This coming Sunday, July 31st, and the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, we will have two services at 8 and 10 AM. We hope you will join us as we worship with Rev. Bill Cruse, our summer supply priest.
We will enjoy music from a guest organist, Billie Bell, coming to us from New Fields, NH.
See photos from last week's coffee hour in the gallery below
Readings for Sunday
Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21.
There are still 10 o'clock slots that need to be filled for coffee hosts. Please check the sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall and please consider volunteering.
Thank you for wearing your name tag on Sunday!
A special note from Heidi
Shortly after our rich and wonderful final weekend together with all of you, Duane and I left for a week of vacation in Woods Hole, where we have been enjoying the luxury of a week of pure Sabbath ... lots of water time, naps, reading, good food, enjoying each other's company, as well as visiting with old friends, and just soaking up the beauty of the village and ocean world around us.
I want you to know from the bottom of my heart how touched we were by the wonderful, multi-layered send-off you gave us -- from the Women's Lunch Bunch and the fabulous event on Friday evening under the tent, to the collaborative liturgical planning for our teary and yet celebratory leaving-taking service, the wonderful Parish gift of the wall-hanging in the making, and the many sweet personal notes and good-bye conversations. I can only imagine how many hours of planning, organizing, rehearsing, and the myriad little (and not-so-little) chores were involved! All so generously and lovingly offered! Thank you for the part that each of you played.
You are indeed an extraordinary congregation. I so treasure each of you for who you are and how you have shared yourself with me -- as you also share yourselves with each other. I think we have all learned a great deal in our time together about what it means to be the body of Christ, just as we have been blessed with many, many glimpses of the Kingdom of God. And I hope that all of us have come to realize what an important place joy and love and authenticity have in this wild and wonderful journey of being Jesus followers.
You are all close in my prayers, with gratitude to God for the years we have shared together, and with hope and excitement for your next chapter and who you are already becoming.
Blessings and much love,
It is very important that ALL parents or guardians sign a release form giving permission for children’s photos to be displayed publically and on social media relating to church events which may include but not be limited to the church website and Thursday memos. Future pictures may be delayed in posting until these releases are signed and on file. Deb will be emailing these out this week to those we have addresses for….please return them by email, regular mail or drop at the office on Sunday. Thank you.
Food for thought
July 24th coffee hour with Rev. Bill
photos provided by Lisa T.