Labor Day Weekend Connection

Hi everyone,  And just like that it’s Labor Day Weekend!  Hope that if you aren’t escaping for a last summer fling, we’ll see you in church on Sunday.  As your schedule for fall starts filling up, please keep these things in mind too.

Sunday worship begins at 10:00.  Great music, encouraging words from Pastor Kevin, a time for you to share your prayers and praises, and care for the little ones.  As has been our tradition over the past few years, this weekend being Labor Day, we will NOT be having a coffee time following worship.  The following Sunday is September 10th and our WISH group is sponsoring a Bake Sale during coffee time, so no snacks are needed on that Sunday.  BUT please bring a few extra dollars on the 10th and support the Bake Sale.  All proceeds benefit the church ministries.

Our fall schedule resumes on Wednesday evening.  Our Open Door meal ministry will serve dinner at 5:30.  In an effort to get more folks involved and because we expect an increase in numbers, we will be asking for your help in providing some of the food items for the meals.  We will post the menus on the bulletin board outside the kitchen and we will also list the the items needed.  If you are able to provide an item, sign your name so we can be aware. Please note that all donations MUST be at the church on the Sunday prior to the meal being served.

The meal for Wednesday September 6th is all taken care of.

The meal for Wednesday, September 13th is Chicken Cacciatore:  Needed items for the dinner include:  6 large jars of spaghetti sauce, 8 green peppers, 12 colored peppers(red, yellow, green) 5 pounds of mushrooms, 1 5 pound bag of sweet onions, dessert items.

Wednesday evening at 7:15 is also the first choir rehearsal of the Fall season.  We are so very blessed to have an exciting and vibrant choir under Steve Rudolph’s leadership,as part of our worship here.  Please be sure and read the insert in your bulletin on Sunday. Steve is happy to welcome new faces to the choir!

Saturday, September 9th  from 9:00- Noon – all church work day!  Come for an hour or come for the morning!  We will have a list of projects and some cleaning supplies, but feel free to bring your favorites!  Make note that this day is also Norwood Day.  We are not involved with that this year, but Washington Street will be closed off.  Please use the back roads to park in the church lot when you come to Work Day.

Also on Saturday, September 9th – Moms & Tots meets at Wards Farm in Sharon.  Please see Meg for details.

Sunday, September 10th – We will be having our Communion Service and  our Helping Hands offerings will be received.  Also, WISH will be sponsoring a Bake Sale during coffee time.  Please be sure and bring a few dollars to make a purchase and support the church ministries.  Look for the bulletin insert with all the details on Sunday.

Monday, September 11th – Islam Study resumes.  No need to have attended other studies – this will be an interesting evening.  Come to the Council Room next to the office at 7:00.

As we are all aware, Hurricane Harvey caused a tremendous amount of damage and heartbreak in Texas.  Several people have asked about helping out in some way.  Stay tuned for info in the coming weeks on how you can help alleviate some of the suffering.

Back to Church Sunday is getting closer!  September 17th is National Back to Church Sunday. We will be highlighting our partnership with Compassion International, with time to learn about the ways child sponsorship has made such a huge difference, and an opportunity for YOU to begin the amazing journey of sponsoring a child.  It’s not too soon to think of who you will invite to join you.  We will be having a special coffee time to celebrate the new season of ministry in the life of the church.  Here are some items we need, please reply if you can bring any of these things for coffee time that day:
– Small veggie tray
– Small fruit tray/fruit salad
– Small cheese & cracker tray
– 2 trays of cookies/dessert bars
Thanks in advance!

It’s been exciting to partner with our local chapter of Young Life as it connects area teens with the love of Christ.  A new way this ministry hopes to make an impact on our region is through launching ministry to teenage mothers and their children through a ministry calledYoung Lives.  You’ll be hearing info in the weeks to come about how you might be able to get involved.  There will be an info meeting here in the church Welcome Center on Monday September 11th, at 7pm if you’re curious and want to learn more.  Feel free to contact Meg if you are curious and want more information.

If you are interested…check out the Nahatan Street bulletin board for details about a concert at St. Johns in Westwood.  A vocal ensemble from Russia, “Lyra”,  will be performing on Friday September 15th at 7:00

Serving on Sunday:
Greeter:  Dottie Cotter
Ushers:  Russ & Donna
Kids:  Meg & Silpa
NO COFFEE this Sunday

Thanks for taking the time to read through your connection – See you Sunday!


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