new faces!  Please speak to Cindy Rudolph for details or questions.

Marion Rich requests must be in the church office by Tuesday morning.

Please keep Yuniya in your prayers as she begins ministry on local cable.  Yuniya will be taping her first message on Monday morning.  I have asked her to let me know when the show will be aired.  She will be sharing a message monthly.  Wonderful news!

Karen Murray is grateful for the prayers said for her grandson.  Testing determined that he has viral mononucleosis and with rest and care, he will be fine.

Correction:  Please note that on the September calendar I listed Kaitie Frank’s birthday as Kaitie Thomas.  Please note that her correct last name is Frank.

Serving this Sunday – September 11th
Greeters:  Dick & Joan
Ushers:  Russ & Donna
Kids:  Meg, Angela, Scott, Barbara, Jenna, Marie
Coffee Set-up:  Please consider coming a bit early to help!
Coffee Clean-up: If you are around after church, please take a moment to help!
Snacks:  Consider bringing a little something to share!
Heard this quote and I thought it was worth mentioning
“Plan to spend time for worship and spiritual growth this fall.”

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