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Welcome Back Sunday is September 8th
One service at 10 a.m.
After worship, Ministry Fair will follow with food and games / bingo that focus on highlighting small groups of different flavors (book study, bowling, bocce, meditation, or, yes… I am looking at you – bring a new idea)
- Ministry leaders will be highlighting their ministries on the patio (we will have tables set up outside).
- Small group leaders (established and new ones) will be cheer leading on September 8 too. I am twisting arms of brave souls to “call” one game of bingo during the fun. (Foyers Groups are part of the small group mix)
- Food – Don’t have a menu yet, but it will be good, just probably not good for you!
- Stupid games and jokes – from yours truly
Did I mention? Welcome Back Sunday September 8th at 10 a.m.!
We intentionally moved the date later because last year was too early.
Click HERE for the September issue of Tidings.
The Way of Love
A message from Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry
Life Transformed: The Way of Love
Learn more at: www.episcopalchurch.org/life-transformed
Easter! What an amazing moment it must have been to be one of the women who went down to the tomb that first Easter morning. They came expecting death and sorrow. Their messiah and friend had been killed, and now the best they could hope for was to give him a proper burial. Instead, they find an empty tomb, two angelic figures proclaiming Jesus’ resurrection, and an invitation to new life. Their expectations were blown away. This encounter with Jesus changed them so much that they were compelled to GO back to their fellow followers and proclaim the good nev1s. Their testimony would eventually spread to every corner of the earth so that wherever we go, the love of God will meet us there. In this journey,· you have been called to engage with the mystery of death and resurrection as mirrored in the Easter Vigil. We have been called from darkness into light. From fear into joy. From sin into restoration. From death into life. Our job now is to follow the examples of those women and go into the world proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus. Let this be the season that you go and live the full gift of the resurrection.
REFLECT: Easter is not just one day. It is a season of 50 days, significantly longer than the 40 days in Lent. Our Church’s calendar is designed this way to help us remember that we are called to GO and live a life that is centered more on resurrection joy than on fear. During this Eastertide, find ways to live into the Way of Love you have walked this Lent.
The end of our Lent journey is only the beginning, as we take all the transformation we have experienced and imagined and use it to join God in healing and reconciling the world. How will you GO and tell the story of the empty tomb out loud? How have you been changed and how might you change others?
We have two Sunday morning services
– 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
- 8:30 a.m. Service: A quiet and contemplative service with a touch of music
- 9:15 a.m. Coffee hour: Time for all to socialize and have a light snack and beverage
- 10:00 a.m. Service: A blend of the current 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. services
- 11:10 a.m. Education time: Fun, educational classes for all. Ends by 11:45 a.m.
Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon on the Power of Love
Just in case you missed it, check out the video of the Royal Wedding:
Bishop Michael Curry delivers impassioned sermon on the Power of Love.
(click on the video image below)